Let Developers be Developers
Are you trying to keep watch over developers or free them to do what they do best? These are two very different mentalities. We found other tools fell too far on the 'keeping watch' side of the spectrum. By combining too much project management with bug tracking those tools pushed too much administrivia onto the developers' already busy plate. This was seriously limiting for our team. It interrupted our coding, kept pulling us out of our productive zone, and ultimately felt less empowering. Our mentality is "find good people, get out of their way, and let them do their job." Hard to do this if you're constantly asking people when they're going to be done with their work. We built Bugrocket with this mentality. We wanted a tool that reduced barriers to communication and empowered our team to be more productive on their own terms.