Tara AI is designed to help teams move faster in product development. Run weekly sprints and planned release cycles on-time. Now in open beta.
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40 Reviews4.8/5
Iba Masood
Maker
Co-founder, CEO Tara.ai
Hey PH Community 👋 Kat- thanks for the hunt! We're psyched to be sharing Tara AI - in its open beta. My co-founder Syed and I started noodling on productivity tools a few years ago. After interviewing 250+ engineers and founders, we discovered that most project management software a) takes a lot of time to configure b) is not built for cross-functional teams and c) takes away focus from the release cycle. The status quo is that engineers spend precious time wading through tickets, and EMs + PMs continue to lack visibility at the release level. This only gets worse with distributed teams across different time zones, and as teams outside of engineering rely on product to meet customer milestones and release dates. We've been lucky to meet others that share these frustrations and assemble a founding team passionate about the problem. As a team, we've been dedicated to designing a modern and simple interface, that just works. Tara is free for teams of all sizes - for unlimited users 🚀 In our open beta, teams can: -> Create requirements and tasks (in one scroll) -> View daily priority tasks and Github PRs in home -> Start sprints in seconds (weekly or bi-weekly) with ongoing team insights -> Plan manageable sprints based on recent effort with a smart indicator What's slated next: -> Multiple teams (growth, etc) can run sprints and view insights -> Task lifecycle (i.e. when is a task truly done?) and automated statuses -> More smart indicators, with improved effort estimation Thanks for reading. Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions! Gratefully, Iba | Co-founder & CEO
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Mike Ritchie
Building seekwell.io
@ibamasood "Tara is free for teams of all sizes - for unlimited users"... For how long? That can't be the long term plan, right?
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Iba Masood
Maker
Co-founder, CEO Tara.ai
@mike_seekwell Hey Mike- just quoting my co-founder's response from below thread: "Principally, we believe teams shouldn’t have to be limited by user counts when deciding which project management system to use. Most are still clunky and cap at 10 users for free accounts- we’re planning to have a free forever plan for unlimited users (much like Gitlab). Paid plans may include functionality for enterprise teams, full fledged integrations and/or smart features such as automated sprint management." TLDR: the free forever plan will always be for unlimited users - no user caps. We've mindfully built the infrastructure and raised funding to support this.
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Himanshu AgarwalProduct & Design Head @Zyla Health
@mike_seekwell @ibamasood By far this is one of the most usable product I have found and that too for free. May be this is disruption small teams needed to become better at building software. Thanks a lot for doing amazing work. My suggestion : A comment thread on task is really helpful, I use that very often with my team and I am sure you might find strong use case for this also. Please have a look and see if this make sense for you guys.
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Iba Masood
Maker
Co-founder, CEO Tara.ai
@mike_seekwell @designerbaniya Thank you! We've been thinking through designs for task activity stream, history and commenting. The key is to design them in such a way that they don't bloat the task modal. Will keep you in the loop once we introduce these features.
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Neil MathewCEO, founder at Placenote
Tara is the like the wonderful baby that Trello and JIRA had when they finally realized neither of them worked well for startup engineering teams. We've been having a great time using Tara to keep our sprints on track. I can see our teams have little friendly competitions to complete their sprint tasks on time and get better at estimating effort for each task. This is the fist time we're seeing this happen on a consistent basis and that's been the most rewarding part of using Tara. Highly recommend!
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Iba Masood
Maker
Co-founder, CEO Tara.ai
@neilxm Hey - thanks a ton Neil!
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Daniel HudsonCo-founder at Rivett
We've been day one users of the platform and so far love the experience. I've worked at larger companies where Jira has been the gold standard and once I moved to the startup world I quickly realized 1) I don't have the bandwidth to set up all tooling I used to have in an established product org 2) my engineers were on the fence about adopting a tool that required more upkeep and decreased their overall productivity. We still wanted some structure on how things get built in the company and Tara provided us with a quick way to jump right in. Personal most valuable feature for me has been the tight integration between requirements, tasks and sprints.
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Iba Masood
Maker
Co-founder, CEO Tara.ai
@danielhudson8 Woah - thank you Dan! 🙏 We'll keep at it to improve your experience. Onwards and upwards.
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@danielhudson8 @ibamasood I don't get it, why is it free? wen will you have a pricing plan?
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Htain Lin ShweCEO & Founder of COMQUAS
@danielhudson8 @ibamasood why is it free ? What will be the price plan in future ?
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Syed Ahmed
Maker
Co-founder, CTO Tara.ai
@saturngod @vali_draganescu Chiming in here! Principally, we believe teams shouldn’t have to be limited by user counts when deciding which project management system to use. Most are still clunky and cap at 10 users for free accounts- we’re planning to have a free forever plan for unlimited users (much like Gitlab). Paid plans may include functionality for enterprise teams, full fledged integrations and/or smart features such as automated sprint management.
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Htain Lin ShweCEO & Founder of COMQUAS
@vali_draganescu @syedahmedz please support gitlab ,too. We are using gitlab and now only support github. It's awesome. Kudo for free forever plan.
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Adam TooleManaging Partner of Phoenix Media Group
New to PH but wanted to share the experience of a newbie using the platform. I for one have been a power trello user but over time it became more of an unmanaged mess. We got invited to use Tara in its early access phase and we couldn't be happier. Its bought in a lot of more consistency in delivering work in sprints which was also a fairly new concept to me and my engineers. It's also forced some really good habits of pre-planning and organizing our thoughts better before we dive head first into building things. Also being a part of the product this early has meant that our requests for features and feedback has really made our experience on the platform amazing.
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Iba Masood
Maker
Co-founder, CEO Tara.ai
@adam_toole Much appreciated Adam!
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Primer
Founder of Division 77
Long time (10 years+) jira user. Looking forward to checking this out.
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