Do you need to keep your product backlog up to date? To work on a product launch plan or any other project (such as a move or building a house?) To plan a vacation, a wedding or just your week? Many people work on the same project?
Drop the lengthy email threads, the post-it that fall down and the complicated project management software for managing your projects. Instead, try the collaborative tool Trello or the Pinterest-like visual project management!
This digital Kanban is simple, intuitive and 100% customizable. It lets you organize and assign tasks to different members of the same project so that you see everything about your project in a single glance.
A dashboard for all your projects
The Trello dashboard groups all your projects and organise them into different boards. The boards are filled with cards (which represent the tasks assigned to the project) and you can add as many boards or cards as you wish.
Global vision of the project workflow at a glance
For a given project you can name the cards by following the classic trilogy “To do – In Progress- Done” or customize their names as you wish. For example, if you are Product Manager you can add matching cards for categories such as “Bugs”, “Nice to have” functionalities, functionalities corresponding to the current Sprint and even a “New Ideas” category.
But again, Trello is 100% customizable and it adapts perfectly to any type of project, professional or personal.
Very similar to the pinboards created with Pinterest or the Kanban filled with post-it used for internal business planning, Trello allows you to have a global vision about your project just by glancing at the board.
The project and the list of cards (tasks) update is largely facilitated by the “drag and drop” feature.
No more sticky-notes
For each task (card), you can add a recognizable colourful label (e.g. ” Red ” is the “UX part” green is the “Video” or “Audio” section), add comments or upload files from your computer. For each of your projects, the boards are also customizable with different board backgrounds.
Build a team in one click
You can create a personal or a Business team in just one click by simply adding the email addresses of those who will be part of the team.
In terms of visibility, the team can be displayed as private or public.
With regards to the team’s members, several options in terms of rights and permissions are also available. Thus, any team member can create public, private or team visible boards.
You can assign tasks to the different team’s members, share several file attachments that may be useful to the team or post a link on Twitter or Facebook.
Drag and drop the cards between the lists to display the progress. You can invite as many people to your board as you need and drag them to cards to divvy up tasks. Add and rearrange the lists at will.
Trello works in real-time, real fast. When somebody moves a card, it moves on your board instantly, no matter what device you use.
Functionalities to manage and meet deadlines
Whether it is to plan an action at a specific time or to meet a deadline, with the Calendar Power-Up, everything is in a nice calendar view inside Trello.
With checklists and due dates functionalities, you won’t miss important tasks, upcoming dates, or items. The team’s members assigned to the different tasks will no longer have an excuse for not completing them as they will get notifications wherever they are.
If you go to your profile, you can see not only your own tasks but also all the news from your team and thus follow in real-time what has been done regarding the project’s progress.
Additional tools (“premium” features) are available with the Business Class Version (the paid version) such as: handy integration for everyday tools (e.g. Google Apps Sync), a Central Platform, more rights and permissions for your team’s members and the opportunity to work with over 100 members in a team.
Trello works wherever you are
You can use your Trello from IOS and Android mobile devices and even your Kindle Fire.
Among the key features: the ability to take a picture and to attach it to a card.
The real-time notifications on your mobile allows you to answer in real-time to your team even if you’re not in front of your computer.
What more could you ask for?