Using Trello for Project Management
Cards can be individually opened to reveal a wealth of options. I can add a description, create a checklist, assign it to a person, add a comment, label it, and set a due date.
Once a card has been started, I move it from To Do to the Doing list. The process of moving cards across each column gives me a high-level overview of the progress made on the project. I also move cards vertically within the To Do and Doing lists indicate task priority. I typically go beyond the three lists mentioned earlier and add team members, resources, and tools. For example, I’ll add a ‘task’ for each member of the project team along with their contact information. Resource cards can include briefs or contracts to speed up the onboarding process, under tools l detail the required applications and workflows. These cards do not move across lists, but I may adjust the importance as needed vertically. The beauty of Trello is that it so successfully replicates the concept of arranging post-it notes on a whiteboard but will all the advantages of a digital tool, specifically the task management and collaboration features. Misc. Notes:
- You can change the background image on your product board.
- The mobile apps for Android and iOS are very good. Information is kept in sync between devices.