Wonderful workflows with Trello

Trello is amazing software. Period. Mind starts structuring thoughts. Let me tell you why.

I have been using Trello for some many things now. It helps me organise a lot of things. It can be used in different areas to increase the productivity and keep track of things. Its not only a best project management tool, but also a personal management tool too.

I just don’t want give you the walk through of trello, which you can do it yourselves. But I will tell you ways in which I use it.

As I mentioned, I use Trello for many aspects. I have a Travel board, Projects board, Editorial board, Personal board, and seperate boards for bigger projects having teams. If you want any detail or share how you use Trello, reply/respond to this post. I have few ideas in mind on for what purpose the boards can be used.

Personal

Personal boards can be used mainly to track your goals. We can have Yearly, Monthly, and Daily as lists and have the goals as the cards in it. In each card, we can write the description on explaining the goal and why you want to do it. And you can log your progress on this goal as the comments to this card.

Another way we can use it is by maintaining a card for every week in a month list.

Source: https://twitter.com/TravAndLos/status/780564066506903553

Dev Teams

Development teams can use this too. The basic Kanban style will suffice. Kanban basically contains three lists, To do, Doing and Done. We can have whatever suits our need. We can add lists like QA before Done.

Or, make one for the complete Software Development LifeCycle (SDLC) and move cards on the lists.

Another idea is to have milestones as lists. And all the tasks that we want to accomplish in that milestone, under that list. Rather, call them sprints. Assign cards to people. If we want to know, at which stage the card is in right now, we can use labels for that. Small Dev Teams can benefit from these style of boards.

Opensource

There is a lot to benefit for the opensource maintainers and contributers. JsFiddle does it best. I don’t think they are completely opensource. They maintains a public roadmap of the development. Users can request features and can vote on other feature requests. The ones with the highest votes get moved into development. This is a great way of public accountability.

Source: https://trello.com/b/LakLkQBW/jsfiddle-roadmap

Open source projects can completely track their progress using a trello board.

The ways that I have mentioned are not the only way to do them. But using Trello we can do it easier. If you have any questions or suggestions, I am looking forward to hear them.

Keep on Hacking!

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