COOL APP: TRELLO

There are quite a few apps out there which tout themselves as the ‘IT’ solution when it comes to Agile project management. After having used several apps, we have definitely come across the one tool which is by far the easiest to set up and use. Not to mention the fact that you don’t just have to use it for Agile project management. You can even use it to keep track of all your on going activities, their status, due dates and so on. Enter Trello.
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. A board is your product or project that needs to be tracked. The good thing is that a board can have a variety of uses and mean anything you want it to mean. You can have multiple boards, create lists, attach documents and so on. You can create each list to mean a step on a workflow and include cards – a new feature, a bug, a client, anything really. Members can add themselves to cards, start conversations, create checklists , vote etc. You can also assign color coded labels to your cards. Once again what they stand for is completely up to you.

There is absolutely no system setup required to use the tool, but you will need to perform some minor setup once you login to Trello before it becomes meaningful to you. It is so simple and intuitive that it will take you less than 10 minutes to get going. All you have to do is sign up at Trello’s site and you are good to go. Best of all Trello also has mobile apps for Android and iOS. For free. The mobile interface is absolutely fantastic and is just as easy to use as the web based version. There were only a very few activities that we were not able to do on the mobile app compared to the web version. But it doesn’t take away from the ease of use one bit. We’re just wondering how come we didn’t know about this tool any sooner!

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