Vicki James, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, CSM

formerly of Professional Project Services, LCC

A+ for Trello Online Project Collaboration Tool (Progress Board)

Product Name:  Trello by Fog Creek Software

Web Address:   https://trello.com

  •  Ease of use: A+
  • Versatility: A
  • Cost: A+

Product Summary

I love the “progress board.” What a great way to keep User Stories or deliverables visible to the project team as they actively work a sprint. Scrum or Kanban projects have these as wall or board covered in yellow stickies or note cards. Trello.com provides online collaboration with a virtual project board with “cards” to represent work. This is perfect for the virtual Agile or Kanban team. The features can easily be adapted for a large number of uses such as tracking household chores. Trello supplies a number of features that make this an easy to use tool. Set up and user administration is a breeze, as easy as typing a title or email address.

Pros:

  • Easy set up and administration
  • All purpose, customizable columns
  • Feature rich “cards”
  • Upload attachments with preview on card
  • Customized checklist
  • Assign tasks as easy as entering an email address
  • Complete tracking of changes made to card and by whom
  • Color coded, customizable labels

Cons:

  • Does not integrate with other tools such as Team Foundation Server or MS Project (but I’m not complaining for the price and the ease of entering information!)

See more at https://trello.com/board/trello-development/4d5ea62fd76aa1136000000c

Disclaimer: This product review represents my personal views. I am in no way affiliated with Trello or Fog Creek Software. I have not received compensation for publishing this review. The purpose is to bring information on useful tools to my project professional peers.

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