Now drop the idea of sharing those lengthy email threads, and out-of-date spreadsheets, there is no need for those sticky notes, and chunky software to manage your projects. Fog Creek Software has launched their latest management software Trello, a solution that works for both client-side installations and online accessibility. So if you want a one-stop solution for all your project management requirements, Trello can answer your call. It is specially crafted for individual usage and for small businesses. Trello is a task management system that organizes projects around boards. At a glance, one can see who's working on what, what work is being performed and how far it has progressed.
Moreover, Trello claims to have included a diverse functionality solution that can meet up most of your unique project management needs. With its wide spectrum feature setting, Trello does cover a large sphere of project management styles. It helps in making the right choice at the right time for any business enterprise, through its research guide. It also has in its store explanations for every feature it contains and has provided links to the expert whitepapers when you choose a project management solution suitable for your business.
How it Works
Trello uses a paradigm to manage projects which is popularly known as kanban. Kanban is a method that was originally launched by Toyota in the 1980s for the purpose of supply chain management system. The system carries out Projects by board representations, containing lists that correspond to the task lists. Now these Lists consists of cards that again correspond with the tasks. These Cards are created to take forward the tasks from one list to the next, and any User can be assigned to these cards. Trello, operates through a 'freemium' model of business, whose basic service is been provided free of cost, although a Business Class paid-for service was simultaneously launched in 2013.
Trello supports Android, iPhone and Windows 8 mobile platforms, and also works for unlimited number of tags, taking the shape of customized colored labels which can be recreated and renamed as well. The Cards can be loaded with attachments, votes, comments, checklists and due dates. Trello has an API through which Users can organize their projects well in advance using the lists, boards and cards. Trello also creates an automatic data hierarchy that provides an overall effective and systematic method of managing projects, tasks or jobs.
Trello makes it all easy to Create Teams and Groups for the correct execution of Document Management.
Budget and Expenses
Trello Tracks your time to time Project Hours that is been spent along with the amount of money that needs to be invested for a successful rendering of the estimated tasks.
Trello sends you Customized Notifications that includes Email Notifications and SMS Notifications
The Trello Mobile App
Similar to a whiteboard Trello is equipped with super powers but with a simple to use interface and a 360 °flexibility. You'll come to know exactly the list of tasks that is required to get done, who can do it well, and what is lying next in the pipeline. The best part of it is everything that you do would be synchronized and saved every moment to the cloud, to ensure that each of your devices are constantly in tune.
Sharing with Trello
You can choose to use Trello all by yourself, invite your friends, colleagues and family to work together. Write down your creative ideas down there on Trello cards and then arrange them in lists attached on your boards. You can also Add details to your cards like:
• checklists or to-dos
• comments updates from your co-workers
• images and videos
• Names of the executor on that card
Carrying Trello app in your pocket, you can make your to-do lists start working while you are waiting in a queue, delegate tasks to your co-workers when you are traveling, upload a photo of whatever you find interesting and apt for the project you are working on, or a gift item you have been searching for a long time.
Easy to use interface, speed and flexibility, customized labels, Email and SMS Notifications are few among many other specific benefits of using Trello.
Trello doesn't contain the Gantt chart facility which is quite surprising as it provides every other traditional project management features. Though that is not a big stopper to get the app, but definitely a Gantt chart would have made it complete.
The other loophole is that though Trello supports card view to enable agility in development, it does not allow any management option for a product backlog.
Overall it is a really useful tool for organizing a business for its effective growth.
Pricing Details available in both Freemium and Subscription modes. Business Class starts at $5 per user / month or $45 per user in a year.
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