Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Trello Part 2 - Managing Projects in Trello

Part two of the three-part Trello series follows on from a previous post which briefly introduced you to what Trello is, how to get set-up and navigate around. If you think that Trello could be useful for you - maybe to work on projects individually, with a team or with your students - this next how-to video focuses on how to use it for planning.

Working in a team can be difficult at times, especially when you are sharing out tasks, it can be difficult to map out exactly who is doing what, how far on they are with it, where the materials for completed tasks are, and what still needs to be done. Trello allows everyone in the team to see a full overview of the project, update their progress and attach materials. There is also a Trello app available so you can view and edit the project easily from your smartphone or tablet.

Trello is also great for general meetings, as everyone in the team can access the Trello meeting board and add their agenda items as a card. As each card is discussed in the meeting, it can then be commented on, assigned to someone in the team, given a label or dragged to another list on the board i.e. on the done and dusted pile. It would take all of two minutes to set-up and provides an easy and flexible alternative to the time-consuming job of writing up agenda and meeting minutes documents.

The following video takes you through all you need to know about using Trello for managing projects:

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