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How to use Trello for Project Management

Using Trello for Project Management

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This week’s 2-Minute Drill focuses on Trello – a slick, free project management app for teams and individuals.

At first glance, Trello’s minimalist interface is deceiving – but don’t be fooled by the simple layout. Underneath the pretty face is a powerful project management tool to keep your team on-track.

Trello offers team functions, tagging, categorization, scheduling, and more – all in a Kanban-style column interface that makes tasks easy to see. If you’re running a lean startup or an agile organization, it may be the perfect app for you.

We use Trello daily at FullContact to manage our content production schedule and other projects. Go check it out!

Want more info? Head over to Trello and sign up for a free account.

Video Transcript: How to Use Trello for Project Management

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out this week’s Two-Minute Drill.

Today we’re going to look at a new project management application called Trello. I don’t know actually how new it is, but we just started using it at FullContact. To check it out go to Trello.com, that’s T-R-E-L-L-O.

We’ve been using it to manage the blogs, as well as the Two-Minute Drills and stuff like that. I’m going to show you just some pretty basic functionality that makes it super useful.

It is a free tool, so once you’re logged in, you’re taken to essentially your boards page, which is your different projects you have going on.

I’m going to pretend we have a new site launch going on. So I’m going to come in, I’m going to open up this board. You’re going to notice it defaults to, to do, doing, and done. So, just to kind of stay in this theme, you can add a card to do…let’s say we need to test check out. I can add that card.

Once I’ve added a card I can actually open it up and I can assign it to somebody. So let’s say I want to assign it to myself. I can make a comment on it: “Testing next week.” I can set a due date to it. Let’s say we’ll put it for the middle of February.

So from there, you can essentially manage this entire work flow. You’ll have your to-do list, things people are currently working on. You can move things between the list pretty easily. So let’s say I start testing it, I can move it over to “doing.” Once I’m done testing, move it over to “done.”

You can invite your team members to it. All sorts of fun stuff. So really great tool.

They have a ton of different features that I’m not going to be able to cover here. But like I said, it’s a free tool, so I encourage you to go check it out. Trello.com.

Thanks for joining us on the Two-Minute Drill and we’ll see you next week.

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