Trello for Research/Graduate Students
April 05, 2016

Trello for Research/Graduate Students

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Trello

Trello is being used by my lab so students in the lab can manage what they are currently working on in regards to research projects. Our lab manager is able to see what students have accomplished that week easily, by checking their Trello boards. Students also list semester goals in Trello.
  • Planning - Trello helps people come up with multiple boards for a plan of what they are aiming to accomplish.
  • Visualization - looking at the cards helps an individual visualize what they want to accomplish.
  • Goal-Setting - there's a calendar view that helps an individual understand when their deadlines are, and thus how much they can schedule to work towards their goals.
  • Project Management - your can forward emails to a board, attach images/mockups to cards, etc.
  • Notifications of deadlines could be more "in your face" to alert the user that they've come up.
  • No repeating tasks/deadlines.
  • Positive: Gave researchers working on the same project an easy way to update progress.
  • Positive: Helped collaborative efforts in general.
Trello was easier to use for some team members than Basecamp, and the feature set (save the Notes feature in Basecamp) was similar. More customization was required for some things in Trello, however, and it did not send out emails in the same way Basecamp did (where a thread of discussion was equivalent to an email chain).
Trello is pretty great for managing programming projects, as each card can represent a bug and the different tasks necessary to fix said bug. While I do not have experience with this myself, I've also heard it's great for Agile Development, as user stories can be moved between boards with ease.

Trello Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated