Still figuring out if it works best for me or not!
Kathryn Weber | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 07, 2018

Still figuring out if it works best for me or not!

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Trello

I was asked to use Trello to see if I like the way it is set up for project management. We are trying to evaluate what software best fits our needs for project management. Trello is being used in our operations department where we have multiple projects running. We wanted to use it as a place for managers and partners to be able to see where I am on the projects without having to physically check in. This removes a few communication problems by letting them see exactly what I am working on and where I am in that stage.
  • It is really great if you enjoy customizing your workspace. You can change the background. You are able to move the tiles around. You can have multiple lists. Everything can be organized on top of itself.
  • Each tile is what I use to define a project. Then, within the tile, I create topics, which are considered "cards". The card houses my checklists and timelines. It is a pretty nice drop down way of understanding. You can add a description to the card. There can be additional comments made by other people. You may add a due date.
  • You can extend the accessibility of your list to other people. I am able to add or remove someone from viewing. You share a link with them to see your board.
  • This is a personal preference. The way you organize each tile is from left to right. I prefer when I can go up and down.
  • You can't ever really delete something. You are able to archive or move. You may be able to delete something but I am pretty tech savvy and it shouldn't be this hard to sort out. You can't collapse it either.
  • I don't think this is the best project management tool in regards to functionality. If I put a due date on something, I would like there to be an alert or reminder associated with it. I could be underutilizing the tool, but again, as a tech savvy person, it should be a little more obvious on how to use their features. They could go down the route of Salesforce and Nintex and put together tools that would help someone in their setup.
  • I used Trello for a while but ended up going back to good ole paper and pencil when it came to day to day tasks. In that sense, I don't think it is well suited as a project management tool for an individual. There is definitely potential for team activities.
  • There has been no negative impact. If anything, I would say slightly positive as my team can view projects on a large scale.
  • I think with a few upgrades to the tool belt it could be a nice software to use.
I think Trello is a set above my notebook for OneNote. It is nice that I am able to share this with team members. It still doesn't feel like more than a digit to-do list. Most of this I can do by hand. If it isn't sending me reminder or notifications, then, it doesn't really add more value than paper and pencil. I like how clear it is in the layout. In being simple, maybe that is a weakness too.

Trello Feature Ratings

Task Management
7
Resource Management
7
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
8
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Quotes/estimates
Not Rated
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated