Ever since we started developing our analytics dashboard product, we've been interested not only about the software but also the hardware part. We've played around with different hardware to come up with reliable yet affordable setup. Basically what we needed is:
Our free Epic Cards Power-Up has been extremely well received by the Trello community and the positive feedback we get is continuous. Some of the feedback include feature requests and we are happy to announce that a new version is now out that delivers some of the most wanted features including:
Ability to display the epic name on the card front
Ability to see a summary of epics per board
Ability to assign task to an epic from within the epic card
Ability to assign a list of cards to an epic at once
Read on to learn about these improvements in more detail.
Card Dependencies is a free Power-Up by Screenful that allows you to link cards together by setting dependencies between them. For example, you can specify which task is currently blocking some other task. You can also use it for creating parent-child relationships between cards. It is a simple board utility that is free and runs entirely within the Trello UI.
Card Size is a free Power-Up by Screenful that allows you to set weights (e.g. hours or story points) to your cards to estimate how much work each card requires. The estimate is shown in the card front. It’s a simple board utility that is free and runs entirely within the Trello UI.
It’s essential to organize your development and delivery process in a good and efficient way. So at this point comes DevOps solutions which can help you to automate lots of things in your project. Anything which can be automated in your system can save up your time by reducing and improving your teamwork, speeding up your project development and delivery time in multiple times.
Let’s start at the very beginning and understand how our approach helped us.
Trello is is a great choice if all you need is a basic Kanban board for tracking your project. It has unbeaten usability that feels intuitive even for the technically challenged. It just works. With a single board, you organise your cards into lists. That's straightforward.
However, when you start adding more boards and more people to the mix, it can get harder to stay on tracks on how things are progressing
The more the merrier as they say. We’ve heard you and we’ve now made it easier to add more data to your dashboard. If you have multiple teams, or use multiple boards within a single team, tracking one board or project won’t give you the full picture of where your development is heading. You need to track them all.
Our Epic Cards Power-Up has been well received by the Trello community and we’ve received quite a lot of feedback. What we learned is that people wanted more flexibility in how they can organise their epics. That was actually not a big surprise since when it comes to Trello, everyone has their own way of using it (I even wrote a blog post about that topic).
We have listened, and now we are delivering. While the new Power-Up looks and feels the same as before, we have completely redesigned how it works under the hood.
Epics are a great way to track higher level work and to create a roadmap that is constantly updated as you work with your Trello boards. You don’t want to go back to your previous way of using Trello once you’ve got used to working with epics, I guarantee.
The basic idea is that instead of working with multiple isolated boards, you can combine multiple boards together, and get a high level view of the progress of your work across all of them.