Sunday, August 11, 2013

Using Trello for project management

Trello Development - Trello

I’ve been using a free web tool called trello to manage my projects for 6 months now. I think it is an amazing, easy to use tool that every non-profit organization should be using for project management. Here is a tutorial and some real examples of others using it. Many of the lean startups that will be the next Google or Apple are probably already using this.
Some aspects of project management

According to some other dudes that offer a certificate in “project management”, this is what it means to manage a project:

Project life cycle
– understand why projects fail and avoid it

Project design
– needs assessment
– stakeholder analysis
– log frames
– problem and objective trees

– work plans
– network analysis
– GANTT charts
– RACI matrix

Monitoring and evaluation
– S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology; often written as SMART) indicators

End of project transition

Of these, trello is the best tool for project design, implementation, and monitoring. It also is useful for transition and archiving old projects.

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