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Trello for Agile Teams

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Learn how to make Trello work for your agile teams. Get best practices and tips for leveraging the popular tool's features in your product delivery workflow.

Trello is a popular, web-based list-making application. It uses a kanban-style taskboard to organize and prioritize your work. In this course, learn how to optimize Trello to work well with agile teams. Agile expert Doug Rose shares best practices and tips for leveraging the tool's features in your product delivery.Doug begins with a quick overview of the pros and cons of working with Trello. He shows how to set up a Trello taskboard to deliver in sprints. This helps your team get better feedback and maintain a sustainable pace. He also demonstrates how to map out the big picture using portfolio boards and story cards. To wrap up, he shares how to connect a variety of helpful Power-Ups to Trello cards. He explains how to connect your story cards to GitHub, create lightweight visualizations with Screenful, use ZenDesk help desk tickets to create Trello cards for the product map, and more.


  • Work collaboratively in agile teams with Trello
1. Get Started with Trello
  • Get to know lists and cards
  • Sign up for a free Trello account
2. Prioritize the Work
  • Create a product backlog
  • Write story cards to build out a product
  • Assign your team to boards
3. Plan Out the Sprint
  • Organize the team's task board
  • Prioritize the user stories
  • Create tasks for the team
4. Organize Tasks
  • Prioritize the team's tasks
  • Connect the tasks to user stories
  • Have team members commit to each task
5. Deliver in Sprints
  • Working off of Trello cards
  • Close out the work
  • Create a sprint review board
  • See how to organize your feedback
6. Improve the Process
  • Create a retrospective board
  • Use "more of" and "less of" lists
7. Manage a Product Portfolio
  • Create a product portfolio board
  • Break ideas down into epic cards
  • Turn epics into user story candidates
  • Link story candidates to the product backlog
8. Upgrade to Business Class
  • Clearing off the boards
  • Upgrading to Business Class
9. Useful Power-Ups
  • Voting over a cards priority
  • How to integrate OneDrive
  • Connect your story cards to GitHub
  • Create lightweight visualizations with Screenful
  • Get feedback with Zendesk
10. Mistakes to Avoid
  • Embrace agility and stay lightweight

Taught by

Doug Rose


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