Trello users are infinitely creative, adapting boards to all kinds of fun and inspiring use cases. Here’s a roundup of recent posts from around the web:
Finding Forever Homes For Cute Puppies
These Trello users demonstrated their ingenuity by creating a Trello board to help get their litter of puppies adopted. They were able to use the Trello API to quickly pipe information to their website, like when a puppy was adopted, or when another puppy needed to be pushed to the top of the list for extra promotion. Each Trello list featured a litter, and each card represented a puppy. Essentially the API was used such that performing an action in Trello would mirror a behavior on their front end website. The result? According to the website, there’s only one puppy left to find their forever home. Best of luck, Houdini.
Crowdsourcing The City Of Los Angeles
The lean Data Team for the city of Los Angeles crowdsources its community projects, relying on members of the community to find an initiative on the public Trello board and tackle the problem at hand. Mayor Garcetti is committed to putting forth an Open Data Portal for citizens. The portal includes budgets and datasets that are transparent to the public. These vigilantes are called Data Angels, and their work is driving social impact in their community.
Getting Ahead Of Weekly Meal Prep
When blogger Catherine Clark set out to get a better grasp on her weekly meals, she found Trello to be the easiest tool. Not only did she want to schedule what she planned to cook for the week, but she also wanted a way to keep track of all the meals she had in her repertoire. She also liked that she was able to share the Trello board with other members of the household, in case they had a specific request or wanted to cook something up themselves!
Planning Content For The United Kingdom
The Publishing Platform team for the GOV.UK website supports their Kanban content production process with Trello in order to get the right information to UK citizens at the right time. With both long-term planning and day-to-day work on the docket, they’ve built out four boards to track workflows and avoid information overload: Planning, Doing, Done, and Long-Term Vision.
In their detailed write-up of the process, they share their favorite Google Chrome plugins for Trello, as well as how they track team and project performance. Their advice? Be flexible to adjust process where necessary.
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