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Making Life Goals, User Research, And Lean Development: A Trello Community Blog Roundup

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There is nothing we love more than reading about all the unique and inventive ways that people use Trello, and we just can’t keep these blog posts to ourselves. That’s why we’ve rounded up a new volume of Community Perspectives, featuring posts about using Trello at work as well as at home in order to boost your productivity. Enjoy!

Setting Deadlines For Yourself And Getting Things Done

by Ben Burnes

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Working for yourself can be a wonderful thing: being tied to all aspects of the job and reaping all the benefits when things go right is a great feeling. But working for yourself is not without arduous aspects, namely things like setting deadlines and developing a workflow.

As Ben Burnes puts it, “The best part of working for yourself is that you can set your own schedule and the worst part of working for yourself is that you can set your own schedule.” Luckily Ben has figured out how to set deadlines, get more done, and still find the time to share his process in this blog post. Read the original post. 

Setting Life Goals Using Trello

by David Barber

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In the spirit of YOLO (depending on your beliefs, naturally), David Barber is making the most of his time by planning his life goals using Trello. As it turns out, the act of documenting your goals makes you 10 times more likely to achieve them.  Check out David’s simple system for setting goals for identifying where he wants to be, both personally and professionally, in the next two, five, or however many years. Read the original post.

Practical Trello For Small Team Software Development

by Garret Fick

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Let’s switch things up a little bit now and share a post for all the devs in the house. (Put your hands up in the air and wave ‘em like you just don’t care!) If you are a part of a small team then this post is especially for you, though it can apply to teams of all sizes.  

In his post, Garret Fick shares the four boards his team uses to create a lean development process, explains how they work, and defines the purpose of each list on each board. Bonus points for sharing examples of each board that you can copy and apply to your very own team. Read the original post. 

Everything You Need To Plan And Share User Research With Trello

by Jessica Crabb

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Developing a great piece of software or product is only half the story.  To truly turn heads, you’re going to need great design and a top notch user experience to go with your slick new app.  

So how do you learn what works and what flops with your users? With a little bit of user research! Research, however, comes with lots of planning and data. So how do you organize your sessions and findings? Jessica Crabb shares a Trello template to help you plan, collaborate, and stay organized no matter what type of user research you’re doing, and goes in-depth into how her team is using it at Pivotal Labs. Read the original post. 

How I Use Trello To Stop Forgetting Things

by Hugo Giraudel

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In this day and age it seems like there is always so much going on between work, family, friends, and fun that it is really easy to occasionally forget really important things. Luckily Trello is a great system for creating personal and team accountability so that none of those important tasks fall through the cracks.

Hugo Giraudel breaks down his system for managing his work and home life on a single Trello board so that he never forgets a thing. Take this system and modify it to your own needs so that you too can stay on top of all that your busy life has to offer. Read the original post. 

Meal Planning Using Trello

by Cinnamon Wolfe

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Work up an appetite checking out all these blog posts? Then you’re going to love this piece by Cinnamon Wolfe. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, Cinnamon knows a thing or two about time management and creating systems to make life run a little bit smoother.

What I love about this post is how she has created a way to catalogue her family’s favorite meals. This system means she is able to quickly discern what to make each night, all while using the calendar Power-Up to keep a tab on what meals have been made recently. Bonus meal: she made a video tutorial as well! Read the original post. 


What are your creative uses of Trello? Tell us on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below.