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Tool Shop: Trello

This free card-based collaboration tool reduces the burden of project management administration with visual-based status updates, personalized task assignments and team activity streaming similar to social media updates. It is ideal for agile teams, but it doesn’t support task sequencing or end-date forecasting.


Andrew Makar

IT Program Manager

Dr. Andrew Makar is an IT program manager and the author of several Micr…

The challenge with any project is balancing delivery with project management administration. Project status reporting is often time consuming and increases in complexity across distributed teams. In large programs and projects, a project manager may have a project analyst or project coordinator to help manage the schedule, prepare status reports, facilitate the project management mechanics and manage the administrative overhead. As I’ve juggled project management administration, I’ve often asked the question: What if project managers could develop a project status solution without any overhead? 

Trello answered that question when I first reviewed all the useful …



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