5 Signs You Have Outgrown Trello

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Posted by Huimin

30 September 2014

Trello is a great tool. Its bare-bones simplicity allows small teams to hit the ground running. But as your team grows, you start noticing the signs you’ve outgrown your current solution. You need something to take you to the next stage.

Meet Mingle.

Are you tracking multiple streams of work on the same board?

If you have work from more than one project, requested by different stakeholders, or for different goals, you may want to lay them out on a single board to get a bird’s eye view.

In Mingle, you can have a board with both columns and rows.

2D wall

Have you overloaded your Trello board for different activities?

You started with a small team adding tasks, picking them up, and working hard to move them to done. Later on, you need to more than just track; you need prioritize and plan. You need different levels of information and want a separate workspace to focus on your activity.

In Mingle, you can have tabs to support different activities. You can view the same data in different ways depending on your activities.

Plan and track

Do you create documents outside of Trello and then can’t find it?

Not everything can or should be captured as a card: your development environment information, your team contact info, or even your team’s favorite lunch places. None of this information “fits” as a card, but it still deserves a spot in the tool your team uses everyday.

In Mingle, you can create a page for any kind of content and add it as a favorite, or even a tab, in your team’s project.

Dev home

Do you know how you are progressing towards your goals?

A basic task view is really good for visualizing the work in progress, but it doesn’t give your team a good picture of how you’re progressing towards your goals with each card you complete.

In Mingle, you can easily see tasks completed in the context of business value.

Ratio bar chart example

Are you unsure how to improve as a team?

You have everything tracked in Trello, but every time your team has a retrospective, you spend most of the time trying to remember what happened and struggling to identify clear ways to improve as a team. Simply seeing the cards in the “done” column doesn’t really tell you what you did well as a team or where there might be opportunities to improve.

Mingle automatically tracks data about how your team is working and provides a very simple, visual way of identifying where there may be bottlenecks, to help you work even better.

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Again, Trello is a great tool. Its bare-bones simplicity allows small teams to hit the ground running. But as your team grows, and start noticing the signs you’ve outgrown your current solution. Mingle is ready here to take you to the next stage.


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