Trello includes plenty of pre-made templates to make project management easier, and the Amazing Kanban Project Template is just as awesome as the title suggests. Find out what it contains and how to use it.
Trello has been one of my favorite project management platforms to date. With its ease of use and tons of features, this tool can serve just about any size and type of project. One of the many notable features of Trello is the sheer amount of pre-made templates you can use.
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Recently I came across a template that uses the Amazing Fields PowerUp to track important data points and can be used for almost any type of project. If you’re not familiar with the Amazing Fields PowerUp, I’ve covered it here, but the TL; DR is Amazing Fields allows you to customize the text, checkbox, number, date/time, progress bar, field header, and section tab field types. For any project manager who needs very specific information to be added to task cards, Amazing Fields should be considered a must for Trello.
The Amazing Kanban project management template expands your task cards to include things like Importance, Assigned Team, Requester, Review Details, Design Details, Progress, and more. Once you start using this template, you’ll struggle to go back to the boring, standard task cards in Trello.
What you need to use the Amazing Trello Project Management Template
All you need to use this template is a valid Trello account. The account can be free or paid, as Power-Ups are available on all plans.
Create a new board using the Amazing Trello Project Management Template
The first thing you need to do is log into your Trello account. After logging in, in your browser go to the Amazing Trello template for project management and click Use template (Image A).
In the resulting popup (Figure B), name the new board and select a workspace.
Click Create and your new board will appear very soon (Figure C).
Click on any card and you’ll see what this template has to offer (Figure D).
As you would expect, you can also add new Power-Ups to the cards by clicking + Add Power-Ups. You can also add buttons for automations, actions, and even more custom fields. One caveat with the custom fields is that you do need to have a paid account for that feature. Also, the standard Trello card features work exactly as expected.
Because this template uses Amazing Fields, you can open the PowerUp and add more fields if needed (Figures E).
The fields in the left pane are those added by the Amazing Trello Project Management template. To add a new field, click + Add, then select the type of field you want from the drop-down list (Figure F).
The Trello template to end all templates
If you try one Trello template, it should probably be this one. If you want to quickly create a project management board that is ready to use, out of the box, this is what you want. Give the Amazing Trello Project Management template a try and see if it doesn’t become your go-to for creating new project management boards in Trello.
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