We're excited to have launched our power-up in Trello, this article describe everything you need to know about the power-up. Contact us in the chat when you have more questions!

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How does the power-up help?

Planning, tracking and reporting projects in Trello can be a pain, this is how we help you:

  1. Use Gantt charts to plan your cards in time, add start dates and dependencies and automatically plan the cards on your board.
  2. Use plan attributes and dependencies to plan your cards, we got all attributes to plan scope, time, effort and budget.
  3. Track progress automatically as your cards move from open to completed, Placker automatically log start and end dates and calculates the time spent so you know exactly how you executed your plan.
  4. Use dashboards to understand and communicate the status of your cards, dashboards can be created from our widget library and are updated in real-time. 
  5. Use card mirrors between board to automatically synchronize the status of the cards on two different boards.

What is added when I enable the power-up?

The projects by Placker power-up adds the tools to Trello to plan, track and report your work. 

It will add the following to your Trello boards (view on youtube):

  1. Two buttons are added to your board to go straight to the Gantt chart or dashboard in Placker.
  2. Plan attributes are visible on the back of the Trello cards and can be added or updated, for example to add story points, priority or start date.
  3. Dependencies between cards can be set on the back of the Trello cards, for example to indicate that one card can only start when another is completed.
  4. Card mirrors can be created from the back of your Trello card to create mirrored copies of your cards between boards.

How to set it up?

Enable the power-up

The power-up can be enabled from the power-up menu on your board, when it is enabled it requires to you to sign in (or sign up) and export your board data to Placker.

View this part on youtube.

When you sign-up, you always start with a 15 day free trial period, after that a subscription to Placker is required. (see pricing overview)

Change the settings

Can you change the buttons added to the board or the attributes available on the back of your cards by changing the settings. Go to the power-up settings to set this up.

View this part on youtube.

Some examples of how the power-up is used already:

Agile project management

Software teams running agile projects use Placker to set story points and priority on each card, plan different sprints based on the number of story points in each sprint and monitor progress using dashboards that include burndown charts.

Managing multiple projects

Construction firms running multiple projects in parallel use Placker to manage the workload across projects and make sure to not drop the ball. Dashboards give insights in the tasks that are (over) due and the workload for each individual team member. Pre-defined templates are used to start projects.

Product management

Product managers user Placker to manage the work between the product backlog and the development sprints. When cards are planned in a development sprint, a mirror is created between to make sure both boards stay synchronized.

Portfolio management

Programme managers use Placker to manage multiple projects in a programme using a programme board linked to multiple project boards. The key milestones and issues are tracked on the programme board while the project boards contain the details, cards are kept synchronized. 

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