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Agile Tools for Trello - WIP Limits, Story points and and time in List


So... You want WIP Limits for your Trello boards? Story Points? Card time in List and slow card highlighting?

Well, you're in the right place because we just launched the full V1 feature set of the Agile Tools Power-Up for Trello. Check it out!

Agile Tools for Trello feature overview

WIP Limits

Kanban teams limit their Work in Progress (WIP) to match the team’s capacity. This is usually set per list in Trello, ie we have separate limits for Coding, Code Review and Testing. Setting a WIP limit for a given list should not mean that the team cannot exceed the limit, but that if the limit is exceeded it is highlighted to the team. Agile Tools shows the WIP limits set for each list on the cards in the list, highlighting when the limit is met or exceeded with Amber/Red card badges.

Keep track of your WIP limits directly on your Trello boards, regardless of the browser your team members use.

WIP Limits for Trello

If you haven't already split your process out by list (ie Dev, Code Review, Test) in Trello then this could be a good excuse to look at it.  Learn more about Agile Tools WIP Limits.

Story Points

Story points are often used by Scrum teams to estimate the effort required to complete some card or other.  It is the relative values of the points on one card to another which matters most with Story Points. They are typically limited to the Fibonacci numbers to ensure that differences of one or two points on large tasks don't hold people up from just getting a good enough estimate down.

With the Agile Tools Power-Up you and your team can add story points to any cards from a control on the back of each card. Points are shown on the front and back of each card as well as totals for each list in the Agile Tools board menu.

Story Points for Trello

Lear more about Story Points in the Agile Tools Power-Up.

Card time in List and Slow card highlighting

Tracking how long cards have been in each list allows you to do a few clever things. Firstly, you can spot potential cycle time issues before they happen, getting cards which have been in a list a long time moving before they cause a problem. Also, you can see the cards which have been in backlog lists the longest. Is it time to move them out of the backlog? Or are they definitely still required?

The Agile Tools Power-Up annotates all Trello cards with details of how long they have been in their current list. We also highlight cards which have been in their current list 'Too Long' as defined by settings in your Corrello Dashboards. This is the only feature which requires a subscription to Corrello.

Card time in list for TrelloCard time in list for Trello- slow card highlighted

That's it for now.  Do check out and install the FREE Agile Tools Power-Up for Trello. And drop us a line if you've any suggestions for improvements :)

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