Wed 2 Apr 2014 9:07PM

Should we migrate to Trello?

AR Arthur Richards Public Seen by 11

During our 2013/2014 Q3 retrospective, Moiz suggested we start using Trello rather than Mingle for project management. So... should we? What are the pros/cons/concerns that you see?


Tomasz Finc Wed 2 Apr 2014 9:08PM

I’m almost done with my part 1 blog post of how the mobile apps team uses trello and loves it. When the team was formed i thought about both tools and picked trello for its simplicity. Almost a year later i see no reason to switch and have seen it scale really well. Would highly recommend.


Kaldari Wed 2 Apr 2014 11:19PM

After using both Trello and Mingle, I generally prefer Mingle, but part of that is that I found it difficult to figure out how to do various agile processes well in Trello (mainly around preparing future iterations and seeing activity across multiple iterations). If there are ways to do these things in Trello that work just as well, I'm open to switching.


Juliusz Gonera Wed 2 Apr 2014 11:29PM

I would like to give it a go. I haven't used it extensively but it seems like a simpler tool. Also, Mingle has a lot of annoying bugs and contacting Thoughtworks tech support proved to be fruitless for me.

We can always go back if it doesn't work out.


Moiz Thu 3 Apr 2014 12:31AM

Yes please, lets move to Trello!


Poll Created Thu 3 Apr 2014 12:31AM

Move to Trello Closed Tue 8 Apr 2014 1:07AM


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 83.3% 5 KH M JR JG MS
Abstain 16.7% 1 TF
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 6 J M K AR M KL

6 of 12 people have voted (50%)


Thu 3 Apr 2014 12:32AM

Trello is far easier to use, seriously.


Tomasz Finc
Thu 3 Apr 2014 5:37PM

The team should pick what's best for it. I'm a big fan of Trello so i'd highly recommend experimenting with it but its a team decision at the end of the day.


Jon Robson
Mon 7 Apr 2014 1:23AM

Let's trial it next iteration and see how we get on.


Kaity Hammertime
Mon 7 Apr 2014 6:32PM

I've gotten used to mingle, so at first I was fine with staying. But other teams are doing really well moving to trello, and I think it will really help cross-team collaboration and working with people outside of engineering or design.