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How to Use Trello and Due Dates to Write Your Book - Elizabeth M. Covart | Elizabeth M. Covart. When did it become May? We are already 5 months into 2015 and I still have a lot of work to do on my book. In this post, you will discover how I used Trello to create a revisions calendar and establish due dates so I can finish my book by the end of 2015. Due Dates and Productivity For me, April proved to be a productive month. I finished an academic journal article and an article for the Journal of the American Revolution. As I reflected on April, I began to wonder: How could I replicate and experience this productivity with my book?

After thinking for a few moments, I realized that due dates had made me productive in April. How to Create a Revisions Calendar with Trello I used a free, web-based tool called Trello to create my revisions calendar. Trello allows you to better visualize your projects and the work needed to complete them with project boards, lists, and cards. You create a project board for each project you want to work on and complete. Cards live on lists. I need accountability. How to use Trello for project management with your clients - Dara Skolnick. Wow, that title is super exciting and captivating, isn’t it? Maybe I should have called it “She tried using Trello for project management… and you won’t believe what happened next!” I really do find topics about building systems to be really interesting, though, and if you’re here, you probably do too! If you run a service-based business like I do, it’s very likely that you’ve either heard about or tried a project management system.

If you haven’t, let me introduce you to the idea. There are lots of project management systems out there, and they come at a variety of price points. The default board layout Each item in the list is called a “card”, and clicking on each card reveals details about the card that include the due date, label, messages, and file uploads. This is definitely a screenshot from a real project. Though Trello has a default list setup, you can actually set up the lists in any way that you want. Board layout ideas Your to-dos, Client’s to-dos, Done Project stages Meetings. 4 tips for working with Trello | Justin Cone. What is Trello? Think of Trello as an endless bulletin board where tasks, ideas and notes can be organized in columns. Okay, I’ll admit: not so sexy.

But Trello has the power to change the way you think about your projects. Promise. I’ve been using Trello for about a year to manage a variety of projects: websites, events, new business ideas and — fittingly enough — blog posts. (Oh, and it’s free.) To share or not to share Trello can be used collaboratively or alone, privately or publicly. When you invite someone to your board, you can grant them editing privileges or leave them as a read-only viewer. Boards and cards Trello’s Welcome Board is a great overview of Trello’s features A board is a collection of cards organized in vertical columns.

Why? Cards are deceptively simple. Each card has a title, a description and an activity feed, like miniature blog posts. Cards can have file and image attachments. 4 Tips for Working with Trello 1. You could do this. Most complex projects are not linear.