The Magic of Trello and Atlassian

Changing the Way Teams Work

Soon, managing tasks in Trello will get even easier. In January 2017, Atlassian, the development and Agile management tool, just purchased another management tool called Trello. Often derided as a tool "for planning your wedding but not for developing executable software," devoted users of JIRA will now be able to crosspost open issues and other development items in Trello. This will not only make Trello a more powerful project management tool, but will increase transparency of development process across functional teams in any enteprise, without compromising important data or interefering with development processes.

Converging these internal communications platforms is now made easy with the addition of two new power-ups in Trello which link either link Trello boards to the JIRA project board. JIRA issues can be attached to Trello cards, and JIRA boards can be associated with Trello boards.

"Enabling JIRA Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Bitbucket Cloud Power-Ups on Trello boards means that issues, pages, branches, commits, and pull requests can be attached directly to Trello cards. This allows the Power-Ups to surface key information like statuses, updates, and priorities right on your Trello boards."

Confluence is a nifty tool within JIRA to make blog pages, presenting the status of tasks, stories and project in an easy to read visual format:

These can likewise be attached to Trello cards, and vice versa, Trello cards can be converted right into Confluence pages:

  • Attach Confluence pages to Trello cards and get from your board to your drilled-down content in a single click.
  • Create new Confluence pages directly from Trello cards.
  • See who created a page and when it was created, including a snippet and the number of comments on the page, right from the card back.

Now is the time to check it out!