I've had a few requests to improve the Google spreadsheet that allows you to import data into Trello, and this has culminated in Version 2.0 of the spreadsheet.
The new version has the following improvements:
- It has been converted to use the new Google Sheets.
- You can specify Label names, rather than colours.
- There is the ability to import any number of checklists.
... a month ago I released a Google Apps Script that allowed you to Pimp your Trello cards by automatically adding checklists, descriptions and Google Docs (based on a template card), and assigning cost estimates to cards. I received some excellent feedback on what would improve the script and am pleased to announce that Pimp your Trello 2.0 is now available...Read More
...I posted last year about backing up the Trello Boards that we were using for our Scrum backlogs. There's been a fair amount of interest in the post, and some requests for the data to not be displayed in such as Scrum-centric manor...Read More
...I therefore turned to Google Apps Script, and the Trello API to come up with the Pimp Your Trello Cards spreadsheet which has the following features:
- Runs immediately (Using Webhooks) to pimp any new cards added to a board.
- Runs hourly to re-pimp all cards on the board, in case any webhooks failed, or if the pimping requirements have changed.
- The pimping of a card involves:
- Adding a "cost" to a card title based on the story points on the card (If you're using Scrum For Trello) - This also happens immediately if you change the card description.
- Creating (in specified folders) and then attaching multiple Google Docs.
- Adding a description (based on a template card) if it's missing (e.g. "As a I want to so that").
- Adding any missing (based on name) checklists that appear on a template card.
- Adding missing checklist items that appear on an identically named checklist on a template card.
- Removing identical checklist items that are "checked" on the template card.
... I recently did some work for a client who wanted some reports that outlined changes to their Trello boards week to week, and whilst I can't share the resulting code, I thought it would be useful to share how I approached the problem...Read More
...whether it's because I've experienced a natural disaster or because I spent some of my formative years in the Boy Scouts I'm not sure, but events half a world away this week have re-enforced the notion that it's good to "be prepared"...Read More
But what if you already have an existing backlog, and don't want to spend time re-keying the entries? Well luckily, like most things in 2012, there's an App for that.
Before you get too excited, I should mention that "The App" in this case is a Google Spreadsheet, with a Google Apps Script that leverages the Trello API to import the data. It's simple, effective, and in true agile fashion, it does just enough to get the job done without unnecessary bells and whistles.Read More