Por Mauro Rebelo

Integrating Slack and Trello

[Por que] Over the last few months, we’ve been testing ways of organizing information in Trello so that we can manage tasks and projects more efficiently. When we choose software for a particular function (task control, communication, file storage) we recognize the value it adds (automation, speed, organization, control) but we end up having to live with the limitations it imposes (lack of customization of fields, processes different from those we are used to). Depending on the value the software adds, it’s worth changing the way we manage our business, so that we can gain in speed and efficiency.
[Quando] Starting today, [O Que] we’re going to change the way we organize information on [Quem] Trello and Slack, [Para que] so that we can benefit from the integration between these two applications.
[Como] We’re going to use the concept of ‘teams’, increasingly present in management software, and very similar in these two applications that we use frequently: Slack and Trello.
[Como] In Trello, the visibility of boards is controlled by the team. The boards can be public, private or visible… to the team. Grouping users into teams makes it easier to access the boards that control the lists and tasks of the sub-projects in the execution of a research project or program.
[Como] In Slack, teams are a way of bringing together people and, above all, channels. This was the reason why we had to open up Bio Bureau’s Slack to several others: so that we could better manage the channels (and, consequently, the information).
[Onde] By clicking on the ‘apps’ menu at the bottom of Slack’s general menu, you can add the Trello integration, which allows some Trello functions to be carried out through Slack and Slack to be the communication channel for changes to Trello cards and boards.