If you’ve already started using Trello, you’ve probably been shocked by how easy it is to build your first board. But in that simplicity comes a challenge. Since you can build just about anything, where should you start? If you approach this question with a need — such as “I need a way to track my meetings — you can then find a Trello board template that’ll get you started off on the right foot.
Here’s our list of the 15 best free Trello templates.
5 Trello templates for project management
Trello’s project management template
This simple template directly from the team at Trello can help you manage all sorts of projects. It even has columns to collect project resources you’ll need as you work, as well as a place where you can highlight those tasks that get blocked along the way.
A premortem template
You’ve probably run a project postmortem before — figuring out what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again. But what about a premortem? With this template, you can start brainstorming potential problems before they happen and plan for them.
Agile Trello board template
Big fan of the agile methodology? Or maybe it’s something you want to try for an upcoming project? With this template, you can get a headstart on adapting the methodology for Trello and seeing what it can do for your projects.
Eisenhower Matrix template
The Eisenhower Matrix is a simple method for prioritizing your tasks. All you need to do is ask yourself two questions: “is it urgent?” and “is it important?” The answers to these questions will determine whether you should do a task first, schedule it for later, delegate it, or not do it at all.
Atlassian’s trade-offs board
Ever get stuck in circular conversations about what direction a project should be taking? One way you can avoid these is by using Atlassian’s “trade-offs.” This involves setting project priorities early and discussing which ones can be descoped and which ones are absolutely essential.
5 Trello templates for managers
1-on-1 meeting agenda Trello template
Having regular 1-on-1 meetings is an important part of being a leader. It’s when you can hear your team’s grievances, celebrate their wins, and help them plan their career growth.
Atlassian’s 90-day plan template
Looking to streamline the onboarding process for new hires? With this Trello board, you can easily send a one-size-fits-all resource to all hires so they know exactly what they need to do to start off on the right foot.
Team focus board
Struggling to get an eye on everything your team is up to? By using this template, you can make sure all those tasks are easily represented using a color-coded system. Find out what’s urgent, what’ll go to next week, and what got done, all at a glance.
Staff scheduling Trello template
If you work in a field where you have to schedule regular shifts, you know it can be tough to keep track of who’s working when. With this template, you can have a single source of truth for this that everyone can access.
Team health monitor
Tracking tasks is far from the only thing a good manager needs to do. You also need to have an idea of how healthy your team is in different ways, from how well they work together to how much they enjoy their day-to-day tasks.
5 Trello templates for all kinds of needs
Marketing content catalog Trello template
Did you know that most marketing content goes unused? That’s because it doesn’t matter how great the content is if no one knows where to find it. With this Trello template, you can build a simple way to track all the content you’ve created.
Risk report template
Stakeholders need risk reports to know how they can best use their influence. With this simple template, you can easily track your project’s potential risks, how they might impact your project, and what you’re doing to mitigate them.
Simple ticket triage
Ever wanted to run a ticket triage system from Zendesk through Trello? With this template — and the right Unito integration — you can turn Zendesk tickets into Trello cards automatically, and manage them all without leaving Trello.
Daily task management Trello template
Struggling to keep track of your own work and don’t know where to start? With this simple Trello template, you can collect all the tasks you’re responsible for and plan them for the entire week.
Trello pitch deck template
Whether you’re pitching a startup idea or a new product, you don’t need to start from scratch. This template will guide you through every step of building a pitch that’ll make a splash.
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