Battle Of The Giants : Jira vs Trello


Atlassian Jira vs Trello

Any work that involves a substantial amount of time and has multiple changing tasks needs to be managed. This can be in the form of simple notes, and an e-mail trail in the case of simple tasks. When handling larger projects involving more people, it can prove to be difficult to keep track and coordinate without the assistance of proper project management tools. A common misconception is that project management tools are only used for large projects, and in turn are inevitably expensive and difficult to run.


Trello was one of the first online management tools that become popular, for its ease and competitive pricing scheme, as well as its efficiency in terms of project management. Kanban Boards are tools that help visualize work-in-progress and maximize efficiency. The concept is surprisingly simple, yet effective. Large multinational companies turn to this method of Project Management time and time again to boost efficiency with their employees.




The rationale behind this method of project management is splitting up tasks and sub-tasks into different lists, to-do, in progress, completed, for review etc... and having them easily visible.


Therefore, the question to be answered now is which is the ideal tool that uses Kanban Boards to facilitate project management. One of the most well-known products is Trello.



Trello focuses on Kanban Boards and does so very well. Each card can have subtasks, viewing rights are also customizable and users can split up separate boards to keep track of tasks better.


In order to produce an accurate and fair comparison, we will need to do so in terms of the requirements of the users. Whilst Jira does have Kanban boards as part of it's out of the box solution, it does offer slightly more functionality.



The basic difference


Jira supports several agile methodologies including Kanban boards and Scrum boards. Users can have workflows that are configurable according to the boards, this is typical when you have multiple boards covering different parts of the workflow in situations where different departments would be involved.





Trello is designed to facilitate collaboration using Kanban Boards, The software is easy to use and is typically favored by individuals who are after a basic software solution for project management.


In summary... With Jira, you get the best of both worlds:

  • The intuitive ‘board’ style of Trello, which