When trying to build a startup ground up, there are a ton of different tasks that need to get done. And keeping track of it all is essential.
But how do you do that efficiently?
We use OKR’s to define our objectives. We essentially view those as desired outcomes where it’s up to the people involved to do whatever is necessary or efficient to achieve said outcome.
It turns our that Trello is pretty good at keeping track of those objectives. And in a very simple way:
What we do is essentially to take our objective, create a new board and then name that board with the text of the objective.
By doing that we have a consolidated view of objectives, and we can dig into the individual objective, define key results and work on those in a kanban way, while we comment, assign tasks across team members and much more.
The key here is that if we want to get an update on where we’re currently at with the work towards a specific objective, we can just dig into that specific board.
Of course it still takes discipline to work within the confines of Trello and make sure that it gets used, and we’re still rehearsing on making sure that happens.
But so far our experiences are good. And I highly recommend it as an efficient method for keeping track of your progress against your OKRs.