Anyone know of decent kanban board options for designers, if not any alternative project management tools,
+1. Trello is simple, not many features and that's a good thing.
Yeah—Trello is a great product. It's simple, flexible (because you just label things the way your brain works). I tried Flow and Lean... both are OK but IMO the extra features like calendar just serve to confuse collaborators less motivated to muddle through and learn the system.
Trello is point and click for the most part so it wins for me.
Don't think I've ever experienced anything more toxic to a design process than trying to shoehorn these shambolic developer derived project management options into a design workflow.
I agree, it does seem that it's happening with github.
Flow has Kanban and is rad.
Was just trying flow and has been awesome so far !
Trello is tried and true.
Target process https://www.targetprocess.com/
What about the actual kanban board setup? What type of swimlanes & tickets do you use?
We've used taiga.io a few times, definitely worth a look.
We use Jira. It's great.
+1 for MeisterTask. It’s a lot cleaner than Trello, supports time tracking and color coding/icons for boards. Tasks from multiple boards are also neatly aggregated in one place like Asana. I use it for tracking UX work and communicating with visual designers and devs. It’s a thing of beauty.
Trello is an amazing product and it's free. I've got the Mac app Paws for Trello and that just makes things even better.
For example, there's an enhancement you can switch on to see the label title. Out of the box, Trello just shows the colour.
But yes, using Trello as a Kanban board is pretty popular.
I work closely with the frontend devs so I use what they use: GitHub + ZenHub (currently evaluating GitHub Projects). I've used JIRA and Trello in the past as well. They all work mostly the same. I think the more important aspect of using a kanban-like board is not the actual tool itself, but rather the process.
Agree, makes sense to work same platform as devs. But it does seem that Github is development focused and doesn't seem to work well with say design review.
Meistertask is also pretty great alternative to Trello: https://www.meistertask.com/
Check out LeanKit
I've been using GitHub Projects, and love it. You don't have to touch code to enjoy a lot of the benefits of Github
+1 for github
But does Github have capacity to support design review and comments etc.
We do our design reviews in person, so that isn't an issue for us right now. We use Github simply for project management. It also helps to use the same tool the engineers are using, so we are on the same page when it comes to processes, status, and the release schedule. I've been experimenting on how to use PRs for "offline" design reviews, but I haven't found a workflow that fits our office yet. Github wrote a great article about this if you want to check it out: https://github.com/blog/1124-how-we-use-pull-requests-to-build-github