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I really like what Trello can do if only it could also have story points and trajectory for projects. Is there any way of doing that?

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We couldn't wait for the api to be released. So we developed a Chrome Extension that adds story points to Trello.

The functionality is very lightweight. Just add the storypoints for a card within parentheses, like:

(4) As a user I want to click a button.

The extension will automatically pick up the story points and nicely show them in the upper right corner of the card. All the story points within a list are counted and the total is shown in the list title.

You can find the extension in the Chrome Webstore or get the code over at http://github.com/Q42/TrelloScrum.

As for velocity tracking, I prefer to do that in a separate spreadsheet and do my analysis there.

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Would it be possible to see a copy of your spreadsheet? We're thinking of taking the same approach and it'd be enlightening to review what you've done already. –  jc00ke Apr 3 at 16:40
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You can add custom titles to the labels representing different points, like this: screenshot of custom labels.

You can then use filters to count 1 point cards, 5 point cards etc. It's far from ideal kanban though, which is a shame as this looks like a really good, free system for it.

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According to their FAQ, no:

Is there a way to generate story points to use with my Agile team? Kind of. I guess story points are an estimate of how long something will take to do. This falls into the idea of a custom property for a card that you’d like to have meaning. For example, if your Trello board was a Sales Leads board, you might want all your cards to have potential deal size $$$ on them. Right now we don’t want to cram Trello into any specific use, so something like this would have to be provided by a custom plugin (see the API question).

http://blog.trello.com/trello-common-questions/

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The API has been released, and there are certainly ways to do this yourself with custom programming now.

You might also want to check out other Trello add-ons, like ChartBreeze: http://www.chartbreeze.com

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How is it possible to add custom fields using the API? –  Ophir Yoktan Jan 24 '13 at 6:07
    
I'm sorry -- I wasn't suggesting using the API to create custom fields. I was suggesting using the API to integrate with your own custom built system... essentially using Trello for part of the data and combining it with your own data. –  Dan Esparza Jan 24 '13 at 15:10
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This Trello report generator has velocity tracking included. I've not managed to get it to work but then not used it much!

http://klodio.github.com/treport/#

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I've just started using Scrum for Trello Chrome extension, and I like that it marks up the points (which are saved as a number in parentheses) as badges. It tallies the points at the top of each List.

Scrum for Trello in Chrome Webstore

Scrum for Trello

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See also Plus for Trello Chrome Extension to track Spent and Estimate with a lot of reporting features incl. velocity burndown chart.

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