We are using Trello for Development.

I have Boards for:

  • Bugs
  • Implementing features
  • UX Design
  • Website

Often, I'll have Cards in one Board (UX or Website) that should be worked on when (are contingent) on a version Release List on the Implement... board.

Solutions I've considered:

  • Having a Card on the Release List that basically says "do this other thing", but you can't link a Card to a List. :(
  • Putting the Cards on the Implement Features Board in the appropriate release List and including a note in the title (UX, WEBSITE, etc.)
  • Current solution I duplicate some Release Lists in the other Boards. This is klunky and error prone.

Any other solutions?


I have several boards that are dependent on each other, respectively, I have one project board with task and work packages and sub-boards with the more granular tasks.

How I navigate between boards, respectively link resources, notably cards, from other boards is that I use the board's URL in the description or comments of dependent cards.

While this does not provide a hard dependency which would lead to the ability to check constraints, noting your dependencies in comments or even checklists, which I find very nifty by the way, is a feature that could solve your issue. I included an example below.

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Task 7.1. is on this board as you can see while Task 7.2 resides on another board. The links are navigable and merely references meaning that they are updated should you change cards, including the title.


I don't know if this is the best answer for your specific situation, in fact I think Eric's solution is better, but maybe you'll want to mix it with this one:

You can use https://trello.com/cardsync, which is a Trello bot that I developed, to create cards that mirror each other, then you place one at each list.

From the @cardsync description:

Hello, my name is cardsync and I am a bot designed to keep cards in sync, which means I update the content of one Trello card to reflect changes made on other card.

You can use me to create 2 or more twin cards in 2 or more boards. Whenever someone updates the name, description, due date, cover image, checklists and checkitem states, add or remove attachments or add, delete or edit comments in some card, I will perform the same changes in the synced cards.


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