Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFD) for Trello

Trello provides free online Kanban style boards, which you can use for many varied purposes. Cumulative Flow diagrams allow you to visualize the movement of items throughout a process, aiding in identifying bottlenecks, as can be seen in the example below:

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The Trello Cumulative Flow site allows you to quickly generate CFDs for your Trello boards, simply log in using your Trello account and select the board you wish to view. A chart will be drawn showing how many cards were in each list at specific time points. This can be used against any board, and uses the cards history to know which board it belonged to at various points. If a card has been deleted (rather than archived) it will not be shown on the chart.

cards_and_pointsAlso if you use the Trello Scrum chrome plugin, or use the same notation for story points (the number of points on brackets at the beginning of the card name), you will also see a second CFD showing the number of points in each list at the various times.

Check it out now, and if you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know in the comments, or on this Trello board.

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  • Paul

    I don't understand why so many Trello users are trying to turn Trello into a Kanban solution that it's not meant to be. There are plenty of great Kanban products out there, almost all with free plans, that already have these features because they were designed for Kanban from the beginning. For example, tools like Jira are good for enterprise use and for most teams, Kanbanery is ideal.

  • Nicole Mittchel
    Nicole Mittchel

    Trello is one of the first and most popular task management tools that exist, although there are also other new and more complete solutions in terms of collaboration that can offer much more than a simple business software. One of them is Comidor ( which is based on cloud and is a full package for every small- medium business

  • Pablo

    Nice, just what I'm looking for! Thanx man!