Notes for users of the "Scrum for Trello" extension

This page is for users that are already using the "Scrum for Trello" extension or other tools that put Spent/Estimate in card titles.

With "Scrum for Trello" you can set card "spent" and "estimate", however each card can only have one "S/E" and it does not keep track of who it is assigned to or its change history.

With "Plus for Trello" you gain more features. Set card "spent" and "estimate" per user, use timers and keep complete progress history. View rich reports, charts and burn-downs and many other features. Updated weekly since 2013.

"Plus" does not put S/E in card titles by default, but it does recognize S/E from card titles and checklist items. You may keep renaming cards, or use the Plus card bar (or card comments directly) to Estimate and Spent at the user level. The card comments can be made with any browser or mobile by using a special keyword you configure in Plus. Add "spent" or "estimate" for yourself or other team users and configure multiple teams if needed.

This "card comments" sync mode is recommended because it syncs faster and is compatible with the mobile apps and other non-Chrome browsers.

Plus also supports a "Stealth" sync configuration which does not use card comments, and also supports a legacy "Google spreadsheet sync" method that renames card titles just like in "Scrum for Trello". Both of those extra sync methods are based on using a Google spreadsheet to store all S/E.

You may use both extensions together, or configure Plus so it also displays your Scrum points in cards and checklists.

Go to Plus help Preferences and make sure "Accept the Scrum for Trello format." is checked. This will let you see your "old" S/E/Points in your cards and boards. This setting helps you transition to "Plus" by letting you see your "old" S/E, or if you wish to keep two separate systems (Points and Spent/Estimate hours for example).

The main concept to keep in mind is that systems like "Scrum for Trello" use card titles to store Spent/Estimate/Points. Plus for Trello supports that and also a more complete system using card comments (or Google sheets) to keep track of S/E changes with traceability and accountability.
Thus, there are two types of S/E: "Card title S/E" and "Plus S/E".

Note that "Card title S/E" only shows in Trello boards, it does not show in Reports.

Once you enter Plus S/E on a card with "card title S/E", Plus will by default only show the "Plus S/E" in Trello boards because it takes precedence over "card title S/E".
Use Board Dimensions to control what to view (points, S/E or a mix.)

If you want card title S/E to show in Plus reports, enter S/E from the “S/E card” bar or as card comments. If you had a card "(3) my card [2]", you should enter S:2, E:3 for the user that has the remaining work assigned.

You may also use multiple keywords instead of card titles to store your points (for example using a keyword called "points!" and another called "hours!"), this way you can see points in reports. To use a keyword this way, assign points to a "global" user or to specific users.

After a week of using Plus you will have enough data to visualize history, make meaningful reports and board burn-downs.