Welcome to Favro
Favro is a simple but powerful application for project management and team collaboration. This article will explain the basic elements of Favro and how the tool is structured.
To begin with Favro is based on the principles of Kanban. If you’re not familiar with Kanban don’t worry, all you need to know is that Kanban is a way to visualize processes in a project, a workflow that tells you what to do, when to do it and how much you have to do.
When you first log in to Favro you will be asked if you want to stay on the free plan or if you want to start a 7-day trial of the standard plan, whichever you choose, your organization will then be created. Organization is the top layer of Favro. Your organization will hold all the people you wish to collaborate with and the rest of the elements of Favro as well. You can also create additional organizations later, as a user you can be a part of as many organizations as you like.
Within your organization you then create collections, which is the second layer of Favro. Collections are exactly what they sound like, a collection of boards, backlogs and cards (which are the rest of elements and will be explained in more detail below).
Inside a collection you will be faced with the fundamental elements of Favro, backlogs, boards and cards. Let’s go through them one by one.
Cards exist in both backlogs and on boards. The easiest way of explaining what a card is is to compare it with a post-it note. A card could be a task, an idea, a theme etc. it’s a place to hold information about something specific.
You can move the card around just as you would with a post-it note, simply just hold and drag it where you want it, between backlogs, onto boards or up and down. To explore more what a card could contain read our card overview article.
Backlogs hold cards in form of a list. You can create simple lists with your cards and you can also place card under each other to create a more advanced tree structure. On the This is an idea that needs to be broken down card there's an indicator that the card has two sub-cards. To read more about breaking down card read our Break down card in your backlog article.
Boards is somewhat similar to backlogs with one main difference, you can create multiple columns on your board. In comparison this is your whiteboard. Create a pipeline or different stages of a project with your columns and let the cards move through them. You can create as many columns as you want and you reorganize them freely on your board.
Now that you know the fundamentals of Favro go through the rest of our help center to find additional and more specific information, or if you’re a more hands on person explore Favro on your own and you will find a lot of cool features.