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Strategic Prioritization Using Even Over Statements

All creative people are capable of making a list of ideas longer than their capacity to execute upon them. A form of organizational paralysis is cause...

New Features Agile Retrospectives

New: Re-open Group Phase in Sprint Retrospectives

Here at Parabol, our product philosophy hinges on the idea of striving to provide agile meeting "guardrails" based on battle-proven best practices. As...

How Companies Can Adapt Better to Remote Work

Do you remember your last trip for work? I do. It started with an outrageously early flight on January 16th. As the first rays of dim winter sunlight ...

Friday Ship

#226 - Governance

This week we employed our async governance process to govern some important policy proposals. When a Parabol team member wants to make a change to exi...

Agile Retrospectives

8 Facilitator Pro-Tips for Fun & Effective Sprint Retrospectives

Ask a group of developers what their last retrospective was like, and you might be in for a bland and uninspiring set of answers:

6 Tips for Managing Remote Teams

It hasn’t been long since we first started opening our web browsers. People born in 1994—the year Netscape Navigator was released—are now 26 years old...

Friday Ship

#225 – ididntmeanto

This week, we completed the guts of a feature which will allow facilitators to go back and undo a completed retrospective Group phase in order to regr...


Agile Management Beyond Tech

For more than a century, most office workers team up as though they are running a relay-race: a coworker gets passed the baton, they run as fast as th...

Friday Ship

#224 – Data Plumbing

This week, we shipped changes to try and resolve problems we’ve had with our marketing data accuracy.


How to Structure Meetings to Solve the Struggles of Remote Work

This year, tens of millions of workers around the world did something for the first time. They completed an entire week of work, all from their own ho...

Friday Ship

#223 – Minor Releases

This week we shipped v5.18.0 to production. While the bulk of the team is focused on developing our Sprint Poker meeting type, we’re still managing to...

Backlog Refinement

7 Product Backlog Tips to Make Work Flow

Ask ten agile teams how they do backlog refinement and you’ll likely get ten different answers. How you do this most unusual of agile processes depend...