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Friday Ship

#285 - Life Events

This week we prepared for another one of our co-workers to go on parental leave. As our company continues to grow it’s become more difficult to keep t...


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Agile

Scrum vs Kanban: 5 Differences Between Sprints and Flow

If you're part of a Scrum team, chances are you've heard something about another Agile approach called "Kanban."


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Friday Ship

#284 – Expectations > Resolutions

As the first week of 2022 comes to an end, maybe you have remained true to your New Year’s resolutions to improve your physical fitness or cut back on...


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7 Futurespective Ideas to Start Your Year

Sprint retrospectives usually involve looking back over your last sprint. The start of the year offers a chance to do something a bit different – like...


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News

New: Search Retrospective Reflections for Better Grouping

Today we are launching a new search function for Parabol retrospectives. Teams can now find and group similar reflections more quickly and easily.


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Friday Ship

#283 – The Marketing Meetup

Imagine having 7-8 meetings every day for two and a half years in an in-person job. Now, flip it upside down. Literally.


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Friday Ship

#282 – Parabol Snow & Tell Day

On Wednesday, the team took a break from our typical work days and participated in a company-wide, async scavenger hunt lovingly named "Parabol Snow &...


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Agile

Sprint Velocity: The Agile Metric People Love to Hate

A jet’s cockpit is packed with instruments and gauges that give pilots the information they need to fly an aircraft safely and effectively. The artifi...


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Friday Ship

#281 – Making Time for Leave

This week, I returned to work as Parabol's CEO from parental leave after the birth of our second child.


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Agile

Improve any Meeting with Agile Thinking

Take the principles of the Agile Manifesto. Apply those ideas to any team gathering, and, voila, you may have an agile meeting – one that's more effec...


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Friday Ship

#279 - Be Your Own Support System

The late, great Young Dolph, a Memphis rapper and entrepreneur who tragically lost his life this past week can be quoted saying, "[...] have a good te...


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Friday Ship

#278 — Customer Support

This week, I handled customer support for Parabol. I helped users with activities like resetting their passwords, rearranging their billing leaders, a...


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