Parabol Blog

Friday Ship

#236 – Reliability

This week, we spent developer time on improving Parabol’s reliability.   Parabol is a reliable app. Since 2017, we’ve had only a few hours of downtime...

New Features Agile Retrospectives

New: Expand Columns in the Group & Vote Phases

When we're organising the real estate on your screen, we try to be super thoughtful about making the most of the space available. If the screen is too...

Friday Ship

#235 – V

This week, it seemed like the world stopped holding its breath and got back to work.

Agile Retrospectives

How to Counter Recency Bias in Your Sprint Retrospectives

Have you ever been in a sprint retrospective where the most recent bits of work just feel like the most important ones to discuss? If that sounds fami...

Friday Ship

#234 – Deeper Meaning

This week our team struggled to keep our head in the game, while US democracy was attacked by a mob. Most weeks in Friday Ship we talk about the expec...

Remote Work

23 Untranslatable Words to Help You Work Smarter

There are some words that simply defy translation. They speak to something deeper and more soulful, something specific in the experience of the cultur...

Remote Work

8 Icebreaker Game Ideas for Remote Teams

Starting your meeting with an icebreaker is a great way to get everyone talking.

Friday Ship

#233 – 2020 is Hindsight

This week we said, “so long!” to 2020 and reflected back on the year. When this year began our company was just 3 full-time employees. Then, the pande...

Retrospective Templates

5 Sprint Retrospective Ideas for the Year End

December is a month for family, celebration and good cheer. It’s also a month where people start looking back and thinking about how it all went. For ...

Agile Retrospectives Remote Work

8 Sprint Retrospective Games for Remote & Hybrid Teams

Retrospectives offer a precious moment for teams to come together, slow down for a second, and think deeply about their work. But they are also a powe...

Friday Ship

#232 – With Gratitude

This week we asked several of our customers for help, and they showed up for us in a big way.

Agile Retrospectives

9 Participant Pro-Tips for Fun & Effective Sprint Retrospectives

During a retrospective, facilitator leads 6 to 13 participants through a structured process to reflect on their shared work, find patterns, and decide...