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#209 - Customers Who Share

This week we launched a new feature: color-coding for retrospective templates. As we were writing the post announcing the feature—it’s hard to admit—w...

New Features

New: Color-code reflections in sprint retros

Stop lights. Poisonous frogs. Moldy bread. Every day, colors help direct our attention so we can make smarter decisions. In our digital lives, they pl...

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#208 - 5 Stars

This week, we celebrated receiving more than ten 5-star reviews on an independent review site. Mostly gone are the days of big releases. When you’re s...

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#207 – Card Group Sizes

This week we performed an in-depth analysis of retrospective meeting grouping behavior and discovered some intriguing insights.

How often should you run a retrospective?

There are approximately 55 million meetings per day in the United States alone, yet, 71% of senior managers say that meetings are unproductive and ine...

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Ready to Move On?

Photo by Dima Pechurin on Unsplash This week we kicked off Sprint 56 and began work to make it more difficult to accidentally advance a retrospective ...

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#205 - Publishing

This week we published some important new pages to our website. First, we published a page highlighting the benefits of our Retrospective meeting form...

Icebreaker questions: Why they matter and how to do them well

Whether it’s two truths and a lie, or being asked to state “an interesting fact about yourself”, there are some icebreakers that make your team die in...

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#204 - Redoubling

(source) This week, Parabol surpassed 40,000 registered users. Our doubling time has further shortened. It took 2 months and 10 days for user registra...

New Features

New: I'm ready already

In developing our free, online retrospective tool, we’re working towards an exciting and ambitious mission: to make every meeting worth the time inves...

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#203 - Growing Capacity

  This week we rearchitected our hosting infrastructure and its monitoring capabilties.

New Features

New: Customize voting settings for more effective retrospectives

The sprint retrospective format - which is built-in to Parabol - follows a standard process to facilitate productive team discussions: