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Friday Ship

#274 – Burnout

In my experience, talking about burnout at work has always been taboo. Burnout adjacent buzzwords get tossed around – work/life balance, flexible sche...


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Agile

The 10 Most Helpful Agile Metrics According to Experts

Cumulative Flow Diagram. Work In Progress. Quality Intelligence. Planned-to-done-ratio. Velocity. Flow Debt. Work Item Age. Burndown chart. Burnup cha...


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Friday Ship

#273 – Parental Leave for Global Startups

This week, we defined our parental leave policy.


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New Features Backlog Refinement

New: Estimate GitHub Issues with Remote Planning Poker™

Parabol was built completely in the open using GitHub. Every new idea starts as a discussion. We pick the most compelling ideas and turn them into iss...


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Friday Ship

#272 - Reading Rainbows

This week we used an ice breaker to bond over books. Many of you already know icebreaker questions are a great way to engage your team and get everyon...


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Friday Ship

#271 – Bottom-up Sales Motion

This week, we celebrated closing 4X the number of Enterprise accounts for the month than usual.


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Agile

Scrum Master vs Product Owner: Differences and Similarities

What’s the difference between a Scrum Master vs Product Owner?


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Friday Ship

#270 - Focusing Product Development

This week, we changed the way we prioritize work within our Product team to focus on fewer concurrent features under development.


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Friday Ship

#269 — Parabol Turns 6

This week Parabol celebrated our 6th year of existence! Despite the challenges of operating as an organization (and as individual people) during a glo...


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Remote Work How We Work

Slack Doesn’t Have to be Sync

Slack was founded more than 10 years ago – and the world of work will never be the same. Heralded as a replacement for often-maligned email, teams emb...


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Friday Ship

#268 – Sales Sojourn 1

This week, our sales team returned from their first team retreat to Whidbey Island, Washington.


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Agile

Scrum Roles and Responsibilities Explained

Scrum is a powerful framework that helps teams deliver value to customers quickly and frequently. But without understanding the roles and responsibili...


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