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#228 – Estimate

November 6th, 2020

2020 Parabol Friday Ship - Sprint Poker Estimate Preview

This week we hit our sprint goals toward delivering Sprint Poker, our next meeting type.

The screenshot above is from a Parabol developer’s web browser as they work to layout the componentry for the Estimate phase of the Sprint Poker meeting. We made great progress this week: we wrapped up the backend implementation of the Estimate phase, added a swipeable discussion drawer to the right hand side of the app, and refactored a few older Parabol components to become suitable for use with Sprint Poker. We also finished up the first cut of the template editor for the meeting:

2020 Parabol Friday Ship - Sprint Poker Template First Cut

Sharp eyes will also note the cool new illustration for our Sprint Poker meeting.

Next week we’ll get to work rounding off the front end implementation work for the Estimate phase and get started on the Meeting Summary. From there, we’ll be close to inviting in our first users to the Sprint Poker preview to start using the Sprint Poker with their agile teams.


2020-Nov-06 Parabol Friday Ship Metrics

Our metrics showed green lights across the board this week. Most notably were best ever metrics for the number of meetings ran and the number of monthly active users. We’re poised for a strong finish to 2020.

This week we…

welcomed Aaron Daniels, our new DevSecOps Architect to the team. Aaron has a deep well of private and public-sector experience for us to draw from. We’re so excited to have him join our team! Parabol’s team is now an even dozen full-time folks

collected customer case studies. To those who offered to speak with us, learn from your experience, and be open to sharing with others, thank you!

published a guest post answering the question, “how long should a retrospective meeting last?

Next week we’ll…

publish a piece on sprint estimation techniques.

kick off Sprint #68.

Have feedback? See something that you like or something you think could be better? Leave a public response here, or write to us.


Jordan Husney

Jordan Husney spent 20+ years helping technology serve people. His passion for collaboration, agile development, and remote teams led him to start Parabol, a free online retrospective tool.

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