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#248 – Welcome Drew & Enrique

April 16th, 2021

Parabol Friday Ship Banner 248 with Drew and Enrique

This week we’re welcoming Drew & Enrique as the newest members of the Parabol team. We’re eager to share who they are with you, and let each candidate introduce themselves in their own words.

First, introducing you to Drew Housman: Drew has joined the Growth team and is filling roles responsible for improving our business development, sales, and revenue expansion capabilities.

Drew Housman Joins Parabol

Next, introducing you to Enrique Sánchez: Enrique has joined the Product team in the role of Senior Product Designer. Enrique brings a wealth of design, accessibility, and front-end programming skill to the team.

Enrique Sánchez Joins Parabol

We’re incredibly fortunate to have Drew & Enrique join us. Both of them have already made significant contributions to Parabol’s future, and they’ve only just begun!

If you, or anybody you're connected to would be interested in joining our growing company: please have a look at our open positions and apply (it’s quick!)

 

Metrics

Metrics for Parabol Friday Ship 248We surpassed 100,000 web sessions a month this week. We’re left wondering, when will this growth level off? The mid funnel isn’t quite as rosy: the rate of growth on signups was nearly flat, and MAU contracted slightly. That said, we saw 12% more meetings run this week than last, with the number of Sprint Poker meetings growing nicely.

 

This week we…

we published a post entitled Who Should Attend Your Sprint Retrospective Meetings?

held Parabol’s board meeting to close Q1, 2021.

interviewed dozens of candidates.

explored some concepts around adding additional content types to our discussion threads.

Parabol Discussion Content Concepts

advanced our explorations for a feature we’re calling retrospective reflection “Inspirations”. The value proposition we’re exploring is to give users a reminder on what’s changed with their work since the last time they held a retrospective.

Parabol Retrospective Reflection Inspirations Concept

shipped 6.7.0 intro production. The version includes our new meetings view, which we previewed in Friday Ship #245.

 

Next week we’ll…

wrap up Sprint #77.

…conclude the hiring process for a few promising candidates.


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.