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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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Remote Work

What We Mean When We Talk about Remote Work

In the past year, companies were forced to make drastic decisions in response to a drastic situation: shutting the doors of their offices. Like a floc...


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Friday Ship

#254 - Leaning on Each Other

This week we tested our teamwork skills as our CEO took a proper vacation. 


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Remote Work How We Work

What We Learned From a Year of Virtual Retreats

In the before times, our team used to meet up in-person at least three times a year. 


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Backlog Refinement

How to Prioritize the Backlog When Everything is Important

On my first day as a product manager, I was greeted with my greatest dream and worst nightmare: a giant un-prioritized backlog of 500+ issues. 


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Agile Retrospectives

9 Participant Pro-Tips for Fun & Effective Sprint Retrospectives

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


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Retrospective Templates

Fresh Retrospective Ideas for New Agile Teams

Running your first retrospective with a new agile team can be daunting.


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Agile Retrospectives

8 Facilitator Pro-Tips for Fun & Effective Sprint Retrospectives

Ask a group of developers what their last retrospective was like, and you might be in for a bland and uninspiring set of answers:


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Remote Work Meetings

How to Structure Meetings to Solve the Struggles of Remote Work

This year, tens of millions of workers around the world did something for the first time. They completed an entire week of work, all from their own ho...


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Agile Retrospectives

Post-mortems vs Retrospectives: What’s the Difference?

Picture this. After months of work, you’re done. Your big feature or project has been released, customers are reaping the rewards of your work and you...


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New Features Retrospective Templates Agile Retrospectives

New: Share Custom Templates with your Organization or the World! 🌍

Parabol comes with five retrospective templates out of the box, but we’ve heard from you that folks want to share Retro templates with other teams in ...


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Remote Work How We Work

How we ran a qualitative research study remotely without losing our minds

For several years now, we’ve been helping agile teams conduct powerful retrospective meetings across the bounds of space and timezones.


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Reflections from multiple team members

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