Parabol Blog

Icebreaker Questions: Why They Matter

When you think of icebreakers, what comes to mind?  Unfortunately, for me, it’s often awkward events or team-building activities where a plucky facili...

How Scrum Masters can Solve the Top 3 Challenges of Remote Work

Srum Masters have to wear many different hats in their day to day work 🎩 Not only are they agile gurus, instilling Scrum values and processes in thei...

Customer story

How Secret Escapes Built Team Resilience with Parabol

The tourism industry is expected to take over $1 trillion in economic damage due to the covid-19 global pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped Product Mana...

Backlog Refinement

8 Agile Estimation Techniques to Try With your Team

The ability to plan ahead is what sets humans apart from all other species.

How Companies Can Adapt Better to Remote Work

Do you remember your last trip for work? I do. It started with an outrageously early flight on January 16th. As the first rays of dim winter sunlight ...

Backlog Refinement

7 Product Backlog Tips to Make Work Flow

Ask ten agile teams how they do backlog refinement and you’ll likely get ten different answers. How you do this most unusual of agile processes depend...

Backlog Refinement

Working with the Product Backlog

Imagine for a second that you were a superhero and you could see into the future. What would you do with the power of foresight? 🦸‍♀️ 

Backlog Refinement

What is Backlog Refinement?

Have you ever held a project planning meeting where nobody knew which tasks to prioritise? Where nobody wanted to say how long they thought something ...

Backlog Refinement

Backlog Refinement: When Should it Happen?

Product Backlog refinement (formerly backlog grooming) helps agile teams improve their development process by ensuring the team always has well-define...

Agile Retrospectives

How Online Tools Improve Your In-Person Retrospectives

We’re in the midst of the world’s largest-ever ‘work-from-home’ experiment.

howto Agile Retrospectives

How to Run a Retrospective Across Time Zones

As I opened my eyes, the dim light of dawn pushed its way through the curtains. The sun wasn’t up yet, but the birds were already tweeting. Prising my...

Agile Retrospectives

How Often Should You Run a Sprint 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...