Flexible Retrospective Grouping and Enterprise SSO

We’ve made Parabol great by listening to you. No feedback was clearer than how you wanted to group and theme reflections gathered during a retrospective. Check out how we've improved the way our online retrospective meeting grouping phase works:

2019 Parabol Retro Grouping Before and AfterHere is a summary of all the exciting changes:

  • Reflection prompt columns are preserved: when the reflections are revealed in the grouping phase, they appear within the column of the prompt they were generated within
  • Grouping across categories: reflections can still be grouped across prompt columns, if you like
  • Add new items during the Group phase: we’ve often heard how anonymity within the Reflect phase is helpful, but when the reflections are revealed in the Group phase it would spurn new ideas folks want to capture. Now, cards can be added during the Group phase as well. You can even set a timer to limit this second round of input
  • Works on mobile: you wanted to be able to group on mobile, and now you can. Touch and drag to group cards. Tap to expand groups. Drag cards to the margins or swipe to change prompt columns.

2019 Parabol Retro Grouping Mobile Demo

Other recent updates

We’ve been hard at work making other updates to Parabol, too. Here are a few highlights since we last wrote about new features:

  • Retrospective Reflect phase redesigned for mobile: just like Group, the Reflect phase has been enhanced to work more effectively on mobile. While you can comfortably participate in a retrospective meeting on Parabol using your mobile device today, soon the remainder of our meeting phases will receive a mobile facelift.
  • Enterprise SSO: we’ve added support for popular enterprise SSO providers like Microsoft Active Directory and Okta. If you’d like to add enterprise authentication to your account, please contact us
  • Faster app performance: Parabol is much snappier now after its been loaded, thanks to clever local caching

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.