#199 - Let's Discuss

Friday Ship #199 | March 20, 2020

Parabol Threaded Discussion

This week, we shipped our threaded discussion feature into production.

Communications are at the heart of any team and especially for remote teams. For teams stretched across many time zones, enabling threaded discussion allows our retrospective meetings to be used asynchronously. Our team wrote a great post detailing how the feature works, have a look!

Metrics

Parabol Metrics 20-Mar-2020

These are extraordinary times, and our metrics tell the story that a remote collaboration tool like Parabol has never been more needed. Website traffic is up 50% over the previous week. Signups have increased seven-fold over the past 4 weeks, and the number of meetings has more than doubled.

This week we…

created a new program to help businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re offering 6-months of Parabol Enterprise free for new users and users who have recently joined our platform, as well as free coaching on how best to transition to fully-remote work.

updated our Team page to include our newest members. Welcome Aviva and Grayson!

...continued work on creating better landing pages.

...shared our knowledge around remote work. Jordan spoke at the Change @ Work virtual conference about remote hiring and was interviewed in The Human Behind The Screen podcast about communication on remote teams.

...continued interviewing folks to grow our team. We’re continuing to review resumes and interview for our open roles.

Next week we’ll…

kick off Sprint 53. We’ve got a number of popularly requested enhancements that have finished design and are ready for implementation.

start remote work coaching engagements with enterprises who have been adversely affected by the global health crisis.


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.