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Friday Ship How We Work

#267 – Back to School

Where I live in Canada, going back to school is synonymous with crisp fall air, new notebooks, and excitement for something new. As many students go b...


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Engineering

Upgrading our React app to GraphQL Relay Hooks

We’ve been on a forked version of Relay v8 for a couple years. While the new versions had some neat features, nothing really compelled us to upgrade u...


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Friday Ship How We Work

#266 – Theory of Mind

This week, we advanced several candidates who've been through our revised culture interview format that explores their alignment to our values.


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Agile

How to make your Agile implementation a success

Traditional organizations and managers follow a command-and-control approach. Power and direction trickle from the top down, as "big leaders appoint l...


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Remote Work

Lift Off: Announcing Parabol, Inc.

When does a job feel meaningful? Though we are often taught to think of ourselves as inherently selfish, the longing to act meaningfully in our work s...


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Friday Ship How We Work

#265 – Product Pilgrimage

This week, our product team returned from our first in-person retreat to Mérida, Mexico.


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Friday Ship

#264 - It Takes a Village

This week (as with every week) we tested our ability to work effectively as a unit through conflicting priorities and availability constraints.


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Backlog Refinement

Story Points: The Simple Explanation You've Been Looking For

Before the introduction of money, exchanging goods could be challenging. How many chickens should I give you for a cow? What if I want your cow, but y...


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Friday Ship

#263 – Integrations & Stickiness

This week we conducted an analysis on how integration use correlates with a tendency to pay for Parabol.


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Friday Ship

#262 – Hiring is Everyone's Job

This week we conducted trainings for any teammate who wanted to learn how to hire.


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Friday Ship

#261 – Shaping Work

This week (as with most weeks), we recorded verbatim user feedback to our backlog and shaped that feedback into issues we can execute on our open back...


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Friday Ship How We Work

#260 – Setting Team Compensation

This week we conducted a process to set executive compensation, this time including two new executive team members.


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