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Agile

Sprint Backlog Essentials: What You Need to Know

The word “backlog” can cause all kinds of confusion. An uninitiated boss, for example, overhearing their agile development team speak of their “large ...


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Friday Ship

#277 – Spooky Season 👻

This week a number of our employees celebrated holidays. It was Halloween in the United States, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico, Wszystkich...


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Engineering

The GraphQL Dataloader Cookbook

Dataloaders are the unsung heroes of GraphQL. They batch requests together to reduce hits to the database (DB). They cache the results in-memory to el...


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Friday Ship

#276 – Design Dash 1

Last week we held our first-ever design retreat in Austin, Texas. This was a milestone for many reasons. We got to meet up with Aviva Pinchas, Head of...


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Friday Ship

#275 - Global Perspective

As a fully remote company, we have the opportunity to recruit talent from around the globe. We’re slowly but surely managing to hire people from all o...


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Remote Work

21 Pro Tips for Better Hybrid Meetings

According to a 2021 study, 50% of employees say they now want to work remotely at least three days per week and only 17% of executives say they plan a...


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Friday Ship

#274 – Burnout

In my experience, talking about burnout at work has always been taboo. Burnout adjacent buzzwords get tossed around – work/life balance, flexible sche...


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Agile

The 10 Most Helpful Agile Metrics According to Experts

Cumulative Flow Diagram. Work In Progress. Quality Intelligence. Planned-to-done-ratio. Velocity. Flow Debt. Work Item Age. Burndown chart. Burnup cha...


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Friday Ship

#273 – Parental Leave for Global Startups

This week, we defined our parental leave policy.


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New Features Backlog Refinement

New: Estimate GitHub Issues with Remote Planning Poker™

Parabol was built completely in the open using GitHub. Every new idea starts as a discussion. We pick the most compelling ideas and turn them into iss...


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Friday Ship

#272 - Reading Rainbows

This week we used an ice breaker to bond over books. Many of you already know icebreaker questions are a great way to engage your team and get everyon...


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Friday Ship

#271 – Bottom-up Sales Motion

This week, we celebrated closing 4X the number of Enterprise accounts for the month than usual.


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