Parabol Blog

Agile Retrospectives

Post-mortems vs Retrospectives: What’s the Difference?

Picture this. After months of work, you’re done. Your big feature or project has been released, customers are reaping the rewards of your work and you...

Friday Ship

#221 – Building Empathy

This week we rounded out some research on user empathy.

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? 🦸‍♀️ 

Friday Ship

#220 – Parabol Turns 5

New Features Retrospective Templates Agile Retrospectives

New: Share Custom Templates with your Organization or the World! 🌍

Parabol comes with five retrospective templates out of the box, but we’ve heard from you that folks want to share Retro templates with other teams in ...

Friday Ship

#219 – Sharing

This week we released the ability to share retrospective meeting templates across your organization, or even the 🌍.

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 ...

Friday Ship

#218 – Sprint #62

This week, we kicked off a new sprint and made some adjustments to the way we do sprint planning.

What is transparency?

Our clients were a new management team in charge of marketing for a multi-billion dollar consumer brand. They had just brought the majority of their c...

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...

Friday Ship Backlog Refinement

#217 – More Sprint Poker Design

This week we made great strides in bringing our new agile Sprint Poker experience to life.

Friday Ship

#216 – Pre-meeting Design

This week we explored how meetings might get set up ahead of time. Sprint Poker subtly changes how meetings work in Parabol from “everybody join this ...