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Agile Retrospectives

Sprint Reviews vs Sprint Retrospectives for Remote Teams

Even the smartest people in the world can fall into the chaos of long, useless meetings when they lack the right processes for effective collaboration...

New Features Agile Retrospectives

New: Expand Columns in the Group & Vote Phases

When we're organising the real estate on your screen, we try to be super thoughtful about making the most of the space available. If the screen is too...

Agile Retrospectives

How to Counter Recency Bias in Your Sprint Retrospectives

Have you ever been in a sprint retrospective where the most recent bits of work just feel like the most important ones to discuss? If that sounds fami...

Agile Retrospectives Remote Work

8 Sprint Retrospective Games for Remote & Hybrid Teams

Retrospectives offer a precious moment for teams to come together, slow down for a second, and think deeply about their work. But they are also a powe...

Agile Retrospectives

9 Participant Pro-Tips for Fun & Effective Sprint Retrospectives

During a retrospective, facilitator leads 6 to 13 participants through a structured process to reflect on their shared work, find patterns, and decide...

Agile Retrospectives

How Long Should an Agile Retrospective Meeting Last?

When a football game ends, teams gather in the locker room to discuss it. Coaches analyze the game and look for possible ways of improvement to make t...

New Features Agile Retrospectives

New: Re-open Group Phase in Sprint Retrospectives

Here at Parabol, our product philosophy hinges on the idea of striving to provide agile meeting "guardrails" based on battle-proven best practices. As...

Agile Retrospectives

8 Facilitator Pro-Tips for Fun & Effective Sprint Retrospectives

Ask a group of developers what their last retrospective was like, and you might be in for a bland and uninspiring set of answers:

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...

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 ...

Agile Retrospectives

How Online Tools Improve Your In-Person Retrospectives

We’re in the midst of the world’s largest-ever ‘work-from-home’ experiment.

howto Agile Retrospectives

How to Run an Asynchronous Retrospective

As I opened my eyes, the dim light of dawn pushed its way through the curtains. The sun wasn’t up yet, but the birds were already tweeting. Prising my...