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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...

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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...

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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:

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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...

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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 ...

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How Online Tools Improve Your In-Person Retrospectives

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

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How to Run a Retrospective Across Time Zones

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...

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New: Color-code reflections in sprint retros

Stop lights. Poisonous frogs. Moldy bread. Every day, colors help direct our attention so we can make smarter decisions. In our digital lives, they pl...

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How Often Should You Run a Sprint Retrospective?

There are approximately 55 million meetings per day in the United States alone, yet, 71% of senior managers say that meetings are unproductive and ine...

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New: Customize voting settings for more effective retrospectives

The sprint retrospective format - which is built-in to Parabol - follows a standard process to facilitate productive team discussions:

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5 Easy Tips for Perfectly Sized Remote Retrospectives

With the advent of web conferencing software and shared documents, many of the barriers to running a great agile retrospective are gone:

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New: Discussion Threads for Retrospectives

With the whole world trying remote work on a previously unimaginable scale, interest in asynchronous communication has spiked. We're a fully distribut...