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Friday Ship

#210 - Blackout

This week, we have little to say. With events sparked by the hateful killing of George Floyd, for once it felt right to leave more room for other voic...

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#209 - Customers Who Share

This week we launched a new feature: color-coding for retrospective templates. As we were writing the post announcing the feature—it’s hard to admit—w...

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#208 - 5 Stars

This week, we celebrated receiving more than ten 5-star reviews on an independent review site. Mostly gone are the days of big releases. When you’re s...

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#207 – Card Group Sizes

This week we performed an in-depth analysis of retrospective meeting grouping behavior and discovered some intriguing insights.

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#206 - Ready to Move On?

Photo by Dima Pechurin on Unsplash This week we kicked off Sprint 56 and began work to make it more difficult to accidentally advance a retrospective ...

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#205 - Publishing

This week we published some important new pages to our website. First, we published a page highlighting the benefits of our Retrospective meeting form...

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#204 - Redoubling

(source) This week, Parabol surpassed 40,000 registered users. Our doubling time has further shortened. It took 2 months and 10 days for user registra...

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#203 - Growing Capacity

  This week we rearchitected our hosting infrastructure and its monitoring capabilties.

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#202 – Exponentials

Today, we had to handle more traffic than ever, and react by rapidly increasing our server capacity.

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#201 - Homecomings

This week, we welcomed two people home. Terry Acker and his wife Clara welcomed the arrival of their 4th child. We heard everybody is doing well. Welc...

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Friday Ship 200: Four Years of Startup Transparency

This marks our 200th Friday Ship – 200 posts spanning 4 years of our company. This felt like a good time to reflect on why we do this and how far we’v...

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#199 - Let's Discuss

This week, we shipped our threaded discussion feature into production. Communications are at the heart of any team and especially for remote teams. Fo...