Friday Ship #313 | August 26, 2022
This week Parabol turned 7 .
I’m not much of a gambler, so I don’t know much about luck, but we did have a fun time gathering to celebrate Parabol’s 7th birthday this week.
On Thursday we took a break from our regular schedule and gathered to celebrate Parabol’s birthday and play some virtual Pictionary. It always brings me joy to see us all on screen at the same time, since that happens so rarely. I was so busy enjoying the moment, I forgot to grab a screen shot before we split up in groups for the game. 😅
We used the help of Confetti to coordinate a game of Pictionary and according to our host, we tied his record of the most timezones for a game, with 7 timezones. Hey look…that number 7 again!
As part of the birthday celebration we announced our new Parabol Merit Badges and all the members who have earned them so far. Who doesn’t love some gamification? (gotta collect them all!) Plus, it’s a fun way to recognize members who help shape our culture. For example,
I just realized we announced 7 merit badges…now I’m starting to freak myself out!!
Top-of-funnel growth continues strongly, driving website traffic and sign-ups.
Meetings were down this week, after a few weeks of growth. We believe it’s a combination of our standups tool finding steady users after a boom post-launch, and teams being in the off-week of their sprint rhythms.
This week we…
…published a blog post on Daily Huddles. Check out how daily meetings are like different coffees.
…added a Scrum Values retrospective template to our product. With this template teams can evaluate to what extent they are embodying the values of the Scrum guide.
Next week we’ll…
…wrap up the final sprint of the Trimester.
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