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April 2024

Facilitator's meeting notes

Facilitators can now add any rich-text meeting notes at the end of a retrospective or health check. Meeting notes will be visible to all participants and are included in:

  • Meeting summary emails 
  • Meeting report PDFs
  • Publish to Slack
  • Publish to MS Teams
  • Publish to Confluence

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Improvement: A new sort option has been added in retrospective carousel views - Sort by Topics then Who Added. This is designed for teams who want to talk through their contributions but topic by topic.
  • Improvement: Added support for Jira Cloud Priority per Project feature. Note: this now requires manage:jira-configuration scope in order to allow access to the priority/search endpoint. More information about Jira integration security.
  • Improvement: We've completed a major version upgrade of our SAML authentication library @node-saml/passport-saml (4.0.4 -> 5 changelog). Our testing has indicated this change should be transparent to customers, but please contact us if your users encounter any changes in SSO behavior.
  • Improvement: Users now have the option to give feedback on AI generated retrospective templates, health models and icebreaker questions.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue publishing meeting summaries to Confluence affecting some users.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue causing dropdowns with a large amount of content to overflow.

March 2024

Facilitator Only retrospective and health check role

The "Facilitator Only" role allows the meeting facilitator to manage the retrospective or health check meeting without contributing content that could sway the team's perspectives. This ensures a neutral environment where all team members feel confident that their voices are heard and valued equally.

Facilitator Only users cannot add ideas, reactions or votes, however can still group ideas, comment, and add actions / agreements made by the team during discussion.

To clarify meeting roles the existing "Facilitator" role has been renamed "Facilitator + Participant".

You can adjust your role in the invite dialog, or by clicking on your avatar in the Team pane once the meeting has been created. 

Learn more about TeamRetro Roles and Permissions

Improved retrospective grouping phase

We’ve made a number of improvements to the grouping phase to make it smoother and easier to use:

  • Improved multi-lingual group suggestions using vector embeddings. 
  • Smoother interactions and animations while grouping. 
  • Facilitators can accept all or reject all suggested groups via the group suggestion dropdown. 
  • Suggested groups can be modified (drag ideas in / out) before accepting 
    • Remove a single idea from a suggested group by clicking the small (x) on the right hand side of the idea
  • Suggested groups appear in the same carousel view as other groups

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Improvement: fixed an issue where users viewing an already completed / closed meeting would be listed as a meeting participant. For in-progress meetings, team members will be automatically added as participants.
  • Improvement: Action reminder emails are now only sent Monday-Friday in your local timezone.
  • Improvement: Hide "Resent Invite" button in participant dialog if participant has already joined.
  • Improvement: Improved Jira + Confluence integrations to give more detailed error messages.
  • Improvement: Internationalized demo retrospectives and health checks.
  • Improvement: Internationalized error pages (such as 404)
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where meeting statistics would include NaN if no participants were invited.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue preventing recurring retrospective or health check invitation emails from sending correctly.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where recurring retrospectives or health checks would re-add explicitly removed users to teams. Recurring retrospective and health checks will now only automatically add participants who are already a member of the team.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where joining a meeting via the Guest Link may result in invitation dialog showing if user was already an admin and member of the team.

February 2024

Jira 2-Way Synchronization

Our Jira integration now supports optional 2-way synchronization. When enabled, TeamRetro will periodically check the action items it’s published to your Jira instance. If the completion state, due date, assignment or priority has been updated,  these will be reflect back in TeamRetro.

  • Completion status - fully synchronized
  • Due date - fully synchronized
  • Assignment - best effort (user must exist in TeamRetro)
  • Priority - best effort (equivalent priority must exist in TeamRetro)

Only Jira issues originally created by TeamRetro will be polled and synchronized.  This feature is disabled by default for existing integrations; however, it will default to one for future Jira integrations. Team Admins can adjust the settings under Team > Settings > Integrations > Jira > Fields and enabling "Two-way synchronization".

Learn more about our Jira Software integration and Jira Software integration security.

User + Insights Role (Enterprise)

By request, we’ve added a new account-level role for enterprise accounts - User + Insights. This role is equivalent to the basic Account User role with additional read-only access to the cross-team insights reports.

Learn more about TeamRetro roles and permissions

Download Insight Chart / Table Images

You can now download a screen capture of insights charts and tables (such as latest health ratings, historical health ratings, return on time invested charts etc). Click on the camera button in the top right of the chart to download the image in PNG format.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement: Improved load-time performance for accounts and teams with a large number of custom health models
  • Improvement: Account, team and meeting roles chips in the UI will now display the definition of role on mouse hover.
  • Improvement: Insights -> Health will show all custom health models, not just those that have been used.
  • Improvement: Improved error handling with Jira + Confluence integrations
  • Bug fix: Fixed multiple incorrect translations
  • Bug fix: Fixed issue preventing some popovers from displaying correctly
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue preventing the "Add comments during survey" option from appearing correctly under Health Check meeting options.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where in some circumstances users were unable to delete their own comments

January 2024

Background Music Volume

You can now adjust your local background music volume while the timer is running by clicking on the music icon.

Insights Sample Data

Many folks have asked us to demonstrate the type of insights visualisations and reports you can gather using TeamRetro over time. We've introduced new "sample" data on the insights page, so you can view example insights for a fictitious organization to get a better feel for how TeamRetro insights and reports can be helpful to your team over time.

Observer Role in Retrospectives and Health Checks

Enterprise customers can now invite users to act as observers in a retrospective or health check (in Scrum terminology, TeamRetro now supports the chickens 🙂). 

Unlike regular participants:

  • Observers are always named (regardless of meeting anonymity) to help maintain a safe-space for contributing participants 
  • Observers cannot add ideas, vote, react, rate or comment or take any other actions - they can only observe.
  • Observers can be invited to individual retrospectives and health checks, and will not be automatically added as team members.

If you are interested in learning more about TeamRetro enterprise plans, please see https://secure.teamretro.com/enterprise or get in touch!

Preferred Name and Initials

Users can now update their user profile with their preferred name and initials, even if their account was created via Google login, Single Sign On (SSO) or SCIM.

Except where anonymity is enabled: 

  • Your preferred name will be used throughout the UI
  • Your preferred initials will be displayed in avatars unless you’ve provided an image

This feature makes it easier to differentiate users with the same initials, and ensures your preferences are saved and not overwritten by Google+ or SCIM. To set your preferred name and initials, click on your avatar in the top-right corner and select ‘Profile’.

Improved In-meeting Team Pane

We’ve improved the team pane to make it clearer what role each user has in the meeting; as well as making it easier to see whether a user is online, has finished or has triggered a live reaction.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement: TeamRetro will automatically send notifications to the Account Owners when a configured SSO identity provider signing certificate is due to expire in the next 30 days.
  • Improvement: Retrospective and Health Check PDF reports now include the meeting context and context image (if set).
  • Performance Improvement: We've updated how static assets (avatar images, topic images, background images etc) are served in TeamRetro to improve performance.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed support for Jira Integration numeric Sprint ID fields
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue preventing certain custom retrospective templates from appearing as expected in the Start Retrospective dialog
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a localization issue preventing check in / check out question text from displaying correctly
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue causing some topic images to appear black rather than the expected color, and preventing large avatar images from being resized as expected.
  • Bug Fix: Improved errors (and error handling) when creating an online subscription, or updating payment methods.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue preventing some team-created custom health models from appearing under cross-team insights

December 2023

TeamRetro's User Interface Now Supports German, French, and Spanish

We're thrilled to announce the beta release of our multilingual user interface. You now have the option to switch TeamRetro's default English interface to German, French, or Spanish. This can be easily done through the profile dropdown located at the top right corner of your screen. In the upcoming weeks, we'll be fine-tuning our translations and plan to introduce an automatic language detection feature based on your browser settings, which you'll still be able to customize. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us, especially if you're interested in seeing TeamRetro in another language. Please feel free to reach out at info@teamretro.com.

Health Check Models, and all Retrospective Templates Available in German, French, and Spanish

We've expanded our range of best practice team health check templates to include versions in German, French, and Spanish, ensuring a more accessible and inclusive experience for diverse teams. Additionally our retrospective Community templates are now multi-lingual.

Monday.com Integration

You can now publish your action items as Monday.com items. Team admins can configure the new integration under Team -> Settings -> Integrations.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement: AI retrospective templates and AI health models can now be used to create templates under Team > Settings and Account > Settings
  • Improvement: We’ve added two new health check models - “Great Teams Health Check” and “Five Ideals of DevOps”
  • Improvement: The default maximum length of health check responses has been increased from 400 to 1000 characters
  • Improvement: Retrospective and health check meeting titles will now default to the last used value for the team, making it easier to keep consistent with naming conventions.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where some custom health models were not appearing correctly

November 2023

ClickUp Integration

You can now publish your action items as ClickUp tasks. Team admins can configure the new integration under Team -> Settings -> Integrations.

Every Month, Every Second Month or every Third Month Recurring Retrospectives / Health Checks

You can now set up your retrospectives or health checks to automatically recur every month, every second month, or every third month.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement - Retrospective ideas reports now indicate who added an idea (respecting the anonymity mode of the retrospective).
  • Bug Fix - Fixed issue preventing Guest participants from joining a retrospective if Require SSO was enabled.
  • Improvement - More forgiving parsing of OpenAI responses to improve the reliability of AI retrospective template generation.
  • Improvement - Ensure any hyperlinks added in retrospective/health check context are opened in new tab.
  • Improvement - Signing certificates are now required for all SSO Identity Providers
  • Bug Fix - Hyperlinks added on the retrospective canvas are now directly clickable

October 2023

AI-Generated Health Models

Create a health model tailored specifically for your team and focus areas with TeamRetro’s new AI generated health models (powered by OpenAI ChaptGPT). 

  • Choose your team type
  • Choose your language (bn, de, en, es, fr, hi, id, it, ja, ko, th, tl, vn, zh)
  • … and choose your focus area. eg.
    • DevOps
    • Customer engagement
    • Remote working
    • Scrum practices
    • Stakeholder engagement

TeamRetro will give you a draft health model you can refine, along with examples of positive and negative responses for each dimension.  

Try it out under Team > Health Checks > Start Health Check > AI

Privacy and Security - Only the options you select and your theme will be shared with OpenAI, no other health check data or personal information is shared. For further information please see our TeamRetro AI Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Enhance Your Meetings with Background Music 🎶

Elevate the atmosphere of your retrospectives and health checks with background music in TeamRetro! Now, you can infuse some energy and creativity into your sessions. We've curated six distinctive playlists to help you set just the right mood:

  • Acoustic: For a soothing and natural vibe. 
  • Chilled: Perfect for a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. 
  • Classical: Elegant and timeless melodies to inspire reflection. 
  • Global: Dive into a world of diverse sounds and rhythms. 
  • Inspiring: Uplifting tunes to spark fresh ideas and motivation. 
  • Upbeat: Get ready for an energetic and dynamic experience.

Here's how it works:

  1. Subtle Ambiance: The selected background music plays at a gentle volume, enriching the atmosphere without overpowering the conversation.
  2. Participant Control: Worried about personal preferences? No problem! Participants can independently mute the music by clicking on the music button next to the timer. It's all about making everyone comfortable.
  3. Focused Timing: The background music fades out gracefully as the timer reaches its end, signaling the conclusion of your activity.

Unleash the power of music to enhance your meetings. Try it out today and let the rhythm of improvement flow! 🎵✨

Icebreaker Questions in Deutsch, Français and Español

Our library of icebreaker questions is now available in four languages (English, Deutsch, Français and Español). Choose the language most comfortable for your team! Behind the scenes we are continuing work on the overall internationalization of TeamRetro... watch this space 😊

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement - Improved support for 3DS authorized credit card payment.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed a race condition where in some circumstances participants would see a broken/blank screen after first joining a retrospective or health check. The issue resolved with a reload.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where setting check-in question or check-out question to "none" caused UI binding issues for some users.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where large action lists may fail to publish to Microsoft Teams due to the size of the list. TeamRetro will now truncate the list (you can click through to see all!) to ensure successful publication.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue preventing the user from cancelling changes to a custom icebreaker question.
  • Bug Fix - Explciitly set charset=utf-8 during synchronization to avoid character encoding issues with some proxies.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue resetting meeting date to the current day when creating new retrospectives and health checks
  • Improvement - To improve email deliverability, we no longer validate recipient mail server certificates (although do continue to require TLS 1.2+ for security)
  • Improvement - Participant typing indicator now appears in Health Check Survey step

September 2023

Live Feedback and Reactions

TeamRetro presentation mode now supports live feedback and live reactions, adding a new layer of engagement to your retrospectives and health checks. Live feedback and reactions are enabled by default, however can be disabled under the retrospective and health check OPTIONS tab. 

Live Feedback

Participants can share live feedback with the facilitator by toggling the following options on and off. The count of participants giving the feedback is shown, and clicking on that count will display the participant name or aliases.

  • Slow Down / Speed Up

    Indicate you’d like to discuss further (slow down) or move on (speed up). Ensure your team doesn’t get bogged down discussing a single issue.

  • Agree / Disagree

    Indicate you agree / disagree with current discussion - a great tool to run a quick poll while presenting.

  • Raised Hand

    Indicate you have a question or contribution to share.

Live feedback automatically expires after 10 minutes. Slow Down/Speed Up and Agree/Disagree feedback will automatically clear when you move to the next item in the presentation. 

Live Reactions ❤️ 🎉 👏 😀 😮 🤔 😡 😢

Participants can react to current discussion using live reactions - these appear as a stream in the background of the presentation mode.  

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement - Scrolling in TeamRetro now uses native scrolling behaviors and scrollbars where possible, ensuring a more consistent and reliable experience.
  • Improvement - Team admins will now be prompted to become facilitator for a health check or retrospective if the currently assigned facilitators are offline.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed issue preventing health check recurrence from being disabled

August 2023

AI Generated Icebreakers!

Unlock infinite icebreaker ideas with our new ChatGPT powered AI Icebreakers. When setting up your icebreaker, click “AI’, provide a theme and language, and we’ll generate 5 unique icebreaker questions for you to pick from. We hope you have as much fun with this as we have!

Icebreakers in Retrospectives and Health Checks!

Start your retrospective or health check with an icebreaker activity. Add an icebreaker question (or use one from our collection) and take turns answering using the team member name spinner. 

Questions categories include:

  • Fun
  • Deep and meaningful
  • Building safety
  • Check-ins
  • Get to know
  • Work focused
  • Warm-ups
  • Team building

Facilitators can enable the icebreaker step under the Process tab when starting a new retrospective or health check meeting.

Looking to run an Icebreaker outside a retrospective or health check?

Check out our Icebreaker Tool

Customizable Retrospective and Health Check Process

You can now customize the steps in your TeamRetro retrospective and health check meetings under the Process tab. Prefer to review every idea rather than group and/or vote first? You can now disable these steps to streamline your process.

The new process editor also allows you to customize all retrospective and health check settings in one screen before you’ve started your meeting. 

Welcome Step

Set the context for your retrospective or health check with a Welcome step. You can also upload an image (which will appear in the Welcome step, Welcome dialog and Context side panel).

Check In Questions

Add a check in question to your welcome step

Energy levels
Safety Check
Weather Report
Sprint Happiness

Check Out Questions

Add a check in question to the end of your retrospective or health check

Delivery Confidence
Pulse Check
Retrospective Process
Return on Time Invested

Open Actions Step

Make sure your actions don’t fall off the radar by reviewing at the beginning of your retrospective or health check meetings. Enable the Open Actions step under the Process tab to walk through your open actions and check their status with the team (supports presentation mode)

Hundreds of New Topic Icons

We've added hundreds of new topic icons to the built-in library - giving you more options when you create custom retrospective templates; as well as making the AI-generate templates more creative 🙂

Recurring Health Checks

You can now mark a health check as recurring (every week, two weeks, three weeks or four weeks) and TeamRetro will automatically open a new health check when:

  • Your current health check meeting date has passed 
  • Or your previous retrospective has been closed
  • health check

Each team can schedule a single recurring health check.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Bug Fix - Added handling for mojibake encoding issues on reactions
  • Bug Fix - Fix incorrect link in team request email when using custom domains
  • Improvement - AI retrospective template generation is now more reliable
  • Improvement - Improved SAML support:
    • allow SAML profiles without email address if they match an existing TeamRetro user account (email address is required for new TeamRetro user accounts)
    • support array attributes in SAML profiles (such as multiple email addresses)
    • attempt to email address from name, nameId attributes if not provided explicitly
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue with insights and reports preventing activity occurring on the last day of the reporting period from being included correctly.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue preventing regular team members (non-admins) from using AI-generated retrospective templates, even if they have been granted permission to start new retrospectives.

July 2023

API Enhancements (Enterprise)

Endpoints are now available for Enterprise users to delete old retrospective and health check meetings. These are soft-deleted for 30 days before being permanently deleted. See our API documentation

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement - TeamRetro now enforces SSL connections and a valid certificate for outgoing emails.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue causing some actions to be excluded from recent open actions report due to timezone differences.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where account users who were not members of any teams were not appearing in the Users report.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue preventing recurring meeting titles from auto-incrementing. eg. "Sprint 1", "Sprint 2", "Sprint 3".
  • Improvement - switched to using Confluence search API for parent page picker in Confluence integration configuration screen. "search" scope will be requested for new Confluence integrations (existing integrations will use existing lookup logic). This change improves our support for large Confluence instances with 1000s of pages.

June 2023

🪄AI Generated Retrospective Templates

Unleash your retrospective creativity with our new AI-generated retro templates. Simply choose a few options and with the help of Open AI we’ll generate a unique retrospective especially for the occasion.

  • Choose the number of topics
  • Choose your team type
  • Choose your language (bn, de, en, es, fr, hi, id, it, ja, ko, th, tl, vn, zh)
  • … and choose your theme. e.g.
    • improve productivity, team communication (serious)
    • post-release, new project  (situational)
    • puppies, robots, crime scene investigation (entertaining)

Our mostly-tame AI will generate a unique retrospective format for you to then use, customise further or save as a template for future use!

Privacy and Security

Only the AI generated template options you select and your theme will be shared with Open AI, no other retrospective data or personal information is shared. For further information please see our TeamRetro AI Template Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Example AI Retrospective - "Increase Velocity"

Paste Multiple Actions

It's now easier to add multiple action items in your team, retrospectives or health checks. If you paste any of the following in the action input...

  • bulleted action list (ie. from a document)
  • multiple rows of actions (ie. from spreadsheet)
  • or multiple paragraphs separated by two new lines

... each will be added as a separate action items.

Jira Integration - Personal Access Tokens and API Token Authentication

You can now connect your TeamRetro teams to Jira Cloud using an API Token for authentication, or your Jira Server / Data Center instances using a Personal Access Token. 

We recommend users who are currently authenticated to Jira Server / Data Center instances using username/password to switch to Personal Access Token authentication for improved security.

Confluence Integration - Multiple Improvements

We’ve made a number of improvements to our Confluence integration to make it easier to configure, and more flexible and robust. These improvements include:

  • Support for new authentication methods:
    • API Token 
    • Personal Access Token
    • Application Links
  • Improved configuration - it’s easier to search for and select the parent page you want to use for your generated retrospectives / health check summaries 
  • Customise your page titles  - you can now specify a custom naming template for your published retrospective and health check pages. Available substitutions include:
    • {{RetrospectiveTitleOrDate}}
    • {{HealthCheckTitleOrDate}}
    • {{YY}} {{YYYY}} 
    • {{M}} {{MM}} {{MMM}} {{MMMM}}
    • {{D}} {{DD}} {{Do}}
  • Test your confluence integration setup directly from the configuration dialog

We recommend users who are currently authenticated to Confluence Server / Data Center instances using username/password to switch to Personal Access Token authentication for improved security.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement - We've improved the presentation of action items in the carousel view to include more text from the inspiring retrospective idea(s) or health check dimension. Clicking on the text will open the source retrospective idea(s) or health check dimension in a new window.
  • Improvement - We've updated our ZIP compression libraries to ensure large report downloads are delivered correctly in a timely fashion.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where action items would be created as 'accepted' rather than 'proposed' if the user clicks off an idea after typing the action text and proposing actions is enabled.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where clicking on Setup Guide on the integrations page would fail to open the associated setup guides.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where clicking the 'inspired by' meeting link on an action would open an invalid link if the retrospective or health check is no longer open.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where a retrospective or health check may be created without a facilitator when "invite immediately" is enabled.

May 2023

New Status Page - BetterUptime

We've switched to BetterUptime for improved monitoring and alerting. You can sign up at https://teamretro.betteruptime.com/ to receive notifications of scheduled maintenance or service status changes.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Bug Fix - Fixed an browser-related issue preventing some users from clicking to open and comment on an idea in the Vote and Discuss steps.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where account users were unable to create new teams, even if granted permission under the Account -> User settings
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue where action items published to Jira Cloud would not be assigned to matching users in Jira if the user was not in the first 50 returned by the Jira API.
  • Bug Fix - Fixed an issue health radar labels were not being colored correctly.

April 2023

Custom Health Checks - Color Scales & Negative Ranges

We've extended health checks to support customizable color scales (not just Green & Red) and to a wide range of numeric options (eg. -2...2, -5...5) etc.

Major Feature Update - Introducing Insights 🚀

Gain insight into your overall team happiness, sentiment and activity! The TeamRetro insights feature is designed to empower and support your teams, as well as offering a cross-team view of how all of your teams are tracking in their retrospectives and health checks. With insights you can:

  • Identify trends and themes across retrospectives
  • Easily see and share key metrics
  • Understand how actions are created, tracking and completed
  • Track meeting return on time invested (ROTI)
  • Discover the frequency of retrospectives and most used retrospective templates
  • Track evolving team sentiments
  • See word clouds of common retrospective and health check themes
  • See how individual health dimensions have changed over time
  • Filter all results by teams and time

Team-level insights are available on ALL plans for Team Admins. 

Cross-team insights are only available on our Enterprise plan for Account Admins. https://www.teamretro.com/enterprise

Activity Insights

Key metrics on your team's overall usage of TeamRetro including how often they run retrospectives and health checks. It shows the actions and agreements created in any given time period.

Retrospective Insights

Get key metrics on retrospectives, ideas and actions and the participation rate of invited team members.

Track return on time invested responses over time for your retrospectives.

See the frequency of retrospectives run by teams.

See the most-used templates as well as topic headers.

Identify common themes by sentiment in your team retrospectives for a given time frame.

Track sentiment trends based on the number of ideas contributed to positive sentiment topics (e.g “What went well?”) compared to negative sentiment topics (e.g “What could have gone better?”) from one retrospective to the next.

Health Check Insights

Get key metrics on health checks, ideas and actions and the participation rate of invited team members.

See a heat-map of the latest ratings of health check dimensions across teams.

Track historical ratings for each health check dimension.

See key themes from health check survey comments with word clouds (colored by associated ratings).

Track return on time invested responses over time for your health check meetings.

Actions Insights

Get key metrics on actions from creation to completion.

Track created actions over time by selected teams.

Track open actions by age for selected teams.

See the number of published actions to your integrated task management tool.

See the time to completion for actions by team and time frame.

Agreements Insights

Key metrics on team agreements in total and range per team.

See key themes from team agreements with word clouds based on team colours.


Access and download your reports all in one location.

Topic Sentiment for Retrospectives

You can now set the sentiment for each retrospective topic for new templates, or modify the existing ones. Get a sense of where people are focusing their time and energy in retrospectives to help get a sense of team sentiment.

Sentiment values are reflected in your insights and reports.

Sentiment range from positive to negative, as well as neutral or unknown.

March 2023

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement - We've added a new retrospective download "Ideas (ungrouped)". If you'd prefer to download your retrospective data with one idea per row (rather than one row per group) - this report can help you out. You can find this option under Retrospective > Share > Download > Ideas (ungrouped)
  • Performance Improvements: We've optimized some of our back-end tasks to ensure consistent performance.  

February 2023

Recurring Retrospective

You can now mark a retrospective as recurring (every week, two weeks, three weeks or four weeks) and TeamRetro will automatically open a new retrospective when:

  • Your current retrospective meeting date has passed 
  • Or your previous retrospective has been closed

Your team will be invited to start capturing ideas at the beginning of your iteration. Each team can schedule a single recurring retrospective.

Custom Create Team Request Process

Account Owners can now provide a custom message and URL to present to users when they request a new team be created. This is ideal for organizations with internal processes (for example, an IT ticketing system) managing the creation of TeamRetro teams. You can find the option under Account > Settings > Security

Enterprise plan Team Admins can now generate a guestURL to join retrospectives or health checks, along with the existing ability to invite guests directly by email. Guest users only have access to the specific retrospective or health check to which they were invited, and are not added as team members or account users.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement: Health check scores are no longer visible on the Team > Health page while the health survey is open 
  • Improvement: Extended TeamRetro Health Checks API to include option to optionally retrieve anonymous health check ratings and comments. See our API documentation
  • Bug Fix: Fixes have been deployed to maintain SCIM compatibility with Microsoft Azure AD SCIM, including support for the urn:ietf:params:scim:schemas:extension:enterprise:2.0:User manager field.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue where SCIM deactivated (not deleted) users still appeared in member lists on the Account -> Teams page

January 2023 🎉

Happy new year from TeamRetro! 

New Community Templates

Mix up your retrospectives with one of our new community templates:

Jira & Confluence Caller IP Address Change (March 2023)

On March 13th TeamRetro will be updating the source IP address used for outbound calls to on-premise Jira and Confluence instances (used to publish action items and meeting reports). If your organization has restricted incoming calls to our previously published IP addresses, you'll need to whitelist the new IP address in order to prevent an interruption to service. The current IP addresses can be removed from your firewall whitelist any time after March 21st 2023.  

  • US Environment - (NEW) - and (CURRENT)
  • EU Environment - (NEW) - and (CURRENT)

Jira Cloud and Confluence Cloud integrations are not impacted by this change. Potentially affected integration users have been directly notified by email.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement: Team creation request emails now include a list of of proposed team member emails.
  • Improvement: It's now easier to reopen a meeting that has been accidentally closed. On your team homepage you can right click (or click the three dots) to show the menu and select "Reopen retrospective" or "Reopen health check".
  • Improvement:
  • Improvement: Timezone Aware - TeamRetro now detects your local timezone to ensure action reminder emails are sent during your local daylight hours. You can explicitly set your preferred timezone on your user profile page.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed permission issue preventing program team admin from downloading program-level reports.
  • Improvement - Azure DevOps integration now supports > 100 projects
  • Improvement - Asana integration now supports large number of projects
  • Performance Improvements - TeamRetro is now hosted on higher performance AWS Fargate dynos, and static asset caching has been optimised. 
  • Bug Fix - Client-side HTML scrubbing for retrospective and health check context field has been improved to prevent false-positives from our web application firewall.
  • Tweak - We've moved Sailboat and SWOT Analysis retrospective templates from the Community tab into the Standard tab to make these popular formats more discoverable.

December 2022

Download All Retrospective / Health Check Reports

Team admins can now request a single ZIP file download containing all retrospective reports (PDF) or all health check reports (PDF). It can take a while to prepare your download, so we'll send you an email when your download is ready.

  • Team > Settings > Retrospectives - "Download all retrospective reports"
  • Team > Settings > Health Checks - "Download all health check reports"

Reorder Team Agreements

You can now drag and drop to reorder team agreements into a logical order. Just click on the drag handle on the right hand side of the agreement and drag to its new position in the list.

Easily Schedule Your Next Retrospective

Request New Team

The process for setting up teams in TeamRetro has been streamlined - users can now request teams be created. Requests are sent by email to account admins to be accepted or declined, and will also appear on the main TeamRetro screen for account admins. If accepted, the team will be created and team members invited.

Request Team Access

Users can also request access to existing teams within TeamRetro. Access requests will be emailed to the team admins to be accepted or declined. A list of pending requests is also represented on the main TeamRetro screen for both team and account admins.If accepted, the user is added as a team member or team administrator (depending on the level of access requested).

Permalinks for Retrospectives and Health Checks

You can now access a permalink to your team's latest retrospective or health check - ideal for pinning to a Slack channel, adding to a team Confluence page etc.

This link will always take users to the most recent in progress retrospective or health check. If none are in progress, it will take the user to the team home page.

  • Your retrospective permalink can be found at [Team] > Settings > Retrospectives > Latest Retrospective Permalink
  • Your health check permalink can be found at [Team] > Settings > Health Checks > Latest Health Check Permalink

Invite Team Members Immediately

When creating a new retrospective or health check you now have the option to invite your team immediately. If enabled, this will immediately email invitations to your team members, as well as posting a retrospective / health check link via your Slack or Teams integrations (if configured).

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Performance Improvement - TeamRetro servers now pre-warm their caches to ensure consistent response times even after restarts and deployments.
  • Improvement - If clicking on an email link intended for a specific login while already signed in with a different account, it is now easier to switch logins.
  • Improvement - Error and exception pages have been redesigned to improve clarity.
  • Bug Fix - Improved error handling for Confluence integrations - they will now gracefully handle archived pages.
  • Bug Fix - Resolve issue preventing comments from appearing in some reports
  • Bug Fix - Resolve issue where users were presented option of "New template..." without sufficient permission to complete the action
  • Bug Fix - Dark mode styling for proposed actions
  • Bug Fix - Resolve issue where right-hand side of PDF exports was truncated by a few pixels
  • Bug Fix - Resolve issue preventing some user avatars from being resized
  • Bug Fix - Resolve issue when combining groups after voting - if users voted for both groups, their votes will be totaled
  • Improvement - you can now drag and drop to reorder retrospective topics in the customize dialog
  • Improvement - you can now drag and drop to reorder health check dimensions in the health check dialog

November 2022

Health Check Survey Comments Reports

You can now download summaries of health check survey comments at both the team level (all plans) and the account level (for enterprise plans).

Team-level reports can be downloaded from [Team] > Health and selecting Download > Survey comments. All team--level comment reports are anonymized according to the health check settings

3D Secure Support for Visa, Mastercard, Amex

TeamRetro now supports 3D secure payment verification for all online payment methods - providing additional payment security and expanding support to include credit cards that require 3DS.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Bug Fix - Hide action integration dropdown if no integrations are configured
  • Bug Fix - Resolve integration error when using the Jira issue custom field types
  • Bug Fix - Fix issue delaying publication of Jira issues
  • Improvement - Shortened login session time to 8 hours

October 2022

It's been a while...

Admins for teams which haven't completed a retrospective or health check in the previous 60 days will receive a gentle reminder email suggesting they consider running a retrospective or health check.

Health Radar Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Individual...

We’ve added a range of new health radar visualization options for your team health checks, providing new insight into opportunities for improvement.

IndividualSee all individual participant ratings

Median See the median (middle-most) rating for each dimension

ModeSee the most common rating for each dimension

Mean See the average rating for each dimension

Standard DeviationSee the standard deviation band for each dimension

DistributionSee a heat-map distribution of the most common replies

RangeSee the range from highest to lowest

Allowed Email Domains (Enterprise)

Enterprise plan customers can now lock down their TeamRetro accounts to users with specific email address domain(s) for additional security. This feature prevents users outside the listed domains from being invited to join the account, teams, retrospectives or health checks. You can enable allowed domains under Account > Settings > Security -> Allowed Email Domains. Learn more

September 2022

GitLab Integration

You can now publish action items as GitLab project issues using a Personal, Group or Project Access Token. Action priorities will be added as issue labels, and the GitLab issue will be automatically assigned to the first action item assignee matching a GitLab user public email address.

Jira Software - Application Link (Oauth) Authentication

TeamRetro now supports integrating with Jira Software via Application Links. Application Links use OAuth to authorize TeamRetro to access your Jira Software instance, meaning a username and password does not need to be provided to TeamRetro. View the updated setup guide.

Currently Application Link integrations are defined at the TeamRetro team level. If you would like to see Application Links defined at the account level (so they can be shared across multiple teams) - please vote for the feature in our product backlog.

Sailboat Retrospective Template

By popular request we've added the Sailboat retrospective community template:

  • Goal: What are we working towards?
  • Wind: What is pushing us forward?
  • Anchor: What is holding us back?
  • Rocks: What risks do we face?
  • Sun: What is making us feel good?

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Improvement - Linear integration: raise limit on number of teams shown to 250
  • Improvement - Jira Software integration: added support for custom priority schemas. TeamRetro will only assign priorities if a matching priority can be found in the schema (High, Medium, Low). 
  • Improvement - Inspired By action badges now link to the associated Retrospective / Health Check.

August 2022

Improved Jira Software Integration

We’ve consolidated our separate Jira Cloud and Jira Server integrations into a single new Jira Software integration supporting both hosting environments. Existing configured integrations have been automatically updated. The new combined integration includes a number of improvements:

  • Supports custom fields for BOTH Jira Cloud and Server
 (previously only Jira Server supported custom fields)
  • Support for new issue custom field types (dates, users, etc)
  • Custom field auto-completion
  • Improved configuration performance and support for large Jira instances
  • Option to test your integration settings before saving your settings

Additionally actions published to Jira will now populate the following fields if present on the issue type:

  • assignee (if there is a Jira user with a matching email address)
  • priority (High, Medium, Low)
  • due date

Coming soon - we’ll soon be adding support for connecting to Jira via Application Links.

Mark Team Members Absent

Enterprise - Toggle "Show Numbers" on Emoticon Health Checks

Enterprise report viewers can now opt to view cross-team health reports numerically rather than viewing as emoticons.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Bug fix - fixed an issue where teams deleted from the user homepage would remain visible until refresh
  • Improvement - TeamRetro payment receipts now display the specific number of teams, and indicate if the payment was a prorated upgrade.
  • Bug fix - fixed an issue where SCIM deactivated users would still appear in User and Team enterprise reports.
  • Bug fix - fixed an issue preventing some account owners and account admins from joining teams.
  • Bug fix - fixed an issue allowing Jira Cloud and Confluence Cloud oauth refresh tokens to expire, requiring reauthentication. 
  • Bug fix - fixed an issue preventing team logos and account logos from appearing in PDF reports
  • Technical improvement - we've being preparing to upgrade our database for improved performance!

July 2022

New Community Templates

Three new community templates have been added:

  • SCOR Futurespective
  • State of Nirvana Futurespective
  • Plus, Minus, Interesting (PMI)

SCIM Enhancements

We've made a number of significant improvements to our SCIM (System for Cross-domain Identity Management) support. Through SCIM groups, you can now assign account-level roles (Account Owner, Account Admin) as well as provision Teams and team-level roles (Team Admin, Team Members). For organizations with SCIM group naming conventions, you can specify the expected naming convention under Account > Settings > API & SCIM.

TeamRetro currently supports:

  • Provisioning/deprovisioning of users
  • Provisioning/deprovisioning of user account roles
  • Provisioning/deprovisioning of teams
  • Provisioning/deprovisioning of user team roles (per team)
  • Updating team names
  • Updating user names

Learn more about TeamRetro SCIM at https://help.teamretro.com/article/333-scim

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Billing email validation - fixed an error where invalid billing emails were accepted, however subscription would fail.

June 2022

Abstain from Voting

Facilitators and participants can now abstain from voting by clicking "Abstain" in the vote step. 

Support Switching from Monthly to Yearly Subscription

You can now switch from a monthly subscription to a yearly subscription (for a saving of 16.66% over the year) via your Account > Settings > Subscription screen. For more information about TeamRetro plans, please see https://www.teamretro.com/plans

Integration Enhancements

  • Jira Server, Jira Cloud
    • Include priority, assigned to and due date in issue description (Server)
    • Include priority in issue description (Cloud)
    • Select "Task" issue subtype by default (Cloud)
    • Added popover tooltip descriptions for key integration options
  • Confluence
    • Bug fix - handle parent pages with spaces, multiple response matches
    • Allow meeting summaries to be published again (will overwrite)
    • Include action priority
    • Include links for published actions
    • Update layout to use full width tables for actions
    • Added popover tooltip descriptions for key integration options
  • Improvements to error handling and logging for all integrations.

New Health Models

We've added a new health check models - providing new ways to understand your team health and maturity:

We've also added a range of common health models requested by customers in the TeamRetro Community:

... and Other Health Check Improvements

  • Search for health models by keyword
  • Preview health models without creating a new health check meeting
  • Sort health models either alphabetically or by popularity

Actions Report Improvements

  • Account Action Reports (Enterprise) now included Inspired By - details of which health check dimension or retrospective topic inspired the action.
  • Meeting and Meeting Date columns indicate which retrospective / health check an action item originated from (if the action item was added within a meeting)

May 2022

Improved Presentation Options

You can now present ideas individually in the BRAINSTORM and GROUP steps, as well as the DISCUSS steps of the retrospective process. This lets you walk your team through each idea one by one.

  • Facilitators can click PRESENT to enter presentation mode.
  • Entering Presentation mode will reveal all ideas one at a time.
  • You can now also choose the order in which ideas are presented.    
    • Original order (by topic and order added)
    • Who added (if you'd like each person to talk through their own ideas)
    • Randomized order

New User Homepage

Users are now presented with their own personalized homepage when they first sign into TeamRetro. It's now easier to:

  • See all actions (regardless of team) assigned to you, update or download them
  • See your teams and your role within them
  • Join any currently in progress retrospectives and health checks from your teams
  • Edit your user profile

Enterprise - Multiple Identity Provider Support

All enterprise customers can now configure TeamRetro with up to two SAML identity providers. If you are changing identity providers, you can use both old and new concurrently to simplify migration. If you require more than two identity providers, or you are migrating email domain - please get in touch! 

Shortcut Integration

You can now publish your action items as stories in Shortcut (formerly ClubHouse). The Shortcut integration can be accessed by team administrators from TEAM > SETTINGS > INTEGRATIONS. Setup guide

Linear Integration

You can now publish your action items as issues in Linear. The Linear integration can be accessed by team administrators from TEAM > SETTINGS > INTEGRATIONS. Setup guide

Action Item Priority / Sort by Priority or Due Date

Not all action items are created equal... you can now indicate which action items are high/medium/low priority and sort your action lists by priority or due date to focus on the most important things first.

Improved Team and User Management for Account Administrators

Account administrators can now manage teams directly at the account level (without joining them). 

Under the TEAMS tab, admins can click on a team in order to:

  • Edit team details (including name, logo, team tags)
  • Invite or remove team members
  • Delete the team

Under the USERS tab, admins can click on a user in order to:

  • Edit user details (including name and avatar)
  • Add or remove the user from a team
  • Delete the user

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Improved performance of Team Activity visualization - we've optimized the data loading for accounts with a large number of team
  • Fix team actions report - restored Inspired By column which was disabled during introduction of account-level action reports. The Inspired By column is available only to team members when downloading their own actions reports.
  • Improved Performance for Large Organizations - We've made a number of optimizations to the account-management user interfaces to handle large numbers of account users and teams (> 1000+) - reducing load times and ensuring the user or team you are after is always a click, filter, or search away.
  • Improved SCIM Support - the TeamRetro user interface now visually indicates which users, teams and team memberships were provisioned via SCIM; and prevent updates directly within TeamRetro.
  • Fixed issue where SCIM / API created users erroneously show as 'invited' in the UI. Now they will show as 'added'.
  • Fixed issue where Team "Last Activity" value was not accurately reflecting the last actions taken by the team. Previously this date showed only the last scheduled retrospective or health check. With this fix it shows the last date any activity took place within the team (eg. any retrospective or health check was created or run, an action item created, updated etc)

April 2022

Feature Requests - Hello HelloNext!

We've moved our feature request/product backlog to HelloNext - providing a smoother user experience and improved tooling to help us be more responsive to your feedback!  And of course, if you have any features to suggest for TeamRetro, or would like to help us prioritize existing suggestions please check it out!

March 2022

SOC2 Report

TeamRetro is now SOC2 Type I certified for Security, Confidentiality, and Privacy. An independent auditor has evaluated our policies, product, platform, and infrastructure in Aaccordancewith the Standard on Assurance Engagements (ASAE 3150) and certified that we comply with their stringent requirements. If you are interested in obtaining a copy to review, please get in touch.

My Actions Report

Enterprise Actions / Agreement All-Team Reports

Enterprise customers can now download cross-team detailed action and agreements reports for analysis for all teams.

These reports support all the existing report filters (by team tags, or by individual teams). It is available for organizational owners and admins.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Fix - issue preventing suggested groupings from showing for some users
  • Fix - issue causing errors when publishing retrospective and health check summaries to Confluence Server / Confluence Cloud instances
  • Improvement - You can now filter account users list by role (eg. Owner, Admin, User)
  • Improvement - Team action lists are now searchable by text
  • Improvement - Added a shrug emoji
  • Improvement - Added Team link in retrospective and health check title bars
  • Retrospective and Health Check Statistics Retrospective cards now show key statistics - the number of participants, the number of ideas captured, and the number of action items. 

    Health check cards now show the number of participants and number of action items captured:

  • Improvement - Optionally Mute Timer While we here at TeamRetro love the new timer chimes to help us keep our meetings running smoothly, we have received feedback suggesting this isn't the case for everybody! It's now possible for the facilitator to mute the timer entirely for a session. You can find this option in the timer settings dropdown. 

  • Improvement - Add Tax Number / Separate Company Name for BillingIn addition to editing your billing email address and physical address, you can now add your company name and tax file number as you wish it to appear on Receipts / Tax Invoices. This option can be found under Account > Settings > Subscription "Billing Details"

February 2022

Timer Chime

The retrospective / health check timer now plays a soft tick through the last 10 seconds of countdown, and then plays a chime when time is up.

Background Images / Illustrations

You can now add a background image or illustration to your retrospectives to set the mood, create a little fun and inspire creativity. We've added illustrations to our community retrospective templates, and provided some nice background photos courtesy of Unsplash - you can also upload your own!

You can change your background under the Topics tab when starting a new retro.

Dark Mode Support

TeamRetro now supports both light and dark modes depending on your system preference. You can manually toggle between the modes under your profile menu in the top right-hand side of the screen.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Improvement - PDF rendering of emojis in reactions and comments are now exclusively rendered in Noto Color Emoji font
  • Improvement - SCIM and API now supports the User 'active' flag. Deactivated users will no longer be able to access TeamRetro, however their team memberships and contributions will be preserved.
  • Improvement - You can now paste multiple ideas at a time into a retrospective in the brainstorm stage, and each will appear as a separate idea.
  • Improvement - Smoother retrospective scrolling experience on phones - swipe left and right between topics
  • Improvement - Timer clock synchronization between multiple participants has been improved
  • Fix - Emoji picker search text color is now legible.
  • Fix - Team activity reports showing incorrect relative times (due to timezones)
  • Fix - Resolved issue causing the invite participants dialog to appear twice when a facilitator first enters a retrospective or health check.
  • Fix - Fix issue preventing users from casting votes for collapsed groups, without prior expanding or clicking on the group
  • Fix - Remove "None" option for retrospective / health check date (this is required field)

January 2022

From our team to yours - we wish you a happy new year!

Retrospective Template Picker Improvements

We've introduced a number of improvements to the start retrospective dialog to make it easier to find the perfect retrospective template:

  • Standard / Community templates can now be sorted in either popularity (default) or alphabetical order
  • Search templates - including your custom templates (search covers template name and topic titles)
  • Migrated from two to three column layout

Minor Improvements

  • Improved error handling in SCIM patch requests
  • Accessibility improvements to new idea inputs, "I'm Finished" button, idea groups and voting buttons

December 2021

Enterprise SCIM Beta

We're excited to announce SCIM support for TeamRetro. This makes it easier for companies to:

  • Provisioning/deprovisioning of users
  • Provisioning/deprovisioning of teams
  • Assigning/unassigning users to teams
  • Updating team names
  • Updating user names

Learn more about TeamRetro SCIM and check out our integration guides for OKTA, Azure AD and OneLogin, or View the SCIM documentation.

Minor Improvements

  • Improvement - Large organizations can now subscribe for up to 50 teams online. Of course if you have more teams, please contact us for a quote info@teamretro.com
  • Improvement - Enterprise organizations can now create multiple API keys for different purposes.
  • Improvement - Organizations on paid plans can now register 2 character subdomains like xx.teamretro.com

November 2021

Updated Emails

We've updated our standard email templates (retrospective, team invites, organization invites), added new warning emails for upcoming annual subscription renews, and notifications for pending deletion of inactive accounts.

Enterprise API Beta

We're excited to announce the beta release of our API (currently included with the ENTERPRISE plan). View the API documentation. Using the API you can:

  • manage users
  • manage teams
  • manage team memberships
  • manage actions
  • manage agreements
  • view health models
  • view retrospective metadata
  • view health check metadata
  • download CSV reports
    • team activity
    • team action activity
    • retrospective activity
    • health check activity
    • team health
    • users

Organization Owners can create API Keys under Organization > Settings > API (beta).

Any API-related suggestions or feedback can be directed to api@teamretro.com

New User Avatars, Team and Organization Logos

We've added a number of new images for you to pick from (of course, like always you can upload your own!)

  • User Avatars - Masks (16 images), Expressions (64 images)
  • Team Logos - Icons (100 images), Space (41 images)
  • Organization Logos - Icons (100 images)

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Improvement - More informative subscription plan upgrade / downgrade experience. You can learn more about subscription options at https://www.teamretro.com/plans/
  • Improvement - Topic descriptions (not just titles) are now visible on mobile phones
  • Performance improvement - Caching has been added to Jira Cloud, Confluence Cloud settings interfaces - improving responsiveness of the forms while configuring your integration.

October 2021

Sports-themed retrospective templates (Round 2)

We've added another set of sports templates for all you team sports fan out there.

  • Basketball - Help your team make their best S.H.O.T. !
  • Baseball - Take a swing for next home run, strike or curveball.
  • Cricket - Add runs to your scoreboard.
  • Volleyball - Level up skills for the next rally.

Enterprise team tagging

Enterprise customers can now add custom tags to each team, enabling filtered team lists and filtered cross-team reporting views (enabling you to slice and dice your team reports along organizational lines). If you are interested in cross-team reporting and our enterprise plan features, contact us at info@teamretro.com

  • Organization Owners and Admins can add team tags on the Team > Settings > Profile screen, or when creating a new team (note team tags are not editable by Team owners)
  • Filter your team view by team tags in Organization > Teams
  • Filter your reports by team tags in Organization > Reports

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Bug fix - Fixed issue with Oauth2 integrations (including Jira Cloud and Confluence Cloud) where expired refresh tokens would not correctly update the state of the integration. Now, if the integration refresh token expires, you can re-authorize the integration on the Team > Integrations page.
  • Improvement - Support expiring refresh tokens required by Jira Cloud and Confluence Cloud from end of November 2021.
  • Improvement - The Survey Ratings are Anonymous option in health checks has been broadened to be a Survey Responses are Anonymous. This anonymity setting now also applies equally to comments added during the Health Check Survey step.
  • Improvement - Microsoft Excel exports now use Excel short-date formatting by default (rather than being displayed as strings). This can make it much easier to sort and filter by timeframes.
  • Improvement - CSV exports now export all dates in YYYY-MM-DD format to remove format ambiguity
  • Improvement - Improved error handling for Confluence / Microsoft Teams integrations

September 2021

New Sports-themed retrospective templates 

Team sports are a wonderful reflection of how people who work together on a common goal can create great synergy. Try these new sports based retrospectives from the community templates. Here's our first set of sports.

  • American Football (NFL) - Create a team strategy for the next iteration.
  • Aussie Rules (AFL) - Aim for the cup and nominate winning plays.
  • Rugby - Work out what needs to do to keep moving the team forward.
  • Tennis - Analyse your team game.
  • Soccer - Get insight into what can help your team achieve victory.
  • Netball - Find out what is adding to the tally and what is slowing things down.

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Fix - Fixed rounding error in health check average calculations, all results now shown consistently to 1 decimal place
  • Fix - Fixed issue delaying synchronization deletion events
  • Fix - Resolved issue with invite / email confirmation code input on Chrome for Android
  • Fix - Fixed issue where Jira Server, Jira Cloud would fail to publish action items with titles longer than 255 characters
  • Fix - Fixed issue where Asana integration would fail to publish some action items
  • Improvement - Jira Server, Confluence Server integrations now follow redirects
  • Improvement - Teams report now includes the creation date, and last activity date of the team
  • Improvement - We've added a warning message that will appear shortly before your subscription ends
  • Performance Improvement - User, Team, Retrospective and Health Check reports now load substantially faster

August 2021

Return on Time Invested

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Improvement - Demo retrospectives and health checks now support reactions and idea GIFs
  • Improvement - Allow facilitators to remove inappropriate/off-topic chat messages and idea comments
  • Improvement - Display notification popup when a chat message is posted to the retrospective/health check chat pane
  • Improvement - Update retrospective / health check chat pane terminology - use "messages" rather than "comments"
  • Fix - Resolved issue where Organization Admins would see a spurious permission error when viewing the organization subscription settings page
  • Fix - Retrospective "Save as template..." function now correctly populates topic descriptions
  • Performance improvements - optimized a number of database operations to improve overall app performance

July 2021

New voting options

  • Non-anonymous voting. Disable vote anonymity when starting a retrospective to reveal who voted for what during the voting stage 
  • Limit how many votes participants can place in each topic (column)
  • Limit how many votes participants can place on each idea

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Improved color contrast between topic names and the background when viewing retrospective cards in carousel mode
  • Added link to Help / Knowledge Base documentation in main navigation drawer
  • Reaction layout

June 2021

New Health Models

We've added two new health models to our standard collection -  Scrum Ceremonies Radar and Scrum Values Radar

New Energy Levels Retrospective 

What will it take to get your team up to full charge? Try our new energy levels retrospective template.

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Improvement - add 30 seconds as a timer preset option  
  • Fix - ensure the order of health dimensions is correctly updated when changes are saved
  • Performance optimisations - we've been working to improve the load time performance of our organization, team and retrospective pages - particularly for large organisations (100+ teams) 
  • Performance improvements - we've upgraded our production infrastructure for improved scalability and performance
  • Performance improvement - improved rendering speed for PDF retrospective and team summary reports  
  • Fix component selection issues for Jira Server integration
  • Increased maximum number of dimensions in a health check from 20 to 50

May 2021

Retrospective Topic Descriptions

We've added default template topic descriptions to all standard English-language retrospective templates. 

Community Retrospective Templates

Mix up your next retrospective! We've added a range of new english-language retrospective templates - you can find these under the "Community" tab when creating a new retrospective. 

Health Check Improvements

  • View the breakdown of health survey ratings in your Team Health history - not just the average!

  • Introduced a Likert style health checks (Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree)

  • Simplified health change indicators in the organization health overview Organization > Reports > Health

Enterprise - Team Activity View

Enterprise customers can now see a high-level overview of how frequently their teams are performing retrospectives and health checks. You can access the new view under Organization > Reports > Activity

  • Accessible to users with the ORGANIZATION ADMINISTRATOR role
  • Timeline of last 6 months retrospectives/health checks
  • Last retrospective date
  • Last health check date

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Added character limit indicators on length-limited text fields
  • Increased character limit for health model dimension names (from 64 to 256) 
  • What's New documentation is now embedded from our help / content management system (enabling simplified management and embedding of images)
  • Added support for Chinese, Korean and Japanese characters in PDF reports and receipts
  • Fix issue with Jira Server integration where removed custom fields attributes would still be sent
  • Fix issue allowing masked ideas to be copied to clipboard in the brainstorm step (before they are ready to be discussed)
  • Fix issue with CSV export encoding (values with commas)
  • Update permissions: Restrict ORGANIZATION ADMINISTRATOR role from modifying organization profile, SSO and security settings.
  • Learn more about TeamRetro roles and permissions

April 2021

Improved tax invoice / receipt emails

We've improved our tax invoice / receipt emails - they are now nicely formatted and include a PDF copy of your invoice!

Actions assign to all

You can now opt to assign to "All" when assigning action items

Published actions may be manually marked as completed

You can now manually mark action items as completed after they've been published to your task management tool (Jira, Trello etc)

Enterprise - Team Health Reports

  • New dimension average score footer - see which health dimensions your teams are doing great in, and which ones need improvement overall

  • Significant performance improvements for rendering team health tables for large organizations
  • Improved text color contrast

Idea reaction tweaks

Idea reactions 👍 👎 ❤️ 🎉 👏 😀 😮 🤔 😡 😢 stay associated with individual ideas after grouping (rather than rolling up).

Reset votes

Facilitators can opt to reset everyone's votes to restart the voting process - this option is available in the facilitator tools during the vote step.

New action and agreement badges

  • See which ideas / health dimensions inspired each action item or agreement
  • See when agreements were added

March 2021

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Fix issue preventing scrolling in health checks on some mobile devices IMPROVEMENT
  • Add facilitator section to retrospective / health check reports FIX
  • Include team agreements in team, retrospective / health check summary emails IMPROVEMENT

Retrospective / Health Check Sidebar

We've introduced a sidebar on the right-hand side of your retrospective or health check meeting page giving quick access to key content! Here you can access.

  • Team - invite your team, see who is online, offline and invited
  • Context - set the stage for your retrospective or health check, this is a great place to display the Retrospective Prime Directive
  • Actions - view and update your existing team actions or capture new actions that come up at any point in your activity
  • Agreements - view and update your team agreements
  • Chat - chat with your participants, share notifications etc

Proposed Actions and Agreements

You can now allow your team to propose actions and perform a simple straw poll (thumbs up, neutral, thumbs down) before accepting them.

Only accepted actions and agreements will be displayed as part of the team history.

Team agreements

In addition to action items, you can now capture team agreements as part of your retrospective or health check outcomes.  Team agreements (sometimes also referred to as Team Contracts or Ground Rules) are a great way of capturing behaviors your team commits to in order to function better together.  Agreements appear below your open action items on the team homepage. 


Enable in-retrospective chat with participants - either allow all participants to chat, ask questions and share thoughts - or set it for facilitator use only to share notifications with the team

Enterprise team action reports

Get a high level view of how your teams are using actions - how many open actions, how long they are left open, average age to completion etc. The team actions report can be found under Reports > Actions

Health check improvements

Health models are now more flexible! When setting up (or customizing) your health model, you can:

  • Allow participants to select "N/A" to skip a dimension
  • Flip the order of options (highest first vs lowest first)
  • Flip the color scale (lower values green vs higher values red)

Share team retrospective templates and health models organization-wide

Organization administrators can now share custom retrospective templates or custom health models organization-wide (just right click on the template card and select "Move to organization...")

February 2021

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Starting a retrospective now automatically closing previous retrospectives unless you opt otherwise - keep your team home tidy!
  • Health check options (sort order, action permissions etc) now default to the same as the last health check
  • Retrospective "Start new like this..." now preserves topic descriptions
  • Added static origin IPs for our Jira Server and Confluence Server integrations
  • Substantial performance improvements to report PDF / JPEG rendering :)
  • Support Jira Server integrations with self-signed certificates
  • Migrated to Slack V2 Oauth API
  • Confluence Cloud integration: ensure option to Publish only appears when enabled
  • Fixed issue in our underlying UI framework that caused visual artifacts to appear in some grouping scenarios.
  • GUEST participants can no longer see email addresses of other team members

SAML Single Sign On Improvements

  • Added support for Surf Conext (Netherlands)
  • Allow exclusion of GUEST participants from required Single Sign On

January 2021

SAML Single Sign On Improvements

  • Support for user avatars (if supported by your identity provider)
  • Case insensitive SAML attribute name matching
  • Drop requirement that IdP Entity IDs are URI format
  • View updated list of supported / expected SAML attributes

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Added support for large numbers of spaces in Confluence Cloud integration
  • Fixed scrollbar accessibility issue with dialogs
  • Copy actions to the clipboard via the action drop down
  • Display hidden indicator on other's ideas when "Show Ideas in Next Step" is enabled
  • Improved error messages for payment declines
  • Improved markdown URL detection for automatic URL linking in ideas and comments
  • Highlight current position when viewing ideas / health dimensions in the carousel
  • Sort group suggestions by topic first in the carousel
  • Prevent clicking on a markdown URL also opening the idea
  • Fixed a regression where URLs were double prefixed with https://
  • Fixed character encoding issue preventing Excel exports from opening correctly when some special characters were present
  • Fixed an issue where random text (using for sizing hidden ideas) was sometimes visible

Performance improvements

  • We've optimized a number of data synchronization operations
  • Optimized rendering of large numbers of visible ideas

December 2020

Enterprise - User report

Enterprise admins can now download a Users report with names, emails, organization roles, team memberships, last seen timestamps and other key details...

Download health check responses

You can now download the individual responses (rating and comments) in CSV or XLSX format at the end of a health check. The health check anonymity applies to this report, so "Reveal Participants Individual Ratings" must be enabled during the meeting in order to see participant names.

You can access the new report from the SHARE screen Download > Individual Responses.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed issue where the decimal points on health check scores may not be rounded correctly (IEEE 754 floating point math)
  • Fixed sort order of dimension columns in health check reports
  • Updated sort order of health history in health check PDF report to match app interface

PDF rendering performance improvements

PDF rendering of retrospective / health check / team reports has been improved with greater performance and smaller file sizes.

General tweaks and improvements

  • Based your feedback (thanks!) we've made a number of tweaks:
  • Team health checks overview (enterprise) now allows you to show or hide teams from the SHOW menu
  • Retrospective topics and topic descriptions support simple markdown and inline links
  • Idea, action and health dimension comments now indicate when they were added
  • Date picker respects locale settings for first day of week
  • Dates are now presented in locale-appropriate format
  • Display number of ideas added by each participant in the sidebar during the brainstorm step (visible to everybody if anonymity is off)
  • Health check history download options have been made more obvious at the end of health check meetings
  • Actions previously published to Jira, Trello etc. can be unpublished at any time if you prefer to track status in TeamRetro. Select Undo Publish from the action drop down menu.
  • Sharing actions in a PROGRAM will now list all users who are members of the program or one of the program teams

November 2020

Fix "Present"/"Not Present" list

We've fixed an issue where participants who viewed a retrospective or health check after it was completed were marked as present.

New retrospective templates

We've added some additional standard retrospective templates - What? So What? Now What?, MoSCoW, Rose, Bud, Thorn, KALM and Scrum Values. Like to see a specific template offered? Please let us know!

Capability matrix health checks

In addition to the existing emoticon and numeric health checks, you can now define a "capability matrix" where score is given a specific definition. This functionality allows organizations to define comprehensive capability models (such as agile, development, dev ops capability models) and track their evolution over time. We'll be extending this functionality in future with some built-in models, in the meantime you can create your own under Organization > Settings > Health Checks.

General health check improvements

Based your feedback we've extended our health check functionality:

  • Add optional min/max labels for existing emoticon and numeric health checks
  • Clicking again on a health check rating will deselect it
  • Option to reveal individual participant ratings

Support for ~~simple~~ inline **markdown**

We've made it easier for you to express yourself!. In addition to the existing 👍:emoji: and GIF support, TeamRetro now supports inline markdown for:

  • Retrospective ideas and groups
  • Retrospective topic descriptions
  • Health check dimension names / descriptions
  • Comments
  • Actions

Markdown options include:

  • **bold** or *bold*
  • _italic_
  • ~~strike-through~~
  • `code`

Retrospective / health check comments report

You can now download a report of all retrospective / health check comments and the end of your meeting. From the Share step, just click the Download button and select Comments XLSX or CSV.

October 2020

Tweak "Sort by who added" option behavior

Removed requirement for avatars to be shown prior to "Sort by who added" being enabled.

Single sign on

Support multiple identity provider signing certificates, and improved request signing error handling.

Use Gravatar for default user names / avatars

Populate newly added user profiles with their Gravatar profile display name and avatar (if available). This feature can be disabled under organization security settings.

Unlimited votes option

You can now choose to allow all participants unlimited votes during the voting step, not just the facilitator (just select infinity ∞).

Bug fixes and performance improvements

We've made a number of database and UX performance improvements to make TeamRetro smoother and more responsive.

  • Fix issue where downloading a report disables other links (until page refresh)

September 2020

Confluence integration - add page name prefix

You can now specify a page name prefix to add to exported Confluence reports, useful if multiple teams are publishing to the same Confluence space.

  1. Bug fixes, performance improvements and tweaks IMPROVEMENT
  2. Tweak behavior of comment and idea inputs - any comments or ideas will be automatically saved if facilitator advances meeting

Improve rendering performance in retrospectives

  • Add "Open in new tab" option when right clicking on teams, retrospectives or health checks
  • Increase the limit on the number of repositories offered when configuring Github integration
  • Add internal support for SAML identity providers nameId mappings (allowing migration to new NameID schemes)
  • Fix identity provider entity ID validation - accept all valid URIs
  • Improve error handling for Single Sign On (surface errors returned by identity providers)

August 2020

Retrospective context

You can now "set the stage" for your retrospectives by providing context - this content will be presented to your team members when they first join a retrospective or health check, and can be called up anytime by clicking the info button in the header

  • Rich text formatting - add headings, paragraphs, quotes, lists, and links to other content
  • Presets including The Prime Directive (in multiple languages)

Health check management improvements

We've made a number of improvements to the team health check interface:

  • All health checks are visible by default on the Team Health page (no need to select model first)
  • Start Health Check dialog allows you to choose / switch between health check templates with previews
  • Health Check templates can be explicitly managed at the team or organization level

ENTERPRISE Team member tagging

Enterprise customers can now opt for team-member tagging support. After you've defined your tags and categorized your team members, you can filter health check reports by tag. Interested in this feature? Let us know!

Retrospective topic descriptions

You can now add descriptions for your retrospective topics - these will appear below the topic title

Support Google Login in EU Environment

Bug fixes, performance improvements and tweaks

  • Improve rendering performance of retrospective history
  • Increase maximum number of Github repositories listed in the integration settings
  • Increase maximum number of Confluence spaces listed in the integration settings
  • Increased size of retrospective topic images
  • For complex team health reports, show more of the team health table (even if this means breaking into the margins)

July 2020

Confluence integration

You can now publish your retrospective or health check meeting summaries to your team's Confluence space - including:

  • Who was present / not present
  • What action items were created
  • Snapshot of the retrospective canvas / health check radar
  • TeamRetro PDF report attachment

Your team administrator can configure integrations on the Team > Settings > Integrations screen

Retrospective templates

You can now explicitly define your own retrospective templates either for your team, or at an organization level for all teams!

  • To create a team-level template: Team > Settings > Retrospectives screen
  • To create a organization-level template: Organization > Settings > Retrospectives screen

Explicit retrospective / health checks dates

You can now specify the date of your meetings (not just set it to today)

Redesigned health radar

We've redesigned the health radars to make them easier and clearer to read. Let us know what you think!

Line breaks in ideas, comments and actions

You can now add a line breaks in ideas, comments or actions by pressing SHIFT + RETURN (note: RETURN alone still submits the content).

Facilitators can move ideas around in any retrospective step

We've tweaked the behaviour to allow facilitators to move ideas in any step of the retrospective, enabling different activity types such as lean coffee and making it easier to keep your board organized.

Ideas keep colour from the brainstorm step

If ideas are moved after the brainstorm step, the color and topic association will remain unchanged

Bug fixes and tweaks

  • "Exit health check" now takes you your team health page, rather than the retrospectives page
  • Navigation drawer in meetings now links back to organization and team pages
  • Improve visibility of dialog tabs - larger font and use accent colour to encourage interaction
  • More sensible default colors for Mad Sad Glad template
  • More sensible default colors for Four Ls template
  • Integration guides are now linked from the Team > Settings > Integrations page

June 2020

Microsoft Teams integration

You can now link your TeamRetro team to your channel in Microsoft Teams!

  • Invite participants to a retrospective/health check
  • Post retrospective/health check actions
  • Post your open team action items

Your team administrator can configure integrations on the Team > Settings > Integrations screen

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Fix issue with PDF reports where character spacing was inconsistent
  • Fix issue preventing right-click for spelling suggestions

Verified emails

Email verification has been enabled by default for new TeamRetro accounts and the first time users join via an invite code or link.

Improved timer functionality

You can now set any arbitrary duration in the step timer, and quickly add or remove additional time if you team needs it.

Disabled auto-submit on blur for ideas and comments

We've disabled automatic submission of ideas and comments when the user moves focus to better support translation, spell-checking and grammar plugins.

Region switch on login page

Login page now indicates which TeamRetro region (US/EU) you are currently viewing. If you are interested in EU hosting, please get in touch!

Health radar visualization now visible in health check summary

Completed health check meetings now show the health radar visualization.

May 2020

Support for multiple single sign-on SAML identity providers

Enterprise customers can now add additional identity providers to their account (ideal if you are sharing your account with another organization, for example a client).

Flexible permissions

You can now grant your team members permission to start new retrospectives, health check meetings or invite new team members; or grant non-admin users the ability to create teams.

  • Team permissions can be found under Team > Settings > Permissions
  • Organization permissions can be found under Organization > Admin > Security

Share actions to those with assigned actions

You can now opt to share actions items to team members who currently have action items assigned.

Bug fixes

  • Fix issue where app may become unresponsive in some circumstances if a topic is removed after a retrospective is already underway
  • Fix redirects after SAML login
  • Fix to correctly display hyperlinks with multiple query parameters
  • Fix to CSV exporting ensure commas are encoded correctly

April 2020

Collect comments during health check survey step

While you complete the a health check survey, participants now have the opportunity to add comments which will be displayed in the subsequent Discuss step. This feature can be disabled in the meeting options.

Bug fixes

  • Fix: Only allow a facilitator to remove their own facilitator role if there is another facilitator in the meeting

Report improvements

  • Reactions are now visible in retrospective reports
  • Retrospective / health check summaries can optionally be download with all comments included
  • Team action summaries include all action comments by default

Hide team list

You can how optionally hide the list of teams in your organization, so members only see teams they have been explicitly invited to join. This setting can be found under Organization > Settings > Security

Bug fixes and performance improvements

  • Fix: Presentation mode in health check meetings
  • Fix: Support custom organization subdomains when posting meeting invites to Slack
  • Fix: Participants can edit group titles if permission is set to "Everyone can group"
  • Fix: Participants can use idea search and group related ideas if permission is set to "Everyone can group"
  • Fix: Improved synchronization when multiple facilitators are participating in the same retrospective or health check

UI Tweaks

  • Improvement: Made topic images visually stronger
  • Improvement: Improved scalability of back end services
  • Improvement: Terminology tweaks - "Show in next step" rather than "Reveal in next step"
  • Improvement: Change default group suggestion mode to "Show suggested groups within topics"

Improved internal US - EU data migration tooling

We've improved our tooling to transfer enterprise customer accounts between our US and EU environments to speed up onboarding processes. If you are interested in opting for European Union hosting please get in touch at info@teamretro.com!

March 2020

Performance and stability improvements

With current world events (please stay safe everyone) we've seen a dramatic burst in traffic over the last day or so. We've been working hard to ensure TeamRetro keeps up. There has been a few stability issues as we've been scaling up, but we're making good progress.

  • Substantial improvements to meeting load and refresh queries and reduced data payload size
  • Substantial improvements to team load queries and reduced data payload size
  • Reduced chattiness of client
  • We've brought online additional dynos (servers)
  • We've scaled up our database services
  • We're continuing to fine tune application performance

A huge heartfelt thanks and best wishes from us, and please reach out if you have any ideas on how we can better help you or your teams in these uncertain times.

Sort order updated in retrospective brainstorm step

When brainstorming with "reveal in next step" enabled, any ideas you've added will appear at the top of the list to make it easier to keep track of what you've added.

Raised additional team limits for self subscription

The additional team limits on the Large Organization plan have been raised to provide more flexibility:

  • 6 + 34 = 40 teams on the Large Organization with monthly billing
  • 6 + 14 = 20 teams on the Large Organization with yearly billing

If you need more - please get in touch and we can discuss options

Bug fixes

Resolve Firefox rendering issue

Guest participants (enterprise plans)

Facilitators on an enterprise plan can now invite guest participants to participate in retrospectives or health checks. Unlike regular participants, guests only have access to a specific meeting activity and cannot access the team or organization pages.

Manage roles in anonymous meetings

Previously it could be difficult reassigning the facilitator role when running anonymous or semi-anonymous meetings - since it wasn't possible to identify a particular user to change their role. It is now possible to view the full list of non-anonymized invited users in the "Invite Team" dialog and update their meeting roles.

Copy comment to actions

You can now quickly convert a group or health dimension comment into a new team action in the discuss step - just right click or tap the dropdown button and select "Copy to action".

Idea and comment reactions 👍 👎 ❤️ 🎉 👏 😀 😮 🤔 😡 😢

(optional) Enable comment reactions to quickly give your team new ways of expressing themselves

Comment GIFs

(optional) Enable comment GIFs to give your team new ways of expressing themselves via Tenor animated GIFs

Minor tweaks and improvements

  • Anonymity settings default to the last used when creating a new meeting
  • Comments on ideas can be enabled or disabled
  • Bug fix: Correctly display action item comments when reviewing in meetings
  • Bug fix: Correct color scale issue manifesting in some health check PDF reports

February 2020

Jira Server integration

Improved support for Jira Server custom fields

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Resolve issue preventing meeting facilitator who was not a team admin from inviting new meeting participants

Health checks - radar visualization for emoji-style health checks

The radar visualization of health check scores will now be shown for both emoji-style 😊😐🙁 as well as numeric health checks.

Team health reports

  • Team-level health reports are accessible to team members and organization admins on all plans
  • Health check results can now be downloaded in XLS or CSV format at the end of a Health Check meeting
  • Historical results can now be downloaded in XLS or CSV format on the Team > Health page

Allow multiple-line health check dimension descriptions

Line breaks in health check dimension descriptions will now be displayed as expected

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Including improved performance of meeting/team summary email sending

Jira Server integration

Improved support for earlier versions of Jira Server. Tested against 8.0.2, 8.5.0 and 8.6.2.

Fix to organization level health models

You can now create and edit health models at the organization level (an issue preventing earlier updates has been fixed)

Jira Server integration

You can now publish action items to your private Jira Server instance (not just hosted Jira Cloud) Your team administrator can configure integrations on the Team > Settings > Integrations screen

January 2020

SAML improvements

  • Single Log Out (SLO) - If you optionally specify an identity provider Single Log Out (SLO) URL, your users will be signed out of both TeamRetro AND their identity provider after clicking on "Sign Out".
  • Logout Redirection - The post-logout redirection URL has been changed to the TeamRetro homepage - addressing an issue where users were automatically signed in again when they were redirected back to custom domain login pages.

See which retrospective / health check actions came from

Actions show the title of the retrospective or health check where the action was first added (eg. "Sprint 2"). If the original retrospective / health check is deleted or the action was created directly in the team action list; the date added will be shown.

Review actions plan with ideas

You can now view your team action plan in retrospectives grouped by idea.

Bug fixes and performance improvements

December 2019

Enterprise - Organization reports

We've introduced a number of reports designed provide Organization Admins insight into how your teams are using TeamRetro (while maintaining their safety and privacy)

  • Team Statistics - understand how often your teams are using TeamRetro, how many action items they've created / are open and participation rates in retrospectives and health checks.
  • Retrospective Statistics - insight into the retrospective format used, as well as statistics on participation, ideas, votes, comments and actions.
  • Health Check Statistics - insight into the health model used, as well as statistics on participation, ratings, comments and actions.

Enterprise - Team health overview

Organization and program admins can now view or download a overall snapshot of how teams are doing with our Team Health snapshots view.

Enterprise - Teams of teams - Programs

We're excited to introduce the notion of a program. TeamRetro programs behave much like a normal team however you can also assign existing teams as members:

  • Run a retrospective or health check that spans multiple teams
  • Generate reports on subsets of your teams

We're looking to expand the program functionality, including scaled retrospectives. Have an idea on how this can help you? Let us know!

Easier to invite users to join your organization, teams or meetings

Autocompletion is now available while selecting users, and you can specify the specific roles those users should have when they've joined (eg. join a retrospective as facilitator).

Emojis picker for comments 😄😄😄️

You can now access the emoji picker when adding comments to ideas, actions or health check dimensions

Bug fixes and performance improvements

November 2019

Improved support for old browsers (IE11)

Jira Cloud integration improvements

We've enhanced our Jira Cloud integration to provide more flexibility:

  • Optionally select a Component to assign new issues to (can be required in some Jira configurations)
  • Customize a default Label for new issues
  • Any due dates set in TeamRetro prior to publishing will appear in the issue Description
  • Any assignments set in TeamRetro prior to publishing will appear in the issue Description

Remote Team Happiness health check template

Introducing the Remote Team Happiness health check template - a culture and happiness 'pulse check' for distributed and remote teams. This health check addresses Role clarity, Autonomy, Impact, Engagement, Support, Connectedness, Psychological safety and Personal well-being.

Rendering performance improvements

Rendering performance has been improved when there are a large number of action items visible on the screen

October 2019

Emojis!! 😄😄😄️

It's now easier than ever to express yourself with emojis in your ideas or comments:

  • Simple emoji such as :) :D :'( will be auto-replaced with the appropriate emoji-character 🙂😄😢
  • Emoji short-codes such as :happy: offer auto-complete and will be auto-replaced with the emoji character 😄
  • An emoji picker is available on the right hand side on the new idea input

Vote step - improved picker, limit one vote per idea option

We've improved the facilitator controls in the voting step - it's now easier to pick how many votes each participant should have, and you can opt to limit participants to one vote per idea.

Rendering performance improvements

Rendering performance has been dramatically improved for both Safari and Edge Chromium, particularly when there are a large number of ideas visible

Retrospective / health check statistics

On the final screen of your retrospective or health check you'll now see some key statistics from the meeting:

  • How many ideas and comments were captured
  • How many votes were cast
  • How many new actions were identified
  • Average rating was across all health check dimensions
  • Participation rate (%)

Any other stats you'd like to see here? Let us know!

Performance improvements

Real-time synchronization performance has been improved

Improved user management

It's now easier to manage your organizations users and team members

  • Quickly update user roles
  • See which teams a user is a member of on the organization users list
  • See when a user was last active in TeamRetro
  • Search for users by name, email or team

Performance improvements and bug fixes

September 2019

Dedicated European Union (EU) hosting option

We've publicly launched our EU hosting option for enterprise customers. All your TeamRetro data can be safely stored-in and served-from from EU-based data-centers, rather than our standard US-based data-centers. If you're interested in learning more drop us a line!

Threaded comments

Team members can now reply to action and idea comments by clicking the reply arrow next to the comment bubble.

Azure DevOps / Team Foundation Studio Integration

Publish action items to Azure DevOps / Team Foundation Studio as work items

New built-in retrospective templates

We've added two new retrospective templates. Know of any other templates you'd like us to add? Let us know!

  • FLAP - Future Considerations, Lessons Learned, Accomplishments, Problem Areas
  • WRAP - Wishes, Risks, Appreciations, Puzzles

Organization admin extra permissions

Organization admins can now edit the roles of team members, for example assign additional team administrators

August 2019

Numeric health checks and health radar

Health checks now allow your team to rate each health dimension 1..n, and will present a radar-style visualization of the results on the discuss and summary pages. Let us know what you think!

Improved emoji support

Fixed an issue preventing emojis from being displayed correctly after synchronization

Improved timer synchronization

More robust approach to time synchronization, to ensure an incorrect local clock does not impact the countdown timer

Improved PDF report rendering

PDF reports no longer show groups collapsed by default, instead all ideas will be visible.

New and improved integrations with your favorite task management tools

Is your team already using an app for task management? Rather than tracking your TeamRetro action items separately, you can now publish your actions through to your preferred tool.

  • Jira - publish action items as Jira Issues
  • Trello - publish action items as Trello Cards
  • Github - publish action items as Github Issues
  • Asana - publish action items as Asana Tasks
  • Basecamp - publish action items as Basecamp Todos

Your team administrator can configure integrations on the Team > Settings > Integration screen

July 2019

Team health checks

Run a health check with your team:

  • Use our standard Team Health Model, the Squad Health Check model (by Spotify) or create your own
  • Survey your team along key dimensions such as delivering value, fun, communication etc.
  • Discuss each dimension with your team and capture action items
  • Track how your team evolves over time

Redesigned facilitator header

We've simplified the facilitator header that appears while you are running a retrospective or health check:

  • More screen space for your ideas and discussion
  • Improved mobile layout
  • Distraction-free!

Improved step timer

We've simplified the step timer to show a minutes/second countdown (0:00), and it's now more attention grabbing when time has elapsed.

What's new tab

Introducing the what's new tab! We'll keep this updated as new functionality and improvements are made going forward.

June 2019

Sort by who added

If your retrospective is set to "Show who added ideas", you can now sort the ideas by who added - ideal if you'd like your team to talk through each idea before grouping, voting or adding actions.

UI tweaks and improvements

  • Carousels: drag hysteresis thresholds - it's now easier to flick back and forth between actions and ideas (particularly on mobile devices)
  • Carousels: pagination - now easier to see where you are in the collection; and quickly jump around between actions and ideas
  • Dialogs: pressing ESC will cancel and close the current dialog

May 2019

Bug fixes and improvements

  • Participants can no longer override presentation mode using tab or arrow keys
  • Countdown timer expiry is more dramatic and visible

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