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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. 

Additionally, by default participants can now click "I'm Finished" if they do not wish to cast all of their votes. Facilitators can enable "Must cast all votes" under the voting options to change this

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 Server, Confluence Cloud
    • 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

Download a list of all actions specifically assigned to you (across all teams) in any team dashboard.  

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.

This allows you to see where there may be common actions and agreements in the teams that you can better support.

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 Billing
    In 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, including:
    • 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

Understand how much value your team is getting out of your retrospectives and health checks. Enable "Return on Time Invested" under your meeting options, and participants will be prompted to indicate whether they felt the meeting was worthwhile in the final SHARE step. You can choose to reveal results and have a quick takeaway on the effectiveness. the meeting.

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. 

Chat

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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