What's new 21/22

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...

Weโ€™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

Weโ€™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 Serverโ€จ (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 - weโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘Ž โค๏ธ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ข 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

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