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What is TeamRetro?

TeamRetro is an enterprise-ready and secure online retrospective tool and health checks for remote teams. Use best practice guided retrospective techniques to make sure retros are worthwhile - each and every time!

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Product Description

TeamRetro is an enterprise-ready agile retrospective and team health check tool that makes sprint reviews engaging, effective and efficient.


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TeamRetro (GroupMap Technology Pty Ltd)
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Year Founded
2018
HQ Location
Victoria Park, WA
LinkedIn® Page
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2 employees on LinkedIn®

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

TeamRetro is one of my best examples of good software!

- It is easy to learn and easy to use. Even the least IT-savvy participants can handle the tool very well right from the beginning due to its intuitive and smooth interface. Also, the sign-on (if required) is a simple one-two clicks procedure.

- As a result, the "tool" does not dominate the conversation and does what it supposed to do: TeamRetro supports our participants in focusing on their ideas, thoughts, improvement actions.

- The well-defined flow structure (brainstorming, grouping, voting, etc.) might be originally seen as a limiting factor. Practically, however, it covers most of the discussion needs, especially taking into consideration multiple configuration parameters available to the moderator in each phase. One can also jump back and forth, so the structure is in fact quite flexible. You can get a very good impression of the tool by trying the "bot" demo on their site.

- Health Checks (surveys) supplement the Retrospectives (boards) and help to collect quantitative feedback from the teams. For example, it helped us to implement the regular Happiness Index (originally done with Excel) and also to enrich the formats of retrospectives.

- The TeamRetro team is very supportive and eager to help, be it a technical or organizational request. I am quite amazed by the frequent deployment of new "tasty" features that constantly enhance the functionality of the tool. The user voice forum is a great place to provide feedback and help co-improving TeamRetro. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not really a "dislike" but rather a wish to extend the toolbox with further types of phases. For example, a whiteboard-like canvas where cards or columns can be custom arranged (e.g., in quadrants); or the phase where the cards are rotated among participants (e.g., brainwriting).

It would also be nice to highlight/filter the cards based on criteria like the author or color etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

See their bot demo for the first impression. Try it for free and make your own impression. Try to compare it with alternatives. After that, you might clearly decide for TeamRetro as we did. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We successfully use TeamRetro to organize Sprint Retrospectives for distributed teams. We also often use the functionality to organize ad-hoc workshops with smaller and larger groups that require brainstorming and prioritization of ideas. The tool fits very well because it requires minimum learning effort and delivers the expected result. I have never heard negative feedback about this tool and rather see a constantly growing interest from the individuals and departments who encounter and try the tool in our organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I have now been using TeamRetro for three years and have recommended it to multiple colleagues and clients. Comparing to other retrospective tools I've used, TeamRetro has many advantages.

TeamRetro is designed with a remote-first mindset i.e. it is built with asynchronous communication in mind. However it perfectly supports real-time communication and is very enjoyable to use as it shows the movements, additions, and interactions in real time.

I love that TeamRetro does not unnecessarily integrate with video conferencing tools and that there is no need to screen share in order to use this tool. This is a remote-first design that most other tools have completely overlooked and therefore either integrate with video tools or require someone to share their screen in order for collaboration to take place.

The design of the workflow and settings are intuitive and simple. The timer has a large range allowing for hours or days to be allocated to each step (perfect for teams that are in different timezones). The discussion and action taking functions are brilliant in terms of design and implementation and in particular allowing anyone to take notes and add actions.

And let's not forget some of the important factors that most other tools have overlooked:

- Team Health Check as part of the retrospective tool.

- TeamRetro is serious about protecting users' privacy.

- TeamRetro recognizes that retrospectives are not only for development teams and therefore does not require work email for account creation and has templates that can be used in any team (marketing, sales, nurses, bank clerks, volunteer group, etc)

- TeamRetro provides the option to host all data of a client on servers in the EU which is a unique plus point.

Overall, I'm very impressed with TeamRetro and so are all my team members and my clients to whom I have recommended this tool. TeamRetro is the best retrospective tool I've used for remote teams.

And to add to that, the communication with various people in the company has always been humane, caring and very attentive to nurturing relationships with customers and partners. The way TeamRetro is built as a tool is most definitely a reflection of how it is run as a business: ethically and human-centric. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This tool has satisfied the needs of every team I've used it with. It provides a great experience for the facilitator and the participant. What's to dislike? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want a user-friendly product to help you run better retrospectives remotely, look no further. I'm a remote work strategist and agile coach, I've used over 15 different retrospective tools and I think TeamRetro is the only one that truly delivers a smooth experience without compromising your privacy. Besides their company is a delight to work with, whether it is you needing them to setup all data on their EU servers or just asking a simple question. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To help remote teams reflect and adapt their ways of communicating, collaborating and improve their processes, I use a combination of regular Team Health Checks and frequent retrospectives.

This tool can also be used for colocated teams or hybrid teams (part colocated, part remote) as it guarantees the same experience for every participant and that is what I refer to as a remote-first design.

My latest client that adopted this tool, did not expect so many teams to talk about it and want to use it, but they did. Everyone from development to marketing to management groups in the organization wanted to use this tool as it really organized their discussions and focused them on following a simple process that resulted in actions every single time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy to use templates that our remote team can just click on and start on our retrospectives. The UX and UI of TeamRetro makes remote teams able to focus on the discussion rather than the systems or processes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Looking forward to more templates to be released so that we can use more and more to run even more fun and effective retrospectives. We believe this is coming before the end of the year! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend anyone who needs to find a way to connect and conduct retrospectives with their remote teams like we do (we have 8 people scattered across the world) to give this platform a go. It's so easy to use that it never distracts us from the discussion we have to have, so it keeps our retrospectives on time and effective. The reporting tool and integration with our Jira project management schedule is also great so that everything is always in one place. Another important requirement for working remote! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to conduct reviews with team members that are remote because the platform is in real time. And as mentioned above, being able to conduct the retrospectives without the distraction of complicated UX/UI or technology. Everyone is able to just get on with what we want to say and what needs to be done next. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I was blown away by TeamRetro the first time i used it. It was super user friendly and intuitive that by the end of our first meeting, I felt like an expert user. TeamRetro takes all the hassle out of preparing for and conducting the retrospective. I no longer need to worry about the administrative or logistics things like setting up projectors, having stick tapes handy, appointing a scribe to document discussion and action. I can pay full attention on my facilitation and it had worked wonders. Our team has never worked better together and ideation and productivity has increased beyond all expecations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Seriously there is nothing to dislike. Its best among all retrospective tools I have tried so far. Perhaps if they give better discounts for larger team licences, that would be a greater inducement for more people to use the tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ensuring different individual tasks are being executed timely and per plan and in sync with other tasks assigned to other team members. And ensure the final construction project meets deadline and within budget. As a team, we have been able to work collaboratively to achieve not just our individual tasks but more importantly deliver the final product to our clients Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

That the cards are hidden if you want to. Our team members like it not to be influenced by reading the cards of others.

The trainings TeamRetro others are great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the UX is not intuitive. Especially in the discussion phase. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Remote Retrospectives. TeamHealth Checks. Ans sometimes even brainstorming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It's genuinely enjoyable to use. Retros flow smoothly, interactivity is shown in real time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything really. It would be nice if it included some simple icebreaker games. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a tool for retros with remote team members, it's definitely worth taking them up on a free trial. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running effective retros when people are working remotely is a challenge it solves well. However, we have also used it when the team is in the same room. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

TeamRetro is great for facilitating and participating in brainstorms with my teammates, especially if everyone is working remotely. We're able to throw all of our ideas under different topics, comment/expand on each others' thoughts, then vote on our favorites. The ability for multiple topics was a helpful way to put up guardrails and guide the discussion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if every idea each person submitted was automatically grouped or sorted so that it would be easier to follow along while someone is presenting/discussing their ideas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We usually sit in a room and write our ideas down on paper and present. Being able to brainstorm remotely in a setting where everyone can see each idea being discussed saves time and resources that would otherwise be wasted. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

I like that everyone even remotely can fill it out. They have a lot of different retro options depending on your team. We use the "what went well / what could have gone better / focuses" method and there's a bit of editing you have to do on the columns, but it's pretty easy. Plus you create a new retrospective each time, so each retrospective is saved if you ever want to go back to it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a better process to automatically sort responses based on the content. It's a little hard to do at the moment, especially if there's a lot of feedback. Also, some of the edit features aren't as intuitive as I would like. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have any lead time, try to have your team fill it out before so you can sort the answers. It was a little difficult to group things in the moment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Again, we mostly use this for our remote team members. We previously used stick-it notes and it was really hard for them to see & participate that way. This is a great alternative. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

its easy to use

user friendly and allows collaboration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

no dislike, has satisfied organization goals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

i would recommend it to others for its ease to use and is a collaborative tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

time management.

effectively engaging meetings regardless of location Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Super east to collaborate in team meetings. We've used post-its, Asana, and others to conduct retrospectives and brainstorms. TeamRetro is especially helpful with a remote team who can't all be in the same room. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish the tool could run in the same window as Zoom, or include a video conferencing tool as well to help avoid needing to bounce between the two windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used TeamRetro to help facilitate brainstorms and sprint retros/kickoffs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

My team was doing a retro with pens and post-it notes for a long time, which made it difficult for anybody calling in to participate (it was also kind of wasteful, honestly.) Since we've been using this tool, it's become very easy for everybody to participate easily, and we're killing fewer post-it trees. Plus, it's really intuitive and easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be cool if the tool automatically grouped similar answers together, but it's not a deal-breaker. This has really changed how we do best/worst as a team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Including remote team members in best/worst. Previously, anybody working from home or from one of our remote offices had to chat their items to somebody in the meeting space to write on post-it notes for them. They're now able to participate the same way as we are, which helps keep the team feeling connected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

My favorite thing about TeamRetro is that you can do it anonymously. People can share how they truly feel about how things went without having to be public. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that when it's anonymous you don't get to choose the animal you are. I ended up being Anon Owl today and it would have been fun to be able to pick your animal Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our team works in sprints so every 2 weeks we do a retrospective on our previous sprint and what we hope to differently. We started using TeamRetro and not only does it save paper but it's a great way to view everyone's thoughts where you aren't struggling to read people's handwriting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

TeamRetro allows for our team to gather all of our opinions on business processes in between our 'sprints'. This allows for everyone to bring feedback to what our focuses could/should be. I really like how you can customize what the fields are for the team to go off of, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you are just a user, you at times can not see who specifically has that feedback/retrospective on business decisions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has allowed for anonymity as well as specific team members to bring their feedback and ideas to the team simply. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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