GoRetro vs. GroupMap: A Sprint Retrospective Comparison
Sprint Retrospective tools allow a team to look back on past performance to improve future performance. Additionally, sprint retrospectives allow you to keep your team organized and run meetings smoothly. Both GoRetro and GroupMap work like a virtual whiteboard, come in a variety of templates, and you can create custom boards that best suit your team. Regardless, one of these platforms will surely fit your dev team’s needs.
Retrospective Tool: Costs
All of GoRetro premium features are completely Free. GroupMap, on the other hand, has a free trial of 14 days. Afterward, you can sign up for the basic plan, which is $20 per month. This plan allows you to have one account that creates the maps, ten people per map, and the basic features when designing templates, admin control, and reporting. The professional plan is $60 per month and works well for meetings and workshops. This option allows you to create as many maps as you’d like and have one person as the admin, much like the basic plan. However, you can have 50 members of your team with access to a map, and you get all the advanced options for design, admin controls, and reporting. GroupMap also allows you to create custom plans depending on the size of your event or company.
Retro Meeting Privacy
GoRetro allows you to create private boards that are password protected as well as public boards that can be shared via a link. With GoRetro, you can assign roles to team members, giving them different perks. The account admin can view and manage all boards as well as create and manage teams, the team admin can view and manage teams and boards that he or she is a part of, and the team member can only view and create boards in the team he or she is in.
GroupMap does not have a privacy option, but you choose whether you want a team to be open, which allows everyone to see what people have shared. You can also have a partially anonymous team, in which the facilitator can see who wrote what, but the team members cannot. Lastly, you can have full anonymity. When it comes to roles, GroupMap has two main roles.: the facilitator who can run boards and change settings, and participators, who can add information to boards they are a part of.
Sprint Retrospective Customization & Collaboration
Both platforms have many sprint retrospective templates so your team can easily create boards, and both allow you to create custom boards from scratch. GoRetro allows you to create color-coordinated cards to keep your board interactive and interesting. On both platforms, you can vote on ideas or anything your team needs to decide on. Furthermore, GroupMap is a great platform for brainstorming ideas. It allows team members to add their input individually, without seeing what other team members are saying. The team can also work collaboratively, and they can’t edit out their opinion so their response will be honest right away.
Overall, GroupMap and GoRetro are very similar when it comes to features. The biggest differentiator between the two platforms is that GoRetro has all of its prime features for free. GroupMap has a couple of features that are more developed than GoRetro’s, like the brainstorming features. All in all, it depends on what your team really needs.