GoRetro vs. Retrium: Quick Retro Comparison
A good way to improve a team’s performance is by using sprint retrospective tools. These retro tools allow you and your team to reflect on past performance to improve future performance and stay organized.
GoRetro and Retrium are two good options when it comes to sprint retrospective platforms. Depending on your team's wants and needs, one will surely be the right fit.
Retrospective Tool Costs
GoRetro offers you and your team all of its premium retrospective features for free, no questions asked. Retrium, on the other hand, has plans starting at $39 per team room per month. The team room is where you and your team can start a retrospective and can be deactivated if you will not be using it for a while.
The $39 plan can run as many retrospectives as you need, you can invite as many people as you’d like, access all features in your retrospectives, and allows Jira Cloud integration. The business plan is $59 per team room per month, offers all of the previously mentioned features as well as annual invoicing, volume discounts, priority support, and much more. For bigger companies, the Enterprise plan can be discussed for pricing and offers training sessions and full support so the company can integrate with Retrium smoothly.
Privacy & Collaboration for your Retro
GoRetro allows you to create private boards that are protected by a password or public boards that can be shared via a URL. The platform has a variety of user roles, which include account admin, team admin, and team member. The account admin can view and manage all boards and 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.
When using Retrium, team members can see everything that is in an active team room. However, there are a variety of roles the platform provides to keep your information safe from people who are not part of your organization. The visitor role, for instance, is for short-term employees that only participate in one or a small number of team rooms. Visitors can facilitate and participate in retrospectives, view action items, and retrospective history, but can only view the team rooms and members of team rooms that were invited to join.
The member role is the default one. They can do everything that visitors can, view all team rooms in an organization, and invite or remove others from their team rooms. The managers can do everything members can as well as create and deactivate team rooms. Lastly, the admin role can do everything a manager can, edit organization settings, and manage billing information.
Retrospective Format Customization & Platform Integration
Both GoRetro and Retrium have a variety of retrospective templates to make it easier for your team to create boards. Additionally, both platforms allow you to create your customized board from scratch. Retrium allows you to save custom templates you have created to use with other teams when necessary. Both platforms allow team members to vote on certain ideas or discussion topics and you can create cards of various colors to keep the board interesting and interactive. While GoRetro doesn’t integrate with other platforms, Retrium integrates with Jira.
Overall, GoRetro is great because it has a lot of the same features that Retrium does at no additional cost. However, if you really like the Jira integration that Retrium offers along with the varying roles that the platform provides, it might be the best option for your team. While GoRetro has a lot of great features, it can limit your team. However, both platforms are very similar in the way they operate and the features they offer. At the end of the day, it all depends on what your team’s preferences are.