Team Retro alternative

Meet the TeamRetro Alternative: Echometer

Which Alternative is Better for Agile Teams? TeamRetro is a good tool for retrospectives. But it is worth investigating if there are even better alternatives out there - like Echometer.

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Quick Overview & Review TeamRetro

Both agile retrospectives tools have received very good reviews from users. However, the brief introductions of the tools reveal different objectives: Holistic development of a team (Echometer) vs. conducting remote retros in Enterprises (TeamRetro).

Echometer Review on Capterra:
4.5/5

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Quick Intro Echometer

“Most Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters run in circles fixing superficial symptoms. Time to use psychology to sustainably foster mindset change - through the Echometer retro tool."

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Team Retro review on Capterra:
4.8/5

Team Retro alternative

Quick Intro TeamRetro

"TeamRetro is an enterprise-ready online retrospective tool for remote teams. Our guided retrospective techniques ensure your retros are worthwhile – each and every time."

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Why is Echometer better than TeamRetro?

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Interactive Online Retros
✅ Yes
✅ Yes
Facilitation support (Check-In or Icebreaker Generator etc.)
✅ Yes
✅ Yes
Organizing Action Items
✅ Yes
⚠️ Partially
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Echometer Retro Board
🆚 Team Retro Board
Effective Timer
✅ Yes
✅ Yes
Optional anonymity
✅ Yes
✅ Yes
Integrated online whiteboards
✅ Yes
❌ No
Mobile device support for on-site retros
✅ Yes
❌ No
Voting (Prioritization)
✅ Yes
✅ Yes
No login required for external guests
✅ Yes
❌ No
Collecting feedback before retros (optional)
✅ Yes
❌ No
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Echometer Team Development
🆚 TeamRetro Team Development
Agile Health Check surveys
✅ Yes
⚠️ Partially
Team development measured over time
✅ Yes
✅ Yes
Health Check item pool with nudges (food for thought)
✅ Yes
❌ No
Organizational Health Checks
✅ Yes
❌ No
Retro templates for every level of maturity
✅ Yes
⚠️ Partially
ROTI (Return on Time Invest) KPI
✅ Yes
⚠️ Partially
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Echometer Pricing
🆚 TeamRetro Pricing
Data protection (developed and
hosted in Europe)
✅ Yes
❌ No
No login required to test tool
✅ Yes
⚠️ Partially
Free version after test
✅ Yes
❌ No
Pricing
Starting at €5.5/team member/month
Starting at €25/team/month

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TeamRetro FAQ: General

TeamRetro is an online tool that can be used for conducting agile team workshops aka Retrospectives online. It is primarily used by virtual or remote teams, who often work (according to the Scrum Framework) in sprints and prefer to use varying retro templates at the end of their iteration.

The TeamRetro Alternative Echometer is a retrospective tool with a stronger focus on holistic team development.

You can find the TeamRetro website at https://www.teamretro.com/.

The website of the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer is https://echometerapp.com/.

No, TeamRetro is not open source.

The TeamRetro company is part of the private company GroupMap Technology Pty Ltd based in Perth, Australia. GroupMap's / TeamRetro founders are Brad Ward (CTO) and Jeremy Lu (CEO).

The TeamRetro Alternative Echometer belongs predominantly to the three founders Robin Roschlau (Software Developer), Jean Michel Diaz (Business Economist) and Christian Heidemeyer (Psychologist). You can find more about our story in the linked post – "3 reasons for (not) another retro tool". 

The TeamRetro CEO is Jeremy Lu, the CTO is Brad Ward.

The TeamRetro Alternative Echometer belongs predominantly to the three founders Robin Roschlau (Software Developer), Jean Michel Diaz (Business Economist) and Christian Heidemeyer (Psychologist). You can find more about our story in the linked post – "3 reasons for (not) another retro tool". 

Other TeamRetro competitors include Echometer. In addition to Echometer, Neatro or MetroRetro can be named as typical TeamRetro alternatives. Teamretro-similar is EasyRetro or Retrium, too. You can find an overview of the various TeamRetro competitors in our Retro Tool Comparison.

No: You can test TeamRetro for 30 days free of charge, but after that you have to pay for the TeamRetro tool. Prices start from 25$ per team per month.

The TeamRetro Alternative Echometer is free forever for up to 2 teams, find more on this in our Pricing.

The TeamRetro subscription comes in four tiers: Team (25,00$ monthly), small organization (60,00$ monthly), large organization (90,00$ monthly) and Enterprise (individual contract for significantly more than 6 teams). Depending on the tier, the number of teams included or the number of possible team members varies.

The TeamRetro alternative Echometer is free forever for up to 2 teams, after that it starts from 5.5€ per user per month – see also our Pricing.

TeamRetro has taken some measures for app security and data protection. Data is usually stored in the US via AWS. Enterprise customers can also have the data stored on servers in the EU. TeamRetro is accredited according to SOC 2 Type I for security, confidentiality and data protection.

A full overview of security, privacy and data protection measures can be found on the company's website.

The TeamRetro Alternative Echometer is GDPR compliant and hosted in Germany. It meets the highest standards of data protection and security. Detailed information can be found on our website at GDPR and Security.

No, there is no official way to download TeamRetro. 

Nevertheless, TeamRetro can be called an app or application because it is a computer program that works browser-based.

So far there is only an unofficial download for the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer at web catalogue.

TeamRetro FAQ: Contact & Support

You can book a personal online demo with TeamRetro via the following link: https://calendly.com/groupmap/teamretro-demo?month=2022-11. 

You can find a short video demo of how the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer works on our "How it Works" site. If you would like a personal presentation or demo, you are welcome to book a free online demo with us following the link.

Yes, you can find the TeamRetro LinkedIn profile on this page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamretro/. In autumn 2022, TeamRetro has around 150 followers.

You can find the LinkedIn profile of the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer following this link. In autumn 2022, Echometer had around 2600 followers.

There are many short TeamRetro tutorials in the form of one to two minute videos. You can find them on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY0jA3ovsnY 

You can find a short video on how the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer works on our "How it Works" site. In our Help Center we give a detailed overview on how you can take the first steps in the Echometer Retro Tool.

If you would like a personal online demo, you are welcome to book a free online demo with Christian or Jean following the link.

There is a TeamRetro Support Help Center at this link: https://help.teamretro.com/. You can also write to the TeamRetro Support directly: https://www.teamretro.com/contact-us

You can easily get support for the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer in the chat (bottom left of our website) or via this website by writing a message. Alternatively, you can send a message via email to support at echometerapp dot com. Jean or Christian will get back to you as soon as possible 🙂

If you are logged into the Echometer tool, you can even send us a message through the tool (below on the left, behind the question mark).

No, there are no TeamRetro webinars. However, you can book a personal call with the company.

With the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer you can book an onboarding webinar following this link at any time. 

If you are interested in the topics "20+ tips for retros" or "Change team mindset in 12 steps", take a look at our free eBooks

Yes, you can export various things in TeamRetro, for example from the Retro Board (to other tools such as Jira). Downloading data (such as health check results) is possible, too.

Yes, there is a TeamRetro API, but it is only accessible to Enterprise customers. The TeamRetro API is used, for example, for user administration or for downloading data.

TeamRetro Login, TeamRetro Registration or TeamRetro Sign-Up all happen through the https://secure.teamretro.com/login page.

With the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer, you can even do a retrospective without login on the linked page. The sign-up or the Registration for a full free account is behind the links.

TeamRetro FAQ: The tool

No, TeamRetro does not have an integrated retro whiteboard. However, the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer has an online whiteboard that can be optionally be used. Echometer is suitable for remote, virtual or on-site teams.

You can test TeamRetro for free on their website for 30 days. There is an official TeamRetro tutorial on Youtube to help you with this.

Basically, feedback is obtained from agile teams in the tool within the agile retrospective workshop and discussed and prioritized with the help of the tool, to create action items based on that in the end.

You can find a short video on how the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer works on our "How it Works" site. In our Help Center we give a detailed overview on how you can take the first steps in the Echometer Retro Tool.

Yes, TeamRetro can optionally be used anonymously, TeamRetro is anonymous. 

The TeamRetro Alternative Echometer enables anonymous feedback on both on the Retro Board and on the included Retro Whiteboard.

Yes, TeamRetro has a Jira integration with which you can, for example, export action items to a Jira Cloud project.

The TeamRetro Alternative Echometer also has an integration to Jira (Action Items synchronization).

TeamRetro had about 55 retrospective formats in October 2022, while the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer has hundreds of retrospective methods in the form of freely combinable retro games, agile health checks or team radars and classic retrospective questions. Eevery Scrum Sprint can be ended with a new perspective in Echometer.

Yes, TeamRetro offers the possibility of some Team Radar and Health Check or Happiness retrospectives, while the TeamRetro alternative Echometer even enables hundreds of freely combinable Team Radar retrospectives. Echometer health checks even work on both team and cross-team level. For example, your team's development can be tracked over many sprints, regardless of whether you are a virtual remote team or work on site.

Yes, there is a Sailboat Retro in Teamretro. In the TeamRetro Alternative Echometer, the sailboat retro can even be enriched with whiteboard retro games. The retro format is suitable for virtual remote teams, for teams in the office as well as for hybrid teams.

Yes, TeamRetro offers the possibility of a Single Sign On or SSO. The TeamRetro Alternative Echometer also offers SSO.