From retro meetings to shark sightings: July’s campfire catch-up!

Resource Type: | Published: 28th Jul 2021 | By Team Sharktower

Hi folks, welcome to July’s campfire catch-up!

After a busy month, it’s time to grab a coconut cooler, pull up a deckchair, sit back and shoot the breeze.

Here are a few updates, demos and links we think you might like to see.



Dive into demos!

We’ve got two walk-through-style demos to share with you this month.

Retro meetings demo

First up, Craig gives a 7-minute tour of how run retro meetings in Sharktower, including how to capture lessons learned and suggested actions to continually improve your delivery.



Delivery Map demo

And if it’s tips about creating project plans you’re after, Lynsey’s here to talk you through it, with a 4.5-minute demo of the Sharktower Delivery Map.




Fire up two new features!

July brought a couple of big updates to Sharktower, each developed from user feedback.

Do more with outcomes

With more and more organisations focusing on benefits realisation, we’ve added new fields that allow users to mark an outcome as a ‘Project Milestone’ or a ‘Business Outcome’.

Even better, you can now add the expected value – monetary or otherwise – associated with the outcome.

Export your data

Users asked, we listened. Yep, you can now export data from Sharktower into Excel! If you’re an admin-level Sharktower user, you’ll find it in the admin panel.

For more info about new updates, check out the Knowledge Base (no login required).


Sharktower stories – FutureX

The FutureX team plan, create and promote large-scale events and content for business leaders who are focused on purpose-driven business change. Hear from CEO Bruce Walker and CFO Zoi Kantounatou as they explain how Sharktower has helped FutureX unify behind shared objectives, make faster decisions, and create a sense of autonomy throughout the whole team.



Views from the tower

Non-product-related updates from Team Sharktower


Should your business call time on the 35-hour week?

With offices slowing re-opening across the UK, many are asking the question “What does ‘working hours’ really mean anymore?”. Here, Sharktower’s Customer Success Director explains how we’re flying the flag for work-life balance.


How can financial services stay on course for the future?

We’re proud to be Gold Partners for this year’s Future Business Forum, a 4-week course created specifically for Fintech and financial services leaders who want to accelerate innovation, drive transformation and lead with purpose. For more info, head to the Future Business Forum website



And just for fun…

Check out the Ocearch shark tracker!

Sharktower loves to keep track of things, and Team Sharktower love sharks, so this live shark tracker from Ocearch has been keeping us entertained recently. The app is part of an ocean research project, but we’ve loved just seeing who’s swimming where, and keeping tabs on the best-named shark in the world: Errol Finn!


Until next time: happy surfing!

Team Sharktower