Overall Satisfaction with Miro
I'm using Miro to deliver Lean Six Sigma training. With the pandemic and working remotely, we had to find another platform to deliver training that would not end up in death by PowerPoint. My external Agile training was done using Miro and I love it! I implemented it for our own training classes as soon as I came back. We have cross-functional teams using Miro for training, and it's in the process of being more widely adopted as a collaboration tool for brainstorming and supporting Agile. It's been a fantastic collaboration tool - it really keeps the engagement up!
- Collaborative Brainstorming.
- Sort and prioritize ideas.
- Capture strategy session outputs.
- Interactive training.
- Training simulation.
- Miro takes a bit of time to get used to - it works slightly differently than the tools we have already.
- If you don't lock in your elements, your participants can really mess up your template.
- If you add a new slide as an afterthought, it goes all the way to the end and you have to manually move it.
- Better training participation & output.
- Reduce the need for mentoring / reexplaining the concepts.
- Better adoption of tools learned during the class.
If you are a digital native, this is going to be an easy tool to use. You can learn to do most of it yourself, or look up resources online. With practice, you'll find a few tricks to make navigation easier and to use your boards to the max. For digital adopters, you might want to get some help from Miro to get started. For our training, I built the shell, share it with my co-facilitator and we started using it immediately. We collected great feedback from participants to tweak the board. After a couple of iterations, almost no practical improvements were proposed. People grumble a bit the first day or so of training, then they get comfortable and it's not an issue anymore.
No integration on our end - we only used it for training, independently of other systems. Not much to add - with the paid version, we would have had more interesting call options (i.e. timer, managing the breakouts directly from Miro, etc.) that we don't have with the free version.
We didn't collaborate on a project but on training. We have a simulation, and could see each team's screens being filled live, review as a team, have participants involved and collaborating. Even people who were quiet on the call were engaged, adding sticky notes or text boxes all over the board.
Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Miro's feature set?
Did Miro live up to sales and marketing promises?
I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process
Did implementation of Miro go as expected?
I wasn't involved with the implementation phase
Would you buy Miro again?
Jamboard is okay, but Miro is fantastic! With a Jamboard, you are limited in the number of pages, templates, how "artistic" you can get (which limits what you can display on-screen). With Miro, you can go all in! Your board can be as simple or complex as you'd like. Plus Miro has a ton of features to help you facilitate the call, integrate pictures/objects, etc.
Miro is great for brainstorming and training. If you want collaboration and your team is comfortable with digital solutions, possibilities are endless. Users that are digital-adapters may struggle with it. If you want a lot of structure to your board, it can take quite some time to set up. It's perfectly fine for a repeatable process (i.e. training), or using a provided template (i.e. retrospective), but for a one-off brainstorming, it could be overkill.