Miro enables an in-person feel too workshops in this virtual age
November 10, 2021

Miro enables an in-person feel too workshops in this virtual age

Phil Cartagena, MBA, PMP, CPHIMS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Miro is used throughout the organization in the delivery of projects for our clients. In this age of near-complete virtual interaction, it has been an easy-to-use tool to facilitate group discussion, whiteboard sessions, workshops, etc. I am currently using it to facilitate groups of stakeholders in workshops where we are facilitating the consolidation and harmonization of processes.

Pros

  • It can serve as a single point to easily reference all actively-used content.
  • It's great for use in a workshop setting where you would jump between whiteboards or flip charts in person. You can achieve the same result by zooming in and out on relevant areas on your canvas.
  • Miro's many templates are also helpful in providing a useful starting point when creating content.

Cons

  • I would like it if there were more flexibility and/or control over text within all objects. For example, I can bold text in a text object but cannot in the sticky note object.
  • It would be great if Miro had the ability to read in and convert Visio drawings into objects (instead of an image) if desired.
  • There should be options when copying in Excel content that allows you to choose if you want it to come in as a series of sticky notes (default) or an image, or table, etc.
  • I do not have quotable, quantifiable data regarding Miro's impact on our business.
  • The use of Miro enables the delivery of project deliverables in those situations where getting group consensus is required.
  • Given that Miro enables workshops, etc., I can anecdotally indicate that its use reduces individual stakeholder contact requirements because you can efficiently coordinate and facilitate a group of individuals at the same time using Miro.
Miro works well and is fairly intuitive. Where it is not, there's decent documentation, if you know where to look, where a new user can upskill on Miro's use and be client-ready with very little preparation time. Miro's templates (both smaller "base" objects and groups that allow a "solution") is also very convenient during content creation and while preparing for client interactions.
I am not able to comment on this question definitely. I know that Miro integrates with a lot of applications, but I have not used any of this functionality directly. I have displayed Miro boards while using Teams but it did not perform that sharing by use of any specific integration.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Miro's feature set?

Yes

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?

Yes

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Microsoft Visio
As I already indicated, given our increased virtual interactions, Miro is an easy-to-use tool to facilitate group discussion, whiteboard sessions, workshops, etc. I am currently using it to facilitate groups of stakeholders in workshops where we are facilitating the consolidation and harmonization of processes. I have also used Miro in a "war room" scenario where we made a single point to easily reference all active content for a particular client.

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