Me want more Miro
November 11, 2021

Me want more Miro

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Miro is being used across the company more and more. Because of Covid-19, it is hard to come together as colleagues. We have found Miro to be a great way to have brainstorming-, risk- or other sessions and to draw/sketch a plan together. The projects we perform at our company have many stakeholders spread over the complete country. In the past, we would try to come together as much as possible and have these sessions. This costs travel time for everyone and some people are not able to make it. With Miro, you can discuss things live while sitting at home/office and you can always log in later to add your views/comments on a subject. In conclusion, it gets more people involved and saves a lot of time for everyone.
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Risk sessions
  • Getting examples of ideas across with drawing
  • Making a task board
  • Integration of, for example, Microsoft Teams so you can also see/hear the others without having to use/switch to other apps.
  • Reducing traveling costs of teams that have to come together.
  • Reducing time/effort to save a session and document it for later use.
  • Traceability improves
Within our company, there was not much information or communication about Miro. It was just added into the toolkit but people had to figure it out for themselves. This creates a barrier for people who rather not try out new features or apps because they are afraid of breaking them. I think it also helps for many people if there is an option where Miro explains all the features and you can try each step yourself after this explanation.
Our company has a standard subscription, so many features are not available or not accessible within our company, which is a shame. If I take a look at all the possibilities that Miro brings then a lot is possible, which can be very nice. The possible downside is that boards get very messy and that each project or team makes its own layout. In this case, it can help if standard layouts are designed and agreed upon within a company.
Prior to Covid-19, in many projects, we had brainstorming-, risk- or other sessions where people had to meet up on location and travel. When the session was finished you didn't know who said/noted what. And one person had to work out the entire session in another MS application to be able to share it. Sometimes a picture was used (but this is very static). Miro whiteboard took away these disadvantages and saves effort.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Miro's feature set?

Yes

Did Miro live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Miro go as expected?

No

Would you buy Miro again?

Yes

Prior we sometimes used Teams, Excel, Powerpoint, or Visio to perform sessions and to save data. It was however very hard to do this in real-time with several users. It was also hard to keep track of who did what and why. Miro gives more degrees of freedom and has better real-time options.
Well suited:
- For a team to plot planning, tasks, and ideas and keep them saved somewhere.
- For meetings involving many stakeholders.
- To discuss and draw out problems/ideas/solutions with colleagues.
- To connect different features on a single board.
- Save ideas and work them out later.

Less suited:
- For getting to know each other and team building.
- Real big teams (these should be very well managed).