Overall Satisfaction with Miro
Our organization uses Miro as a replacement for in-person workshops, whiteboards, collaboration, etc. It is particularly visual and interactive so it's great for meetings that require design thinking, idea generation, voting on the top concept, and more. For example, whereas we may have a design sprint workshop in person over the course of several days, we can now take that remote on Miro. We run through various exercises that promote idea generation among a cross-functional group of attendees on Miro, such as brainstorming dumps.
- Divergent thinking - ability to generate multiple ideas among a group through the use of stickies and other brainstorming formats
- Provides templates for workshops, note taking, etc.
- Has a voting tool to settle on the best idea
- Timer is useful to keep to a schedule
- Bandwidth for photos - adding many images to a Miro board greatly slows it down and causes some images to compress its content unless zoomed in
- In my opinion, Miro sharing capabilities are a pain in the butt. It's been difficult to resolve why certain teammates are only on comment access while others get full edit access, even when we open up sharing capabilities to the broadest functionality for all. It's just not as intuitive as GoogleDocs.
- Click versus grab-mousing was very confusing with the long click. The right click is much more intuitive. Maybe there is a keyboard shortcut to toggle between those mousing functions, like in Adobe Suite.
- Text boxes are unusually long and you often can't cut down on the length of the text box without scaling down the text size.
- Improved creativity
- Improved collaboration by having a tool to hold workshops
- Improved productivity
Not really because I wasn't really involved.
I wasn't involved with implementation of internal tools.
I work for a global company so I have teammates and stakeholders distributed all over, most of which are remote. Miro allows us to asynchronously whiteboard. It's also nice having a tool where it's common to see "brain dumps" or "half-baked" ideas, since many concepts are expected to be in its early stages. It's not Adobe Suite, Microsoft Excel, or PowerPoint where the thoughts presented are typically quite refined already.
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?
Miro is well-suited for: Workshops - team ceremonies like retros or standups. Brainstorming - visual presentations like presenting various images and file types on a large board that you can mouse over while zooming in and out. Miro is less suited for: reading or viewing long text viewing videos - it is harder to embed a video file on the board.