Overall Satisfaction with Miro
We utilize Miro heavily when we are collaborating and need a shared workspace to do so interactively. For example, during our sprint retrospective, we will use Miro to facilitate Ice breakers and give engineers, designers, and product owners a space to write things down then vote on what we all think could be could be improved upon in the next sprint. This helps the team be able to easily do tasks that require a shared space to write and see in real-time.
- Able to separate shared and personal boards
- Visual timer feature
- Allowing for large spaces to work with
- Lack of offline functionality
- Takes some time getting used to remembering to lock the stickers and frames
- Have a more intuitive way to resize things to the same size
- Allows for more productive Retrospectives reducing the time for set up by a couple of hours as everything you need is in one place
I strongly recommend taking the time to go through the application thoroughly before utilizing it. Their many functions you may not know are available to you immediately and you'll reap the benefits of the knowledge once you begin using the application if you have built up familiarity with the web app.
I haven't done any of the integrations myself so I can only go off what I have read and it doesn't seem particularly difficult to integrate with other services. However, I feel as though first glances can be deceiving but the integrations do seem very straightforward to implement.
Our team is remote-first and Miro has given us the ability to be able to get as close as possible to in-person interactivity and collaboration as an application could. We have been able to map out software architecture seamlessly, create ice breakers for our retrospectives, and so on. This has made remote work not feel so awkward by eliminating some of the things you miss from not being in a single location.
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?
As a collaborative tool and space for personal mind mapping, it is very powerful and can help other engineers create and write with the intent to share or just as a more interactive notepad. There is endless integration with heavily used applications in the tech industry which is also extremely useful and will allow for the tool to plug into the work tools being used by their own team already.