Miro - A must to team building and transparency
April 29, 2022

Miro - A must to team building and transparency

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

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

I have been using Miro for about a year now and the more I use it the more I love it. Miro offers the “whiteboard” where I can put down my ideas and then organize and map them out. I like how there are multiple ways to use Miro depending on how I work and think, which is important since not everyone thinks and operates the same way. There are plenty of templates and classes that Miro puts out and more than the community creates. I work with contractors on long-term projects and Miro has been at the center of it all. It’s our central communication hub for ideas and most importantly planning. Miro lets me utilize a variety of different PM methods which is nice since I work on IT, innovation, and acquisition projects. My favorite way to use Miro for the team is for Kanban projects and team-building exercises. It allows everyone to interact and put their thoughts and ideas down in one place. This leads to (in my opinion) the single most important feature, “transparency.” With the ability for everyone to see what everyone is working on the team can be more efficient and increase collaboration.
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Tracking
  • Brainstorming
  • Support
  • Learning Curve
  • Lack of typing options
  • Difficult to share outside of your organization
  • Improved Transparency
  • Improved Collaboration
  • Hard to get adopters
  • Slight learning curve for non-technical people
The implementation of Miro from a software standpoint was easy. Miro can be either a web app or a program. I prefer to have the program and I feel like there are more accessible features, but I have not tested this theory. It was easy to get the team signed up and using Miro but a little more challenging for those who were not part of the company.
The integration into the culture and habits of the team was a little more difficult. The desire to use another product was something that most teams struggle with and don't want to take the time to learn something new. If there was a way to really push and make the change exciting outside of my own efforts, that would have been helpful. Or even better, a team-specific introduction session and/or refresher courses with user interaction.
Miro was the one program that everyone could agree on to be the central repository for ideas and planning. It allows others who do not work with Miro on a regular basis to still be included and interact. Once we have the link, I post the link in every meeting for everyone to follow along via the board.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

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 works well in team building. I held a working session with the team to decide on how we were going to work together and communicate. I used stickies for everyone to put their thoughts on the project. Then I had them rank their stickies and collaborated on why/how those stickies (thoughts) were ranked. This was also the first time I used the timer and music, very cool. Then after the discussion, I took those Stickies and created a charter that everyone agreed to.

Miro didn't work so well when I was trying to create a timeline with working streams, or at least it didn't work the way I wanted. I am sure there is a learning curve and would say it's user error. What I wanted was to create workstreams that expanded with dates and milestones. I really wanted a template that was already formatted so I didn't have to spend time making it look pretty.