Let your team leave the physical borders and became a global team.
June 03, 2022

Let your team leave the physical borders and became a global team.

Kamil Żmijewski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

I use Miro for online collaboration in an agile environment. It has various use stories - the most advanced examples are PI Planning meetings with more than 80 active contributors supported by multiple agile facilitators. But also, since Miro is more and more familiar with the organization, I sometimes use it as a quick tool for draft notes and ad hoc mind-maps (brainstorming), even without other participants, but with the perspective to share the content later and discuss. The flexibility of Miro is almost unlimited and therefore it is a creative tool.
  • Tables with rich content and live collaboration (like Kanban boards)
  • Provides a clear space for creative notes and deep thinking (like mindmaps and flow charts)
  • It is a bit like Adobe Illustrator, but online with collaboration. It is super flexible to create whatever you like (like wire-frames, re-thinking and redesigning web content)
  • mindmaps could be more flexible to design (colors, frames, arrows)
  • performance issues during big meetings (long loading time, high cpu utilization)
  • when there are a lot of boards created by different people from different teams it is hard to manage the links and keep things organized. I think I to create a Miro board just to organize the list of the boards I use (like bookmarks split by the areas and topics)
  • Since we use Miro teams prefer to meet online then in the meeting room
  • A typical meeting has more participants and it engages a single person more than in case of the meeting in a room
  • We became a real global team since people from different physical places collaborate effectively
I have no idea how it was implemented but I am happy with the results.
If you mean the integration into business processes it is really easy thanks to the templates. It requires some general idea about methodologies (like agile, OKRs) and routines but if people have this base, the templates bring ideas and are enablers to start working with these methodologies. It is appreciated if Miro would share more templates and also the very basic, simple layouts instead of too sophisticated ones. If the template is too rich it kills the creativity.
As I wrote, the international organization became a truly global organization. The roles that were in the past gathered in a single country (head office) are now open for talents across the World.

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?

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

Miro is more flexible and based on the idea that you need to build anything a bit from scratch. Sometimes this is not an advantage and the more out-of-the-box tools are better. Still, Miro has the advantage that you can play with the design and this way have more fun with the collaboration.
Miro is not Excel, and sometimes it could be. Sometimes you need a very pure and simple table without being distracted by the graphic design. Miro has a very good integration with Jira, which is good. I have a hard time if I want to split one board into 5 different areas and ensure each area includes area-specific frames and they keep visually separated into 5 big columns.