Mirabilis Miro
August 23, 2022

Mirabilis Miro

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Miro is used to support agile ceremonies (planning, review, and retrospective) and other institutional activities. The chair introduces the meeting and proposes the activity (or the exercise) and then the participants work on their activities. Shared worksheets provide context for participants and ease context switching. A comprehensive set of symbols, icons, and emojis allows for easy commenting and marking of the shown picture.
  • Concept drawing
  • Adding/editing notes
  • Shared meeting experience
  • When attending as a participant, it could be helpful to automatically sync with the chair without the need to explicitly click on the chair icon in the top right.
  • Adding notes just by clicking in the canvas area with the same color/size as the last added, without the need of copying it from an existing one, or clicking on a new note, then changing color and size.
  • Add some quick protection to the content drawn by the chair so that it can't be accidentally changed/removed by participants.
  • Greater efficiency of remote meetings
  • Additional reporting of meetings
  • Improve communication and brainstorming
The implementation is very good. I actually never had a bug/issue, not even a glitch. At first, it can be a bit disorienting, especially if you are thrown into a meeting without the time to read the instructions or practice a bit with the tutorial. After this brief time, you'll find the UI very intuitive. You may still accidentally area select instead of dragging, but it is easy to fix the behavior.
The score is because I never tried nor had the need to integrate Miro with 3rd party tools/systems. Since we use MS Teams internally, it would be nice to have such integration (but it may already exist, I never checked). Also, moving Miro canvas into Confluence for the very same reason could be a nice integration.
Miro has been really helpful in this specific time when Covid hit us and forced us to work from home. As the remote work option is not going away, Miro is not going away, and it could be used to empower also for in-presence meetings.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Yes

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

Both MS Teams and Slack offers a very basic shared whiteboard where you can draw and share remotely in real-time. None of those come even close to the feature set of Miro. It is like to compare a tricycle to a rocket.
Miro is very well suited to support meetings where participants need to cooperate on some content or may take advantage of shared content such as diagrams, graphs, and charts. Meetings that are just speech-based do not take advantage of Miro. Also, Miro needs some time invested to be operated as a chair, don't underestimate this part to get the most out of Miro.