Some times, it is just too advanced.
February 16, 2023

Some times, it is just too advanced.

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

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Using miro for better meetings organizations. Drawing some boards, kudos, retro. We use this tool mainly for being agile. Other teams are also using it to design business rules or complex processes that need discussion. Miro is only used at the team level, with 4-12 people and product owners. Back then, it was a favourite tool for scrum masters, but now we got rid of a scrum.

Pros

  • Multitasking
  • Some prepared samples
  • Custom notes! (80% time of using miro)
  • Collaboration

Cons

  • Some of the prepared examples are out of date, or simply not applicable within its area.
  • Price, we had discussions if we wanted to stay with miro because of the high price.
  • Bit too complex for simple drawing tasks.
  • Getting rid of scrum masters
Mostly for having fun by drawing stupid funny things. The only real collaboration feature that we are overusing are simply notes. It is really easy to write stuff on the note, and then put it in the right place on the board

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

No

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

Against draw.io Miro is next generation tool, but we are still using draw.io because of its simplicity for drawing AWS diagrams and exporting them, and it is free.

There is also a competitor not mentioned on the list, excalidraw. It outperforms miro when it comes to drawing mind maps and simple stuff.

I think, when miro shines is the whiteboard collaboration.
Definitely when miro is most suitable, is when many people need an easy way to share thoughts on the board. It allows using some prepared examples, which are the backbone of meetings. It is easy to do it without scrum masters. But simple mind maps, it is too complex. Look for the Excalidraw app, free and open source, which is definitely more suited for this case.

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