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How do I love Miro - let me count the ways My story with Miro begins, like many others, shortly after COVID-19 started to rear its ugly head in Canada. I am senior consultant working for a small project management and agile training and consulting boutique firm in Toronto, and till a month back all of our course were delivered in-person. I don’t actually know how my boss ended up picking Miro rather than some other platform, but I’m very glad that he did pick it. We run a dozen or so public and corporate courses and over the past month my colleagues and I have spent most of our time transforming our exercises from the physical world to the virtual canvas. For some courses, this has been relatively easy whereas for others where we were using Lego bricks and other tactile materials, it took a lot of imagination. We have only delivered a handful of courses so far but the preliminary feedback from learners has been very encouraging and I can see us continuing to offer live virtual cours
Back in the days when Miro was called “realtimeboard,” the platform was shared with me through a colleague and it was the resource for work that I never knew I needed. Since then, Miro has changed the way I work for the better! I manage 20+ different apps and brands with a remote team. Miro helps me keep projects organized while being able to make quick notes, start designs, and plan on multiple levels. Check out some of the work I get done in my screenshots below, hopefully it will help you work on your own boards. And not shown in the pictures is a hidden gem… I have a frame called “whiteboard” it is exactly what is sounds like, its a place to just write anything like an old school whiteboard App design and planning user funnels. Planning phases with a timeline. Easy way to record some ideas into tasks.
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Hi Everyone! Myself and Miro’s first official North American User Leader, @Jonathan White, are hosting a virtual event on Miro User Groups: Insights and introduction into our User Led Events & Community Management. We invite and encourage all of our awesome community members to join, April 29th 4pm PST! We’ll be doing a deep dive on our roadmap, mission, and other exciting developments for our events and user leader program. You can RSVP and learn more about the event here! Ahead of the event, we wanted to gather any and all questions and feedback you may have on what you’d like from our community events as we continue to scale our program. What kind of events would you like to see (workshops, demos, presentations, AMAs)? What kind of speakers would you like to hear from (agile coaches, product developers, designers, etc)? Overall, what would you most like to take from a virtual event (knowledge sharing, networking, etc)? Jon and I are hoping to spotlight some of your questions a
Hey there, Most companies switched to work-from-home mode several weeks ago. We’ve already shared a lot of resources on remote collaboration tips & tricks in a public whiteboard wiki showed our WFH workspace (add yours!) discussed how we begin and end our work days. But let’s discuss the challenges of working remotely. What bothers you most of all? Anything that you have already overcome? Or maybe remote work is just fine for you? Share your thoughts in the comments, and let’s address those challenges together with the community. For example, my biggest challenge is overworking. I simply can’t understand when I should switch off - my laptop is just in front of me, why not to check Slack, email inbox, or complete a task from the backlog? What works for me (well, I’m trying) close Slack (or at least turn off the notifications and set myself away) at a set time have something scheduled for the evening (a Zoom call with friends or I plan to make dinner) clock off (I mean I finish
Hello awesome Miro Community. I wanted to relay a problem I am having around creating and maintaining a Table of Contents (TOC) on my boards. After seeing @Jeremy Pollack in the NORAM VMUG: 05 create links from one object to another, I immediately thought it would be amazing to create references on my larger, more complex boards in the form on a TOC. When the team loads the board, the view centers on the TOC and folks can navigate easily to the area of the board they want to work in (or to a different board altogether). Then, in major or key areas of the board, I can create a “Return to TOC” link and now my team can jump around with ease. My initial proof of concept using this method worked amazingly well, so I am confident there is an elegant solution here. The issue that has come up is that once you have linked to an object or group of objects on the board, if you change that object, the link is no longer valid, and the TOC stops working as intended. On the board I was working on,
Hi, I’m running a virtual event using Miro where we will give our client a virtual tour of our latest digital tools. There will be about 5 virtual tech stands on the board and a presentation at each one explaining what the tools do. I will help the clients navigate around the board. How can I include the clients more and get them to interact live with the person running the presentation about the tool? I’d really appreciate some ideas. Thanks.
On Thursday, April 9th Can Wang and Mariana Almeida from the global freelance organization, Upwork, graciously presented our first ever San Francisco chapter V-MUG on Remote Problem Solving and Ideation. Can is a UX designer and Mariana is a user researcher, together they shared their expertise on how they manage remote distributive work, ideate, and strategize as product developers. The event showcased an introduction to Upwork, a presentation on how to effectively ideate, and a workshop of a mock ideation/brainstorming session with the audience participants. Check out the event recording below! If you’d like to check out more of our upcoming events please check out events.miro.com. As our event community grows we’d love to get your feedback! If you have any feedback, ideas, or questions please reply to this post. If you’re interested in learning more on how to become a User Leader and/or speaker at an upcoming event please reach out to me at email@example.com!
We are seeing industry professionals who would be interested in presenting at one of our future Virtual Miro User Groups! What is a Virtual Miro User Group? Virtual Miro User Groups, or V-MUGs as we like to call them, are virtual meetups that are hosted by an amazing group of Miro users who volunteer their time to create engaging, informative and fun events for our Miro Community. What are we looking for in a presenter? Miro User Group leaders are always looking for other Miro users who are engaging, charismatic speakers from various backgrounds who are eager to share their knowledge during these community events. What kind of presentations are we looking for? Our virtual events range from collaborative workshops, AMAs (Ask Me Anythings), to simple presentations on how presenters use Miro to help boost efficiency, and more. How you want to present this knowledge is up to you! Past topics have included: Remote Facilitation Best Practices Gamification Qualitative research
Hey Miro Community, Can you believe it has only been one month since our launch of the Miro Online Community?! Many thanks to each and every one of you for sharing your expertise, asking questions, helping your peers and becoming more and more successful with Miro. So, it’s time for our first results! As of today, we have 1100 registered members, 285 topics created and 625 replies! These are some amazing milestones for our growing online community and we couldn’t have done this without all of you. What are the most popular categories so far? Ask the Community (aka Miro How-tos) Wish List Developer Forum Most popular discussions: Thread for teachers 🎓 Miro for minor tasks Current project in Miro Go check them out! As you know, this platform was launched for you. You can’t even imagine how happy we are at Miro when we see that you connect, collaborate, and co-create here in the community. We are proud of you! So, who has been the most active during this mo
Hello, I would like to share a video of Tom Solid, who is founder of PaperlessMovement. He shows what the Stickies Capture in comparission with the Post-it-App can do: Guess who the winner is? I know what I can do with this feature but after this video I was impressed. Thank you at miro for creating this!!! Michael
I have spent a lot of time lately translating my in-person training workshop content into a collaborative live online training environment. I've read and seen plenty of best practices from other sharers (thank you!) and created the boards as you can see below. I also managed to deliver a session of this 2-hour live online training workshop with business partners in another country this week. Here are my learnings from that opportunity: Less is seriously more! Miro is such fun to use and I actually built lots of engagements and activities for this session. I probably ended up using 50% of what I built. In an online environment, it takes probably 50% more time to complete activities and discussions than offline. The good thing is I can easily see what's next on my board and skip content/discussion as necessary. Give plenty of ramp up time! The participants love the experience of using Miro, the interactivity and the engagement throughout the workshop. To get to this stage, however, means
My team is building Karma: peer recognition and appreciation tool for remote teams. Due to the Covid situation globally, we’ve been getting 3x more new registrations than usual. We had to make sure the product development keeps up with such crazy pace. Our product team has started using Miro for documentation. Keeping product design notes accompanied by the visuals and screenshots on Miro helped us to speed the internal communications drastically. This is just the beginning, but I, as a founder, feel very positive about the whole Miro Wiki experience for now. Will keep you posted. Thanks!
Join us April 22nd for ATX Virtual Miro User Group: Moms Making It Work From Home. We’ll have an amazing panel of mothers who work remotely and now have kids at home all day due to school closings because of recent events. We’ll touch on various topics, such as Setting expectation with work and family Supporting your kids’ needs Managing as a single parent ...and finding the silver lining in it all Panelist: Jerra Murphy from GM Danya Keach from Upwork Megan Pinchback from Dyslexia on Deman Tanya Junell from Blue Label Labs Moderator: @Brittni from Miro Though we’re based in Austin, TX, anyone worldwide is welcome to join in on the conversation! RSVP Today: https://events.miro.com/e/m5wppq/
Now more than ever, our community needs connection, time and space to share stories to make sense out of what's happening now and how it will play out in a year from now. Join Miro User Group Leaders, @Natalie Mandriko and @Michael Luchen for our first D.C. Miro User Group on Tuesday April 7th @ 6p EDT! They'll have Four Hewes using Miro to facilitate an interactive experience for all attendees! Join in from any location and timezone as we: -Consider the challenges we've found ourselves in over the recent weeks. -Discuss how we might move forward with the help of a virtual board to facilitate our conversations. -Look at our path forward with a strategic lens of what benefits this direction could mean a year from now. Remember this is a virtual event so even if you're not from the D.C. area you are welcome! RSVP Today!https://events.miro.com/e/mndtdz/
Hi, Our customer experience team is a cross-office and semi-remote team. We were struggling to document concepts, host conversations, write feedback and showing the whiteboard during virtual meetings. That’s how we landed on Miro. I started experimenting with miro as a central location to host tangible deliverables when working with a development team. Anything from the project scope, UX workshops, mapping out workflows, wireframes, and mockups. It became the sharing point when meeting with project managers, fellow designers, and developers. It solves all of the problems I mentioned earlier. We were able to document early-stage concepts using stickies. We were able to provide feedback, having back and forth conversations virtually using the comments, which was especially useful when working across time zones. The biggest difference it made, was that we could brainstorm, and point to visuals all in one central location. When “whiteboarding” ideas in the office the virtual attendees
Hi guys, I would like to share with your our practice for using the Miro board for delivering trainings, workshops and development brainstorming sessions. We started using Miro cca 2 months ago and were drawn to it because we used to be a part-distributed, part-remote team. Since then we switched to fully-remote business to ensure business continuity in these times. Miro echoed in our organisation and is now used by all the teamleads, trainers, business developers, marketing experts etc. Here you will find examples on how we set up our boards for the before mentioned: Example 1: The full setup of a 3-day Train the Trainer course When we talk about trainings, Miro gives the ability to create the perfect training surroundings, with the effect of re-creating a classroom agenda online. We linked the topics into coherent groups and prepared the board for all 4 types of learners: visuals, auditives, reading/writing and kinestetics. As you can see on the picture above, we used 3 frames
Hi everyone, I will be running my first-ever 20-30 people workshop on Miro and I would love to hear any advice you guys could give me! I’m lowkey worried that it would be laggy, but I don’t know - I’ve only tried working on it with 10 people at once so far (this morning) and that worked fine. But other than that- does anyone have any tips to share? So far, I’ve thought of (and prepared) the following: Separate “Google Hangout” meeting links to allow for different groups (there are 2-4) to split the discussions, so that they can be free to talk amongst themselves. (Me as the floating facilitator, I’ll jump from one “call” to another to provide help where necessary. Provided working templates separated into 5 sections for each of the groups (i.e. Information Download, Idea Brainstorming Area, Affinity Mapping Area, Voting, and Idea Conceptualization Area) along with instructions & examples positioned at the start of each section. Adding “individual workspaces” with pre-made set of po
Hi everyone, I am Michael. Since the 1990th i am a passionate MindMapper who loves to work graphic-oriented and loves everything wich helps to simplify complicated things. Last year i discovered miro: A colleague asked me if i can join her online consulting to test her system. It was a good web-based consulting system, but it has a lot of not so good things: It was in a graphical way based on a 1990th design It was not enough customizable for consulting and coaching needs It should offer something template-made wich can easyli shown up for individual consulting settings It should have pictures in it (i love to work with pictures) and i want not to buy a lot of pictures for the whole settings So i searched a whole 4 days and i found miro. I started my free-account and hey: Over 200.000 best quality pictures Icons The ability to drag documents Arrows to connect something FreeText And whooohoooohooo: Stickies Even in the free account a lot to offer … but then: The consultant account: I w
If you are not familiar, Planning Poker lets your development team choose from a range of options (usually numbers that indicate complexity) and then at the end of the voting, those numbers are revealed and the discussion starts. The voting plugin in Miro is very basic, since it only gives a general count of all votes but we all need to know who voted what number to better discuss. Any thoughts on how to do this on Miro? Maybe there’s something I’m missing.
I’m taking the time to create my BUJO in Miro. I’m a visual person and miss having things laid out infront of me. My tiny bedroom studio in Belgium has shrunk my useable space for work planning. I miss my big wall, I miss my studio. Miro solved my problem by allowing me to spread out and take the space i need to create my mental maps.
The San Francisco chapter of Miro's User Group (MUG) is hosting a virtual miro user group! We're teaming up with Can Wang and Mariana Almeida from Upwork to discuss problem solving and ideation strategy in product development and how their tackling their users needs! Join us virtually wherever you are on April 9th at 2pm PST for fun collaborative workshop and presentation https://events.miro.com/events/details/miro-san-francisco-presents-sf-v-mug-using-miro-for-remote-problem-solving-ideation/#/
Hey everyone! Brittni here to give you a short recap of yesterday’s EMEA V-MUG I know all of us are figuring out the best ways to work remotely these days and so lucky for us we had the amazing Lisette Southerland author of Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely — Successfully — for Individuals, Teams, and Managers give us some pointers. We learned how to set boundaries, the current state of remote work and the future of remote work. We also got to participate in a breakout room session and use Miro’s awesome voting feature. Check out the video recording! Here are some questions from the V-MUG. Feel free to chime in! Which virtual office tools would you recommend? What virtual team building activities interest you? Additional resources: Focus on this podcast Remote Working Success toolkit
Hey everyone! Yesterday we had a fun and interactive V-MUG session where we talked about….BRAINS! Okay, well not exactly. @Jeremy Pollack, Solution Principal at Slalom Consulting and Miro’s very own Customer Success Guru, Iris Latour let us in on how their Miro boards encompass an entire project and evolve from planning to ideation to final products all in one commonplace to create a second brain! Check out the video recording! Here are some questions from the V-MUG. Feel free to chime in! How would you characterize your corporate culture - pre-Miro and post Miro - any changes/differences? Two part question, how do you index your ideas and how do you show the relationship between those indexed ideas?
Last week was the first for our product-dev teams working fully remote! So many adjustments! From our home workspaces, to communication, to coffee-making, lots of routines now look different. On Friday, when we ran the retrospective, we used Mad Sad Glad framework to share our emotions about the new order. Team was mad and sad about things like slow internet speed at home, an unstable working day, too little movement compared to going outside and walking around the office, the uncertainty, and having to cook instead of having snacks at the office But most votes were around the cluster of communication: low level of personal face-to-face communication is new for us, and we miss good old water cooler and coffee chats Though we are replacing them with Zoom coffee chats! Did you read our Ultimate Guide to Remote Work yet? We are learning to work from home together with you