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Hi, Miro Community! Questions I have are about your process of preparing and using your workshop agenda. Could you share your experience on these topics:— When do you design your agenda: before or after you design everything on the board?— Where do you usually keep it?— Does every step in your agenda represents an area or objects on a board?— How do you align participants around it: by demonstrating a board or going through a separate agenda doc?Thanks a lot!
Tweak the existing Kanban template
I love the Kanban template, using it for the first time this week, but it is *very* specific to Kanban. I was trying to shoehorn a Gantt chart into it, but it just doesn’t allow spanning across columns. On the flipside, the Gantt template is basically just some grouped rectangles (I’m guessing it was an earlier template).It seems like it would be a short jump from the more robust fixed header / grid layout features of Kanban to make them work for a much improved Gantt template. Just thought I would throw that out there… cheers
Micro-interactions while collaborating remote
Hi guys! Since most of our team’s workshops and visual meetings became fully remote I started feeling that engagement of participants on those meetings became much lower. Partly because I have less control of their actions and attention, but I think there’s something about micro-interactions between people that usually occur during in-person meetings.Like greeting a newcomer when they enter the room. Or finding a familiar face in the room and sitting right next to them to feel more confident. Raising a thumb up just to appreciate someone’s work. Just little things that don’t require a lot of effort but enable those tiny little moments of communicating your emotions, thoughts, reactions, stuff like that.Does it ring the bell for you? Have you experienced something similar? Is there anything you noticed that impacts participants’ engagement heavily in remote meetings you conduct?
Physical Places in Digital Spaces
I had a great time last week co-facilitating Physical Places in Digital Spaces for the virtual NORAM V-MUG with @Isman Tanuri, and I wanted to share a few resources with the hope others find it useful/thought provoking. I’ve got a detailed write up of of the idea here (including a demo board and the session recording): https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/miro-taxonomy-joshua-%25EC%25A1%25B0%25EC%258A%2588%25EC%2595%2584-davies/?trackingId=J0l%2FWkjXSDmmJxiwB6TnZA%3D%3D Bacially, my section was looking at how we shape spaces/interactions using Miro to adjust what kind of conversations are possible in a workshop, and to help to that more systematically I put together a Miro Taxonomy as below that looks at how we move, how we share, how we gather, and how we interact. It’s by no means perfect, but hopefully is a useful fire starter for ideas on the topic. Definitely click through to the board itself so all the fun embeds work :) Happy to hear feedback/questions below! Stay healthy & stay
Best Miro approach for Screenwriting?
Hello friends, I was turned on to Miro by hearing on a Podcast that a tv writers room used it to track their story outline. After starting my own account, I see vast potential, but am a little lost on what functions would be best suited, so looking for some suggestions. Basically what would be nice, would be to have a ‘index card’ system… or maybe more of a linear timeline thing, where you can add scenes, rearrange them, and if you pull one out - they all slide down to cover the hole. Any ides or links to tutorials would be helpful! Alex
Recap: Stephen Curry Live Q&A
Earlier today, at our annual "virtual" offsite we had a live zoom Q+A with Stephen Curry, whose one of Miro’s investors. It was awesome hearing him share his experience as a leader ~ who knew basketball & tech had so much in common? One of my favorite takeaways was him sharing that a great team is one that holds you accountable, to know your strengths... & as much as you can, spend time working on your weaknesses.No one likes to watch themselves fail, but it prepares you for that next moment. Read a cool blog post with 3 points of wisdom we scored from Stephen Curry at our 2020 virtual offsite.
Zoom call with a famous person?TGIF
Happy Friday Just recently @Natalie Larino has shared that we had a live Q&A session with Stephen Curry (read here). It was exciting and inspiring! I wonder, do you wish to have a virtual meeting with a celebrity you admire? Who would you choose and what is one question you would ask them?
Where can I see what is planned on the roadmap for Miro?
Hello, I’m wondering what features are planned in the short and medium term for Miro? If we get the product, what new things will be released soon that we can take advantage of, on top of all of the current functionality? Also are there any other integration points with Azure DevOps or Sharepoint planned at all? Many thanks Natalie
Planning like a ninja
Howdy! Since I’m accountable for several teams, I find it very crucial to plan thoroughly. It helps me to execute on a top-level and collect all the ideas / upcoming projects in one place. When I started to work at Miro, there were no cards at all, but I wanted somehow to use an agile philosophy in my day-to-day work, so I ended up with quite a primitive yet useful ‘Kanban Calendar’: Do you have anything similar in your bins? What kind of approach do you use in achieving the same goal? Would love to learn from you if I can improve my Frankenstein
How to form a Vision Statement using Miro
I am running a workshop where one of the tasks of the participants is to formulate a statement around their Vision. I wanted to reach out to the Miro Community to see how others are doing it. This is a simplified summary of my approach: 1. I ask them to fill out a survey where they each are to describe their Vision. 2. I invite them to the board where they get 3 dot-votes to vote on the contributions they think are the best (if it is a 10 people team, there will be 10 formulated Vision Statements to vote on). 3. I ask them to look at the results from the vote, and describe the Vision with 1 word only. This creates 10 words which all are probably very important to the Vision. 4. Filled with insights (hopefully) from the vote and the 10 words, I ask them to come up with an updated version of the Vision Statement using the 1-2-4-All tecnhique. I feel that this creates a lot of engagement during the process, but sometimes people are not ending up with a conclusion they hoped for / feel c
Using Miro board for trainings and people development
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
Helping 150+ Schools Collectively Bargain for PPE: Using Miro + Zoom
Yesterday was a grounding day. My team joined the Community Purchasing Alliance as they led a zoom meeting of 150+ school administrators preparing to collectively purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for their schools next year (gloves, masks, thermometers, hand sanitizer). By purchasing together they’ll access prices at a fraction of the cost of buying individually. Yesterday was somehow much heavier and more grounding than big-meeting-remote-facilitation-as-usual. In the break-out sessions we learned just how hard it is for schools all over the country at this moment dealing with so much uncertainty, and so many challenges at once. We bore witness to the courage and resilience of these school leaders in the face of these challenges and felt the gratitude of this network for the coordination… the power that comes from feeling organized as a large collective in a moment that otherwise feels so isolated, bewildering and divided. Felipe Witchger, at Commun
Running an Online Workshop with 30 People
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
COVID-19-ready In-person Workshops using Miro
Cooler than cool! In reality, sticky notes and flip charts can possibly be transmission tools! As facilitators and trainers, what can you do to be prepared for COVID-19 prevention once you head back to classrooms? Use a Miro board in the classroom and keep the conversations inclusive and opinions diverse. The image above explains itself. This is an Agile Marketing training workshop conducted by 2 of my close partners based in Holland. While this may be de rigueur way of working for some of you, I personally never thought of this even though I had trained my partners on using Miro for online facilitation! What's missing is perhaps (and for bigger classes) individual screens for each group that can become "group flip charts". It will be interesting to see how this can be configured in a classroom to accommodate Miro screens. Read my original post on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ismantanuri_miro-onlinefacilitation-onlinetraining-activity-6688282629231521792-erAE PS. photo
How to do - Fist of Five Voting
A common technique used in many agile meetings is Fist of Five voting, where everyone raises their hand showing 0-5 fingers indicating a range of agreement. How do you do this well using Miro? One of the most important parts of this technique is to identify who has low confidence so that you may start a discussion. I can put 6 cards in a region and use the voting feature, but the Miro voting feature seems completely anonymous, so I would have to get the low voters to speak up to identify themselves. Does anyone have another technique to vote and more easily start the right conversations?
Remote work-oriented blog
Dear community, today I am happy and excited to be able to share with you 2 blog posts related to the topic of remote work. Since it is an all-time-hot topic, I believe for some of you it will come in handy and serve as a good guideline and source of information related to remote work. We are in the outsourcing/offshoring industry, have been working as a distributed team for 3 years, and are currently fully remote. We shared some insights about our approach towards managing remote teams and ensuring business continuity in our first two blog posts. http://q-xperience.com/blog/ Give them a read and we would highly appreciate any feedback that comes our way :) Thank you
Show us your WFH workspace
I have been working from home for almost 3 years now and it has been a struggle to find that lucrative work-life balance. Previously, I was in a 1 bedroom apartment and I had to work at my dining room table or a tiny space in my living room and it was hard to get away from work at the end of the day and I experienced intense burnout. Recently I moved into my first home (YAY!) and it was a MUST that I have my own office space and now I feel so much better. I know not everyone has this luxury but you’ve made it work. So, I’m asking that you share your WFH space. What makes it great? What do you wish you had? Any tips to make a non traditional work area well...workable? Here’s mine. I’m obsessed with Funko pops and they keep a smile on my face. My “co-workers” also keep me sane when I’m alone in this room most of the day. Looking to get some artwork soon! Some of my co-workers
Show Us Your Pets! 🐱🐶🐍TGIF
It’s time We’ve already started sharing photos of our pets in different topics (for example, here is @Kiron Bondale’s puppy ). Let’s collect all of them in one thread! Leave a comment with a photo, write a name of your pet. Funny stories are welcome As for myself, I used to live with the cat Listik (a Russian word for a ‘leaf’). My story is not really funny: one day I became allergic to cats and dogs and rabbits (maybe somebody else), and I had to find a new family for my amazing, playful, tender, beloved cat. I can’t express my love to him! But we had to split up
Does anyone have a simple newbie guest user guide sheet or short presentation?
i am running a workshop with non-techie managers. does anyone have a cheat-sheet or short presentation to tell them all they need to participate in brainstorming, inserting text onto frameworks, and stickie creation/movement? and zooming in/out to find items.
Diagramming Power-Up: Tips and Tricks
Tips and Tricks for Diagramming: Shapes & Lines I feel your pain. You can see the whole complex system in your mind… but your hand just can’t get it out into Miro fast enough. Miro is brilliant at making diagramming easy and powerful, but some of the coolest features to help this aren’t immediately obvious. Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite tips and tricks. Did I miss some that you like? LMK Happy diagramming Diagramming Tips and Tricks: Shape and Line Magic The world is but a network of networks. Let’s grapple with these complex systems with ease and style. Here’s some of my favorite tips and tricks to build networks, systems, processes quickly and attractively. You may want to increase the playback speed - that’s as fast as my brain-mouth-miro-hand could work Easily Re-style and Clean up your Diagram for Presentation: A clean consistent diagram is like a grammar and spell-checked memo or report. Don’t let poor present-ability get in the w
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