News & Announcements
All the latest news and announcements, and the best content from the Miro team.
Hey all! Miro is a great tool for brainstorming, so one of our in-house brainstorming gurus put together a guide to help folks who are new to the topic. It has 5 parts, and we’d love to know what you think.Introduction to brainstorming, advantages and challenges 20 brainstorming techniques to try remotely How to brainstorm online - the starter kit Advanced tips for better brainstorming Examples of brainstorming to inspire creativityOur goal was to help folks who are new to brainstorming by giving a resource with some actionable tips to get them started. My question for you is, is this useful? Do you feel anything is missing that you would have been interested to read? We welcome any feedback you have.
Hey, Miro Community, It’s Anna, Marketing Manager here at Miro. I know that these days lots of us need to run remote meetings and online workshops, and it can be really challenging. From introducing new technology to keeping everyone on-track, there is a lot to consider. I want to invite you to our upcoming Remote Meetings and Workshops in Miro webinar where we’ll walk you through how to facilitate engaging online workshops and meetings. In just 45 minutes, you’ll learn how to: set up Miro boards for collaborative workshops use facilitation tools to manage and engage attendees onboard participants in advance of your event manage access rights and permissions and choose the right plan for your business or event. ️ Join us on Tuesday, May 12, 8 AM PDT, 11 AM EDT. If you have a topic or question you want us to cover during the webinar, please, leave a comment below.
Introducing Attention Management – a powerful facilitation functionality that ensures your remote workshop participants never get lost and are constantly engaged in collaboration. Attention Management is a powerful facilitation feature for remote meetings and workshops. It allows meeting organizers and workshop facilitators to guide participants and ensure everyone is following and engaged. This feature is especially important for facilitating massive workshops with dozens of participants because it helps direct their attention to the area of the board where collaboration is happening at a particular moment. It’s very intuitive and easy to use – simply navigate to the cursors tracking panel in the top right corner and Click on your own avatar to bring all or individual collaborators to the area of the board you want them to focus on Click on the avatar of a particular collaborator to start following them Learn more about this feature and its availability across plans in
Explore Miroverse, the new Community Templates Gallery, to discover templates made by real Miro users – and share your own! To kick things off, we've collected boards from 50 Miro power users into a single, searchable place so you can browse, copy, and start customizing with a few simple clicks. Go to Miroverse to start exploring. Want to share your own? Join the likes of Julia Cowin from Mailchimp and the team at AJ&Smart (and many more!) by submitting your board here!
As many of us are organizing and participating in more remote meetings and workshops than ever before, Miro team put together a quick how-to article explaining how you can use our product and listing links to useful blog posts, videos, and frameworks. Please, let us know what you think! Maybe you have additional questions you want us to cover or have ideas how we can improve the content of the article and its format.
Hey everyone, Lindsey here, Product Marketing Manager for Remote Meetings and Workshops. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or have found yourself suddenly remote, running remote meetings and workshops can be challenging. We’ve released a series of enhancements and new resources to help you design and facilitate amazing online sessions in Miro. Setup and Preparation Visual Notes - Set an agenda, add instructions, or an outline of the board for easy audience onboarding. *New* Meeting and Workshop Templates - Get a head start designing your boards. Check out the new templates available in-app in the Templates Library. Lock - Lock elements and templates to the background to avoid accidental editing. This UX improvement reduces the chance of accidental unlocking. *New* Guest Editors (all paid plans) - The quickest and easiest way to invite collaborators that don’t have a Miro account yet. Remote Facilitation Screen Sharing - Enable participants to follow along as you navigate
This year the Atlassian Summit is remote, so we prepared an online content hub you can visit to find out how you can use our online collaborative whiteboard platform with Jira, Confluence, and Trello to help your team execute faster One more thing Miro team will be holding live interactive demos during the summit on April 1 & 2 at 11 am PDT. Go to the content hub landing page if you want to add a reminder about the demo on either of the days to your calendar. If you are unable to attend – don’t worry, will post recordings of both demos here late next week
We are excited to announce our $50 million Series B funding, led by ICONIQ and with participation with our existing investor Accel! Read more: TechCrunch article - Miro lands $50M Series B for digital whiteboard as demand surges MiroBlog - Our next chapter: Bringing teams together, wherever they’re located ICONIQ's blog about why they invested in Miro - Miro: Where Teams Get Work Done
As more people are getting used to remote work, a lot of questions are coming up: How to bring teams together when there’s no physical office? How to make sure people feel productive and supported? How to run virtual whiteboard-based workshops, like brainstorms and design sprints?So we’ve pored through our resources and collected the best tips to help you get started with Miro and adjust to remote work. We use these tools and tips every day to keep our teams as aligned and productive as possible – and we hope they’re valuable for you as well.We have a ton of blog posts, videos, and more about distributed and remote teamwork, but we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites: ReadUltimate Remote Work Guide: 10+ chapters on remote work for employees and managers 6 templates to help you transition to (effective!) remote meetings Design Sprints for remote teams 10 things we (AJ&Smart) wish we’d known sooner about remote facilitation Remote brainstorming: how to, templates, and moreWatc
Miro Heroes - Miro needs your support! Your first-hand experience is always a best practice (and is usually more exciting than we could imagine while building a feature). Do you mind sharing it with the world? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Help us get more reviews in the external marketplaces so others can learn from you and see how Miro can help them solve the collaboration challenges from the real examples. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What to do: 🏃♂️Follow the link of the integration you use below. 📝Choose “Write a review” or similar option. 🥇Write a few words about your experience and hit “Publish”. Where to go: Atlassian marketplace for Jira Cloud add-on Atlassian marketplace for Jira Cards Atlassian marketplace for Confluence plugin Microsoft marketplace for Microsoft Teams integration Chrome Store for Google Drive integration Your support means a world to us
Hello WFH? New to remote meetings with your team? Need to organize a remote workshop? No worries! Here’s a list of Miro best remote work resources with general tips and best practices to help you. 7 ways to make remote collaboration more effective with an online whiteboard What I’ve learned from facilitating over 100 remote collaborative workshops How to measure the impact of remote workshops 10 things about remote facilitation we (AJ&Smart) wish we’d known sooner Running Online Workshops in Miro VMUG03: How to add gamification to your facilitation with Miro @Kyle.C How to run a remote workshop The ultimate guide to remote team meetings Remote team meeting etiquette: how to stay polite in a distributed team Top Google Calendar features to schedule remote meetings Remote team building activities: the ultimate guide by Miro Brainstorming techniques, ideas & rules for group brainstorming How to get more out of remote meetings with Miro How product teams can benefit from connec
Hi all! Our Miro team has started a public “Whiteboard Wiki” board for us to collectively start consolidating resources, tips, tools and more on remote work. Additionally, were starting to run Remote Work AMAs, which are casual group Zoom calls with a panel of experts on remote collaboration. Anyone can join and ask any questions about transitioning to remote/WFH. Check out our upcoming AMAs here: https://events.miro.com/noram/ You can view the recording and the notes from our first AMA that we held yesterday here: https://events.miro.com/events/details/miro-noram-presents-remote-work-ama-chat-with-the-experts/#/
Hey, Miro community! We're live on Product Hunt today with the ultimate guide on remote work. Check it out and let us know what you think: what are your favorite tips? Anything we're missing? Comment with what else you'd like to see and we'll keep expanding it! https://www.producthunt.com/posts/the-ultimate-guide-to-remote-work-2 -- Sarah
Complete Guide to the Kanban SystemMiro Blog
This comprehensive guide in MiroBlog explains what Kanban is and where it comes from, as well as its main principles. There are also some examples of Kanban boards so you can learn for yourself how easy it is to use Miro as a source for creating your team’s own Kanban boards! Here is a Miro kanban framework overview in case you missed it: Share examples of your kanban boards in the comments
Design thinking transformationMiro Blog
Did you happen to read this post in the MiroBlog? It describes how Dell is promoting collaboration and project visibility. As companies are trying to become more customer-centric in a competitive market, their leadership becomes more open to change. Many leading companies are abandoning traditional modes of work for a more collaborative and design-centric culture. Dell — a leading computer technology company with 145,000 employees around the world — understands the value of design thinking and implements it across different teams. We sat down with several Dell employees to learn how they redesigned their processes, and how they integrated Miro into their workflow to reach more transparency. Share your thoughts in the comments
Hi there! Here are some of the Miro resources on remote collaboration - a library of blog posts, webinars, Miro Academy videos and videos from Distributed 2019. Scaling products in distributed teams: learnings from Upwork, Eventbrite, and Pivotal How Buffer is managing product development in a fully distributed team How Automattic is sustaining the perception of presence in its distributed team How to build a high performing team culture in a remote environment Team building without face-to-face interaction Miro: Visual collaboration for Atlassian–powered teams Strategies to Improve Collaboration for Distributed Agile Teams How CDK Global Masters Remote Collaboration A manager's guide to distributed team leadership Creating a culture of high performance in distributed teams Building and hiring distributed product teams Collaboration across the product lifecycle in a distributed team Does it help your team? Share your guides on remote management in the comments!
The reality of working in enterprise organizations today is that many of your coworkers aren't collocated. This leads to a lot of complexity when it comes to collaboration. You may feel disconnected from important conversations or lost because there is no central source of truth. We get it. In this webinar, Iris Latour, Customer Success Manager at Miro, shares practical tips towards streamlining your work at scale from ideation to development and everything in between.
Many organizations today have teams spread all across the world. As an enterprise expands, effective communication becomes increasingly difficult - making it harder for teams to solve complex problems together. In this webinar, Bárbara Menezes, Customer Success Manager, and Matt Mulholland, Customer Education Manager share collaboration best practices for enterprise teams. How distributed is your team? Any tips you’d like to share with the Miro Community? We’re here to learn from you!
Siloed information and tool fatigue are common problems in a world full of SaaS tools. Utilizing Miro’s growing list of integrations can help avoid wasting valuable time navigating through your current tool ecosystem and more time focusing on the work that matters most. In this webinar, Bárbara Menezes, Customer Success Manager, and Matt Mulholland, Customer Education Manager discuss integrations that will improve productivity. How do you and your teams deal with tool fatigue? Let us know!
If you're on an agile team, it's likely that the whiteboard is the center of many of your team's rituals. Today, however, many teams are distributed, which can introduce a new set of challenges to team collaboration and engagement. The solution is not pointing a camera at a conference room whiteboard! In this webinar, you’ll learn how visual collaboration helps agile coaches, scrum masters, developers and team leads run agile ceremonies as if everyone were sitting in the same room. Check out this webinar and let us know what you think! Are you on a agile team? How do you run agile ceremonies remotely?
Running seamless sprints is one of your top priorities as a design team. But this can be really challenging—especially with a distributed team. How do you make sure everyone is on the same page even if they’re in a different time zone? Rachael Austen, Director of User Experience at CDK Global has a team of 40 designers distributed all over the world. In this webinar, Rachael shows how CDK has enabled a culture of remote collaboration with Miro. Watch this latest webinar and let us know what you think!
When you're distributed across locations and time zones, cohesive collaboration becomes increasingly difficult. The team at Mailchimp overcame these challenges in unique ways. In this webinar, you'll hear Senior Project Manager Jes Harber, UX Researcher Khalida Allen, and Staff Service Designer Holly Tiwari share their tips for how distributed teams can work faster, smarter, and more successfully. Watch the webinar and let us know what you think!
User Management & Admin Settings The following updates are available for Enterprise plan users only Domain Control Verify and claim company-owned domains to automatically capture newly registered users under your existing Enterprise subscription. You can also prevent users from creating new subscriptions to enable seamless collaboration under a centrally managed, company account. Free Restricted License Introducing a new license type to enable organization-wide collaboration. If your account has reached the cap for day passes and full licenses, new users will now be automatically added as viewers/commenters. They can request edit access in the Miro app which will notify company admins to approve the request for additional licenses. Team Discovery Improved settings that allow company and team admins to set up options for how users can see and join different teams. Additionally, create hidden teams to ensure only users who are specifically invited can see them. We've also made
Give a recent episode of Inside Intercom a listen where Miro’s CEO Andrey Khusid and John Collins, Director of Content at Intercom, chat about distributed collaboration! https://www.intercom.com/blog/podcasts/miros-andrey-khusid-on-the-art-of-distributed-teamwork/
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