Easily involve teams in decision-making with our improved Voting

  • 14 October 2021
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Hello, Miro Community! We are excited to share that today we have launched a new and improved voting experience to help you easily involve teams in decision-making. 

With Miro’s improved voting app, we’ve made it easier and faster for meeting and workshop facilitators to get a sense of how the group feels about a variety of options.

  • Quick and easy for facilitators as well as participants

  • Customize the voting process by selecting specific objects to vote on 

  • Voting results are visible within just a few seconds after the session ends

Visit the Help Center to learn more and use voting to make sure everyone has a voice.

Jennifer Yzelman 1 year ago

Hi community,

 

Before you go off to spend the holiday season with your loved ones, we wanted to share some good news about voting! :snowman:

We’ve been working hard on making improvements to the voting experience based on the feedback you provided like easier setup of selection of objects to vote on and more customization of your voting session.

 

As part of this ongoing effort, we’re excited that we’ve already released the following updates:

  • Edit the session name once voting is done

  • Give a maximum of 99 votes per participant

 

Stay tuned as we make further improvements to voting to help you better involve teams in decision making, including increasing the duration of your voting session to a maximum of 9 days and ability to save voting sessions for later.

 

We look forward to continuing working with you in 2022!

 

Happy holidays :christmas_tree::sparkles:

Jenny

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@Gábor Péter Kertes please reach out to me in private so that we can figure out if your company is eligible for the SM beta

Thank you, @Jennifer Yzelman for sharing the Smart Meetings workaround. Based on your tutorial it seems to cover our use case. And thanks, @Robert Johnson for the notes on availability, unfortunately, SSMM are not enabled for us. I’m not sure what plan we are on, but I doubt anything in Beta would be allowed by our corporate policies.

So, let’s wait some more, and keep our eyes on the release notes.

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Thank you for adding those notes @Robert Johnson 

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To add to @Jennifer Yzelman’s reply, a few notes re Smart Meetings

  • As of this reply, Smart Meetings is still in beta;
  • it is not available on the Free or Starter plans;
  • and only the board owner/co-owner can use the feature.

 

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Hi @Gábor Péter Kertes 

Thank you for following on this and we appreciate your patience as our team looks into this. As of now we do not have any updates to share on timing but we will continue to share this feedback with our product team as they asses features on their product roadmap.

But please note that although saving votes using the voting app standalone on the board isn’t possible, you can set up & save voting sessions by using Smart Meetings. 

 

I have recorded a Loom video showing you how to do that: 

https://www.loom.com/share/5f13438cd0fb45a9af420f829a27af40

 

So, the Save to Vote Later feature has been gone for a year now.

Last update 7 mo ago: the team is looking into it”.

Using the vote feature without pre-set votes is just impossible for anything more serious than a playground session.

Any forecast, when we can get this feature back?

Userlevel 4

Hi @Roy Marriott this is something that the team currently is looking into.

 

Thank you for the input!

 

Have a great day

Can we have the ability to set up a voting session in advance back please?

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Hi @Kevin Kinisky thank you for the input, that’s really valuable. We’re working on increasing the max duration of a voting session - which will be released early next year!

 

Thanks

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The key benefit of a long voting session is this lends itself well to asynchronous working. 

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Thanks @Jennifer Yzelman - 

I’m looking forward to these enhancements!

Kiron

Userlevel 4

Hi community,

 

Before you go off to spend the holiday season with your loved ones, we wanted to share some good news about voting! :snowman:

We’ve been working hard on making improvements to the voting experience based on the feedback you provided like easier setup of selection of objects to vote on and more customization of your voting session.

 

As part of this ongoing effort, we’re excited that we’ve already released the following updates:

  • Edit the session name once voting is done

  • Give a maximum of 99 votes per participant

 

Stay tuned as we make further improvements to voting to help you better involve teams in decision making, including increasing the duration of your voting session to a maximum of 9 days and ability to save voting sessions for later.

 

We look forward to continuing working with you in 2022!

 

Happy holidays :christmas_tree::sparkles:

Jenny

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Hi @Florian Feichtinger 

I’d like to better understand your issues with voting when you say “Not all shapes visible”, “Not everyone able to vote” - so I can see how we can best solve this (either with existing capabilities or the ones coming soon). I’ll be sending you a message. 

 

Thanks

Hi @Jennifer Yzelman thanks for the quick update! Can you let us know how exactly this update is going to look like to estimate if it will still be possible for me to stick to Miro, as my next workshop will be in January.

Thanks a lot

 

Florian

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Hi everyone, thanks for all of your feedback! 

Please note that we’re working on processing all of your input and trying to come up with solutions.

Stay tuned on this as we’ll be posting some updates right before the holiday period! 

Best,

Jennifer

I guess this really killed it for me 😞 After breaking my workshop with bugs in the old voting plugin (not all shapes visible, not everyone able to vote) and now this downgrade….

I LOVE MIRO, but now I have to go for MURAL I am afraid… also for the long awaited “private-mode” feature that is for some reason not being prioritized at Miro…


See you later!

 

 

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Hi @Måns Klevar thanks for sharing your input. I’ll pass on this feedback to the team.

 

Have a great day,

Jennifer

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I’m also NOT liking that when I want to see the full results of a voting session, it scales out and shows the whole board (all frames).  With 120+ frames in some of my classes, and voting only in one frame, Oh my, there’s little hope of seeing what actually happened.

Loosing the ability to prepare voting sessions and to name them is a major loss ! 

Hi @Jennifer Yzelman ! 

One feature I miss in the voting functionality is the ability to choose which participants to include in the voting.

We are several agile teams in one agile-framework board. When we do sprint planning we split up in the different teams but we still work in the same board. I really would like to be able to start a voting session with only specific members who are in the board, as it will be a bit chaotic if different scrum masters start voting sessions and everyone in the board is invited every time. 

Thanks

While simpler, this new voting system is not as robust as the old voting system that allows the user more control over what items are to be voted on and the time frame to vote.  Ninety-nine minutes is not enough time to work with GEOs or partners who work/live in a different timezone. We need a global timeframe, the four-day vote was a better system. And, yes, maybe the numbers show that not as many corps or people used the four-day feature, but then, a lot of us are just now finding MIRO so maybe this needs to be reevaluated post pandemic? 

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Thanks, @julia_rudge .  

The setup itself is reasonably easy.  For my regular uses, changing the number of votes directly, rather than through +/- increments as now built, was easier.  Also, my general default time is 1 minute for voting sessions in workshops.  On *rare* occasions, I have wished for the ability to set both minutes and seconds - but see no persistent or prominent need for the seconds increment.

 

The range selection of items for which to vote generally worked well before.  The individual selection now is a lot more precise AND COULD BE ONEROUS when there are a large number of items on which to vote.  This burden is amplified by the in ability to ‘save for later’ being removed.

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Hey @Paradox Venture Partners, thanks for your feedback! I'd love to double click on some of your feedback, do you mind sending me an email at julia.r@miro.com so I can follow up with some questions?

Regarding being able to pull up previous results, this is available - all previous results should be available on the board you have done a voting session on. 

Userlevel 2

Hey Everyone, 

Thanks so much for the feedback.

Long voting sessions 
As @Jennifer Yzelman mentioned the number of voting sessions that are over 99 mins are very low thats why we prioritized other functionality above this one - however we've heard your feedback and will evaluate if it makes sense to re-prioritize this against other improvements. 

Save for later
Regarding the save for later functionality, this will be available in one of our future iterations, so stay tuned. In the meantime please give us feedback on the ease and speed of setting up voting - our goal is for set up to be so fast and easy that you can easily do it on the fly during your meeting. 

Editing voting session names 
This functionality will be available in future iterations as well, stay tuned. 

 

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@Kim Roth Howe @Paradox Venture Partners and all who read this thread subsequently, please upvote my wish list suggestions to restore these abilities 

Save for later

Name session

 

And, Oh, by the way, this ability to ‘pre set voting’ was introduced as a feature a year ago as documented here.

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