Connect ScatterSpoke & Miro to See Trends and Patterns Across Retrospectives

The ScatterSpoke + Miro integration shows the contents of any Miro retrospective template inside ScatterSpoke. ‍Now, you can gain real insights from past retros, hosted inside Miro, by tracking trends & patterns that will help you make better decisions.

Colleen Johnson

5 MIN READ

A few months ago, we were chatting with a ScatterSpoke user and she shared that before she discovered ScatterSpoke’s online retro boards, she was using Miro’s simple retrospective templates with her team to host this crucial meeting. 

Miro, the infinitely zoomable canvas that acts as an online whiteboard for all of your work is a fun tool to use and works great for planning and brainstorms with your team. When it comes to retrospectives, however, it’s not the best tool for accessing team analytics and spotting trends and patterns that you can leverage to continually improve. 

Miro’s Quick Retrospective template is one of the most popular inside the product and it has been used hundreds of thousands of times by people seeking retrospective insights. 

We reasoned that with 100k Miro retro templates in use, that was a kajillion data points about these teams that could contribute to making informed decisions about their process. 

SO much historical team data from retrospectives was untapped, sitting locked up in Miro templates. 

That’s how our idea for a Miro and ScatterSpoke integration was born. 

What Does the Miro-ScatterSpoke Integration Do?

The ScatterSpoke + Miro integration allows administrators in ScatterSpoke to export the contents of any retrospective (ex. Quick Retrospective, 4Ls, Mad/Sad/Glad etc.) template from their Miro account and easily transfer it to ScatterSpoke. 

From there, getting all the data from past retros hosted inside Miro is as simple as heading over to your Team Pulse dashboard and querying an appropriate period. 

When a Miro retrospective is imported to ScatterSpoke, the following data about your team’s health becomes available:

  • Improvement rating (as a combination of feedback, frequency and follow through)
  • Sentiment over time (tracked as a distribution between positive, negative, and neutral)
  • Cards and sentiment by theme (which allows you to track how your team feels about topics related to people, process, product, systems and more)

This no frills integration is as simple as it sounds. All you need is admin access to a ScatterSpoke account as well as an existing Miro account that you’re part of. This will allow you to authorize Miro so send data to ScatterSpoke and create the link.

How Does the Miro-ScatterSpoke Integration Work?

If you are an Admin of your ScatterSpoke account, navigate to the Organizational Settings and select Integrations to view all the different tools with which you can connect ScatterSpoke.

One of the tools in the list is Miro -- a whiteboard tool for collaboration. 

If you already have an account in Miro, you can easily use this integration to import your retrospective data from Miro directly into ScatterSpoke for a more robust analytics experience.

Select Install App in the Integrations area of your Organizational Setting in ScatterSpoke.

 

 

Authorize Miro if you have an existing account on their platform already or Sign Up to create the connection.

Now, whenever you launch a retro in Miro, you will always have the option to export it to ScatterSpoke, using the ScatterSpoke icon at the very bottom of the Miro screen.

 

Click on the ScatterSpoke icon in Miro and select the team under which you would like the new retrospective from Miro to appear.

Choose specific feedback cards to export from each of your retrospective areas.

 

When you've decided which cards to export, click Export and this retrospective, with all of its original contents from Miro, will appear in the Team Retrospectives area of your ScatterSpoke dashboard.

That way, all of this feedback won't get lost. Instead, it will get incorporated into your Team Pulse analytics dashboard!

Why Should You Connect Miro to ScatterSpoke?

Unlock your team’s historical retrospective data across tools by connecting ScatterSpoke and Miro. 

There is a wealth of knowledge in each of your team retrospective boards. By exporting the feedback from your team retrospectives in Miro into ScatterSpoke, you put that data to work by visualizing it and making it easy to interpret. 

Visualizing your data is your first step to discovering new insights about how your team is performing and improving over time. 

In ScatterSpoke, you can also follow up on action items from retrospectives that might otherwise get lost in Miro in order to ensure that your team’s feedback is as actionable as possible. 

Leverage your team’s historical data by importing old retros from Miro into ScatterSpoke and consolidate them in your Team Pulse analytics dashboard.