Retromat Miroboard Mega Template

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Are you running your retrospectives with Miro? How long does it take you to create the boards? If you’re anything like me up until last year… quite a bit? While we did have a board with templates for 20ish activities, I use significantly more than 20 different activities. So I would always custom build low-effort boards. Putting in more time didn’t make sense, since they were single use and there’s always a stack of other things to do. I never build something pretty enough to add to the template board, so the situation never improved.

Entering 2023, I didn’t want that hassle anymore. I wanted to just pick activities in Retromat and have a template ready to copy-paste for each of these activities. Clickity-click and be done – that was the dream!

So I started building a giant mega template of a board with ALL 144 146 activities in Retromat. (In the end 16 activities did not translate to a digital whiteboard, so technically 128 130 activities, but who’s counting …) It’s perfect for preparing hybrid and remote retrospectives!

Part of the Retromat Miroboard Mega Template

At only 40 activities in, the templates already started making a difference in both my time prepping for retrospectives and in how happy I was with the resulting boards. You see, I made these templates significantly prettier than my single-use boards before. And I do like pretty, well thought out things <3

It had dawned on me that this might be a nice product. And the thought that other people might be using the templates, too, made me put a lot more effort in than I would have for just myself and my co-workers.

Anyway, enough rambling. Would you like to take a look at the Mega Template?

If you, too, would like to quickly create boards, you can buy and download the Retromat Miroboard Mega Template as an .rtb-file. That’s Miro’s internal backup file type. You can import the file with “Upload from backup” if you are on a paid plan. Free plans cannot import backup files.

There are two different licenses, one for a small group of facilitators and one for bigger organizations. The template board you get is the same, only the license is different.

For 1-3 people creating boards
Small License

For 4-50 people creating boards
Company License

For 50+ people creating boards
Enterprise License

(There are also international bundles with both English and German Templates: Small | Company | Enterprise.)

I really hope that the templates work as “clickity-click and done” for you as they do for me. May your boards be nice-looking and effective – now and forever 😀

PS: Are there other languages you’d buy the Mega Template in? Let me know – corinna@retromat.org

FAQ

What’s the exact license?

These are lifetime licenses, not a subscription.

I am not a lawyer and I do not like legalese. I’ve tried to convey the intended use of each license:

Small License – 1-3 people creating boards

Intended use: Fast and easy creation of boards for retrospectives and other workshops. Obviously, once you share your new board with clients or team mates, they will then have the templates of the activities that you selected, too. That's fine as long as it's a reasonable amount per board. (What's "reasonable" you ask? Like up to 10 for a 2h retrospective and up to 30 for a 2-day-workshop? About that. It's not about exact numbers, it's about "sharing a board for a specific meeting" (intended use) vs. "sharing activities for later creation of other boards" (not okay).)

I ask you not to share these templates for the sake of sharing them (i. e. outside of a prepared meeting) with more than your group of 3. If you are a bigger group of facilitators, please buy the Company license. Thank you!

Company License – For up to 50 colleagues at the same organization
Intended use: Fast and easy creation of boards for retrospectives and other workshops. Obviously, once you share your new board with clients, they will then have the templates of the activities that you selected, too. That's fine as long as it's a reasonable amount per board. (What's "reasonable" you ask? Like up to 10 for a 2h retrospective and up to 30 for a 2-day-workshop? About that. It's not about exact numbers, it's about "sharing a board for a specific meeting" (intended use) vs. "sharing activities for later creation of other boards" (not okay).)

I ask you not to share these templates for the sake of sharing them (i. e. outside of a prepared meeting) outside of your organization. Thank you!
Enterprise License – For colleagues at the same organization

Intended use: Fast and easy creation of boards for retrospectives and other workshops. Obviously, once you share your new board with clients, they will then have the templates of the activities that you selected, too. That's fine as long as it's a reasonable amount per board. (What's "reasonable" you ask? Like up to 10 for a 2h retrospective and up to 30 for a 2-day-workshop? About that. It's not about exact numbers, it's about "sharing a board for a specific meeting" (intended use) vs. "sharing activities for later creation of other boards" (not okay).)

I ask you not to share these templates for the sake of sharing them (i. e. outside of a prepared meeting) outside of your organization. Thank you!

How do I import the .rtb-file?

How to import the .rtb-file in your Miro account – only works with paid plans! If you want to use the Retromat templates you will need to pay for at least 1 month