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I'm looking for the new interactive format and instruments for online collaboration (brainstorming, business games, etc) for PMI Chapter events.
I'm VP of Communications in PMI Moscow and looking for new exciting ways for online meetings with our members).
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Hi,
There are many exciting tools available to collaborate your team virtually. like Team, Hangout, Skype, Zoom, Yammer and even whatsup. you may try these based on your requirement for online meeting.
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1 reply by Evgeniya Lapina
Apr 25, 2020 3:36 AM
Evgeniya Lapina
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Thanks Alok!
Yes, we use a lot of them, but we organize webinars or meetings. But I’d like to find some interesting ideas how change these common way of interaction. For instance, I found the instrument, MIRO, but haven’t tried it yet. I see a lot of opportunities with MIRO, but don’t have any experience.
Apr 25, 2020 3:20 AM
Replying to Alok Priyadarshi
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Hi,
There are many exciting tools available to collaborate your team virtually. like Team, Hangout, Skype, Zoom, Yammer and even whatsup. you may try these based on your requirement for online meeting.
Thanks Alok!
Yes, we use a lot of them, but we organize webinars or meetings. But I’d like to find some interesting ideas how change these common way of interaction. For instance, I found the instrument, MIRO, but haven’t tried it yet. I see a lot of opportunities with MIRO, but don’t have any experience.
Think the idea is to enable bidirectional communication.

I have seen using zoom with it's breakout room feature. This enables breaking a group of say 20 down to smaller groups of 4 and let them discuss. So everyone gets a say.

Also I use a lot the free mentimeter.com polling.
Saw miro too, but did not use it yet, and also once used a whiteboard in zoom with similar features.

A good idea with webinars from the North Italy Chapter is to have regular lunchtime sessions of max 30 minutes.

As a series, training in virtual teaming could be interesting. I have a biweekly zoom session with people new to this kind of communication and introduce new features every session (background photo, showing content, ..)


Also look what toastmasters is doing with very tight agendas in virtual meetings too.

Build in some gaming features, to make it valuable to attend, like giving badges to participants, establish a team identity - like a logo, a song, some rites (how TV news are doing it).
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3 replies by Evgeniya Lapina and Mayte Mata-Sivera
May 01, 2020 11:11 AM
Evgeniya Lapina
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Hello Thomas,
Thanks for the comprehensive answer.
Lunchtime sessions are the good one )))

Interesting idea to look at Toastmasters, thanks for sharing!
May 04, 2020 12:15 PM
Mayte Mata-Sivera
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Also some TEDx events are moving to digital, so is add to the toastmaster.
May 04, 2020 12:15 PM
Mayte Mata-Sivera
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Also some TEDx events are moving to digital, so is add to the toastmaster.
My recommendation is going to other PMIs Chapters directly. But I can say I performed seminars and interactive sessions with PMI´s Chapters in Latin America and they used free of cost tools.
Evgeniya -

Miro is awesome! I've converted a few of our in-person PM & agile courses to using it and as long as you are willing to re-imagine how a given exercise can be delivered, it works great.

In a Chapter meeting setting, an easy way to use a tool like Miro would be to do brainstorming/brainwriting, affinity grouping and dot voting.

You could also use it as the basis for running a Lean Coffee-style meeting.

Kiron
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1 reply by Evgeniya Lapina
May 01, 2020 11:14 AM
Evgeniya Lapina
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Kiron, thanks! I'll definitely try MIRO)
Have you looked at Quizziz? I think it's free, it's for making quizzes.
Miro is a great tool. Same with Mural (https://www.mural.co/) and Cardboardit (https://cardboardit.com/).

It really depends on what it is that you want to do with your chapter. Miro, Mural, Cardboard are great for brainstorming, creating post-it notes and moving them around. Could also use for a Lean Coffee, or could use Lean Coffee Table (https://www.leancoffeetable.com/).

In the Microsoft Store, you will also find MS Whiteboard (free). This is a great tool as well. It has templates available for retrospectives, brainstorming, etc. There are lots of other cool features. Admittedly, its functionality is limited if using a computer that is only mouse or trackpad able. If touchscreen, you'll have a better experience. It is also available for the iPad in their app store and that is a great experience.

Thomas mentioned Mentimeter which we use regularly. Great tool!
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1 reply by Evgeniya Lapina
May 01, 2020 11:29 AM
Evgeniya Lapina
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Andrew, so much appreciated for your sharing. I'm impressed how well you are tuned in the subject. You've listed so many interesting tools. I'll study them.
Apr 25, 2020 6:43 AM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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Think the idea is to enable bidirectional communication.

I have seen using zoom with it's breakout room feature. This enables breaking a group of say 20 down to smaller groups of 4 and let them discuss. So everyone gets a say.

Also I use a lot the free mentimeter.com polling.
Saw miro too, but did not use it yet, and also once used a whiteboard in zoom with similar features.

A good idea with webinars from the North Italy Chapter is to have regular lunchtime sessions of max 30 minutes.

As a series, training in virtual teaming could be interesting. I have a biweekly zoom session with people new to this kind of communication and introduce new features every session (background photo, showing content, ..)


Also look what toastmasters is doing with very tight agendas in virtual meetings too.

Build in some gaming features, to make it valuable to attend, like giving badges to participants, establish a team identity - like a logo, a song, some rites (how TV news are doing it).
Hello Thomas,
Thanks for the comprehensive answer.
Lunchtime sessions are the good one )))

Interesting idea to look at Toastmasters, thanks for sharing!
Apr 25, 2020 9:09 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Evgeniya -

Miro is awesome! I've converted a few of our in-person PM & agile courses to using it and as long as you are willing to re-imagine how a given exercise can be delivered, it works great.

In a Chapter meeting setting, an easy way to use a tool like Miro would be to do brainstorming/brainwriting, affinity grouping and dot voting.

You could also use it as the basis for running a Lean Coffee-style meeting.

Kiron
Kiron, thanks! I'll definitely try MIRO)
Elizabeth, thank you for the awesome idea! I haven't heard about quizziz and already checking it out.))
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