Meisterplan team

We Love People-Centric Business

Corporate success and satisfied employees belong together. This has been our guiding priniciple since we were founded in 1999.

Meisterplan Mission

The Meisterplan Mission

We believe that staffing the right people across departments and projects and ensuring they can be productive and happy is the key success factor for any company. And that’s exactly why we developed the Meisterplan software solution.

Meisterplan puts people at the center of the project portfolio. We combine intuitive and visual capacity planning with the most important features for project portfolio management. Without any frills, we ensure that the right employees are always working on the right topics at the right time. Our goal is that companies can move forward confidently.

Who Is Behind Meisterplan

Meisterplan is a product of the software company  itdesign

For us, people go hand in hand with a successful business. With this mindset, we have built one of the most popular software companies in Germany for employees – with enthusiasm for technology, over 20 years experience and completely self-financed. Our awards with the Great Place to Work® show that our way of working and our cooperation and support for employees are something special. 

In addition to its own product, Meisterplan, itdesign also offers other software products from partner manufacturers such as Clarity PPM and the CRM solution CAS genesisWorld. Alongside the products, we offer advice, further development, support and hosting. 

The success of our customers is critical to us and that is exactly why we always stick around until everything works. 

itdesign best employer


employees worldwide

5 locations

in 4 countries


customers in 25+ countries

€25.8 million

in sales in 2022

Our Locations

itdesign was founded in the university town of Tübingen, where we are still based today. There are now around 200 itdesigners at various locations in Germany, the US, Canada and India, who proudly display our values ​​to the world.

This Is Us

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That’s what we stand for

Values ​​we love. Values ​​we live by.

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Mutual Support

We want to be able to support each other. It is this support that makes working together possible.



We take responsibility for our own tasks and can stand by our work with a clear conscience.

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Our aim is to maintain lasting and respectful relationships with our customers, employees and partner companies.

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Fun at Work

We enjoy the work, the challenge - and we enjoy working together. That makes us successful.

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Constant reflection and striving for optimization are part of what we do. We are the driving force behind our own development.

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We grow as a company, and every individual grows as a person and in their responsibilities.

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This is the basis of our future viability. Spending decisions are based on economic benefit.

Our History

Milestone 2020: 180 employees worldwide
Milestone 2019: New offices in Zwickau and Mainz
Milestone 2018: Meisterplan USA Inc.
Milestone 2016: New Toronto office
Milestone 2010: Technology Partner of Clarity
Milestone 2003: Implementation Clarity PPM and PPM Consulting


We founded itdesign Meisterplan India Private Limited, based in New Delhi.

Milestone 2020: 180 employees worldwide

We reached 180 employees worldwide.

Milestone 2019: New offices in Zwickau and Mainz

We opened our offices in Zwickau and Mainz.

Milestone 2018: Meisterplan USA Inc.

We established Meisterplan USA, Inc. based in Seattle.

Christoph Adamczyk and Dr. Christoph Hirnle are added as managing directors.

Milestone 2016: New Toronto office

We move into our new company building in Tuebingen.

We opened our Toronto office.

We create Meisterplan – our own cloud-based software solution.

Milestone 2010: Technology Partner of Clarity

We became a technology partner of Clarity and develop add-ons and individual customizations.

We were awarded as one of CAS’ best partners (Gold Partner) because of our first-class services and products.

Milestone 2003: Implementation Clarity PPM and PPM Consulting

The implementation of Clarity PPM software and PPM consulting became part of our business.

Johannes Koppenhoefer and Dr. Joerg Leute founded itdesign. Both friends knew that corporate success and happy employees belong together.

Our collaboration with CAS Software AG in the area of CRM began.

What Måns Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan helps us deliver our projects on time, within the agreed budget, and in top quality.

Executive Producer | Important Looking Pirates | open_in_new

Måns Björklund

What Bredon Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan filled a significant gap for us in understanding how we are utilizing our capacity. We now have a much better idea when we need to either say no to new projects or adjust timelines and team members assigned to projects. No other tool gave us this high-level view. It brought our stress level down.

Vice President - Operations

Bredon J.

What Dan Loves About Meisterplan

One of our problems was being able to show everybody our portfolio plan. Now we see all our projects we would talk about, graphically depicted. You can see their durations and when you scroll down, you can see the team. Maybe these two projects are significant and they're taking two resources each for this period of time. We can now see how much room is in the capacity bucket that we have left to fill. From here we can look at our options. Using Meisterplan to do that helps us show our work and provide transparency.

Director of Strategic Programs | Ping Identity | open_in_new

Dan Madden

What Christopher Loves About Meisterplan

When you don’t have a resource management tool you end up putting work on people without knowing how loaded they are. That leads to health problems, such as stress. It leads to people working ridiculously long hours. The retention of your staff goes down. With Meisterplan, we can protect our people.

Head of PMO | Siemans Gamesa | open_in_new

Christopher Pearson

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What Matthias Loves About Meisterplan

itdesign has developed tremendously over the last 12 years: Today, no one can come close to what your team is doing.

Chief Project Portfolio & Resource Management | Flughafen München GmbH | open_in_new

Matthias Graf

Brittany Jonaitis

What Brittany Loves About Meisterplan

The biggest value that Meisterplan gives us is the ability to communicate across the enterprise what’s being worked on. It adds transparency as to why things are stacked ranked, and it holds people accountable to decisions that were made. This has resulted in more projects being completed on time, and more projects being aligned to a strategy, because they were accurately prioritized.

Senior Business Technology Leader, Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP)

Brittany Leigh Jonaitis

What Chris Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan is an excellent Resource Management tool. The visual interface makes the software intuitive to understand and use. I have found few other tools that can match its capabilities. Definitely love the scenario comparison function. It's pretty easy to get up and running, but you can get more complex as you get more comfortable.

Manager, RD Projects

Chris D.

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