The Meisterplan team had a great time participating in the 2018 PMI Global Conference in Los Angeles. We especially enjoyed discussing why portfolio plans work and why they don't. In this post, we share the most common responses we got to the question "Do your portfolio plans actually work? Why?".
Learn more about the recent Meisterplan review by Info-Tech analyst, Barry Cousins, including his first impression, how Meisterplan is different from the competition, and his recommendation on who should try Meisterplan.
Jon Furner, CEO of ResultsPositive and Brian Hintz, VP of Business Development and Alliances at Meisterplan discussed how companies can use Meisterplan to simplify their portfolio and resource planning and also gave a quick demo of the tool in an webinar on August 8th. Watch the video of the webinar to learn how you can simplify your planning.
2018 is proving to be an exciting year at Meisterplan. First quarter 2018 was our best quarter yet. With new features being added to Meisterplan including a new user interface that will be unveiled very soon, the tool is getting better all the time. And now, we are very excited to announce that Brian Hintz has joined the Meisterplan team as Vice President of Business Development and Alliances. Keep reading to learn more about Brian.
When people hear the term project portfolio management (PPM), many think that it is a process to manage IT projects and investments. However, there is no reason portfolio management principles should only be applied to IT. In this blog post, we discuss why project portfolio management makes sense for multiple areas of business and not just IT.
PMOs are starting to overcome the bad opinions people seemed to have of them in the past. Still, there are things a PMO Manager should avoid saying or doing to increase support, respect and cooperation with project teams. Here is my list of five things a PMO manager shouldn't say or do, and possible alternatives to ensure the success of your PMO.
Simply adding more employees to a project team doesn't mean the project will be completed better or faster. Instead, completing the project sooner depends on how the tasks are assigned, how well the team works together, and how skilled and knowledgeable the team members are on the topic. Learn ways to improve employee utilization!
The last thing project managers need is more work, more reporting and more processes. It seems like that is just what introducing PPM would do - add more work. In truth, project portfolio management actually helps project managers. Here are six reasons why project managers need PPM.
Have you ever wondered why we refer to employees as resources? Is it wrong to call them resources? Are people resources? This blog post explores the reasons why employees are referred to as resources, and why we don't think it is necessarily a bad thing.
Resource management requires a clear head and a strategic approach. You can not afford many mistakes in resource management - after all, it's about your employees. In this article, we discuss the five most common resource management mistakes and how you can avoid them.