Like many other companies, Balluff's IT department had previously adhered to a static project portfolio management process. The project portfolio was planned once a year and then not adjusted further throughout the year.
In addition to the lack of transparency, a major problem was that new topics either had to wait or were done "on the side", and once planned, projects could not be adapted to changing circumstances.
In 2016, Balluff GmbH decided to revise their PPM process. When searching for a new, simple tool for project portfolio management, the company received a tip from the German Association for Project Management (GPM) : try Meisterplan. After an extensive test phase and regular interaction with Meisterplan experts, Balluff GmbH decided to implement the tool and streamline their existing processes and map them in Meisterplan.
Balluff is a classic use case for Meisterplan's Lean PPM™ approach. Ultimately, it's about getting an answer to the question "Who is working on which project, at any given time?". Meisterplan answers this question. It shows all important information in order to make informed decisions and plan a realistic project portfolio. Information that is not relevant for this purpose is specifically hidden. The result is an overview of the project portfolio, in which resource bottlenecks can be easily identified and resolved.