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Build Agility into your Business, Set it in Motion with Meisterplan

What will business be like in 3 months, 6 months, 12 months? If we knew the answer to that, planning would be easy. We would know if a major disruption was on the horizon. We would know how the economy will change. We would know what demands to expect from our customers. No one has a crystal ball, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be ready. ​

Successful organizations excel at incorporating these key capabilities into their business processes. These competencies separate businesses that can adapt to challenges and opportunities, and those that struggle.

Business Agility - Anticipate Change
Anticipate

The ability to identify, foresee, or forecast demands, requirements, opportunities, threats, and changes.

Business Agility - Adapt Priorities
Adapt

The ability to decide when and how to change course and to take steps to do so.

Business Agility - Accelerate Execution
Accelerate

The ability to speed up the execution of projects and implementation of initiatives through improved productivity and effectiveness.

Building these capabilities is the first step toward realizing business agility. Turning them into actionable, repeatable processes is the next. Our cloud software, coupled with our Lean PPM™ framework, enables business leaders to more quickly adapt and answer the question “Who should implement which projects, when?” Learn more about our Lean PPM™ Framework.

Lean Project Portfolio Management™ - Collect
Collect

The action of collecting new project proposals and developing change-ready initiatives.

Lean Project Portfolio Management™ - Decide
Decide

The action of deciding which projects will be implemented, and when.

Lean Project Portfolio Management™ - Execute
Execute

The action of accelerating the execution of focused priorities with flexible teams.

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Webinar: 3 Ways to Build Resiliency for Today…and Tomorrow


Learn more about the capabilities successful companies employ to identify change, adapt direction, and speed execution of key initiatives.

Articles


Building Organizational Resiliency

Check out these articles for ways to build resiliency and agility into your business. Whether you’re a seasoned PMO looking to establish a practice in a new organization or a business leader trying to determine the value that business agility can deliver, these practical tips and best practices can help.

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Successful Simulation of Management Decisions With Meisterplan

You know the situation: your management meeting is about to start and the project landscape shows some problem cases. But usually, management doesn't want to be presented with problems, they want solutions. Read in this article how scenario comparisons in Meisterplan help you to appear prepared in the next management meeting.

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A Productive Start to Project Portfolio Management

These are twelve of the most common reasons why the introduction of project portfolio management fails in many companies. Read also what tips you can use to avoid them.

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Case Study: How Western & Southern Evolved With Meisterplan

Western & Southern uses Meisterplan to improve their resource management, project prioritization, and big picture views of project plans.

Western & Southern Case Study
Case Study: How Western & Southern Evolved With Meisterplan

Western & Southern uses Meisterplan to improve their resource management, project prioritization, and big picture views of project plans.

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Case Study: How Ping Identity Outgrew Spreadsheets

With the help of Meisterplan, Ping identity drove organizational change by identifying resource constraints and creating transparency.

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Case Study: How Majorel Gained Transparency With Meisterplan

With Meisterplan and Lean PPM, Majorel gained an overview of all IT projects and a structured process to manage their project portfolio.

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See the Software in Action
Make Plans That Work with Meisterplan and Lean PPM™

Make sure you have the right people working on the right projects at the right time with our project portfolio management software and our Lean PPM™ framework.

  • Easily set the right priorities for projects
  • Simulate changes to your plans with "what-if" scenarios
  • Always have a clear overview of employee availability
Know What’s Happening and What’s Planned?

Meisterplan gives you an overview of what projects your company is working on – across all teams and their different project tools.

Understand If You’re Setting The Right Priorities?

Your teams will always work on the right projects because with Meisterplan you can easily prioritize those projects that deliver the most value.

Answer the Question ‘Can We Fit in Another Initiative?’

With Meisterplan, you’ll always be able to balance capacity and demand when new initiatives come up.

COVID-19 Crisis Resource Center


A distributed workforce dealing with uncertainty, remote project teams finding new ways to work, and stark economic pressures influencing business priorities are all challenges in today’s environment. Meisterplan helps organizations navigate the challenges of today’s dynamic markets by giving you the confidence to make sound decisions.

Templates


Effective Lean Project Portfolio Management™

The purpose of project portfolio management is ultimately to provide a clear answer to the question “Who should implement which projects, when?” In Lean Project Portfolio Management™, it’s important that a sensible division of labor is established through clearly defined responsibilities. Use the following templates in your organization to create a working Lean PPM™ framework.

Lean Project Portfolio Management™
What is Lean PPM?

The Lean PPM™ framework consists of all the roles, tools and meetings your organization needs to develop and prioritize initiatives and quickly adapt your plans so your organization thrives even in times of constant change.

Why Lean PPM?

The Lean PPM™ framework is perfect for those responsible for building and developing a Project Management Office (PMO) because it enables you to determine the most important work and get it accomplished fast even with finite resources.

How is it different?

The Lean PPM™ framework is a playbook you can use while your teams may use different project management tools and methods, as Lean PPM™ works independently of the chosen tools and methods.

Here you will find templates and guides for the most important aspects of Lean Project Portfolio Management™:

Lean PPM™ Roles and Responsibilities

In Lean Project Portfolio Management™, it’s important that a sensible division of labor is established through clearly defined responsibilities. Use these roles in your organization to create a working Lean PPM™ framework.

Lean PPM™ Meetings and Participants

The Lean PPM™ framework ensures overall project portfolio coordination efforts are in fact lean in nature. With that in mind, it’s important to only set up the truly necessary meetings and make sure they are efficiently conducted through good preparation. 

Process Flow of Lean PPM™

Need a visual to better understand how all the required meetings within each stage of Lean PPM™ interact? Download this graphic to help to visually bring it all together.

Technical Guide to Achieve Lean PPM™

In this guide, Successfully Introduce Lean Project Portfolio Management™ with Meisterplan, we will show you step by step how to introduce lean yet effective project portfolio management to your company and how to implement it with Meisterplan.

Case Studies


Nordex Harnesses Change to Remain a Leader in Wind Energy
PPM in the Energy Industry

With more than 2,260 employees and consolidated sales of over 3 billion euros, Nordex SE is one of the top 10 wind power plant construction companies globally. As the number of projects across Nordex increased substantially, it became clear that they had a major need for professional management of projects and IT resources.

“The decisive factor is that Meisterplan gives us a powerful tool for project prioritization and analysis. We now have an overview of our entire project portfolio within minutes, and with interactive analysis included!”

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Effective Resource Management

I needed to be able to show the impact of decisions quickly, and dynamic features of Meisterplan like the auto-scheduler and the scenario planner really help to do that.

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Trafag and Smartsheet

Trafag’s previous planning process was very tedious and lacked the transparency and flexible resource management that was needed to gain quick answers to their “what-if” questions.

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Meisterplan for Jira

With Meisterplan for Jira, you could combine that more traditional work with the scrum projects in Jira. This gave them a better understanding about the true capacity of their employees.

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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

Dennis Riedel

What Dennis Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan offers us so much more than just a tool. We benefit a lot from the Lean PPM™ framework and the best practices we can implement for our needs. Give it a try!

PMO (Central Unit Sales & Services) | TRUMPF | open_in_new

Dennis Riedel

What François Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan gives me an overview of our global IT project landscape. A step-by-step implementation enabled us to cope with the complexity of our project portfolio. When setting up our PMO, we oriented ourselves strongly towards Lean PPM.

Head of Global IT PMO | Majorel | open_in_new

François Czajkowski

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