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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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Outgrow Excel for PPM: A Recap From Our Webinar

We'd like to thank everyone for our attending our recent webinar, "Outgrow Excel: Take the Next Step in Resource Management and PPM Maturity." Here are the questions asked by attendees during the webinar.

What is the Difference between Project Management and Project Portfolio Management?
What is the Difference between Project Management and Project Portfolio Management?

What's the difference between project management and project portfolio management? Here's how they're different and why you need both.

Define a Project
How to Define a Project and Balance It With Run the Business

The difference between work that is a project versus work that is Run the Business (RTB) might seem small, but the implications can be huge.

Are People Resources?
Are People Resources? – Why Do We Call Employees Resources?

What exactly does it mean to call people resources? We break down why the term is used and when it's appropriate to call people resources.

6 Ways to Be a Successful Resource Manager
6 Ways to Be a Successful Resource Manager

Resource management and project portfolio management work best when they work together. Learn how you can help ensure success as a resource manager.

Resource Management Basics
What is Resource Management?

While resource management may seem like a daunting or unfamiliar task, knowing the basics can help you get started and reap its benefits.

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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

Lean Project Portfolio Management™ 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

Lean Project Portfolio Management™ 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™

Lean Project Portfolio Management™ Process Graphic

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™

Lean Project Portfolio Management™ Technical Guide

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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Meisterplan Case Studies

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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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

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

Barry Cousins

What Barry Loves About Meisterplan

I give Meisterplan an A+ for the experience of modifying the project timeline and resourcing. Consider this model if you’ve struggled to forecast resource capacity using spreadsheets or large commercial tools.

Senior Director, PMO Practice | Info-Tech Research Group | open_in_new

Barry Cousins

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