Get the Transparency You Need to Make Strategic Decisions

Lean Project Portfolio Management™ for Higher Education Institutions

Leading Universities Trust Meisterplan

Meisterplan Customer Dartmouth College logo
Meisterplan Customer UC Davis Health logo
Meisterplan Customer UCLA
Meisterplan Customer Butler University
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Meisterplan customer University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Colleges and Universities Need Lean and Flexible PPM That Works for Everyone

As a higher education institution, you want to focus on providing the best educational experience to students. To do that, you need to execute projects, but this is not an easy task. Higher education institutions often have incredibly complex project portfolios and managing them is at best an extremely cumbersome task, and at worst, completely ineffective. You need to be able to objectively evaluate new project initiatives, properly prioritize projects, and ensure you have the resources for project execution. Colleges and universities are implementing and scaling Project Management Offices (PMOs) to accomplish this task, but a PMO is only as effective as its tools.

Meisterplan is a project portfolio and resource management tool designed to help higher education PMOs succeed. With an intuitive and easy to use dashboard, you can see a bird’s eye view of your portfolio including project costs, employee workloads, project dependencies and potential resource bottlenecks. This provides all the project data needed for making informed and strategic decisions. You can also use our scenario planner to compare different portfolios so you can be confident about your project portfolio moving forward. When priorities change, you can easily update your project portfolio and see the impact in real-time.

Higher Education PMO
Simulating resource capacities across project portfolios

How Meisterplan Supports Higher Education Institutions

Get the transparency you need to make strategic decisions without cumbersome processes.

  • Use our customizable project score feature to objectively determine the priority of each project

  • Get an accurate overview of employee skills, availability and capacity

  • Simulate scheduling and project portfolio alternatives to immediately see the impact on resource utilization

  • Use real-time scenario planning to immediately answer What-If questions

Project Portfolio Management That’s Actually Lean

A Lean PPM™ tool designed for the needs of higher education institutions.

  • Implement Meisterplan quickly to get your project portfolio going

  • Project teams must only provide a minimal amount of project data

  • All teams can continue to use the tools they love

  • Add data directly in Meisterplan or sync with existing tools

  • Invite as many team members as you need to view, edit or create portfolios

Teams in project portfolio management work the way they want

Get the Transparency You Need with 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.”

Brittany Leigh Jonaitis, Senior Director Program Management, Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP) at ATTOM Data Solutions

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What Our Customers Love About Meisterplan

Thomas McGee

Founding Partner | Media Hive

“This tool gives us the invaluable insight we need to make important decisions about when to start projects and when to hire. It can help you align your hiring needs with your sales pipeline. It's the only tool in its class that provides capacity planning and projections to coordinate hiring and sales leads.”

Dirk Pieper

Professional in the Environmental Services industry

“I used this solution for prioritizing our internal projects and found it very helpful. It is easy to use and offers a wide range of planning capabilities to find the optimal project portfolio. This saved a lot of costs and supported efficient resource management. It is easy to use, dynamic and interactive portfolio planning.”

Darrin McLaughlin

Senior Vice President/Technology Officer | Interra Credit Union

“There is no other product that does what Meisterplan does in terms of portfolio management and resource management without unessential extra features. If there were another product that does what Meisterplan does, I would have found it, because I tried them all.”

Dieter Wichland

Professional in the IT industry

“Powerful yet easy to use. For a long time I was looking for the right tool to support a method called "project management by autonomous systems". I found Meisterplan to be the exact counterpart to show the huge amount of projects going on and to prioritize according to company and IT strategies.”

Paul Senior

Professional in the Management Consulting industry

“Meisterplan helped us get to grips with our client delivery projects, allowing us to identify and track our key milestones, manage our resource planning, and forecasting . The product is simple and easy to use and the support and people are second to none. Supports the decision-making process of the Management Board.”

Dennis Riedel

PMO (Central Unit Sales & Services) | TRUMPF

“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!”

Thomas Wetterwald

CEO | Stadtwerk Winterthur

“Everyday is a Meisterplan Day. Thanks to the simplicity of the product and its excellent usability the Project Portfolio Process PPM was holistically optimized and strategic decisions for projects ensured. Eager to further enhance maturity of PPM with future releases of the product.”

Chris H.

Owner

“Meisterplan simplified our resource management. Great too to streamline your complete resource management which will save you lots of planning hours and avoid misunderstandings. You always see the current allocation of your resources and with simple drag-and-drop you move projects and recognize the changes for your resources and financials.”

Hein-Frieder Pfalz

Head of IT Demand and Project Management | Funke

“Powerful and easy. Just beginning with Portfolio Management in the Corporate IT, this product is easy to get in use, although powerful in function. At one glance we are now able to focus on the decisions needed.”

Michael Eisemann

“Excellent solution. We used Meisterplan to clarify our efforts and values in all planned project. By using Meisterplan we could prioritize the most valuable projects and focus our resources on that. By doing that Meisterplan saved us lots of time. It is very easy to use, integration of Excel projects fast and simple, outstanding personal support.”

Anton Zhvakin

Head of PMO | Xsolla

“Best product for portfolio management with resource bottleneck. I've chosen Meisterplan among 50+ PM tools due to easy-to-use resource allocation and project aligning features. Most suitable for high-level roadmap planning having limited resources for project development.”

Benjamin Kolb

sprylab technologies GmbH

“Easy to use resource planning application. Until now we used Excel for resource planning. With Meisterplan, it was so easy to import our existing excel planning that we could start with the solution in less than a day.”

Marzio Locatelli

Head of Project Management | Trafag AG

“Meisterplan is now a key element of  our portfolio planning. It helps us to make sure that our portfolio is realistic and that we create plans that really work.”

Johannes Woithon

CEO | Consolutions GmbH & Co. KG

“With Meisterplan we easily can align our projects with business goals, resources and financials. This led to fast and reliable business decisions.”

Juergen H.

Managing Director

“Great solution for business strategy alignment. For us it was difficult to find out which project is really aligned to our overall business goals. Meisterplan is the ideal solution to find the optimal way of prioritizing project in order of the impact of the business strategy.”

Felix Willing

CIO | Hella

“Meisterplan opened our eyes to resource bottlenecks and new portfolio solutions.”

Måns Björklund

Executive Producer | Important Looking Pirates

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

Peter Parfitt

Head of Digital and Customer Experience | Buckinghamshire County Council

“With Meisterplan, we can always see what exactly the impact of doing any project is – and it´s really simple to use.”

Phil Morris

Head of PMO | First Utility

“Meisterplan is critical to the management of our project portfolio.”

Marcus Plach

Managing Director | Ergosign GmbH

“With Meisterplan, our resource utilization is more transparent. Due to the seamless integration into our existing processes, we can increase the satisfaction of both our customers and employees.”

Holger D.

CEO

“With Meisterplan we can setup individual attributes within the complete scope of data, join personalized analysis of project teams, budgets and portfolios. It is fully customizable and can be rightsized to our needs and requirements. According to other known project portfolio management solutions this is one of the big bulletpoints and USPs of Meisterplan.”

Juergen W.

Fressnapf Tiernahrungs GmbH

“Easier and quicker overview of project portfolio. The most professional "tetris" for projects and resources. No other software can support valid decisions in such a short time.”

Frank Goermar

Owner | Explorers

“With Meisterplan we were productive in just a few hours without extensive training. It offers the chance to use our own project management method which makes it quite simple to roll out. And it's well done for project portfolio management. Project Portfolio Management and Project Management Processes become simple and fast.”

Adrian Dister

Prozesspiraten

“Very usable for enterprises with large number of projects to prioritize. It was designed to help PMOs and resource managers find the best fit in the project portfolio. It is easy to use and easy to implement. The user interface is really simple but offers useful functionalities for project and resource planning and prioritization.”

Erich Kissel

Professional in the Computer Software industry

“Upon completing a POC with real data, this was the only tool for Portfolio Planning (PPM) that was consumable by my partners within the organization, and enabled this functionality for the first time. The GUI allowed it to "actually stick". It was essentially turn-key and customer support was of the highest quality.”

Chris Davies

Manager, RD Projects | Cenduit

“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.”

Anonymous

Professional in the Management Consulting industry

“Meisterplan is a great tool to streamline your complete resource management. It's super easy to use, has an intuitive interface and integrates to existing planning tools. You always see the current allocation of your resources and with simple drag-and-drop you move projects and see the changes for your resources and financials.”

Anonymous

Professional in the Machinery industry

“Good visualization/presentation of projects and capacity/resource view. It gives all information at a glance and the deep dive on projects or resources is intuitive. I appreciate the intuitive use of main interface (project roadmap and capacity/resource view).”

Derek Walz

New Product Development Manager | Bard Manufacturing Company

“I believe in the solution and see how it can benefit any company that manages multiple projects simultaneously. Which I think is just about EVERY company!”

Michael Streng

CIO | parameta

“Best resource management solution. We took Meisterplan for planning our consultants and external projects and found it quite helpful. It's so easy to assign resources to projects and to see what happens with their capacity. At the end we improved our planning accuracy and the communication with our customers.”

Heiner v.

Sales Director

“Meisterplan is an eye opener for resource bottlenecks. After a very short on boarding process we imported our own data and only a few moment later we have seen where we have resource bottlenecks and overloads. That was impressive. Meisterplan makes visualizing and analyzing resource allocations very easy.”

Chris Nakamura

Professional in the Retail industry

“Complex and well-rounded software at a good value. Complex and detailed interface that is extremely useful once you get the hang of it. I also appreciate the affordable cost of this product.”

Brittany Leigh Jonaitis

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

“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.”

Dávid C.

Project Manager

“Project and/or portfolio management for company at any size. Low implementation cost. Tested the application for two month, using the demo projects and creating new portfolios and scenarios. Very visual, easy to use, not expensive, very reliable service, multiple interface, logging all scenarios in pdf.”

Bredon Jones

Vice President – Operations | Giant Hat

“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.”

Florian G.

DAD Deutscher Auto Dienst GmbH

“State of the art resource planning. We manage more than 100 projects and change requests every year. Meisterplan helps us maximize our resources and keep track of our projects. The operation is simple, so no training is required for the application. For me, Meisterplan is the best resource planning tool currently available.”

Andrew C.

Operations Manager

“Impressive project planning: We tried this package after years of using the main competitor and have found this Meisterplan easy to use with impressive resource planning and prioritisation features.”

Barry Cousins

Senior Director, PMO Practice | Info-Tech Research

“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.”