Information & Communication Technology
Balance Innovation and Profitability
Cloud-based Resource and Project Portfolio Management for the ICT Industry
Very few companies in the Information and Communication industry live in a gold mine of comfortable growth where cost does not play a role. Stakes are high due to fierce competition and high product development costs. Service organizations need perfect resource utilization to maintain profitability. Program Managers in the ICT industry use Meisterplan because it gives them insight into all areas of their business and they can efficiently monitor project planning in one place. The graphical user interface provides just the overview that they need to see all of the projects in their portfolio or a filtered view of the exact projects that are important to them at that time. This ensures that everyone is focused on an integrated plan, which clearly states and communicates priorities.
Meisterplan clearly displays the capacity of resources, so they can match available resources to the demand pipeline (e.g., to client projects) with a couple of clicks. Scenario simulations give them the flexibility they need to determine the best alternative and quickly adapt to market changes, so that they can focus that time and energy on creating the best product. Meisterplan also makes it easy to communicate the benefit of doing specific projects and what is and what is not in the scope for delivery based on data and clearly visualized and reported.
What Customers Love 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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Meisterplan helps us deliver our projects on time, within the agreed budget, and in top quality.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Meisterplan is critical to the management of our project portfolio.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“Meisterplan opened our eyes to resource bottlenecks and new portfolio solutions.”
“With Meisterplan, we can always see what exactly the impact of doing any project is – and it´s really simple to use.”
“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.”
“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.”