Lean Project Portfolio Management™ Software

Answer the what-if questions to meet the demands of tomorrow and make better business decisions.

Project Portfolio Management

Build portfolios with the right people working on the most important projects at the best possible time.

Easily manage your project pipeline and stage gate processes from project initiation through to completion. With Meisterplan, you can assess whether a project realistically fits into your portfolio. When circumstances change, you can use scenario planning to see the impact of those changes not only for that specific project, but also how it impacts all of your resources, your financials and the project portfolio as a whole.

  • Create a master portfolio and sub-portfolios

  • Track delivery and milestone timelines for each project

  • Get quick answers to what-if questions through scenario planning

PPM with Meisterplan

Resource Management

Simulating resource capacities across project portfolios

Know which people and skills are available when, so you can assign the right people to the right projects.

Quickly match the most qualified employees to the most important projects to maximize resource utilization. You will not only see when employees are overbooked, but you can resolve those over-allocations with scenario simulations. You can also simulate capacity changes using scenario planning to find out what happens if you add or remove internal or external capacity.

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

  • Allocate staff by role, by skill or by individual to determine if you have the capacity to deliver

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

Roadmap

See your long-term strategic roadmap in a single view.

With Meisterplan’s Roadmap view, you can see if your current plan really reflects your corporate strategy. Managers can see at a glance which projects the company is currently working on and why. By grouping all projects by business goals, you will see how much your company is currently investing in each goal and when topics aligned to a specific business goal will be completed.

  • Determine whether your company is really working on the highest priority projects

  • Share your organization’s plans so your employees know what contribution their projects are making

  • Quickly and easily communicate board decisions with your organization

Simulating resource capacities across project portfolios

Strategic Alignment and Project Prioritization

Create a project portfolio that is composed of the right projects and aligned with your strategic goals

Ensure that the most important projects receive top priority and are aligned to corporate strategy.

With a simple drag and drop, you can match each project with a corresponding goal for a strategically balanced portfolio. Prioritize your projects directly in Meisterplan by simply ranking each project, dragging them into the desired order, or using the project scoring feature to generate a priority score. Resources are first assigned to the projects with the highest rank, so your key employees work on the top priority projects ensuring their success.

  • Keep projects aligned with strategic goals

  • Use the Project Score feature to objectively evaluate the priority of projects

  • Easily reorder projects if priorities change

Financial Management

Track budgets and financials across your entire project portfolio.

Financial information like capital expenses, operating expenses, and project benefits are available at a glance. Not only can you easily identify your most profitable projects, but you can also ensure that your project portfolio is in line with your budgets. By using scenario planning, you can quickly simulate and observe how financial resources are impacted by changes to projects.

  • Add specific financial information for projects and resources

  • Keep track of budgets for the portfolio

  • See how financial resources are impacted by project changes

Overview of all budgets across project portfolios

Project Analytics, Dashboards & Reports

Displays various possibilites for Reporting and Visual Data Analysis

Visualize and analyze your Meisterplan data to make informed decisions.

Meisterplan provides powerful project data through its interactive portfolio designer, project list, roadmap, scenario comparison and internal reporting functions. The project list displays project data in a clear grid view so you can quickly identify projects that need action. The integrated pivot reports give you the information you need to make better business decisions. You can also use your existing BI solutions, including Tableau® and Business Objects®, to enrich your Meisterplan data.

  • Immediately visualize plan alternatives with graphical scenario comparisons in the Gantt chart

  • Use integrated pivot reports for better portfolio planning and to easily communicate the benefits of a proposed plan

  • Enrich your data by integrating your existing BI solutions

A Lean PPM™ Tool that Works with Any Mix of Tools and Methods

Let your teams work the way they want to work.

Your IT team uses one tool for Agile Project Management, while another team prefers a different tool for Traditional Project Management. You need a tool that works with both. No problem. It doesn’t matter what mix of project management methods or tools your company uses. Meisterplan uses a lean approach to PPM, so the tool can be applied on top of all the methods and tools your teams use.

  • Let your teams work with the tools they already know and love

  • Receive only the essential data from your teams

  • Add data directly in Meisterplan or sync with existing tools

Teams in project portfolio management work the way they want

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Meisterplan customer Darrin McLaughlin

“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.”

Darrin McLaughlin, Senior Vice President/Technology Officer at Interra Credit Union

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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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

Måns Björklund

Executive Producer | Important Looking Pirates

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

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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).”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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!”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

Phil Morris

Head of PMO | First Utility

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

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.”

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.”

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.”

Felix Willing

CIO | Hella

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

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.”

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!”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”