Meisterplan resource management software

Resource Management

Realistic resource and capacity planning to keep your work on track and your employees happy.

Team Planner

Ensure the right employees are assigned to the right work without being overbooked
  • See resource availability and utilization to realistically allocate resources
  • Identify and escalate resource over-allocations even before they occur
  • Adjust allocations to resolve conflicts

Flexible Allocations

Allocate to the level you need when you need it
  • Start with role-based allocations for rough effort estimations, then staff individuals by roles, skills and availability when ready
  • Allocate by person days, full-time equivalent (FTE) or hourly based on what fits your needs
  • Customizable allocation view options include on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis using a grid or flexible mode
Flexible Allocations Screenshot
Role Based Allocation Screenshot

Role-Based Planning

Use roles as a placeholder for individual employees
  • Estimate and adjust effort needed for new demands based on roles
  • Allocate capacity to roles for planning purposes
  • Reserve role capacity across departments for cross-functional projects

Staff Roles

Choose specific people who are right for each project role
  • Choose individuals based on role, skills and availability
  • Staff individuals to projects for pre-selected project teams
  • Maximize resource utilization by matching the most qualified and available employees to the most important projects
Staff Roles Screenshot
Allocation Heatmap Screenshot

Allocation Heat Map

Quickly identify allocation issues
  • Configure your thresholds that define over and underallocations
  • Use the heat map to spot overallocations
  • Discover which resources have available capacity

Resource Scenario Planning

Test options to resolve resource bottlenecks
  • Instantly see and test alternatives for employees who are overbooked or projects that need more capacity
  • Simulate ways to maximize your resource utilization
  • Create plan alternatives like finding available resources or adjusting project scheduling to avoid overbooking employees
Scenario Planning Screenshot
Resource Pool Screenshot

Resource Pool

See and edit information on employees and roles
  • Capture capabilities, departments, costs and working hours of internal and external resources
  • Plan high level using role capacity instead of individual employees
  • Import employees directly from your HR software

Calendars and Absences

Customize calendars for accurate capacity planning
  • Choose the calendar for your region and customize holidays to fit your organization
  • Define hours and full-time equivalent (FTE) value
  • Enter individual absences such as vacation, sick time and leaves
Calendars and Absences Screenshot

Next Comes Portfolio Planning

The next step is to make sure you build a realistic plan working on the right things. Portfolio Simulation supports portfolio planning, adapting plans and making decisions.

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What Måns Loves About Meisterplan

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

Executive Producer | Important Looking Pirates | open_in_new

Måns Björklund

What Bredon Loves About Meisterplan

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.

Vice President - Operations

Bredon J.

What Dan Loves About Meisterplan

One of our problems was being able to show everybody our portfolio plan. Now we see all our projects we would talk about, graphically depicted. You can see their durations and when you scroll down, you can see the team. Maybe these two projects are significant and they're taking two resources each for this period of time. We can now see how much room is in the capacity bucket that we have left to fill. From here we can look at our options. Using Meisterplan to do that helps us show our work and provide transparency.

Director of Strategic Programs | Ping Identity | open_in_new

Dan Madden

What Christopher Loves About Meisterplan

When you don’t have a resource management tool you end up putting work on people without knowing how loaded they are. That leads to health problems, such as stress. It leads to people working ridiculously long hours. The retention of your staff goes down. With Meisterplan, we can protect our people.

Head of PMO | Siemans Gamesa | open_in_new

Christopher Pearson

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What Matthias Loves About Meisterplan

itdesign has developed tremendously over the last 12 years: Today, no one can come close to what your team is doing.

Chief Project Portfolio & Resource Management | Flughafen München GmbH | open_in_new

Matthias Graf

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

What Chris Loves About Meisterplan

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.

Manager, RD Projects

Chris D.

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