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 Dirk Loves About Meisterplan

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.

Professional in the Environmental Services Industry

Dirk P.

Dennis Riedel

What Dennis Loves About Meisterplan

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!

PMO (Central Unit Sales & Services) | TRUMPF | open_in_new

Dennis Riedel

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

Portrait of Matthias Graf

What Matthias Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan focuses on the weak point of the major all-rounder: in simulation. The amazing thing about Meisterplan is that itdesign fills this niche perfectly.

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

Matthias Graf

What Peter Loves About Meisterplan

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

Head of Digital and Customer Experience | Buckinghamshire County Council | open_in_new

Peter Parfitt

What Thomas Loves About Meisterplan

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.

Founding Partner

Thomas M.

Brittany Jonaitis

What Brittany Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan for Jira is a great integration tool if you are using Sprint based workflows in Jira. The integration further assists Meisterplan in communicating the task work in a visual way for executive management. It keeps a pulse on the work getting completed (and not completed) across the enterprise while showing the hierarchal priority and context to other projects and programs. This is helping us get more rigor around estimates and time tracking across multiple workflows.

Senior Director Program Management, Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP)

Brittany Jonaitis

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