Set Up Your PMO Today

Set Up Your PMO Today

Move your business forward by preparing for change and focusing on the right priorities

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Work on the Right Projects at the Right Time with the Right People

Project management offices (PMO) play an increasingly important role, not just coordinating and managing projects, but facilitating the transparency of information that the organization needs to make the best decisions. A PMO takes the challenge of a growing number of projects with competing priorities and finite resources and brings the insight needed to pursue the most important initiatives, optimally allocate resources, and ultimately accelerate the organization’s growth and success. It’s not about implementing as many projects as possible. It’s about executing the projects and portfolios that deliver value to the company.

Make Your PMO Ready to Adapt to Any Situation

Starting a PMO can drastically improve your company’s ability to anticipate change, adapt your plans and accelerate execution to achieve strategic goals. A successful PMO can help you:

  • See the whole picture of what you are investing in today and what you plan for the future
  • Ensure you are ready with plan alternatives to conquer whatever happens
  • Work on the right things and increase project quality and efficiency while staying within budget
  • Get a clear view of your employees’ utilization and real capacity and ensure they are working on what really matters
  • Vastly reduce the number of failed projects by always focusing on the top priorities
  • Deliver more business results aligned with corporate strategy
Successful PMO
Lean PPM

How to Set up Your PMO – All You Need in One Place

Setting up a project management office (PMO) is essentially the same as setting up a project portfolio management (PPM) process. It doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, we recommend starting lean, which is why we’re giving you everything you need to get your PMO up and running today with an easy and quick to implement framework called Lean PPM™ and a tool built for PMO work. Your Lean PPM™ process should help you answer two simple questions:

  • Which projects should we be doing, when?
  • Who will be working on them?

Learn More about Lean PPM™

Get Started With Our PMO Templates

To get started setting up your PMO, we’ve created ready to use templates for organizing your PMO and adopting Lean PPM™. Download our set of templates to get you on the right track to bring in new projects, measure priorities, assign roles and schedule productive meetings.

  • Project Intake Form
  • Project Priority Score Form
  • Project Change Request Form
  • Project Status Update Form
  • Final Project Report Form
  • Roles and Meetings in Lean PPM™

Get Started with our PMO Templates

PMO

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A Tool Built to Enable PMOs to Achieve the Best Business Outcomes

Meisterplan is an intuitive cloud-based project portfolio management software that provides you the keys to achieve the best results by anticipating change, developing change-ready initiatives, adapting priorities  and accelerating execution of focused priorities.

It is purely designed and pre-configured with just the portfolio-level functions PMOs need to bring success to their organization. Your teams have the flexibility to keep using the tools and methods that work best for them, while you get the PMO functions you need. Check out this video to find out how your PMO can use Meisterplan to ensure your organization is working on the right projects.

What Christopher Loves About Meisterplan

We successfully run 400 projects and 20 programs in our portfolio with Meisterplan. Although many have tried, you can’t manage that many programs and resources in Excel templates. But you can with Meisterplan.

Head of PMO | Siemans Gamesa | open_in_new

Christopher Pearson

Portrait of Matthias Graf

What Matthias Loves About Meisterplan

Before Meisterplan was introduced, our resource management was a game of Excel bingo: time-consuming, cumbersome, and error-prone.

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

Matthias Graf

What Simon Loves About Meisterplan

The Meisterplan solution has been key to the development of our IT Project Roadmap and for easy change management. The initial set up of the roadmap in the tool can be timeconsuming, but once it is done and regularly maintained, it‘s really worth the effort. Today, with Meisterplan, we are able to focus our energy during our budgeting phase on making the right decisions, instead of collecting and assessing information for new initiatives. The Lean PPM approach helps us have a solid and up-to-date database. I am able to bring figures to the table and easily map our initiatives to make the right decisions quickly. We are very satisfied with our partnership with Meisterplan, and every new day confirms the usefulness of this solution.

IT Portfolio Manager | open_in_new

Simon Carayol

What Hein-Frieder Loves About Meisterplan

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.

Head of IT Demand and Project Management | Funke

Hein-Frieder Pfalz

What Johannes Loves About Meisterplan

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

CEO | Consolutions GmbH & Co. KG | open_in_new

Johannes Woithon

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

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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