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 Benjamin Loves About Meisterplan

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.

sprylab technologies GmbH | open_in_new

Benjamin Kolb

What François Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan gives me an overview of our global IT project landscape. A step-by-step implementation enabled us to cope with the complexity of our project portfolio. When setting up our PMO, we oriented ourselves strongly towards Lean PPM.

Head of Global IT PMO | Majorel | open_in_new

François Czajkowski

What Dan Loves About Meisterplan

We just hit a point where the size, complexity and volume of the projects were just too great that we couldn't govern it just within my team. We needed somebody's input to make decisions on these tradeoffs. Being able to show our work with Meisterplan makes it a lot less of a confusing process for people to participate in.

Director of Strategic Programs | Ping Identity

Dan Madden

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

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

What Nina Loves About Meisterplan

Meisterplan allows me to have a more productive conversation when determining the highest priority projects and also see the overall impact to the portfolio.

Program Manager | New Balance | open_in_new

Nina McLaughlin

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

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