How To Set Up a PMO in 1 Day2018-11-08T16:32:13+00:00

Set up Your PMO in 1 Day

Set up a lean process that really works. Use a software that was built specifically for supporting PMO work, not for managing projects.

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

When setting up a project management office (PMO), you will essentially be doing project portfolio management (PPM). Often, you will be setting up a PMO for a part of your organization, covering a few teams or perhaps a line of business. We put together everything you need to get you up and running in 1 day.

Process and Governance Templates for PMOs

When getting started, don’t bother detailing how your projects should get executed. First and foremost, you need to set up a dynamic, lean project portfolio management process that helps you answer two simple questions:

  • Which projects should we be doing, when?

  • Who will be working on them?

In our templates sections, you will find ready-to-use templates that answer these typical set-up questions:

  • Who do we need to involve? – Roles and responsibilities

  • How do we make decisions? – Meetings and governance

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A Tool Built for Supporting PMO Work, Not for Managing Projects

You have come across a range of tools telling you they support PMO work. Well, most don’t. The majority of tools out there were designed to make teams more productive or to help project managers execute their projects. And they are fantastic at doing that.

We built Meisterplan to make sure PMOs can do their job: project portfolio management. No frills, designed to help you cope with PPM’s inherent dynamics, all pre-configured and ready to go. With all the features, reports, and onboarding materials you really need. Let Chris show you how to kick-start your PPM in this 6 minute video.

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Success Stories from PMO People

Maans Björklund, ILP

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

Måns Björklund, Executive Producer, Important Looking Pirates
Marcus Plach, Ergosign

“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.”

Marcus Plach, Managing Director, Ergosign GmbH
Phil Morris, First Utility

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

Phil Morris, Head of PMO, First Utility
Jesper Mols Rasmussen, R&D Project Execution, Siemens Wind Power

“With Meisterplan we have an always up to date visualization of the balance between demand and capacity and management can make portfolio decisions (e.g., Project Go/Kill) based on facts rather than ‘gut feelings’.”

Jesper Mols Rasmussen, R&D Project Execution, Siemens Wind Power
Marzio Locatelli, 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.”

Marzio Locatelli, Head of Project Management, Trafag AG