Meisterplan White Paper

How to Bridge the Gap between Management and Agile Teams

Download our white paper to learn how organizations can bridge the gap between upper management and agile teams to make better project portfolios with Meisterplan.

Bridge the Gap Between Agile Teams

What You Will Learn in this White Paper


Agile work brings many benefits: greater focus on the top priorities, increased productivity and a better ability to adapt and react to changes. While more and more organizations are adopting Agile methodology, very few companies are 100% Agile. Senior management typically understands traditional project management. However, adding Agile to the mix of project methodologies can create a problem.  Oftentimes, management thinks in terms of projects with rigid deadlines, scope and requirements, but the Agile method is more flexible. Agile teams work through a backlog of topics without set completion dates. When one topic is completed, they move on to the next highest priority topic in the backlog. This way of working leads to the question of how does upper management or the portfolio decision-makers include Agile work in the overall plans for their organization and how do they prioritize Agile work in conjunction with traditional projects? In this white paper, you will learn how to bring management and Agile teams together to make better plans and execute more projects.

In this White Paper you will learn:

  • Differences in Planning: How management plans vs. how Agile teams plan
  • Find a Common Ground: How to bring Agile and traditional work together for planning purposes
  • How to Create Transparency with Lean PPM™: Applying a lean framework to better understand and plan for Agile work
  • Manage Agile Teams: With Meisterplan for Jira

Get the Transparency You Need with Meisterplan

Brittany Jonaitis

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.

Brittany Leigh Jonaitis

Senior Business Technology Leader, Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP)

Dieter Wichland

Professional in the IT Industry

“Powerful yet easy to use. For a long time I was looking for the right tool to support a method called "project management by autonomous systems". I found Meisterplan to be the exact counterpart to show the huge amount of projects going on and to prioritize according to company and IT strategies.”

Anonymous

Professional in the Computer Software Industry

“Very good extension to existing project management. We run our own self-developed project management solution. Meisterplan helped us to save this investment because it only puts the interactive portfolio management on-top of it. This give us more agility and flexibility.”

Michael Eisemann

“Excellent solution. We used Meisterplan to clarify our efforts and values in all planned project. By using Meisterplan we could prioritize the most valuable projects and focus our resources on that. By doing that Meisterplan saved us lots of time. It is very easy to use, integration of Excel projects fast and simple, outstanding personal support.”

Paul Senior

Professional in the Management Consulting Industry

“Meisterplan helped us get to grips with our client delivery projects, allowing us to identify and track our key milestones, manage our resource planning, and forecasting . The product is simple and easy to use and the support and people are second to none. Supports the decision-making process of the Management Board.”

Erich Kissel

Professional in the Computer Software Industry

“Upon completing a POC with real data, this was the only tool for Portfolio Planning (PPM) that was consumable by my partners within the organization, and enabled this functionality for the first time. The GUI allowed it to "actually stick". It was essentially turn-key and customer support was of the highest quality.”

Anonymous

Professional in the Management Consulting Industry

“Meisterplan is a great tool to streamline your complete resource management. It's super easy to use, has an intuitive interface and integrates to existing planning tools. You always see the current allocation of your resources and with simple drag-and-drop you move projects and see the changes for your resources and financials.”

Thomas McGee

Founding Partner | Media Hive

“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.”

Bredon Jones

Vice President - Operations | Giant Hat

“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.”

Dirk Pieper

Professional in the Environmental Services Industry

“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.”

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