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Project Portfolio Simulation for Executives

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Meisterplan review by Consultant in Management Consulting
Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Meisterplan simplified our resource management"

What do you like best?

You always see the current allocation of your resources and with simple drag and drop you move projects and recognize the changes for your resources and financials. Great and intuitive user interface for easy project portfolio planning. Especially the inclusion of financials is great! Interfaces with other systems and tools are interesting option for high level of integration in our entire software landscape.

What do you dislike?

Planning of part-time resources could be improved

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get in contact with the company and get a webdemo before using the demo version - best way to get to know the product! Ask for an Excel import of (part of) you current portfolio to play around with real data and see benefit for your organization - might cost a dollar or two, but is good value proof.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We streamlined our complete resource management which saved us lots of planning hours and avoid misunderstandings, overallocation as well as underutilization of resources.

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Meisterplan review by Avinash R.
Avinash R.
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"Project Portfolio management the way it has to be"

What do you like best?

In the past I had to use large excel files with complicated formulas to plan next years portfolio and display/predict resource bottlenecks. After countless hours of fixing data and waiting for results to be calculated I'm now using Meisterplan to plan ahead. The best thing: It's fast and displays the impact of changes in the portfolio instantaneously. This leaves me able to focus on the actual problems and find new alternatives.

What do you dislike?

There are times I feel the need to break projects down into more detailed structures, e.g. phases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was tedious to capture all projects in my portfolio in one large excel file. Even after having done that, the excel file didn't allow me to create different scenarios and compare them.

What Project and Portfolio Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Meisterplan review by Holger D.
Holger D.
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"Superb interactive Project Management and Portfolio & Ressource Management"

What do you like best?

With Meisterplan we can setup individual attributes within the complete scope of data, join personalized analysis of project teams, budgets and portfolios. It is fully customizable and can be rightsized to our needs and requirements. According to other known project portfolio management solutions this is one of the big bulletpoints and USPs of Meisterplan.

What do you dislike?

Some controls dont sometimes do what they should do and react a little bit sluggish, and please add some new color themes and attributes for some dashboards and diagrams.

Recommendations to others considering the product

test and try it, online. Its great!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project Portfolio Management and agile business strategy within big software teams, multiproject management while implementing software and user processes in production and to overview agility, performance, budget, timelines and sustainability.

Meisterplan review by Michael S.
Michael S.
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"Best resource management solution"

What do you like best?

We took Meisterplan for planning our consultants and external projects and found it quite helpful. It's so easy to assign resources to projects and to see what happens with their capacity. At the end we improved our planning accuracy and the communication with our customers.

What do you dislike?

We are missing an application for our consultant where they can see for which projects they are booked

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Forecasting of resource and capacity demand. Improved customer offers with reliable implementation dates

Meisterplan review by Consultant in Financial Services
Consultant in Financial Services
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"Great SaaS Platform for Project Portfolio Management"

What do you like best?

First, the product is really easy to provision online, no software to install. Just register and get started. I am very impressed with how easy and intuitive it is to manage even complex project portfolios - just drag and drop your resources, timelines, goals and dependencies. Also, the switch from Excel to Meisterplan is seamless as the software makes it very easy to import our existing planning spreadsheets.

What do you dislike?

No major issues. I am using Meisterplan on Chrome on my desktop, which works great. If you need to use it on a small mobile device (Safari browser), it can be a bit tricky - the small device form factor isn't ideal for many SaaS apps. But it works great on my iPad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start the free trial and use it for a few weeks with real-world data and scenarios to get a good sense for the capabilities.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need a central, intuitive platform for portfolio planning that can be accessed by the project and portfolio managers. No more spreadsheets and version management reduces errors and inconsistencies. Much better visibility into projects and how they align with business strategy.

Meisterplan review by User in Computer Software
User in Computer Software
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"Feedback after review"

What do you like best?

I signed up for the trial, went through the walk-thru and played with the system myself. It seems clear that:

(a) it would be very easy to load this tool up with a portfolio of projects with their labor demands (I fixate on the labor part, but I suppose the point is more generally about resources) and then I could use it to explain what we are planning to use all of our people on (and why we are going to have to make some tough decisions about what we take on when). I would just start with roles (not named individual contributors). This would be a simple way to get a lot of value within hours.

(b) this is a cool system that is nipping at the heels of full-on PPM systems. Check out the financials stuff and the goal-based portfolios.

What do you dislike?

There was nothing I disliked. I'm sure they could do more to help me use this across the whole management team, but I haven't looked that closely at what they already have there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I only looked at the trial, so no value has been realized!

Meisterplan review by Executive Sponsor in Information Services
Executive Sponsor in Information Services
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"Fast and easy resource and portfolio planning"

What do you like best?

As Saas solution Meisterplan is very easy to implement and use. The interactive planning and allocation of resources and project is really easy to use and saves a lot of time and efforts.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have more operational project management features like task planning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Meisterplan uses a top-down approach to portfolio management. This requires a new thinking when you are a project manager.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resource allocation

Resource planning

Portfolio prioritization

Portfolio mangement

Meisterplan saves time and gives a really impressive view on all our projects and resources.

Meisterplan review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Intuitive Resource and Portfolio Planning"

What do you like best?

The intuitive user inrerface, providing easy and straightforward access and visilibity into what is typically a very complex issue -- Portfolio planning and optimization, portfolio analysis, resource capacity planning. Replaces complex Excel tables, pivots, reports, etc.

What do you dislike?

A strong integrated project management / project planning functionality might make the solution a more complete PPM solution for the entire enterprise. This is currently addressed through strong interfaces to other PPM solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Do I have enough people for the planned projects? Where are the shortages? Would it be better to shift projects? How does my Portfolio develop over time? Replaces a multitude of complex Excel tables, pivots, reports, etc.

Meisterplan review by Juergen H.
Juergen H.
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"Great solution for business strategy alignment"

What do you like best?

For us it was difficult to find out which project is really aligned to our overall business goals. Meisterplan is the ideal solution to find the optimal way of prioritizing project in order of the impact of the business strategy.

What do you dislike?

For us resource management is not so important.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Alignment of project portfolios with business strategy, business transformation.

Meisterplan review by Consultant in Internet
Consultant in Internet
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"Trending product with good future outlook"

What do you like best?

Simple UI where you can use only what you want.

At the same time very powerful feature set with full PERT planning and resource allocation. Advanced views on finding bottlenecks.

Great feature that you can identify projects as must have and plan accordingly.

What do you dislike?

Great management of resource pools but often the real bottlenecks are the few key people in a company who can drive projects forward. It would be great to see a feature where I can allocate and track the allocation of the top 10 ppl.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing a large corporate project portfolio.

Meisterplan review by Ines U.
Ines U.
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"Comprehensive interactive project portfolio management application"

What do you like best?

Meisterplan strength is the interactive interface for planning portfolios!

With drag-and-drop you can move projects around and get a visual realtime-feedback what happens to your resources, financials and business goals.

What do you dislike?

Meisterplan runs best using Chrome. Other browser also work but need some improvements and testing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Portfolio Planning and Prioritization. Scenario-analysis and portfolio comparison

Meisterplan review by Agency in Internet
Agency in Internet
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"Great solution for staffing and portfolio management"

What do you like best?

For us as a software development company with and many parallel projects meisterplan is a great solution to keep resources allocated whilst keeping an overview of our project portfolio. And its very easy and intuitive to use, too.

What do you dislike?

The frequency of new features added to meisterplan is quite high. Thus it will be interesting to see whether it will be as intuitive and easy to use as it was in the beginning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it - its very easy to test and thus evaluate

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project portfolio management and staff allocation

Meisterplan review by Jens H.
Jens H.
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"make your business agile and flexible"

What do you like best?

The best thing about meisterplan is that Meisterplan can make your business more agile and flexible. The realtime analysis and planning features are very helpful and easy to use

What do you dislike?

We missed some task management capabilities

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better project visibility and proactive issue solving

More agility in strategy planning and implementation

Meisterplan review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"Easy to use resource planning application"

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

In this version we still need Excel. But we know that Meisterplan will solve this dependency in the next version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With excel we could not easily assign projects and resources and business goals. Meisterplan was the only solution that could help.

Meisterplan review by Internal Consultant in Computer Software
Internal Consultant in Computer Software
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"Meisterplan is an eye opener for resource bottlenecks"

What do you like best?

After a very short on boarding process we imported our own data and only a few moment laters we have seen where we have resource bottlenecks and overloads. That was impressive.

What do you dislike?

We would like to have some more option for the daily planning of resources

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We ever wonder where we lost time in our projects. Meisterplan visualize and analyze the resource allocations very easy.

Meisterplan review by User in Professional Training & Coaching
User in Professional Training & Coaching
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"Easy start without training"

What do you like best?

With Meisterplan we were productive in just a few hours without extensive training. It offers the chance to use our own project management method what makes it quite simple to rollout. And ist well done for project portfolio management.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes we miss the chance to test portfolios based on a standard „Meisterplan" methodology.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project Portfolio Management and Project Management Processes become simple and fast.

Meisterplan review by Consultant in Computer Software
Consultant in Computer Software
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"Good extension to exisiting project management"

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

It's really useful and we didn't found any need for improvement

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better control and analysis of existing projects. Portfolio and Resource Management

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