Matthias Gidda

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  1. Matthias Gidda

    Hot Topic: Meisterplan | Jira integration is moving forward

    Hi everyone, here’s a quick update from the Meisterplan team! We are currently implementing the first iteration of the link between Jira and Meisterplan. With this iteration, users will be able to link Meisterplan projects to Jira epics. The other types of Jira items that were mentioned in the original post (Jira project, Jira release,…) are not part of this first iteration. Here’s an updated peek at how this will look for users who import a Jira epic as a new Meisterplan project: First, users select which epics they want to import. Then they assign resources to those projects in Meisterplan, and get a clear view of how many Jira stories can get finished given the allocation entered in Meisterplan. Stay tuned for further updates (don’t forget to follow this thread by clicking “Follow” in the top right corner)!
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    Extended Rights Management

    Hi everyone, we have published more detailed information regarding the upcoming changes regarding user rights which will be released soon:
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    Meisterplan New UI

    Hello @John, thanks for your feedback! Does our Help Center page regarding the update (including the embedded video) help you to find where everything is located now?
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    Coming Soon: Planning in Fiscal Years

    In one of our next updates, we will make it possible for users to plan in fiscal years as an alternative to calendar years. You'll be able to choose in which month your fiscal year starts, for example in October. I'd be interested in how many of you plan in fiscal years instead of calendar years? There's a poll attached to this post, so feel free to let us know ?
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    UI and Usability Rework Preview

    Sure! We'll contact you soon.
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    UI and Usability Rework Preview

    Hi everyone, we have published more detailed information regarding the upcoming changes: If you want to get your hands on the new version before release, contact us for your personal demo system.
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    ODBC Driver for MacOS

    Hi Thomas and welcome to the Quest! so far I haven't found anyone here at Meisterplan that has experience with ODBC drivers for MacOS. I'll continue to ask for input and let you know if I hear something. Maybe there are other Quest users who can help Thomas?
  8. How could I have overlooked this Thanks Simone for jumping in!
  9. Hello, first and foremost: Welcome to the Quest @Julia Mannagottera, and thanks for contributing! Before I'll answer, let me quickly recap your question for users who don't speak German: The Question is basically about how we can replace a resource on a project only for a certain amount of time, like 4 weeks, and not for the entire duration of the project? In answering, I'd say that there is no one-click solution to this, unfortunately. My best practice would be to set this resource's allocation to zero for the 4 weeks (creating the necessary allocation segments, if need be). Then add the replacement to the project and allocate him only for those 4 weeks. Would that be sufficient as a solution? Does anybody else have something that works faster?
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    About me - Nice meeting you!

    Ha, smart proverb. I didn't know that, thanks for sharing Stephan!
  11. How you set up your "Organizational Breakdown Structure" (OBS) in Meisterplan will greatly impact how you get an overview over what your company is working on, and how to make good plans. When talking to clients, it becomes clear that, while most set up their organization's departments or locations as part of their OBS, the rest of their OBS structure can differ greatly. We've seen Teams, Roles, and even Skills as a part of a customer's OBS in Meisterplan. Of course, how to best set this up will depend on the type and size of your organization - but I'd really like to know how you guys do this? What does your OBS structure look like?
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    Hey guys, I'm Matthias

    What can I say except "you're welcome" :-)
  13. In most organizations, there is this key meeting where the people who run the place have their say about what the organization should be working on. For example, we at Meisterplan call this meeting the "Portfolio Board Meeting" in our Lean PPM method of project portfolio management. Of course, other companies use other names. But our impression has been, that the meeting's structure is relatively similar: First management wants to know what the current status is, and only then they talk about how to proceed from there. Is that more or less how you do it, too? Or do you structure your big decision meeting differently? I'd be thrilled to learn new approaches to this.
  14. Matthias Gidda

    Hey guys, I'm Matthias

    Hello everybody, and welcome to the Quest! If you're interested, here's a little something about myself. My name is Matthias Gidda, and I'm the Online Enablement Manager here at Meisterplan. What does this mean, you ask? It means I make sure that our users have all the online guides (see our Meisterplan Help Center) and video tutorials (see our Meisterplan YouTube channel) they need to become Meisterplan Pros in no time. I've been with the company since 2016, and I live near Tuebingen, Germany, where Meisterplan is based. Now why am I a part of the Quest? See, for as long as I can think, I tried to push (not to say nag :-)) myself and others to become better organized and more efficient in order to better reach our goals. I constantly think about how tasks and work stuff in general can get done better. Now the reason why I'm like that may be a bit weird, but I want to tell you anyway: I truly believe that we as humans have to get our house in order - our societies, our planet, our species' long-term survival. The sun will stop radiating energy at some point in the future, and if we as a species want to survive, we need to leave this solar system sometime before that. And every failed project, every wasted resource, every preventable disaster takes resources away from getting our house in order. That reasoning may sound bonkers to some, but it's what drives me. Call it obsessive long-term thinking :-) So, that's why I want to be part of this Quest to search for better ways of organizing work in a multi-project environment, because that's how a good part of humanity spends much of their time. I can learn so much from you guys, and I'm sure together we can find better ways of working together. Every successful meeting, every good decision made in my and in your organization as a result of this Quest will make humanity's hop to another planet a little bit more likely. Regarding the Quest forum, I moderate the Know-How section so you'll probably catch me there. Feel free to get in touch! What's more to say about me? Whenever my productive energy is used up, I like to refill my batteries by taking a walk through our beautiful South German landscape, watch a good movie (they seem to get fewer recently, right?) or play an exciting computer game.