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  1. Hi David, Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply and your excellent 10 Golden Rules for Meisterplan! So that our English speakers can also benefit from your helpful information, here is a quick translation: "In our company, we have a PPM team that uses the tool, our colleagues who manage the projects give us the information needed. After 4 months of Meisterplan experience and going straight off the top of my head, I can offer the following 10 points when introducing this PPM tool: 1. Give one team the responsibility and also give them the time to take care of the project portfolio 2. Define one process for determining who, when, and what information is passed to which person, why he is passing on this information and what the information will be used for - Keywords: project initialization, necessary resources, master plan 3. Also allow for 70% solutions, everything doesn’t have to be perfect right away 4. Indicate that planning in PPM can be counteracted by an overload of the employees 5. Don’t try to map project tasks. This is the responsibility of the project managers in their project plans. 6. Find project managers who want to help shape the topic (the PPM process) 7. Explain to all employees why PPM is implemented – no matter whether they are involved in the projects or not 8. Define what a project is for you (e.g. I'm busy for 10 days updating of the system, but that's not a project "- True, but it requires resources) 9. Consider whether it makes sense to track project-independent work with the PPM tool (If releases, inventories, etc. require a lot of time, this must be reflected in the resources) 10. Show management the beautiful colorful pictures with the milestones or the dashboard. If the management colleagues are on your side, that is worth a lot Greetings from the Ruhr area of Germany David" By the way, I am also moving this thread from the Meisterplan family forum to our Best Practices forum where I think it is a better fit
  2. Thanks for the great questions, Fabian. For our non-German speakers, the post says: "Hello everyone, When you're training new people in the tool, what are the 10 golden rules that you would recommend to others? What should they definitely keep in mind? What makes the tool fun? And why does the tool make sense? Thank you for your input, Fabian"
  3. I think that’s a good idea. Let me check with a couple of people, and we’ll get back to you.
  4. Hey @Fabian Zeitvogel, would you be able to help answer Claus' question?
  5. Thanks for telling us more about yourself, Matthias. My favorite part of your introduction is that you try to push yourself and others to become better organized to better reach our goals. I think you are doing a great job of that, and can personally say that you have helped me realize the importance of taking a little extra time in the beginning to make sure that I set things up in the most organized and efficient way, instead of saying "I don't have time to organize it right now, I will fix it later." So thanks for that too!
  6. Hey everybody, if you are reading this, then welcome to the quest to make plans that work! I'd like to start off the first thread in the Meisterplan family forum by introducing myself. My name is Karoline Holicky. I'm the Marketing Director here at Meisterplan, and I've been with the company since 2015. I've spent a good portion of my professional career in Houston, Texas, but I've also lived and worked in Seattle, Indianapolis, Boulder, and Tuebingen, Germany. I bring 15 years of professional experience in multiple industries including financial services, IT & software, engineering, and oil & gas. I am very interested in ways to make companies more successful, and I think project portfolio management and resource management that really works is a great way to increase the success of an organization. Every company makes plans, but how often do they really work? Can we improve this process? Can we find a way to ensure that our key employees are not overbooked, and our most important projects can be completed in a timely fashion with the right people? How do we determine what those important projects are anyway? These are the questions that I ask myself everyday. I like to research, talk to people and find out what the current trends are, and most importantly find out best practices and what is actually working for people. I also LOVE to write, so I take what I've learned from my research and discussions, and turn those into blog posts on https://meisterplan.com/blog/ (Shameless plug!) But seriously, I think we have some excellent content there, so please check it out, and let me know what you find helpful. Send me a message if there are topics you'd like to read more about. On a more personal note: I spend my free time playing Uno and Parcheesi with my husband and 5 year old daughter. We also love to go camping, hiking, climbing and pretty much anything outdoors. I love to travel to new places, meet the locals, learn about the culture, and try my best at new languages! Beach vacations are my absolute favorite - a combination of swimming, snorkeling, diving and relaxing - can't get any better than that! I am an avid reader, but have switched to audiobooks in recent years because I can get things done while listening to books, which is a must for a working mom. I am very excited to be a part of this quest. I think we have the chance to really improve the way we work and co-innovate. I look forward to meeting new people, sharing what I've learned, and most importantly learning from all of you. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. Don't be shy, please add a quick post telling us about yourself and why you've joined the quest!
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