The PlanMinder is developed and marketed by Auspicia AB, a company located outside the town Piteå in the north of Sweden. Auspicia was founded in 2018 by Martin Forsberg and Ronja Frimalm.
Martin with a masters degree in Industrial Electronics has a background as a developer, project manager and manager of a r&d department. The embryo and core ideas behind The PlanMinder were developed during this time, and tested during six years at the department.
Ronja har a master degree in Cognitive Science and has worked at a research institute and as an interaction designer. She is the main architect of The PlanMinders user experience.
The name Auspicia comes from a roman ritual to seek omens about the future by studying the flight of birds in the sky. Therefore it seems appropriate that our first mission is to make a tool for project planning that can help you predict and handle the future in a more scientific way. Particularly to help keeping your plans up to date by automating parts of the work. A tool that can keep track of all uncertainties and risks in your projects and visualise and quantify their combined effect. In short, a tool for continuous project planning through automation. With auspicies like that you can prepare for and control the future of your projects. We call this tool The PlanMinder.
The idea of The PlanMinder is a project planning tool that makes planning and keeping your plans up to date a lot easier. The PlanMinder automatically schedules all your activities for you. And calculates how likely it is that you will meet your deadlines. We haven’t found any other tool that meets the same needs.
The name of our tool comes from the idea of having a project planning tool that helps minding your plans.
Also “plan minder” in Dutch means to plan less. That is what we hope you can do when using The PlanMinder. Plan less and work more with your actual projects.