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Project Planning With Automatic Scheduling

Less Work, Better Plans

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Automatic scheduling to make it easy for you to keep your plans up to date at all times. It makes it easy to change them and immediately see the effect. We call this continuous project planning.

The PlanMinder calculates probabilities to let you know how risks and uncertainties propagates through your projects. As work progresses, they will change. The PlanMinder lets you make informed decisions to avoid risks before they become problems, to optimize your plans and to seize opportunities when they arise.

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How to Plan Smarter

The PlanMinder separates plan from schedule. Define activities, assign them to people and prioritize them. Make time estimates with uncertainty, and add dependencies between them.

The PlanMinder calculates when, and displays it in a Gantt like chart. Change priorities, time estimates and availability and the schedule is automatically updated. Your plan, that captures the core of the project, needs to be changed much less frequently.

Illustration of the automatc scheduler in The PlanMinder.

Automatic Scheduling

How to Embrace Uncertainty

You don't know exactly how long things will take when you start, and what problems you will encounter. In The PlanMinder all time estimates are made with an estimated uncertainty, with a common definition. Using Monte Carlo simulation The PlanMinder calculates how this uncertainty accumulates across all scheduled projects for every milestone. Both for calendar dates and budgeted costs.

You can make informed decisions on what risks you are willing to take, and prepare contingency plans to implement if necessary.

Illustration of how deadline uncertainty calculations helps you mitigate risks.

Timeline

How to be Agile with Predictive Planning

Responding to change over following a plan is one of the core values in the manifesto for Agile Software Development. With automatic scheduling, there is no penalty for changing the plan. Make the change and see the effect. The world changes, so should your plans. Regardless what disciplines you are working in.

Illustration of The Planminder automatically recalculates when deadlines will be reached when changing priorities.

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How to Empower your Team

A team that can make decisions and solve problems as they arise, without bureaucracy and micromanagement, will be more efficient and motivated. The PlanMinder does not enforce the plan. All team members report the work they do in the project. If the work done does not match the schedule, the schedule will just be updated. The team has all the information about priorities and dependencies to make informed decisions.

Planning with larger activities rather than small tasks also reduces micromanagement, and gives your experts more freedom on how to solve problems.

Push the problem-solving down to the lowest possible level.

“There is a tendency to delegate problems upwards. There, one can eventually be suffocated by the amount of decisions to be made.”

Percy Barnevik, former CEO and chairman of ABB

former chairman of Sandvik, AstraZeneca, Skanska, Investor, board member of DuPont, General Motors, co-funder of Hand in Hand, among many entries. Quote translated from the book "Jag vill förändra världen", ISBN978-91-7503-124-8 p453.

How to Learn from your History

As team members report the work they do, and updates estimates for activities, they create a detailed history of what is happening in the project. This is a record that can be searched and referenced in the future. It will help you when estimating time, and risks.

Actual records are more accurate than human memory, that often becomes selective and biased. Records will be available when you need them. People with memories may not be.

Illustration of how The PlanMinder helps with learning from project history.

History

What makes The PlanMinder different?

The PlanMinder is completely built around automatic scheduling. It is not an extra feature, it is the core concept. It will save you time.

Automatic scheduling makes Monte Carlo simulations possible. The risk and uncertainty information is always there. Not a complicated and expensive add on tool. Uncertainty information is a natural part of the work flow and decision making.

The PlanMinder is for project planning. It needs to do time tracking, and it allows you to efficiently write project reports. But it does not try to replace all your tools and workflows you are used to. This makes it easy to start using.

Features for Project Planning

For The PlanMinder we only have one price that gives you access to all the features. Clear and simple.

Who is The PlanMinder for?

The PlanMinder is for teams that needs to plan and coordinate. Different team members with different skills are involved at different stages of the project.

If you need to make predictions for costs and timelines, and need to meet deadlines, The PlanMinder will give you more information than you are used to.

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