The PlanMinder

The PlanMinder

A project planning tool born from the needs of embedded systems development projects

Embedded systems development is one example of multidisciplinary projects that requires many experts at different stages of the project. As a project manager you need a plan to coordinate their efforts.

If they are not idly waiting for your project to start, you need to coordinate with other projects too.

Developing new things mean there is uncertainty. You do not know how long things will take, and you do not know what problems you will encounter. Things will change all the time. As they should. You do want to be agile, right?

Automatic Scheduling

You break down your plan into activities, estimate them and assign them to a team member. You also define how they depend on each other, and how they relate to milestones. This is your plan.

Define the priorities between projects, and the scheduler can calculate when things will be done.

The PlanMinder uses automatic scheduling to always keep your plans up to date. After every change and update, a new schedule is calculated. Project team members report the work they do, and update their estimates as necessary.

You will always have a plan that is up to date.

Risk Management

You can monitor the probability of reaching a deadline as the project progresses. If it gets uncomfortable low, you can prepare mitigation strategies. The automatic scheduler lets you quickly test which strategies are effective, and when you will need to deploy them.

You can also put discrete risks in your plan, like the risk of not passing a regulatory test. If this happens you will have planned extra work for problem solving. The scheduler takes these risks into account when calculating probabilities for both budget and calendar goals.

When you estimate how long an activity will take in The PlanMinder, you do also estimate the uncertainty. You have one number for the best case scenario, and one number you are reasonable sure will be enough.

The PlanMinder runs a Monte Carlo simulation calculating the probability for when tasks will be completed and milestones reached.

Automatic Scheduling

You break down your plan into activities, estimate them and assign them to a team member. You also define how they depend on each other, and how they relate to milestones. This is your plan.

Define the priorities between projects, and the scheduler can calculate when things will be done.

The PlanMinder uses automatic scheduling to always keep your plans up to date. After every change and update, a new schedule is calculated. Project team members report the work they do, and update their estimates as necessary.

You will always have a plan that is up to date.

Risk Management

You can monitor the probability of reaching a deadline as the project progresses. If it gets uncomfortable low, you can prepare mitigation strategies. The automatic scheduler lets you quickly test which strategies are effective, and when you will need to deploy them.

You can also put discrete risks in your plan, like the risk of not passing a regulatory test. If this happens you will have planned extra work for problem solving. The scheduler takes these risks into account when calculating probabilities for both budget and calendar goals.

When you estimate how long an activity will take in The PlanMinder, you do also estimate the uncertainty. You have one number for the best case scenario, and one number you are reasonable sure will be enough.

The PlanMinder runs a Monte Carlo simulation calculating the probability for when tasks will be completed and milestones reached.

Less Work, Better Plans

Less Work, Better Plans

Download The PlanMinder today

– Try the included demo –

60 Day Free Trial

then only

€8.5

/user/month

No registration required

Download The PlanMinder today

– Try the included demo –

60 day free trial

then only

€ 8.50

/user/month