The core function is to coordinate all the individual projects in terms of the best possible achievement of the strategic corporate objectives. A multi-project manager analyses the interactions of projects to identify cross-project resource conflicts and to enable appropriate optimization measures to be initiated.
- Creating new ideas, plans, projects
- Setting project priorities and supplementing this with strategic data
- Specifying effort and cost budgets
- Distribution of costs to programs and organizational units
Central Project Controlling for Multi-Project Managers
PLANTA Project provides a clear overview of resource utilization across all the company’s projects. This enables statements to be made on the availability of individual resources or departments for concrete customer inquiries at a glance. This simplifies communication with customers and offers competitive advantages.
Risks and Opportunities
The multi-project manager can display possible project risks and opportunities for all projects or for each individual project. The _Risks and Opportunities_ module provides an overview of the amount of damage and gross profit values resulting from the risks and opportunities of the project. Above the diagram, the summarized values from all the projects are displayed.
- Display of cost details by project type
- Definition of individual filters, incorporation of Excel charts
- Creation of an individual project watchlist
Info Board: Project-Specific Details
The Info Board module provides summarized information on individual projects: costs, effort, risks and opportunities as well as earned value and milestone trend data.
The Earned Value Analysis provides advanced project controlling functions on the basis of the updated remaining effort: The system calculates the completion value on basis of the remaining effort estimates for individual work packages. Status reports enable the progress monitoring over the course of a project.
Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
- PLANTA Project provides advanced project controlling functions on the basis of the updated remaining effort: The system calculates the completion value on the basis of the remaining effort estimates for individual work packages.
- Over the course of a project, status reports enable progress monitoring.
- Unlike manual progress recording a too optimistic project estimate can be avoided.
- Project manager estimates can also be created manually and freezed in the status reports.
- EVA is used for early controlling of the actual project progress.
- Informative forecasts about project end costs and project end date are possible.
- Graphics, trends and detailed analysis of causes illustrate the results.
- Transparency in costs, dates and performance
- Exact forecasts, better planning of required resources
Predefined single and multi-project reports on critical project situations such as end date delay, milestone delay, and budget overrun are available to the multi-project manager. The project manager's personal estimate of the project status with regard to costs, effort, and dates also has an influence on this.