Collaborative Project Planning. With Competence.Make skills and people visible in your organization. Project Pad allows you to create better teams, accelerate your planning processes, increase employee utilization and get projects to “done”, faster.
Flexible Team Staffing
We developed the concept of Project Pad while interviewing more than 100 companies about their current challenges in skill management and planning projects. We are proud that Project Pad already delivers value to our early customers.
Richard Schentke, Co-Founder of iCombine
What is it?
Project Pad is a web-based project-planning software, that quickly identifies the right people for your upcoming projects. It makes skills, interests, availabilities and project requirements visible within your whole organization and lets people self-organize their work through collaborative planning features.
Collect interests and skills of your whole organizationYour employees simply click through an individualized, dynamic interview to create their competency profile. We customize the interview for you, no buzzwords are needed.
Easily define search criteriaSkills and other requirements are quickly defined through an interview for each project role, creating a role profile. This profile is used to find matching and available people quickly.
Find your best staffing alternativesHave all the information ready in one view to staff productive teams. This includes people skills and interests as well as requirements, availabilities and other project assignments.
Fine-tune your project requirementsWeights and filters allow you to prioritize your staffing options. Find better alternatives and improve project results, by choosing the best fit.
Enable bottom-up planningBoost transparency, self-organization, and motivation by giving your employees the chance to actively apply to matching project roles. For each employee, an individual preselection of projects is created that fits his or her capabilities and development potential.
A software to solve real problems…
After interviewing more than 100 companies with a project focus, we discovered that necessary planning processes are regularly top down, inefficient and intransparent. The majority of organizations sets up cross-functional, ad-hoc teams with complementary skills to realize projects in rapid succession. In order to make project staffing decisions, these organizations use a combination of excel sheets, CV databases, ERP software and informal networks.
Due to implicit knowledge and silo management, information about people, availabilities, and competencies is not shared. Existing tools and methods fail to provide up-to-date and structured information, especially when quick executive decisions need to be made. This makes staffing projects a real struggle.
In close work with our customers, we designed a new approach to solve these problems: Project Pad, a transparent, collaborative, cloud-based software that benefits the whole organization.
… in modern work environments
In times of digital change, gig economy and labor shortages, new methods are being established to build a skilled workforce which is able to reach complex goals and react to change, quickly.
We see organizations shift their strategic objectives towards their employees, as it becomes more important to strengthen the feeling of belonging and foster retention of skilled talent.
The modern approach is to form a self-organized environment of constant learning and work. Here, people are able to further their own skills, interests, and experience. Such an environment attracts new talent in search for flat hierarchies, network structures, and individual development.
We created Project Pad, so your organization can self-organize. Project Pad reveals individual development potential and recruiting needs to make sure you stay on the path to attract, develop and retain skilled people.