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Ramp-up as a video

Thomas Schlereth
16.04.2024 | 2 min Lesezeit

Project Management Office

project management software

AI-based software

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The RampUp of a Can Do system refers to the agile, incremental implementation of the solution within a company using real data by the users. With the support of Can Do consultants, users proceed step by step with weekly goals. Topics such as resource allocation are explained and demonstrated and actual resource data is then captured by the users.

Ramp-up – what are the benefits?

The advantage of this method is that users become familiar with the software gradually using real data. Consequently, they can quickly put the solution into productive use and generate timely benefits.

Currently, 90% of all Can Do solution implementations in companies follow this approach.

Some of these RampUps are completed in 2-3 months with no further issues, while other companies conduct these RampUps almost endlessly as new, specific topics or other business areas are added.

Ramp-up – how does it work?

The initial steps of a RampUp are straightforward and yield results within 3-4 weeks. Users report that they begin using the software daily early on, saving working hours.

For this initial phase, a so-called target image is collaboratively formulated, often a portfolio view of all ongoing and future projects with realistic capacity planning. Detailed project planning is not carried out.

The following video, played at double

speed, illustrates all the steps of this initial RampUp phase.

1. Creating Departments and Resources

2. Optional: Creating and Assigning Skills

3. Establishing Vacation Planning

4. Planning Base Loads to Obtain a Realistic Staff Availability Model

5. Simulating Portfolios and Project Requests (Demands)

6. Planning Projects (shown in detail in the video, but not necessarily required)

7. Simulating Portfolio Scenarios and Reporting Progress on Projects through Resources


Ramp-up – how fast does it happen?

In practice, the few users should dedicate approximately 1 hour per day over a period of 4-6 weeks to build a realistic database. Subsequently, the system is used with additional users for a period of 1-3 months to let it 'come to life.' Afterward, more advanced topics are gradually introduced, such as budget management, time tracking, Jira integration, and reporting. These topics are continued until all requirements are met.

For those in a hurry, the same topic at 4 times the speed:



Thomas Schlereth


Thomas Schlereth

As a member of the management board, Thomas is responsible for the operative management of the development including conception, design and further development of the software. He also advises customers on best practices and supports the roll-out.

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