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next project

With this tool you can plan and manage your projects quickly and easily.


next project 4.1 available now

Plan your agile projects directly in next project, check your inputs with the virtual consultant, distribute your To Dos with MS Outlook and finally generate an interactive presentation in MS PowerPoint! You do not need these features? Then start with the base functionality and upgrade simple and fast later, when you have decided which methods and interfaces you really need.



One Management Tool for all Your Projects

Clear, simple and standardised planning is a prerequisite for professional project management.
Whether predictive or agile, this tool allows you to focus on the project itself while applying tried and tested project management approaches and tools.
This project management tool is based on MS Excel, so the familiar user surface will facilitate a quick start using next project.


Versatile Views

Automated, clear and well-presented – just a few clicks away:

Work breakdown structure — with a choice of different layouts
Gantt chart - simple bar chart with milestones, if required with base plan and links
Organogram - Defining teams and their management, positioning staffs and using the project organization as the basis for the function diagram
Stakeholder analysis – define clusters, identify stakeholders, analyse their relationship with the project and decide on communication measures
Risk analysis – identify and analyse risks, decide on mitigating measures and monitor changes
Resource histogram – identify your project’s resource bottlenecks, based on time lines and effort

Download an example for a predictive/traditional project handbook


Download an example for an agile/hybrid project handbook


Download Big Picture of next project


Easy Set-Up

  • Quick start - no installation needed
  • Flexible license model (base functionality project license 400,- Euro, user license 750,- Euro), additional functions and interfaces available (anytime additional activations possible)
  • Can be used for different kind of projects, very often used for product developement and IT
  • Optional: customisation according to your requirements – terms, layout, interfaces with third-party systems, etc.
    We can assist you in defining your requirements and customise the software accordingly.
  • Optional: Webinars and classroom training will ease you into the use of next project – in less than a day you will be an expert.
  • Optional: Maintenance and support according to your requirements.


next project light

next project light is a free basic version of next project. With this fully functional tool you can quickly set up, plan and manage project-like tasks and small projects with low complexity.

More about this free tool

The most important changes in version 4.1

  • Flexible license model – only pay what is needed
  • Support agile approach (backlog, sprint planning & sprint statistics and other features)
  • Extension of MS PowerPoint Export (interactive navigation from WBS to work package specification)
  • Overview of all your To Dos with the MS Outlook Task Interface
  • Virtual consultant to check user planning on inconsistencies and errors
  • Optimisation of usability in the whole tool


Have a look on the new highlights of 4.1


Detailed description of all improvements of the latest version


What our customers say about us

"About 5 years ago we implemented the project management approach of next level consulting within our company. We have also implemented several tools that have brought us significant steps forward in the controlling process of our projects - like next project. We are very satisfied with the monitoring, as well as, reporting purposes. This provides us the reports and overviews on progress of projects in all relevant aspects."

Norbert Martens

Manager Project Realization-System Integrators, NEDCON Magazijninrichting B.V.

"next level consulting’s project manual is a professional complete solution for the execution of small and medium-sized projects. At ARZ, next project has been successfully used for 8 years. The great advantages for us are the simple and logical structure as well as the variety of possibilities to adapt the software to individual requirements. Through interfaces to project administration, next project has become an indispensable part of our overall solution in our company."

Jakob Flora, cPM

Project Competence Center, Allgemeines Rechenzentrum GmbH

"The Austrian Energy Agency is a project-oriented non-profit scientific association. The efficient management of our projects is particularly important for our customers and our employees. With next level consulting, we have set up the necessary tools (next project and next portfolio) in the establishment phase and subsequently continually developed them according to the requirements. As a result, we have optimized our projects in an optimal way and are therefore prepared for the future. Through regular project management trainings and other project management activities, we create the basis for the continuous development of the project culture in the Austrian Energy Agency."

Christoph Doerfflern

Head of Project Management, AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY

"Through my many years of experience as a project manager in the BUWOG Group, I know how important it is to make a defined project plan as transparent and comprehensible as possible for the entire project organization. With the recent use of next project in the company, we were able to meet these requirements as well as simplify daily handling and the necessary project reporting for affected project members."

Siegfried Weikl, B.A.

Project Manager, BUWOG AG

"next project provides a clear and well-structured representation of the project landscape, which generates a quick identification and processing of the project status, project progress and changes in the project. This ensures the best possible support in the coordination of the project."

Andreas Mollik

Division Manager, ÖBB-Technische Services GmbH

"As a "newly minted" project manager I came into contact with next project by next level solutions for the first time. Many of the methods learned in the theory of project management can be found again and worked with immediately. It is amazing how complex the project work is, but with next project I have a tool at hand, which makes my work much easier."

Markus Zotlöterer

Service Engineering Lok, ÖBB-Technisches Services GmbH

"After more than 5 years of using it internationally, next project by next level consulting is still our standard software for mapping projects. Through customizing, we now have the exact methods that we want to use in our company and we do not have to use several different solutions. With a brief initial training, the tool is also quickly ready for use for new colleagues."

Philip Kadensky

Division Manager Project and Process Management

"next project was provided to us as an alternative to MS Project. After a brief introduction and qualification of the project managers and project staff, I as a multiproject manager have noticed that the tool has established itself very quickly. The tool has been continuously adapted for us in order to meet operational requirements. The functionality is outstanding and the interface to iQReP simplifies handling in multiproject management. The services of next level consulting can only be described as excellent. The competence and the reaction times of the employees are outstanding, which is particularly important in the fast-moving project business."

Armin Bäum

MPM, Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH

"We implement health promotion projects in various areas – district, kindergarten, school or company. With next project our project managers now have a tailor-made tool which not only supports them during the ongoing project implementation, but also in the planning of projects in complex environments. Not least because of the tailor-made alignment and the easy handling, the project manual finds much acceptance in the organization."

Ingrid Spicker

Division Manager "Gesunde Stadt - Gesunde Organisationen", Wiener Gesundheitsförderung

"We use the next pm suite ourselves. The project managers plan the projects and tasks with next project and have to report a current status every other month. The data in next portfolio is updated via project assignments and status reports, and on this basis decisions are made in the framework organization, and projects are prioritized. I've seen a lot of tools in my consulting context with customers, and although I appreciate the project management maturity level in our company, I chose this simple and widely accepted IT support."

Peter Minar-Hödel, MSc

COO, next level holding GmbH

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