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September 15 - September 17, 2014


The 5th Annual RPS

The Resource Planning Summit is celebrating its 5th year as the premier event for promoting the concepts and knowledge of Resource Management, Capacity Planning, and Demand Management, and how all this applies to Project Portfolio Management (PPM).
This 3 day conference is a meeting of the minds for industry experts, companies that have gone through successful (or not so successful) Resource Management implementations, and Resource Planning professionals at all levels. At the Summit, you will interact with your peers and learn from the top thought leaders in the business.

Simplifying Resource Planning

Often Resource Management initiatives fail because the software or process is too complex. Tackling a Capacity Planning problem with a detailed task level PPM solution is often overkill, while trying to balance your portfolio with a home-grown Excel spreadsheet will be too cumbersome. The Resource Planning Summit will demonstrate tips and tricks to solve this problem with small wins that add up to big victories.

Earn up to 27 PDUs


from industry experts best practices in Resource Planning


stories of Resource Planning successes and failures from your peers


with people in similar positions from other companies


  1. Day 0

    September 14

  2. Day 1

    September 15

  3. Day 2

    September 16

  4. Day 3

    September 17

  1. Registration Opens

  2. Cocktail Reception

  1. Simplifying Resource Planning
    Peter Heinrich, President, PDWare

  2. Managing Organization Change - Strategies for Dealing with Turbulent Times
    Frank Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow, Blue Marble Enterprizes

  3. break / exhibits

  4. Panel: Overcoming Obstacles in Deploying Resource Management Solutions
    Kevin Arnal, Director of R&D, American Medical Systems
    Nate Bonar, Manager - Project Management Systems, B. Braun Medical

  5. No More Stalled Projects: Mastering Resource Management
    Paul Cantrell, Director, PWC

  6. lunch / exhibits

  7. Communication, Bleeps and Blunders in Business
    Todd Hunt, Business Humorist

  8. Best Practices for Leading Cross Cultural Virtual Teams
    Christa Kirby, VP Global Products, IIL

    PDWare User Group
    Mike Overmyer, Senior Consultant, PDWare

  9. break / exhibits

  10. Emotional Intelligence Workshop for Team Building
    Fred Dewey, Co-Founder, G-Force Collaboration

  11. Event Night @ the world famous Pat O'Brien's!
    Sponsored by PDWare

  1. Project Management 2.0: Recognizing the Need for Better Resource Management
    Dr. Harold Kerzner, Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning

  2. break / exhibits

  3. Never Too Small to Start
    Thomas Hughes, Managing Partner, ValNet Ventures

  4. Decision Making without the Blinders
    Mark Zachman, Portfolio Coordinator, Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies

  5. lunch Sponsored by Qlik/ exhibits

  6. How to Fail Implementing Resource Management
    Baruch Gabo, VP Development, PDWare

  7. Business Analytics and Resource Planning
    Paul Hoy, Qlik

    Show Me the Money: Resource Planning Financials
    Mike Overmyer, PDWare

  8. break / exhibits

  9. Resource Analysis - A Communication Tool
    Ted Parafinczuk, Program Manager, The Chamberlain Group, Inc.

    Show Me the Data: Resource Planning Reporting
    Paul Samarel, CTO, PDWare

  10. Implode Your Project – Project Insights from Destruction
    Charles R. Howell, IT Directory of Operations, Floyd Medical Center

    What is this PDWare?
    Phil Wolf, SVP, PDWare

  1. Keynote: A Green Beret's experiences with team work, leadership and becoming a celebrity
    Joseph N. Teti, Co-Star of 'Dual Survival' on Discovery Channel

  2. Managing Resource Management
    Frank Marottolo, PMO-Governence & Resources, Covidien

  3. break / exhibits

  4. Using Social Media to Enhance Resource Planning and Talent Management Julie Van Ameyde, President, Simply Social Media

    iTeam 7.0, Browser Based Resource Management Baruch Gabo, VP Development, PDWare

  5. Capturing the Complexity of Cross-Border Re- source Planning Alistair Ritchie, CEO, RaVaBe

    PDWare Advanced Topics (Scenario Planning, What-if Analysis, Project Ranking) Mike Overmyer, Senior Consultant, PDWare

  6. Birds of a Feather Cocktail Hour

  7. Conference Ends


  • Dr. Harold Kerzner
    Dr. Harold Kerzner
    Senior Executive Director
    International Institute for Learning

    Harold Kerzner is Senior Executive Director for Project Management for the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He has a MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical...

  • Joseph N. Teti
    Joseph N. Teti
    Co-Star of ‘Dual Survival’
    on Discovery

    Joseph Teti is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units. He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces...

  • Fred Dewey
    Fred Dewey
    Co-Founder & Partner
    G-Force Collaborations

    Fred Dewey is a retired veteran CEO and serial entrepreneur, who now teaches people how to be more effective and happy at work, by boosting their...

  • Todd Hunt
    Todd Hunt
    Business Humorist
    Communication Bleeps and Blunders

    Funnier than a business speaker; more informative than a comedian, Todd Hunt speaks to organizations and sends members back to work smiling - with...

  • Peter Heinrich
    Peter Heinrich
    President & CEO

    Peter Heinrich has a long history in technology product development and management. During a 20-year career with Xerox, he managed the group...

  • Julie Van Ameyde
    Julie Van Ameyde
    Simply Social Media

    It’s been said, "You are what you share." No one knows that better than social media leader, Julie Van Ameyde. As the President of Michigan based Simply Social Media LLC...

  • Thomas Hughes
    Thomas Hughes
    Managing Partner
    ValNet Ventures

    Tom has an extensive background as a senior-level executive specializing in building and leading global product development organizations...

  • Frank P. Saladis
    Frank P. Saladis
    PMP, PMI Fellow
    Blue Marble Enterprizes Inc.

    Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is a Consultant and Instructor / Facilitator within the project management profession. He is a senior trainer and consultant for...

  • Paul Cantrell
    Paul Cantrell

    Paul has over 15 years experience in product development and IT management helping companies across a variety of high tech industries...

  • Alistair Ritchie
    Alistair Ritchie

    With 20 Years’ experience running project and tactical operations in top tier Global Banking and Financial Institutions and Consulting organizations, Alistair has been responsible...

  • Kevin Arnal
    Kevin Arnal
    Director of R&D
    American Medical Systems

    Director of R&D at AMS, the world's leading company focused solely on developing, manufacturing, and marketing medical devices that restore pelvic health...

  • Nate Bonar
    Nate Bonar
    Manager - Project Management Systems
    B. Braun Medical

    Nate Bonar currently manages Portfolio Management, Resource Management and Product Development Systems at B. Braun Medical in Allentown ,PA...

  • Charles R Howell
    Charles R Howell
    IT Director of Operations
    Floyd Medical Center

    Charles Howell joined Floyd Medical Center in 2003 and is currently the IT Director of Operations. Charles’ expertise is in Project Management and most recently with ITIL...

  • Mark Zachman
    Mark Zachman
    Portfolio Coordinator
    Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies

    Portfolio Coordinator for Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies (CTCT), where they design the advanced electronic guidance and control products for earthmoving machines...

  • Ted Parafinczuk
    Ted Parafinczuk
    Program Manager
    The Chamberlain Group, Inc.

    Ted Parafinczuk is a Program Manager for The Chamberlain Group, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of residential and commercial door and gate operators....

  • Christa Kirby
    Christa Kirby
    VP Global Products and Services
    International Institute for Learning

    Vice President of Global Products and Services and a senior trainer at IIL. Christa has done extensive consulting, coaching and training in the leadership space...

Sponsored By


The Royal Sonesta Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Located in the heart of the French Quarter on world famous Bourbon Street, the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans displays a timeless elegance and refinement reminiscent of its European counterparts. With traditional gabled windows, French doors and wrought-iron lace balconies, the hotel is distinctively European and unmistakably New Orleans.


Registration Fee: $1895

  • Bring a Friend Returns
  • 3 for 2
  • 3 rd person free with each two paid attendees*
    Until September 1, 2014
  • Bring a Friend
  • 2 for 1
  • 2 nd person free with each paid attendee
    Until June 30, 2014

* 3nd person must be from the same company


Recent Blog Posts

  • Resource Planning Can be Fun!

    Posted By Phil Wolf, September 18, 2014
  • Discovery Channel Dual Survival Star Joins RPS
    Posted By Baruch Gabo, March 27, 2014

    Joseph Teti, star of the hit show Dual Survival on the Discovery Channel, a former Force Recon Marine, and Army Special Forces "Green Beret", has signed on to speak at the Resource Planning Summit on Team Building and Maximizing Productivity.
    He is scheduled to speak on Wednesday morning, September 17, so don't think of leaving early!

  • Past Attendees Experience

    Posted By Phil Wolf, December 19, 2013
  • Announcing Resource Planning Summit Conferences 2014
    Posted By Paul Samarel, December 18, 2013

    PDWare is once again proud to present the Resource Planning Summit. Continuing our journey to promote Resource Management around the country, we have decided to travel south and host the 2014 conference in the Big Easy.


Resource Planning Summit Conferences 2013

The following are presentation highlights from the 2013 Resource Planning Summit in Chicago.

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