• Simplifying Resource Planning

  • New Orleans

  • Royal Sonesta Hotel

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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.


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


We are currently building our 2014 agenda.
In the meantime, here's the 10,000 foot view.

  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. Panel: Overcoming Obstacles in Deploying Resource Management Solutions
    Kevin Arnal, Director of R&D, American Medical Systems

  3. The Building Blocks of Headcount Management
    Taylor Dubios, VP, Bank of America

  4. lunch / exhibits

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

  6. Frank Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow, Blue Marble Enterprizes

  7. Resource Planning 7.0
    Baruch Gabo, VP Development, PDWare

  8. break / exhibits

  9. Sponsor Session

  10. PDWare User Group
    Mike Overmyer, PDWare

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

  12. 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. Panel: Presenting Resource Planning Data to Executives

  4. "So What!" Justifying Resource Management
    Michael G. Valentin, VP Technical Project Management, Cablevision

  5. lunch / exhibits

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

  7. Track Session

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

  9. break / exhibits

  10. Track Session

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

  12. Track Session

  13. What is this PDWare?
    Phil Wolf, SVP, PDWare

  1. Working With Teams towards Maximizing Productivity
    Joseph N. Teti, Co-Star of 'Dual Survivor' on Discovery Channel

  2. Frank Marottolo, PMO-Governence & Resources, Covidien

  3. break / exhibits

  4. Track Session

  5. Strategic Resoure Planning: Project Initiation and Ranking

  6. Track Session

  7. Scenario Planning and What-if Analyis

  8. Cocktails & Networking

  9. 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 Survivor’
    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...

  • Taylor Dubois
    Taylor Dubois
    Vice President
    Bank of America

    Taylor Dubois is a PMO Consultant for Bank of America’s eCommerce Architecture & Segments Technology organization. He is responsible...

  • Michael G. Valentin
    Michael G. Valentin
    VP Technical Project Management
    Cablevision Systems Corp.

    During his 6 years at Cablevision, Michael has provided in-depth, hands-on tactical and strategic management of software development, systems integration...

  • 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...


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

  • Early Bird
  • $1495
  • Receive a $400 discount when registering by
    February 28, 2014
  • Bring a Friend
  • 2 for 1
  • 2nd person free with each paid attendee*
    Until June 30, 2014

* 2nd person must be from the same company


Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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