Schedule

RPS2017 is HERE! It is filled with innovative speakers, interactive sessions and expert panels discussing applicable strategies and executable methodologies regarding Resource Forecasting, Demand Management, Capacity Planning and Portfolio Execution. Take a look at all the exciting events and thought provoking sessions we have lined up for you over 2+ content filled days.

DOWNLOAD: RPS 2017 Conference Schedule and Brochure

Sunday

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Top Golf - Promotional Offer

(Take advantage of this promotional offer - 5 spots remaining)

6:00 PM

All attendees are invited to    our Cocktail Reception
at the Driskill Hotel

Victorian Room

7:00 PM

All are invited to continue networking as we take a tour of Austin, courtesy of Austin Detours, visiting Salt Lick BBQ and Treaty Oak Distillery.

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Monday

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Open Registration 

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

BREAKFAST

8:15 AM - 5:30 PM

Exhibits Open

8:15 AM - 12:30 PM

The Fundamental Decisions of Resource Management

Paul Samarel, CTO, PDWare

Resource Planning in a Global and Virtual Organization

Frank Saladis, President, Blue Marble Enterprizes Inc.

Transitioning Your PMO Organization to Support Resource Planning Maturity (Strategy)

Kip Leggett, Director of Program Management, Maxwell Technologies

Taylor Dubois, Director of Resource & Capacity Management, Thrivent Financial

Ted Parafinczuk, Director of Global PMO, The Chamberlain Group

Virgil Howard, Sr. IT Program Manager, Medtronic

How To Balance Resource Capacity vs Demand

Ruth Fairley, Senior Director, Global PMO, ON Semiconductor

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Leading On Your Feet: The Art and Science of Leadership Through Improvisation

Andrew Tarvin, Humor Engineer

Why So Many People Have a Hard Time with Resource Planning

Donna Fitzgerald, Founder & Principal, Nimble PM

Speed Networking

(Meet and Greet: Three 15 minute meeting sessions with your peers to exchange ideas)

Resource Management, Keys to Successfully Managing Millennials

Rick Morris

 

7:00 PM

Event Night at Maggie Mae's on Sixth Street (Gibsons Rooftop Deck and Les Paul Room)

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Tuesday

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7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Open Registration 

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

BREAKFAST 

8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibits Open

8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Reaching New Heights in Resource Planning

Alan Mallory, Speaker, Author and Performance Coach

The Missing Piece to Aligning Portfolio Decisions to Resources

Gary de Rodriquez, President, Peopleistic LLC.

An Effective Holistic Approach to Strategic Project Portfolio & Resource Management

Ken Dobie, President, Skyemar Consulting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

How Can You Enjoy Failure, be Amused by Rejection and Thrive on Anxiety

Art Mortell, President, Dynamics of Human Potential

Top Considerations for SMBs Selecting Resource Management Software

Eileen O'Loughlin, Analyst, Software Advice, a Gartner Company

PMO Functionality and Financials

Peter Heinrich, CEO, PDWare

A New Approach to Accelerate Meeting Results

Isabelle Suares, Consultant, GoWall

Enhancing the Strategy Execution Process with Resource Planning

Phil Wolf, SVP Product & Sales, PDWare

Agile Practices in Planning and Resource Management

Alan Mallory

ResourceFirst's Approach Towards Resource Planning Excellence

Baruch Gabo, SVP Product Development

Wednesday

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Open Registration 

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

BREAKFAST

8:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Exhibits Open

8:15 AM - 1:00 PM

SpaceShip One - Dare to Dream

Brian Binnie, Astronaut & Test Pilot, XCOR Aerospace

The Capacity Quadrant - 4 Essential Steps for Maximizing Your Limited Resources

Jerry Manas, Author, The Resource Management & Capacity Planning Handbook

The Effect of Agile on Operational Resource Management

Kevin Martin, PMO Lead & Agile Coach, USAA

Transitioning Your PMO Organization to Support Resource Planning Maturity (Execution)

Kip Leggett, Director of Program Management, Maxwell Technologies

Taylor Dubois, Director of Resource & Capacity Management, Thrivent Financial

Ted Parafinczuk, Director of Global PMO, The Chamberlain Group

Virgil Howard, Sr. IT Program Manager, Medtronic

Closing Announcements