Agenda / Schedule

Learn. Collaborate. Innovate.

Join us at the Resource Management Global Symposium for a highly interactive event comprised of keynote topics, panel sessions, breakouts and networking opportunities for all those interested in the RM discipline. Learn both fundamentals and advanced practices in Resource Management, collaborate with industry peers, RM process experts and service automation technology providers, and innovate with the very latest in RM research, best practices and technology. In addition to targeting professional and consulting services and enterprise/IT organizations, the agenda will also address the resource management needs of product development teams. Agenda sessions are being updated daily – please check back for details!

GS: General Session | PS/CS: Professional Services/Consulting Services | E/IT: Enterprise/IT | PD: Product Development

October 9, 2019 — Day 1

  • Keynote: State of Resource Management | Sponsored by Kimble

    SESSION TYPE: Keynote: GS
    TIME: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM — Landmark A
    DESCRIPTION: Randy Mysliviec, Managing Director of the RMI, will kick off the event with the very latest in RM research, trends, and best practices and discuss how to get the most from the Symposium.
    SPEAKER: Randy Mysliviec, Managing Director of the RMI
  • Keynote: From an Army of 1 to Resource Management at Scale

    SESSION TYPE: Keynote: GS
    TIME: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM — Landmark A
    DESCRIPTION: In this interview style session, RMI Managing Director, Randy Mysliviec, will interview Gary Becker, Senior Manager of Resource Management for Amazon Web Services (AWS), to learn about the AWS journey of addressing dramatic growth of their business and the role Resource Management has played to support the scale needs of one of the fastest growing cloud services companies on the planet.
    SPEAKER: Gary Becker, Senior Manager, Resource Management, Amazon Web Services
  • Afternoon Break

    TIME: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM — Landmark Foyer
  • Professional Services Trends in Resource Management and Case Study Featuring Guidewire Software

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS
    TIME: 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM — Mockingbird
    DESCRIPTION: In this highly interactive session Marc Lacroix will discuss the latest in Resource Management trends and best practices for Professional and Consulting services.
    SPEAKER: Marc Lacroix, Managing Partner, RTM Consulting
    CASE STUDY: RMO – Neutral not Passive: How do we effectively run a centralized function within a Professional Services environment on the default neutral ground of Resource Management? In “RMO – Neutral not Passive” we will aim to show, using the Just-in-Time Resourcing® (JITR) model, that RM operations are bound, set and realized through an active series of cross-functional considerations and interactions… everything we do is active, maintained by a governance pillar that is the mainstay of an RMO’s success.
    CASE STUDY PRESENTER: Gary Ward, Sr. Group Manager, Global RMO, Guidewire Software
  • Enterprise/IT Trends in Resource Management and Case Study Featuring The Cincinnati Insurance Company

    SESSION TYPE: Track 2: E/IT
    TIME: 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM — Maple
    DESCRIPTION: This interactive session has Ryan Childers discussing the latest in Resource Management trends and best practices for Enterprise/IT services teams.
    SPEAKER: Ryan Childers, Practice Leader, Training, RTM Consulting
    CASE STUDY: Skills, Risk and Perpetuation Planning: During this session Mike Lane will discuss how the Cincinnati Insurance Companies IT RMO is rolling out Skills and Perpetuation Planning across IT in 2019 incorporating three major components Skills, Process and Systems which are used to assess Risk, Allocations, Cross training and Perpetuation Planning. These lead to Personal Development/Roadmaps which rollup to department OKRs as well as increased associate engagement and more.
    CASE STUDY PRESENTER: Mike Lane, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, The Cincinnati Insurance Company
  • Product Development Trends in Resource Management and Case Study Featuring Henny Penny

    SESSION TYPE: Track 3: PD
    TIME: 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM — Design
    DESCRIPTION: In this interactive session Randy Mysliviec will discuss the latest in Resource Management trends and best practices for Product Development teams.
    SPEAKER: Randy Mysliviec, Managing Director, RMI
    CASE STUDY: We Don’t Have a PM Issue, We Have an RM Issue: In this case study learn how Henny Penny implemented and is executing Resource Management in new product development and its engineering group.
    CASE STUDY PRESENTER: Bob Blackburn, Project Delivery Manager, Henny Penny
  • Welcome Reception — Exhibitor Time

    TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM — Landmark Foyer

October 10, 2019 — Day 2

  • Continental Breakfast — Exhibitor Time

    TIME: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM — Landmark B
  • Keynote: Technology Perspectives and Futures – PSA/PPM Provider Panel | Featuring KeyedIn Solutions, Mavenlink, Unanet, and Upland PSA

    SESSION TYPE: Keynote: GS
    TIME: 8:30 AM – 9:25 AM — Landmark A
    DESCRIPTION: During this interactive keynote and panel session the RMI will explore current Resource Management related capabilities as well as future trends and innovations for automating Resource Management with four leading vendors in the PSA/PPM space.
    MODERATOR: Marc Lacroix, Managing Partner, RTM Consulting
  • Model and Plan for Your Future Resource Capacity

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS
    TIME: 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM — Mockingbird
    DESCRIPTION: During this session you will learn how the RM function at Autodesk was able to raise the profile of RM operations and discuss resourcing at a strategic level. See how capacity planning at Autodesk uses upcoming demand contrasted with supply and in-flight projects to support their functional interlock process. Understand the positive impacts on utilization as well as on skills, training and hiring planning.
    SPEAKER: Daniel Nicklass, Head of Center of Excellence Resource Management/Senior Consulting Services Manager, Autodesk
  • Employee Engagement Strategies at Dell EMC

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS
    TIME: 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM — Maple
    DESCRIPTION: Employee engagement is not the same as employee satisfaction; instead it is the degree to which an employee feels passionate about their career, loyalty to their organization, its goals and values and ultimately determines the amount of effort they put into their work. Come hear Kimberly Carrieri, Director at Dell EMC, share how Dell EMC Resource & Skills Management promotes their Company Culture Code and keeps their employees engaged.
    SPEAKER: Kimberly Carrieri, Director, Americas Resource & Skills Management, Dell EMC
  • Morning Break

    TIME: 10:20 AM – 10:35 AM — Landmark Foyer
  • Getting Value from Your Skills Matrix

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS
    TIME: 10:35 AM – 11:25 AM — Maple
    DESCRIPTION: Utilizing real world examples, this session will discuss the key elements in designing, managing and maintaining a skills matrix that brings your organization value. Understanding capacity and capability are the cornerstones of Just-in-Time Resourcing® (JITR), this session helps you solve half of that equation.
    SPEAKER: Cindy Dinsmore, Consulting Resource Manager, Autodesk
  • Evolution of the RMO: Unwinding the Sprawl

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS
    TIME: 10:35 AM – 11:25 AM — Design
    DESCRIPTION: Ryann of GreenPages Technology Solutions discusses how a well-intentioned RMO became the catch-all for organizational and operations activities, and explains the measured steps they’ve taken to unwind this common phenomenon in Professional Services. This highly informative session explains how, by studying Resource Management with the RMI, GreenPages has taken great strides in transforming the RMO’s mission back to the fundamentals of Resource Management, and the benefits they are seeing today as an outcome.
    SPEAKER: Ryann Edwards, RMO Manager, GreenPages Technology Solutions
  • Building and Maintaining an Effective Forecast

    SESSION TYPE: Track 2: E/IT | Track 3: PD
    TIME: 10:35 AM – 11:25 AM — Mockingbird
    DESCRIPTION: Resource forecasting increases the ability of an organization to proactively meet the needs of its future demand. But building (and maintaining!) an effective forecast requires working through mounds of data, conflicting inputs, and dynamic environments. Molly will discuss how Upsher-Smith has improved forecasting capabilities for their Product Development organization. Attendees will leave this session with sample process flows, reports, and recommendations to address these challenges and to increase effectiveness.
    SPEAKER: Molly Wilde, Resource Capacity Consultant, Upsher-Smith Laboratories
  • Panel Session: Innovations in Resource Management

    SESSION TYPE: Panel: GS
    TIME: 11:35 AM – 12:15 PM — Mockingbird
    DESCRIPTION: Come join this interactive panel and learn how four companies are innovating in Resource Management capabilities leading to better outcomes for their enterprises.
    MODERATOR: TBD
    PANELISTS: Lloyd Norman, SVP, Senior Planning and Delivery Services Manager, Zions Bancorporation, Scott Reid, Vice President, Talent – Services, Ceridian, Amy Timmons, Manager, Resource Management Office, AppDynamics
  • Symposium Lunch

    TIME: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM — Landmark B
  • Resource Management Imperatives for Professional Services Teams

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS
    TIME: 1:15 PM – 2:05 PM — Mockingbird
    DESCRIPTION: Forecasting when, where and how many people to hire with the right skills to meet the business objectives 6-12+ months out isn’t easy but the outcome is well worth the effort. Capacity planning/forecasting is the business process focused on having the right people in the right place at the right time to meet your business objectives for Professional and Consulting Services teams. Effective capacity planning/forecasting requires a certain level of process maturity and adoption. This session will tease apart process maturity to extend Capacity Planning capabilities.
    SPEAKER: David Young, Director, Professional Services Research, TSIA
  • Best Practices in Staffing and Project Allocation

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS
    TIME: 1:15 PM – 2:05 PM — Maple
    DESCRIPTION: Conducting staffing and project allocation with scale is no easy task. In this session MariaElena will share NTT Data best practices in staffing and project allocation including how they have combined effective development of RM processes and supporting automating technology to better align delivery capabilities with customer demand.
    SPEAKER: MariaElena DiPilla, Resource Management Sr. Specialist Advisor, NTT Data
  • Panel Session: Managing Utilization and Time in a Professional Services Organization

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS
    TIME: 2:15 PM – 3:05 PM — Maple
    DESCRIPTION: Managing utilization and time for a Professional Services team is no easy task in a fast moving tech business. This panel of execs and RMO leaders from peer Professional Services teams will share their experiences and best practices for effective and efficient time and utilization management. During this panel session we will focus on maximizing utilization while managing the various time buckets (billable, PTO, training, etc.), and, the many constantly changing variables of supply and demand of professional services resources (both employee and contractors/partners). We will explore process tips, technology support, metrics, reporting, governance and more.
    MODERATOR: TBD
    PANELISTS: Ale Pacheco, RMO Senior Manager, Informatica
  • Correlating Project and Production Support via Forecasting and Capacity Planning

    SESSION TYPE: Track 2: E/IT
    TIME: 2:15 PM – 3:05 PM — Mockingbird
    DESCRIPTION: Effective resource planning facilitates communication between project management (agile or waterfall), and the functional managers providing people to do the work. This session will review tactical and strategic considerations to optimize resource availability for projects/initiatives while properly staffing required production support activities.
    SPEAKER: Lloyd Norman, SVP, Senior Planning and Delivery Services Manager, Zions Bancorporation
  • Panel Session: Improving the Employee Experience and the Role of the RMO

    SESSION TYPE: Track 1: PS/CS | Track 2: E/IT | Track 3: PD
    TIME: 2:15 PM – 3:05 PM — Design
    DESCRIPTION: As the labor market continues to heat up, competing for the best talent and retaining the best will only get harder. The good news is for companies with an RMO or contemplating one, there are emerging methods for leveraging the RMO to improve how we engage employees in a mutually productive way. This panel session will explore perspectives on improving the overall employee experience via employee engagement tips and techniques: what it is, how it’s being done, and how the RMO can play an important role teaming with Delivery and HR teams to achieve effective employee engagement.
    PANELISTS: TBD
  • Afternoon Break

    TIME: 3:05 PM – 3:20 PM — Landmark Foyer
  • Closing Keynote: TBD

    SESSION TYPE: Keynote: GS
    TIME: 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM — Landmark A