Resource Management - the Holy Grail for effective Project Execution

Resource Management - the Holy Grail for effective Project Execution


Augustus J. Cicala, Jr.

President and CEO
Project Assistants, Inc.

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Organizations must effectively execute initiatives in order to achieve their corporate vision and objectives. An organization's survival and success relies on two key ingredients to effectively executing toward that end: doing the right projects and doing projects right. The first ingredient requires effective portfolio management. In order to confidently commit to the promises in the portfolio, you have to know if the projects are feasible. Resource Management is the key to understanding the feasibility of a broad portfolio where many resources are shared across many projects. Once you’ve built the target portfolio with an understanding for resource commitment and needs, it’s critical to update resource based on on-going project execution activities. This places Resource Management at the heart of both Project Portfolio Management and Project Management, which is why it has become the Holy Grail for effective execution. With that desire in mind, Leveraging Microsoft Project 2013 for Resource Management will provide an overview of a practical approach to making successful Resource Management a reality leveraging Microsoft Project Server.

Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:


Immediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm. Note that per PMI Global policy, a PDU is only available for attendees arriving within the first 10 minutes of the start of the program.

Special Instructions

Preregistration is required at this PM Tools session. To ensure adequate space for our guests, we began requiring preregistration and a small fee for PM Tools in October 2011.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Augustus J. Cicala, Jr.

Project Assistants, Inc.
President and CEO

Gus is the president, CEO, and founder of Project Assistants, Inc. He is a Wharton Business School graduate with more than twenty-five years of project management experience and thirty-years worth of information technology development and consulting expertise. During his time with Project Assistants, he has brought his project and portfolio management expertise to an array of clients across the US and Western Europe.

Gus is a popular speaker and writer on project and portfolio management and Microsoft Project as an enterprise project-management technology platform. He has published many popular articles and books on the subject, including contributions to Macmillan’s Que book series: <em>Special Edition: Using Microsoft Project</em>. He is also a contributing author to the third edition of <em>Expediting Drug and Biologics Development</em> and a member of Microsoft’s product advisory council.

About the PM Industry Insights

PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.

These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc. 

Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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