Successful Strategy Execution depends on a big picture resource view across your innovation and sustaining work.
 

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  Color-coded effort forecasts help you spot resource trouble fast.

Color-coded effort forecasts help you spot resource trouble fast.

Intuitive Resource and Portfolio Management Software That Won't Have You Pulling Your Hair Out

ResourceFirst™ emphasizes prioritization, feasibility and execution as the pillars of successful project and program delivery. Its dynamic features are powerful, yet simple to use.

Who is it for? The solution is available for cloud and on-premise installations, helping first-line managers, executives, product managers, R&D, PMO, and EPMO functions to maximize their staff capacity to meet fluctuating work priorities while maintaining a credible portfolio forecast.

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It's as Simple as 1-2-3

  1. Just add your resources and/or teams

  2. Add your prioritized project inventory

  3. Forecast a few months of resource effort by project

We'll help with the rest.

PS: We now support full Agile features and a combined resource forecast of teams and resource assignments. Scroll for more info.


Just a Few of Our Many Valued Customers

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PDWare focuses on what we need today, which is true supply and demand resource data without a lot of extra bells and whistles. Using PDWare, we have been able to reduce the overall resource gap substantially. The system (ResourceFirst) ensures that we have a prioritization process in place and that the sequence is understood across the business. This ensures we don’t work on lower priority projects at the risk of jeopardizing key launches. This is something we wanted to culturally change in the workplace and PDWare has helped drive that thought process.
— Principle Program Analyst, Medtronic Spinal
 
 
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Who We Are

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Founded in 2001, PDWare is a leading provider of high-value, low-overhead resource planning and project portfolio management software that delivers on these key issues:

Simplicity: We designed the products to mimic the way you do business, across both the Agile and traditional arenas

Scalability: Our clients range from 100 to 30,000-resource organizations

Decision-Support: Our Prioritized Allocation Engine helps ensure your valuable resources and teams are being applied to the most important work.

Thought Leadership: Our management has written books, published papers, and remains an active voice in the PPM and resource management community.

What They Say

"I’d say the key feature is that [PDWare] is so simple to implement and use. The focus is never on the tool. This is really important to us."

- VP, Product Delivery Process, Medtronic

"If I had had this tool and process in December last year, I could have completed the planning exercise in one week instead of the three months it took."

- GEMS Manager, Motorola

"I have to thank you guys. I just implemented PDWare. It’s awesome. So easy, so intuitive. It’s a lifesaver!"

- Senior Program Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories

How We Lead

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On February 10-13, 2019 in Nashville, TN, The Resource Planning Summit will be celebrating its 8th year as the premier event for promoting the concepts and knowledge of Resource Management and Capacity/Demand Planning as it applies to Project Portfolio Management (PPM).

The two and a half day 2017 conference in Austin, TX was a meeting of the minds for industry experts, companies that had gone through successful (or not so successful) resource management implementations, and Resource Planning professionals at all levels. 

Stay tuned for more information on the 2019 Resource Planning Summit, to be held in Nashville, TN! Please visit Resource Planning Summit's website to learn more.

WE’RE REDEFINING RESOURCE PLANNING FOR AGILE AND HYBRID ENVIRONMENTS

 We've made it easy to integrate with a variety of popular tools

We've made it easy to integrate with a variety of popular tools

More and more organizations find themselves in hybrid environments, using both Agile and traditional Waterfall approaches. In combined environments, resource management has historically been a challenge. After all, Agile developers work in teams. Waterfall projects draw from resource pools. Until now, this meant two separate worlds with separate data and different reports.

PDWare® knows that resource planning drives successful strategy execution. That's why we are focused on helping you see your programs, sprints and projects through a single planning lens.

PDWare® has long been a pioneer in resource management software for traditional Waterfall projects. Now we've applied our forecasting concepts to Agile and hybrid environments, offering full Agile team-based sprint planning and a consolidated resource forecast that incorporates both worlds -- Agile and Waterfall.


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PDWare is a market leader in providing resource planning and portfolio oversight software to organizations managing project portfolios. PDWare was founded in 2001 to provide high-value, low-overhead resource planning software to support operational decisions and improve resource and portfolio productivity