CEO Peter Heinrich to speak at IT Portfolio Management Conference

PeterandDickPDWare CEO Peter Heinrich will speak at Camp IT Portfolio Management Conference in Chicago, Oct 8-9, 2013.

Title: "Defining and Implementing a Demand Prioritization Model."


Portfolio management without resource planning is an empty shell. There is no longer disagreement about the importance of resource planning to portfolio management. Portfolio management without a robust resource planning process is static, leaving out the most powerful levers for improvement. With all that is now known, most companies still self-identify as being poor at resource planning. Many of these companies also claim they are not mature enough to take on such an initiative. Resource planning is where you start portfolio management, not where you end. Resource planning is a key driver of portfolio selection and is a necessary condition for improvement in execution. This presentation will elevate the traditional status of resource planning within portfolio management, and will make the case for getting started sooner rather than later.


Peter Heinrich has a long history in technology product development and management. During a 20-year career with Xerox, he managed the group that developed the original Star Workstation functional specification and later played key roles in program management and planning process design. In 1989 he co-founded Integrated Project Systems (later called IPS Associates) where he created the IPS portfolio management practice. Based on his experience with corporations large and small, Peter designed the portfolio resource planning and management process that is instantiated in PDWare’s products. Peter has a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.