Every organization strives to get the most out of their resources. We’re all 110% business executing strategic projects, doing our normal job, handling emergencies… the list goes on. Then, a new opportunity appears. Do we strip already-stretched resources from strategic projects, ignore emergencies, or let the opportunity escape? Or, do we strive to do everything, spreading our resources so thin that we achieve nothing?

Fortunately, there’s s third answer. In this presentation, Mr. Bender offers advanced resource management techniques that any project-savvy organizations can use to adjust their resources, almost at a moment’s notice, to capture the opportunity while continuing your strategic initiatives. You’ll learn how to use common project management practices to set the stage for virtually unlimited expansion. Learn how to evaluate new opportunities to determine their value compared to the existing portfolio. Learn how to capitalize on new ideas regardless of how busy your resources may be.

Target Audience

The target audiences include: Project and Program Managers, Portfolio Managers, Strategic Planners, Senior Management, and PMO Managers who wish to stabilize resources and execute projects faster.

Key Take-Aways

  • Strategic resource management
  • Simple project management techniques needed for resource management
  • Building an infinite resource pool


Passionate, energetic, and enlightening, Michael motivates his audiences with his dynamic and humorous style. The speech is presented in a live format with accompanying PowerPoint® slides.

Duration: 1 hour (including 10 min. Q&A)

Marketing Pitch

Every organization attempts to keep their staff fully engaged. This means that when new opportunities arise, existing project or operation suffer, until now.

Based on his book, A Manager’s Guide to Project Management, Mr. Bender demonstrates how you can use commonly-known project management techniques to set the stage for growth. These techniques allow portfolio managers and program managers to adjust resources almost instantly to handle new opportunities or sudden changes in their program or portfolio.

In this presentation, you’ll discover how to employ familiar techniques such as WBS dictionaries, resource leveling, and pre-qualified vendors to stabilize internal resource utilization and capture opportunities like never before.