Educational Webcasts for Business & IT Professionals
In order to react swiftly to rapidly changing business environments, organizations need to perpetually plan and communicate strategic objectives and priorities. The goal is to manage a balanced portfolio of innovation and enterprise growth with ongoing maintenance efforts. Both IT and the business benefit from having dynamic business plans that drive clear initiatives designed to achieve optimal return on investment throughout project execution and product delivery.
Join us for one of our many insightful webcasts featuring customers, analysts, partners and evangelists as they talk about how to bring business and technology executives together to create the strategic playbooks, balance investment portfolios, communicate actionable plans, and coordinate program managers and project execution teams to react quickly to demand and accelerate the delivery of initiatives and maximize resource utilization.
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Accountability – the Smoking Gun of Strategic PlanningRick Morris, R2 Consulting and Mary Cauwels, Sr. Director of Solution Marketing, CA TechnologiesWall Street expects it and customer demand it – accountability from Sr. Executives for the future direction of their organizations. How can executives ensure their strategic plans are in action and on track? How can they shift and pivot to changing market conditions along with the risks and impacts to the long-term vision and goals? How do you thread accountability from planning to execution to results? Join this session, where Mary Cauwels, Sr. Director of Solution Marketing, CA Technologies, speaks with Rick Morris, R2 Consulting to ways to bring more accountability through your strategic plan.Read more >
Wall Street expects it and customer demand it – accountability from Sr. Executives for the future direction of their organizations. How can executives ensure their strategic plans are in action and on track? How can they shift and pivot to changing market conditions along with the risks and impacts to the long-term vision and goals? How do you thread accountability from planning to execution to results? Join this session, where Mary Cauwels, Sr. Director of Solution Marketing, CA Technologies, speaks with Rick Morris, R2 Consulting to ways to bring more accountability through your strategic plan.
Most new executives look to make their mark on their organizations by crafting ground-breaking strategic plans. Join Dr. Jim Noble and Alan Guibord of The Advisory Council to gain insight and insider secrets to how some of the world’s top organizations envision the compelling point of arrival, and leverage technology and IT into practical tactics for success
Webinar 2 builds upon the information presented in the Webinar 1: SaaS Versus On-Premise…What Are My Options? In Webinar 2, we take a deeper dive into the decision making process that leads to the right model for your enterprise systems or utility services.
Some of the issues that need analysis when making a cloud/no-cloud decision include analysis of the costs, understanding the use cases, looking at security and governance, and the value of time-to-market and agility. The idea is to weigh the positives and the negatives, understand the core metrics, and then make a decision based upon the best available information.
We’ll explore how to understand the deployment realities when considering an on-premises versus SaaS solution. We’ll suggest a decision model and step-by-step process to define the core metrics for the decision, and provide some helpful experiences from the trenches from those who have made these critical calls in the last several years.
Topics covered include:
•Step 1: Comparing Costs
•Step 2: Understanding Use Cases
•Step 3: Considering Security and Governance
•Step 4: Considering Time-to-Market and Agility
•Step 5: Pulling the Trigger
•Step 6: Considering Operations
Welcome to CA Clarity 13.3! In this webcast, CA Technologies product management will provide an overview of the marquee features that have been delivered in the latest releases of CA Clarity™ PPM. These enhancements include:
•Portfolio Cost and Resource Balancing with Waterlines Views
•Financial Plans on Idea Investment
•Easy Rebranding of the Clarity Login page
•Connector for Microsoft Project Resource Leveling
•Editable Task Duration and Printing on Gantt View
•Bubble Chart Transparency for Newer Browsers
•As well as improvements to CA Clarity™ Agile.
What is your planning horizon? Annually, 3-5 years out, or further? Obviously, the granular details aren’t there yet but you need to put a stake in the ground and create a strategic plan. But don’t visit your plan once a year and hope someone has made progress – find out what smart organizations are doing to use their strategic plans to gain real-time competitive advantage.
Join this session, where Mary Cauwels, Sr. Director of Solution Marketing, CA Technologies will discuss the value of an “always on” strategic plan.
A solid direction and a clear understanding of “real options” may make for a good strategic plan, but not every initiative will help your organization navigate through stormy weather or survive shifts in microeconomic conditions. Join Dr. Jim Noble and Alan Guibord of The Advisory Council to gain insight and insider secrets to how some of the world’s top organizations prioritize and adapt their strategic plans on a perpetual basis to survive and even thrive during tough and unpredictable market economies.
The growth of cloud computing is due largely to the growth of software-as-a-service (SaaS). The SaaS consumption model, in many cases, provides more agility and cost efficiencies than traditional methods of consuming software. While SaaS is indeed a consideration, there are instances where it’s just not a fit. Recognizing when to go SaaS and when to stay on-premise is a problem that enterprises will wrestle with now and into the future, as cloud computing continues to gather momentum.
The truth is that the SaaS model is not always a good fit, and neither are traditional approaches to software deployment and operations. You have to consider many options, requirements, and technologies to understand what’s right for your specific needs.
In this Webinar, we’ll take the mystery out of how to select SaaS-delivered solutions or traditional on-premise approaches. We’ll explore the requirements to consider, and the types of technologies available.
Topic covered, include:
•Defining the options, including SaaS and on-premise
•Understanding the technology options
•Understanding the cost advantages
•Charting a path to the right decision
Emerging technology and new market conditions present an ideal opportunity for you to lead your company’s innovation agenda. The challenge is in blending your organization’s strategic tenants with the pragmatic day-to-day execution of your operational plans. How can you be agile and dynamic, at the same time as staying true to your major multi-year initiatives? Join Dr. Jim Noble and Alan Guibord of The Advisory Council to gain insight and insider secrets to how some of the world’s top organizations marry strategic direction with operational agility.
Learn how to define and develop a sustainable innovation discipline – to better adapt and respond to competitive pressures, customer needs, and technology changes in the rapidly changing, information rich 21st-century. Learn from NPD experts from CA Technologies and Imaginatik, recognized leaders in the NPD and Ideation space.
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Many organisations struggle to make decisions that prioritise projects, align resources, requirements and schedules to drive the greatest business outcomes and accelerate return on investments. And with an IT portfolio that is ever evolving to meet changing business demands, there is ever more pressure to deliver visibility, transparency and accountability of plans, priorities, people and projects.
Join this webcast to understand the 5 key executive questions you need to ask to ensure your project and portfolio management practices are aligned to deliver strategic business objectives.