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PPM & Agile: Redefining Planning & Execution

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  • The SAFe® Way to Transform your Established Dev Organization
    The SAFe® Way to Transform your Established Dev Organization Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile, Inc & Ashok Reddy, CA Technologies Recorded: Dec 14 2017 61 mins
    Can your entire organization be agile? Hint: Yes

    If your organization says it too large or has too many legacy systems to take on an agile transformation, this webinar may change your mind. We’ll dig into how the Mainframe Business at CA Technologies, the founding product of our 40 year old company, embraced the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) to help improve product quality, drive innovation, and create a culture of empowered teams.

    Join Dean Leffingwell, Founder of Scaled Agile, Inc and creator of SAFe®, and Ashok Reddy, General Manager of the Mainframe Business Unit at CA Technologies, to discuss how traditional, mission critical systems, with little room for risk, can push the boundaries of scaling agile and be the leaders for transformation across an organization.

    Since aligning 74 teams to the Scaled Agile Framework over the past eight quarters, the Mainframe Business Unit has:
    •Shipped 56 new product releases with zero defects
    •Reduced the defect backlog by 45%
    •Reduced the support backlog by 44%
    •Deployed 3 new, organically-driven products

    SAFe® is a registered trademark of Scaled Agile, Inc
  • Strategic or Bust, Why Project Execution Needs to Change
    Strategic or Bust, Why Project Execution Needs to Change Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc. and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing Recorded: Dec 13 2017 52 mins
    Strategic Project Management or SPM shouldn’t be difficult. At the most basic level it’s about ensuring the projects we deliver help our organization to achieve its strategic goals and objectives. Yet consistently SPM fails to deliver consistent results. In this thought provoking webinar industry, expert Andy Jordan joins CA’s Jim Tisch to discuss SPM and understand some of the things that go wrong:

    •Setting ourselves up for failure with the prong projects
    •The focus on what instead of why
    •Short term thinking in project execution
    •Failure to ensure commitments are actually met

    As 2017 draws to a close and organizations the world over commit to do things better in 2018 this is a webinar you simply can’t afford to miss. Sign up today and let Andy give you the tools you need to deliver on next year’s strategic objectives.
  • Delivering Leading Edge Products in Leading Edge Ways
    Delivering Leading Edge Products in Leading Edge Ways Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc. and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing Recorded: Dec 5 2017 52 mins
    New product development or NPD has never been more important. In today’s technically driven corporate environment the ability to launch the right products, with the right market positioning, at the right time and at the right price point is critical. But how do organizations ensure they can do that consistently well? Join industry expert Andy Jordan and CA’s own Jim Tisch as they consider:

    •How to leverage Project Portfolio Management or PPM concepts to improve NPD
    •The importance of whole lifecycle management
    •Active pipeline management to ensure optimal alignment
    •The importance of resource and project management to drive results

    Don’t miss this engaging and thought-provoking webinar and improve the most critical aspect of your business today
  • Foster innovation with SAFe® Lean Startup Cycle and Lean UX
    Foster innovation with SAFe® Lean Startup Cycle and Lean UX Martin Burns, CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, Scaled Agile, Inc Recorded: Oct 31 2017 59 mins
    Lean Startup is a concept that has been around for some time, yet there remain many misconceptions. Lean Startup starts at the Portfolio level, and only by beginning at that level can you understand what needs to be created.

    Join us on Tuesday, October 31, as Martin Burns, with CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, with Scaled Agile, Inc, discuss the importance of building your Lean business case and the impact it has on creating customer satisfaction, with the latest release of SAFe® 4.5.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.Learn how to build a Lean Business Case.
    2.Understand what MVP truly means.
    3.Learn how to evaluate your MVP and determine whether to proceed or stop.

    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Foster innovation with SAFe® Lean Startup Cycle and Lean UX
    Foster innovation with SAFe® Lean Startup Cycle and Lean UX Martin Burns, CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, Scaled Agile, Inc Recorded: Oct 31 2017 60 mins
    Lean Startup is a concept that has been around for some time, yet there remain many misconceptions. Lean Startup starts at the Portfolio level, and only by beginning at that level can you understand what needs to be created.

    Join us on Tuesday, October 31, as Martin Burns, with CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, with Scaled Agile, Inc, discuss the importance of building your Lean business case and the impact it has on creating customer satisfaction, with the latest release of SAFe® 4.5.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.Learn how to build a Lean Business Case.
    2.Understand what MVP truly means.
    3.Learn how to evaluate your MVP and determine whether to proceed or stop.

    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Mind the Gap: Business Agility
    Mind the Gap: Business Agility Doug Barth, Gatepoint Research and Deema Dajani, CA Technologies Recorded: Oct 26 2017 34 mins
    Why is there a such gap between what senior-level executives believe about business agility, and what their companies actually embrace? Join us for a webinar to find out why and learn how to help close the gap.

    A recent CA-sponsored study on Business Agility throughout the Enterprise revealed that only 12 percent of organizations can claim their whole organization is on the path to business agility --- though more than two-thirds of survey participants agreed that agile organizations are better able to quickly respond to dynamic business conditions.

    The survey also finds that improved Business Agility is expected to deliver:
    •Better competitive advantage
    •Higher customer satisfaction and retention
    •Increased employee productivity and retention
    •Reduced costs
    •Faster time to act on new opportunities

    Yet only 1 in 10 executives said they are leveraging the benefits of agile across their whole organization to achieve speed and responsiveness.

    In this webinar, Doug Barth, founder of Gatepoint Research, will walk us through survey to share the following. Where has agility taken hold across organizations and what results can be expected? What departments are on the horizon to adopt agility and why? What are the biggest deterrents to adoption?

    To help demystify some of the findings and provide guidance over potential hurdles on the path to business agility, he’ll be joined by Deema Dajani, a Senior Transformation Consultant from CA Technologies. Deema thrives on taking Fortune 500 companies through successful, large-scale agile transformations, and is on the business agility front lines every day working to close the gap.
  • Understanding Software Capitalization: A Multi-Perspective Approach for a PMO
    Understanding Software Capitalization: A Multi-Perspective Approach for a PMO Donna Fitzgerald Executive Director, Nimble PM & Jim Tisch, CA Technologies Recorded: Oct 26 2017 60 mins
    Join us for a discussion on a modern capitalization framework to comply with the requirements of SOP 98.1. We will discuss a common-sense, risk-aware approach that works with any software development method for project-oriented work. Once capitalization starts, the PMO will need to be able to show evidence of appropriate financial controls over the project. In this webinar, seasoned PPM and strategy execution expert Donna Fitzgerald explains in detail a framework for modern capitalization. Join Donna to learn:

    •Why the Modern PMO should be deeply involved in the portfolio process
    •Why project managers need to understand what value their software project is designed to deliver.
    •How to eliminate confusion around SOP-98.1
    •How to understand capitalization from an accounting perspective

    Gain key takeaways to apply in your organization today when applying best practices to software capitalization. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn best practices and recommendations to ensure your organization receives the highest possible value in the new world of digital business.
  • Stop Starting. Start Finishing. A look at an Agile Transformation
    Stop Starting. Start Finishing. A look at an Agile Transformation Mahendra Durai & John Depasquale, CA Technologies Recorded: Sep 27 2017 61 mins
    : It's not uncommon to hear about organizations struggling with Agile. Some companies are a year or more in and just aren't seeing the amazing results they expected. Some begin seriously questioning whether the investment has been worth it. While scaling Agile isn't easy, it is worth it.

    Join CA Technologies and Jim Love, CIO ITWC, on Wednesday, September 27th 1:00 PM ET, and hear how CA’s GIS organization decided to stop starting and start finishing.

    During this webinar, we will explore:

    • The obstacles they faced as they embarked on this journey and how they overcame them
    • The benefits they are seeing almost two years later
    • Their vision and roadmap for scaling agile further in their organization

    Agile isn't effortless: it requires executive buy-in, cultural and behavioral changes and, ultimately, the desire to focus on customer value. But spend an hour with Jim and CA and we’ll help you demystify and simplify your agile journey, so you can get more out of it.
  • Modern Financial Management: More Benefits, Fewer Spreadsheets
    Modern Financial Management: More Benefits, Fewer Spreadsheets Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc. and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing Recorded: Sep 26 2017 57 mins
    The increased pace of project delivery that is a cornerstone of business agility has received a lot of attention, but the focus has always been on planning and execution.  What about control, specifically financial control?  In this eye opening webinar leading portfolio and project management authority Andy Jordan explains how investment planning and forecasting, active financial management and aggressive variance management are prerequisites for successfully delivering modern business management. 

    Join Andy and learn:
    ·         How to build financial management into planning and projects from the ground up
    ·         How to monitor and control actual and forecast spends without significant manual intervention
    ·         The areas where financial control often fails, and how to prevent that
    Plus much more.  As always Andy will provide attendees with some key takeaways they can apply in their organizations today to improve the quality of financial management.  Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your organization’s ability to deliver consistently improved performance in this critical aspect of project management.
  • Modern PMO - Sense Change and Respond Proactively
    Modern PMO - Sense Change and Respond Proactively Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc. and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing Recorded: Sep 26 2017 57 mins
    In the rapidly evolving world, the ability for organizations to develop greater agility depends on the ability of their PMO to evolve and grow the role they play.

    What should a Modern PMO be?

    Join Andy Jordan, internationally recognized PMO and PPM expert together with CA Technologies, Jim Tisch to explore the evolution of PMOs to ensure they are ‘future proofed’ to deliver the evolving needs of organizations. Among other topics Andy will explore:

    •The move from business focused to business driving
    •A shift in emphasis from value to cost of value
    •The evolution from strategic to differentiating
    •The steps necessary to make the change

    Delivered in Andy’s signature high energy style this webinar promises to not only challenge the way you think about project execution and the role the PMO plays, but also to think about the implications on other areas of your organization. Andy will provide a roadmap to help you start that journey of evolution and ensure your PMO is ready for the brave new project delivery world ahead.

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