Educational Webcasts for Business & IT Professionals
Join the CA BrightTALK Channel to learn how Agile solutions and services, and Project & Portfolio Management (Agile Management) can help companies plan, execute, and deliver more work, more rapidly. Our industry experts and featured analysts will delve into topics that matter most to PPM and Agile professionals and practitioners and will provide practical advice and tips on how you can gain business agility and use it to your advantage in the App Economy.
Some sessions are approved for Project Management Institute (PMI) Personal Development Credits (PDUs).
What is a PMO? It’s a question that many organizations are still trying to answer, but according to internationally recognized PMO and PPM expert Andy Jordan it’s a question that is outdated. He believes today’s question needs to be ‘what should a PMO be?’
In this webinar Andy joins CA’s own 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.
Today’s markets move with incredible speed. You’re bombarded with new competitive threats every day. New companies, new products, new technologies. At the same time, opportunities are opening up like never before, all demanding sophisticated evaluations and quick decisions.
In this Business Agility Coach’s Corner discussion, you will learn how to shift your organization’s mindset and prepare for an agile transformation. You’ll get the information and support you need to drive groundswell and ensure you are on the path to increased business agility and transformational success.
Join us on Thursday, June 8, 10am PT / 1pm ET, for a discussion with Brian Adkins, Principal Agile Coach and Skip Angel, Transformation Consultant at CA Technologies to talk about:
• If your organization’s operational and legacy processes are a blessing and an opportunity for change
• How to identify and build support for a agile transformation and organizational change
• How to harness the appetite for change and drive support across siloed departments
We’ll spend some time talking through this current engagement but also leave plenty of time for questions.
Business climate has changed dramatically, and change has not come to an end yet. As a result, organizations are constantly trying to catch the next wave, but what if the next wave is trying to catch you? Is your business agile enough to deal with all the change? Will you manage to stay ahead of your competition?
To thrive in the new economy, business transformation is required. The organization, it’s processes, products and services will all need to be optimized to enable continuous innovation and improvement.
This webcast will be presented in partnership with Novius, creators of the Business Transformation Framework® (BTF), a key enabler for making your strategy work. BTF is a unique approach that connects knowledge of disruptive business models, of new technologies and of successful digital change programs. BTF is agile! With BTF the necessary long term, top down, process of strategic planning belongs to the past. Projects with a high strategic contribution can be started within weeks.
This approach has proven itself over the past twenty years and will be introduced to you. Over 200 companies have successfully been transformed/are transforming by using this highly successful method.
Attend this webcast to learn how CA Technologies and Novius can support your transformational efforts and how to break the barriers between ideas and outcomes.
The latest version of CA Project & Portfolio Management comes with new role-based user experiences and deeper integration into Agile Central. As Millennials keep switching jobs at twice the rate, CA PPM 15.2 helps businesses match evolving skill sets with the right projects. A new feature called Telescoping lets resource managers take care of both long and short term needs from a single screen. Project coordinators can solve staffing issues in real time with new collaboration tools. And the CA PPM time-management app now is available for developers working inside Agile Central. Come see Doug Page, product expert at CA Technologies, demo the new CA PPM 15.2.
Utilizing Agile and DevOps practices together holds the key to digital transformation. Jeff Scheaffer shares the results of a primary research study that shows the power of combining Agile and DevOps together.
Additionally, Jeff will outline the tools required to achieve true continuous delivery—by enabling development, testing and release to occur continuously, and concurrently.
Are you frustrated with leadership wanting to delegate the Agile transformation and not getting involved? Come to this talk and learn about new ways to facilitate leadership engagement, not just buy-in. Learn how to form an Agile Leadership Scrum or Kanban team, where leadership will understand that they are responsible for the success or failure of the Agile transformation.
As Edwards Deming once said, “It is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are committed to that is, what they must do. These obligations cannot be delegated.”
Thus, leaders must understand what it is they must do and what they are committing to for an Agile transformation to be successful.
There is something for every Agilist in this talk. Leaders will learn a new paradigm for Lean and Agile thinking and understand how they can actively lead an Agile transformation. Agile coaches will gain new tools and techniques for engaging leaders to build a significantly powerful guiding coalition for the transformation. Agile team members will learn how to leverage leadership support to quickly resolve impediments, as well as increase transparency, and coordination.
Attendees will learn:
- Creating leadership participation in a Scrum or Kanban team to lead the Agile transformation
- Overcoming impediments to change management (e.g. leaders don't have time to participate)
- How to coach leaders to think in terms of Lean and Agile leadership
- Measuring Agile transformation success at the leadership level and understanding the return on investment
- Sustaining the change culture so leaders will continue to participate
Agile development methodology is critical to almost every organization that relies on software development to achieve their enterprise strategy. Companies of every shape and size now rely heavily on agile development projects and programs to quickly and assuredly deliver new products and services to their customers.
Initially viewed as antithetical to project governance, organizations must recognize agile efforts require the power of project and portfolio management (PPM) to assure agile projects realize enterprise strategic objectives. This webcast will describe the multiple dimensions of “Agile PPM” and what organizations need to do to enable PPM agility in their Agile world.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we believe that agile for the business is the key to building a thriving corporation in a fast-paced, competitive world. Business Agility is what helps you prioritize, fund, and commit to the right work, removes blocks so teams are faster and more productive, and allows you to trace, day-to-day, how your teams are delivering against plans.
It starts with market analysis, strategy and product management, and finishes with steering, releasing, and monitoring what is in the market. This session will provide techniques on how to manage through this entire process. You’ll learn:
• Why it's vital that you have the right market analysis as a base to your strategic decisions
• How to align around the same goals and strategy
• Why you need to track the “Big Data” within your company as much as you track your customers
• How to distill your strategy into backlogs, releases and sprints
Agile is not a fad, it is a reality. In today’s application economy almost every company is a software company. One of the biggest misconceptions is that Agile is new. However, there is a struggle that seems to be happening between the understanding of the Agile world and the Project Management world. What does it mean to be Agile? If we are an Agile company, do we need Project Management? Is one better than the other? Can the two exist with each other?
As organizations are looking to eliminate the barrier between ideas and outcomes the impacts of how to prioritize, execute, allocate funding and resources, and embrace change amplify the need to understand the roles and responsibilities of everyone.
Join Rick Morris, a certified Scrum Agile Master, consultant, best-selling author, mentor, and evangelist for project management as he shares his real life experiences and even how his own thinking has been transformed in what will be an entertaining, enlightening, and lively discussion.
The challenge at Cisco Systems, with 70,000+ employees is to balance and maintain an Agile mindset while simplifying the user experience. Cisco IT has established an Agile culture by defining business outcomes that include faster time to market, improve user experience and optimize cost of delivery. As we move to the Cloud, Cisco IT will prepare the workforce for the increased speed of change.
Kelly Conway and Robbie Rivera will share their experiences as Cisco IT re-invented itself to embed in it’s culture, Agile mindset and methodologies. Kelly will walk us through the multi-year organizational transformation from her lens as a User Experience manager. Robbie will share his experiences as an Agile Coach and Practitioner embedded within teams transitioning to Agile.
Empowering people and delivering value faster to customers is what is expected from agile. Business agility enables companies to respond faster to rapidly changing markets and compete with market disruptors. Despite the increasing need for business agility to compete these days, companies have still not been able to accomplish this, and there is a growing list of reasons for agile failures.
Join your colleagues as John Orvos, a Sr. Agile Solutions Strategist, enlightens us on how to avoid the Four Failure Modes of agile.
•Company idealism vs. Customer Realism
•Agile Expert vs. Vision Re-engineer
•Sideline Cheering vs. Relevant Action
•Appeasement vs. Accountability