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PPM & Agile: Redefining Planning & Execution

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  • 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.
  • Improved guidance with the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap
    Improved guidance with the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap Martin Burns, CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, Scaled Agile, Inc Recorded: Sep 11 2017 60 mins
    You’ve begun your agile journey and probably have several scrum teams working in sprints. You might be seeing some results, but not what you expected. Certainly not the 30-75% improvement in time to market, or the 25-75% improvement in quality that you’ve heard about. So, what else do you need to do?

    Join us on Monday, September 11, as Martin Burns, with CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, with Scaled Agile, Inc, discuss the latest release of SAFe 4.5, focusing on the updates around Implementation Roadmap.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.Understand the “tipping point” in your organization, and what it means for your agile transformation.
    2.Learn how to train change agents, executives, managers and leaders.
    3.Learn how to create an implementation plan.

    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Improved Guidance with the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap
    Improved Guidance with the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap Martin Burns, CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, Scaled Agile, Inc Recorded: Sep 11 2017 61 mins
    You’ve begun your agile journey and probably have several scrum teams working in sprints. You might be seeing some results, but not what you expected. Certainly not the 30-75% improvement in time to market, or the 25-75% improvement in quality that you’ve heard about. So, what else do you need to do?

    Join us on Monday, September 11, as Martin Burns, with CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, with Scaled Agile, Inc, discuss the latest release of SAFe 4.5, focusing on the updates around Implementation Roadmap.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.Understand the “tipping point” in your organization, and what it means for your agile transformation.
    2.Learn how to train change agents, executives, managers and leaders.
    3.Learn how to create an implementation plan.

    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • From Static Reports to Interactive Dashboards – and far beyond
    From Static Reports to Interactive Dashboards – and far beyond Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing Recorded: Aug 30 2017 52 mins
    While project management, and project portfolio management (PPM) software solutions, have come a long way in recent years there is still one aspect of projects that lags far behind – reporting. Until now they have been little more than data summaries, providing little to no insight into projects and potentially misleading stakeholders and driving the wrong actions. Now things are changing. Join project management expert Andy Jordan as he explains how the integration of Business Intelligence (BI) tools with PPM solutions allows for:
    •Detailed trending and predictive analytics
    •Reliable decision support
    •Customized information summaries tailored to individual needs
    •Significant cost savings and improved chances of project success
    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain insight into the future of project reporting, and to learn how the future is already here. Delivered in Andy’s signature up tempo and thought provoking style, this is one webinar you don’t want to miss!
  • Develop on a Cadence: Delivering on Demand is hard!
    Develop on a Cadence: Delivering on Demand is hard! Inbar Oren, Scaled Agile, Inc & Kathryn Kuhn, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 29 2017 61 mins
    For any organization to be truly great at their craft they have to embrace both Agile and DevOps. Both movements are grounded in the same lean values and principles and are far more alike than they are different, yet somehow an adversarial atmosphere can exist which forces organizations to choose between the two.

    In this webinar, we will partner with Inbar Oren, SAFe Fellow and Principal Contributor at Scaled Agile, Inc, to describe how this this gap can be bridged with the latest release of SAFe 4.5, as well as, offer techniques and tips that you can implement right away.

    During this webinar, we’ll discuss:
    ● The underlying principles shared by both the DevOps and Scaling Agile movements
    ● How each of these movements can be leveraged the other
    ● How to recognize common pitfalls and traps we sometimes fall into that cause these movements to be adversaries rather than allies
  • How to Scale Agile SAFely at the Portfolio Level
    How to Scale Agile SAFely at the Portfolio Level Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile, Inc & Tamara Nation, CA Technologies Recorded: Jul 27 2017 60 mins
    Scaled Agile, Inc recently released SAFe® 4.5, with feedback from users and the community. In the words of Dean Leffingwell, Director and Chief Methodologist at Scaled Agile, Inc.: “we believe you’ll find 4.5 to be leaner, more Agile, and better at fostering faster innovation and learning than any of its predecessors”.

    Join Mr. Leffingwell and Tamara Nation, Agile Transformation Consultant at CA Technologies, on Thursday, July 27, 10am PT / 1pm ET, as they discuss:

    •What’s new with SAFe 4.5
    •How CA Agile Central supports SAFe 4.5 at the portfolio level
    •How successful companies combine SAFe implementation and CA Agile Central

    We encourage you to join us for the first of a three-part series on how CA Agile Central Products and Services supports scaling agile SAFely.



    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc. Reproduced with permission © 2011-2017 Scaled Agile, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Today’s Modern Business Management
    Today’s Modern Business Management James Chan and Laureen Knudsen Recorded: Jul 26 2017 48 mins
    Being an adaptive enterprise means having the ability to rapidly respond to changing conditions. As the market changes, you adapt. As customer feedback comes in, you adapt. As your competitors shift their focus, you adapt. 
     
    Join James Chan and Laureen Knudsen, of CA Technologies, on Wednesday, July 26, 9am PT / 12pm ET, as they dig deeper into how Modern Business Management is essential to a thriving, adaptive enterprise. During this webinar, you’ll learn:
     
    •How enterprise-wide business visibility provides real-time, continuous project data 
    •How to align funding for the projects agile teams are working on 
    •How financial and performance metrics connect financial models and audits to delivery practices 
     
    The adaptive enterprise is leveraging real-time visibility that allows it to proactively embrace changes and transform negatives into opportunities that move the business forward. It is prepared to respond to nearly every possibility with speed and agility and to take advantage of every circumstance. Are you ready?
  • The Future Ready PMO
    The Future Ready PMO Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc. Recorded: Jun 29 2017 59 mins
    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.

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