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PPM & Agile: Redefining Planning & Execution

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  • The Difference Between Scrum & Kanban The Difference Between Scrum & Kanban Christen McLemore, Principal Transformation Consultant at CA Technologies Recorded: Mar 16 2017 61 mins
    Have you been wondering: What’s the difference between Scrum and Kanban? Or do you think they are the same thing? In reality, these two ideas are quite different and understanding these differences is key to choosing the path that will work best for your organization.

    Join us on Thursday, March 16, 10am PT / 1pm ET, for our webinar, where Christen McLemore will dig into this topic. During this webinar, we’ll:

    • Explore the key dimensions of Scrum and Kanban through Principles, Artifacts, Ceremonies, Roles and Metrics
    • Understand the key differentiators between the two development styles
    • Gain knowledge to better advise others on when each model is more suited
  • What to Look For in a Project & Portfolio Management Solution What to Look For in a Project & Portfolio Management Solution Lynn Reling Recorded: Mar 7 2017 60 mins
    Companies invest in Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions because they are looking for a central platform to gain visibility on projects, track and report on progress, and align their strategy to execution. But with so many options in the market, it’s hard to know if you are investing in the solution that is right for your current and future business needs. Join this webinar on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 for an inside view into the key features and functionality to look for in a dynamic PPM solution.

    Whether you are new to PPM automation, or looking to replace a PPM solution you’ve invested in already, this webinar will discuss:
    - Best practices for researching and selecting the right solution for your unique needs
    - Must haves and deal breakers to look out for during the selection process
    - Critical differentiators that will determine your success
  • Continuous Delivery = Agile + DevOps: Learn more with Guest Forrester Continuous Delivery = Agile + DevOps: Learn more with Guest Forrester Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, Diego Lo Giudice and Dan Rice, Agile Advisor, CA Technologies Recorded: Mar 2 2017 59 mins
    The Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey from Forrester Research, Inc. shows that a third of firms have been practicing agile for more than five years, and 54% have successfully scaled their Agile practices to more than half their teams.*

    People who practice agile methods often talk about "pulling quality forward." This and other agile tenets (delivering early and often, reducing batch size, inspecting and adapting, creating a collaborative culture and focusing on customer value) are designed to help organizations get valuable, high-quality features out the door, fast. But they can't happen just in engineering: agile succeeds as a mindset that's systemic throughout your organization.

    Join CA Technologies and guest speaker Diego Lo Giudice, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst in Application Development + Delivery to find out how YOU can help make your business an agile business by implementing agile both upstream (through your business portfolio) AND downstream (through testing and operations).

    If you're ready for a strategic, collaborative approach to delivering value to customers, then you won’t want to miss this webinar.


    *Forrester Research, Inc. “The 2015 State Of Agile Development: Learn From Agile Expert Firms,” August 2015
  • Take Agile to the Next Level: Featuring Forrester Take Agile to the Next Level: Featuring Forrester Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, Margo Visitacion and Agile Advisor, CA Technologies, Laureen Knudsen Recorded: Feb 28 2017 52 mins
    According to recent research, “67% of high-performing CEOs are actively embracing agility, and 100% of them state that their companies actively experiment with new products and services.”* To deliver what customers really want, improve your bottom line and see teams really engage, you need to go beyond sprints and standups to business-level agile.

    As the speed of business grows and more competitors adopt agile, grassroots approaches just won’t cut it anymore. “Doing agile” doesn’t guarantee business value, and many companies now have the opportunity to connect their overall business strategy to the execution of the work. Are your agile practices improving or flatlining? Better yet, are they benefiting your bottom line?

    Join CA Technologies and guest speaker Margo Visitacion, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst in Enterprise Architecture, on February 28, at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET, for a webinar packed with research-backed tips on sustainable, high-performance agile at scale.
  • The Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Business The Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Business Ann Konkler, CA Technologies Agile Consultant and PMI-ACP Recorded: Feb 16 2017 57 mins
    More and more organizations are adopting agile methods to help manage complex work and improve project delivery. If you’re a Project Manager, you may be wondering: Is an agile approach right for my organization? Do I have a role on an agile team, and if so, what is it? How do I make agile methods work in my context?

    Join Ann Konkler, Agile Consultant at CA Technologies, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10am PT / 1pm ET, to better understand the role of the Project Manager in an agile business. During this webinar, you’ll learn:

    • How Project Managers can have a meaningful role
    • Which agile framework is right for you
    • How to coordinate across teams when some are applying agile methods and others are not

    We want to help you better understand your role as a Project Manager in an agile business. Join us to learn more and bring your questions to this engaging webinar.
  • Organization Change Management in Agile Transformation Organization Change Management in Agile Transformation Saif Islam, Director Practice Services Recorded: Jan 26 2017 47 mins
    Introducing Agile to an organization fundamentally changes how people work and collaborate at individual, team and program levels. Change is hard. Large scale change is much harder.

    According to Mckinsey article, 70% large transformation initiatives fail to meet their objectives. Organizational, cultural, and behavioral change management is critical to any successful transformation.

    In this webinar, we will focus on:
    · Readiness for Change: Sense of urgency, executive support and shared vision
    · Execute Change: Communication, empowerment and quick wins
    · Sustain Change: Promotion of success and anchoring change
    Following the webinar we’ll leave time for Q&A, so bring your questions!

    Please join this webinar by Saif Islam (Director of Services) on Jan 26th at 1pm ET
  • Big Room Planning: Harnessing the Power of Agile at Scale Big Room Planning: Harnessing the Power of Agile at Scale Jonas Högstrand & Andrew Sales Recorded: Jan 26 2017 60 mins
    Harnessing the Power of Agile at Scale with Big Room Planning

    Many organisations are already using agile methodologies like Scrum, but largely at an individual team level.
    But how do you ensure correlation and coordination between different agile teams? How do you ensure alignment between business strategy and execution level? And how do you provide business stakeholders with visibility to track the progress of ongoing projects and programmes – traditional and agile?
    The secret to succeeding with Enterprise Scale Agile is Big Room Planning; real-time collaboration, where teams identify risks early, untangle dependencies, and effectively plan their work aligned to business priorities and customer needs.

    In this webinar, Jonas Högstrand and Andrew Sales, will discuss:

    •What benefits organisations can achieve with greater levels of business agility
    •Why Big Room Planning is a core activity for succeeding with agile at scale and the agile behaviours it drives
    •How Big Room Planning works, who participates, what you do and why it’s worthwhile
    •How CA Agile Central supports Big Room Planning and provides visibility to track and steer the plans that are created

    Learn how to achieve faster time to market, improved quality, strategic alignment between IT and the business, and predictable delivery of features that delight customers.
  • How Process Automation Works Within the NOC & Infrastructure How Process Automation Works Within the NOC & Infrastructure Jeremy Axmacher, Platform Engineer Recorded: Jan 17 2017 45 mins
    To cope with business demand, servers must be built – which is a highly manual process that often lacks standardization. Join this webinar with CA Technologies’ internal IT team, as they discuss how CA Process Automation enables them to automation core infrastructure tasks, including server deployment, maintenance and retirement – and saved their team 20 hours a day of manual work.

    You will learn:
    How CA Technologies’ internal IT team saves time automating triage and remediation
    How workflows can be easily adapted to detect issues quickly
    How new servers are now deployed within a matter of minutes with standardized builds and security protocols
  • Why Agile Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time - 1 PMI PMP PDU Credit Why Agile Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time - 1 PMI PMP PDU Credit Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com Recorded: Jan 12 2017 60 mins
    Organizations are frequently tempted to modify and adapt their Agile approaches as they become more experienced.  As they then try and expand Agile use into other areas, or as they look for ways to integrate Agile and traditional project execution approaches they realize they are facing some unintended consequences.  Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses how best to look at options for enhancing or modifying Agile at your organization and how to ensure you aren’t causing future problems.

    This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP Credit.
  • How Process Automation Helps CA Technologies Create a Disaster Recovery Strategy How Process Automation Helps CA Technologies Create a Disaster Recovery Strategy Jeremy Axmacher, Platform Engineer Recorded: Jan 11 2017 40 mins
    When disaster strikes, your number one priority is fast recovery. But trying to determine the root cause of the problem can be a time consuming, manual process. Join this webinar with CA Technologies’ internal IT team, as they discuss how automation has helped them save time with disaster recovery through consistent, predicable processes – and enabled them to get up and running again seamlessly.

    You will learn:
    How to save money and time from outages – even when the worst happens
    •How to shift your focus from manual problem solving to fast recovery through automation and repeatable processes
    •How keeping an audit trail prevented the team from making the same mistakes in the future

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