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  • Simplify Application Modernization with Portfolio Management Simplify Application Modernization with Portfolio Management Dave Guevara, Global Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Portfolio Solutions Leader, Ciber Recorded: May 17 2016 52 mins
    Today, business is fast-paced with more moving parts than ever before. Companies that adapt their systems quickly in responding to business needs have a distinct competitive advantage. But organizations that are saddled with legacy systems not only struggle to keep up, but they’re also likely to find themselves on the fringe of relevance. Learn how to extend CA PPM to solve these complex modernization challenges.

    Which of these modernization challenges are you dealing with now?

    •Modernization initiatives exist for our major systems, but we need “the plan” for what else must change too.

    •Our systems are highly customized so we are “stuck”! How do we get unstuck without disrupting the business and get to our target state?

    •There are a few hundred applications, many are too expensive to maintain and take too long to change, but how?

    •Groups of large applications (e.g. mainframe, ERP, custom suites) need to be modernized to meet current business needs, but big bang will take too long, cost too much and “temporary” business solutions will just keep adding to today’s complexity and cost.

    •Our best talent, who should be innovating, are stuck maintaining what we have and fixing it as best they can to meet business needs.

    Join us for a BrightTalk webinar on Tuesday, May 17th at 10am PT where CA’s alliance partner Ciber will discuss how organizations are using portfolio management methods to solve these difficult and complex application modernization and rationalization challenges.

    In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information to its partner(s) who assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice: http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx
  • Expand Agile Beyond Teams - 1 PDU Expand Agile Beyond Teams - 1 PDU Dan Rice Advisor, Agile Management, Americas & EMEA Recorded: May 10 2016 60 mins
    Many companies implement Scrum and other agile practices at the team level expecting to solve key problems and often end up asking more questions. Are our teams building the right things the right way? Are we working on projects that deliver the highest value? Are we delivering what we promised, on time?

    In this webinar, we’ll take you beyond agile processes and ceremonies to agile at the business level, so you can experience what delivering with speed and satisfying customers looks like. You’ll come away understanding:

    •How to build the features customers actually want, and see a return on investment
    •How to build things right to become a fast, predictable, high-quality delivery engine
    •How to coordinate work effectively and efficiently across all levels in the organization
    •How to become a responsive, dependable partner to the business

    If it’s time for a consistent, strategic approach to work across multiple departments in your organization—from your portfolio group to your team—then you won’t want to miss this webinar.

    This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).
  • Take Agile to the Next Level with Forrester and CA - 1 PDU Take Agile to the Next Level with Forrester and CA - 1 PDU Diego Lo Giudice, Vice President Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Recorded: May 9 2016 55 mins
    The Q2 2015 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.*

    Yet practicing agile, by itself, isn’t guaranteed to deliver business value. Many companies with experienced agile teams still aren’t seeing the results they’d hoped for. Are your agile practices improving or flatlining? What good are productivity and velocity if they’re not enhancing your bottom line?

    As the speed of business accelerates and more competitors adopt agile, grassroots approaches just won’t cut it anymore. That’s why you should join our webinar on April 14 , at 10:00 AM (UK time/11am (CET) with CA Technologies Transformation Consultant or CA Agile Central, Andy Sales, and guest presenter Diego Lo Giudice, Forrester Analyst in Application Development + Delivery. You’ll learn how to apply the best practices found by both Forrester’s survey and CA Agile Transformation Consulting to give you a competitive edge and deliver business results.

    •Find out why it’s essential to connect delivery to your portfolio (upstream) and your operations (downstream) with cross-functional teams

    •Learn how to focus on cultural change to drive sustainable behavioral change

    •Get your company practicing continuous improvement with measurements that drive results

    This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).
  • Total Application Life Cycle Management Total Application Life Cycle Management Rick Morris, President, R2 Consulting Recorded: Apr 20 2016 50 mins
    In the application economy, every team needs different information in order to be effective:

    •Executives need high level portfolios / programs to be able to prioritize work to keep up with the competitive demand
    •Project Managers need project schedules, effort estimates, time tracking , and issues & risks to accurately manage project health and update status
    •Resource Managers need to balance effort estimates from support and project work to effectively see expectations of their resources
    •Developers need to break down project work, support, enhancement, and bugs to smaller segments in order to run in an agile, waterfall, or hybrid model.

    However, often there is no one software tool that all segments can agree on. Total Application Life Cycle Management is a solution from R2 consulting designed to allow organizations to leverage the investments that they have made in existing toolsets and allows users to stay in the systems most suitable for their responsibilities, yet provide leadership with integrated visibility into all activities related to the organization's portfolio of applications, including the ability to see:

    •ALL costs and information related to the entire application life cycle
    •ALL Effort expended for maintenance and support including cap/op-ex costs of the application and supporting infrastructure
    •ALL bug fixes and enhancements plus supporting information
    •Demand and resource management aligned with projects and project information
    •All compliance data include application version, contract details, and license information

    Please join us for a BrightTalk webinar where CA Partner R2 Consulting will share details about their Total Application Life Cycle Management solution and how it can help your organization create a holistic view into the business of IT.
  • Agile 101 Agile 101 Todd Sheridan, Agile Coach at CA Technologies Recorded: Apr 19 2016 61 mins
    In an app economy driven by software, agile development delivers faster time to market, increased productivity, improved quality and higher morale—and, ultimately, better business results.

    These days you’ll find agile used in banking, healthcare and manufacturing companies, and not just for developing software: business agility helps companies respond to fast-changing markets and deliver more value to customers. Accenture has found that high-performing organizations are six times more likely to have adopted agile methodologies, and the Project Management Institute has found that highly agile organizations are 50 percent more likely to
    successfully complete their strategic initiatives.

    There’s no better time to unleash the power of agile in your organization. Veteran agile coach Todd Sheridan will lead you through a quick and entertaining “Agile 101” review, where you’ll learn:

    ● An overview of agile, Lean, and Scrum
    ● How agile approaches differ from traditional methods
    ● The business benefits of agile
    ● How to sell your leadership on agile
    ● Ways to get started with agile
  • Agile 101 Agile 101 Todd Sheridan, Agile Coach at CA Technologies Recorded: Apr 19 2016 61 mins
    In an app economy driven by software, agile development delivers faster time to market, increased productivity, improved quality and higher morale—and, ultimately, better business results.

    These days you’ll find agile used in banking, healthcare and manufacturing companies, and not just for developing software: business agility helps companies respond to fast-changing markets and deliver more value to customers. Accenture has found that high-performing organizations are six times more likely to have adopted agile methodologies, and the Project Management Institute has found that highly agile organizations are 50 percent more likely to
    successfully complete their strategic initiatives.

    There’s no better time to unleash the power of agile in your organization. Veteran agile coach Todd Sheridan will lead you through a quick and entertaining “Agile 101” review, where you’ll learn:

    ● An overview of agile, Lean, and Scrum
    ● How agile approaches differ from traditional methods
    ● The business benefits of agile
    ● How to sell your leadership on agile
    ● Ways to get started with agile
  • Better Project Process Means Better Project Performance - 1 PDU Better Project Process Means Better Project Performance - 1 PDU Steve Romero, Founder of Romero Consulting Recorded: Apr 7 2016 46 mins
    Project Teams rely on countless processes, and project teams find themselves on both sides of the process fence. Not only do they rely on project management processes to achieve their objectives, they also rely on countless enterprise processes. To succeed, project requires sound Project and Portfolio Management, Systems Development, and a myriad of operational and service delivery processes. Though processes are ubiquitous in every company today, they are frequently looked on negatively or even avoided. In this session Steve Romero will discuss the factors that potentially make processes a hindrance, the means and approaches to make processes practical and enabling, and how great processes and process management can empower project teams.

    This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).

    In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information to its partner(s) who assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice: http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx
  • Creating the Right Team Culture to Facilitate Innovation - 1 PDU Creating the Right Team Culture to Facilitate Innovation - 1 PDU Mitch Kemp, Managing Director of Stage-Gate International USA Recorded: Apr 7 2016 46 mins
    This session will focus on current and evolving best practices for Innovation and New Product Development (NPD) and how culture and leadership aspects are a necessary focus to propel your company’s innovation efforts. The discussion will focus on Stage-Gate’s 30 years of research into innovation and new product development best practices and draw on examples from the world’s top performing innovators. Mitch Kemp, Managing Director of Stage-Gate International USA will demonstrate how applying these principles will help your company significantly improve it’s ROI on NPD.

    This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).

    In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information to its partner(s) who assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice: http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx
  • Shorten your investment funding cycles with PPM and SAFe - 1 PDU Shorten your investment funding cycles with PPM and SAFe - 1 PDU Richard Knaster, SAFe Principal Consultant Recorded: Apr 7 2016 45 mins
    Unconstrained customer requirements combined with technology disrupters in the cloud, big data, analytics, social and mobile is the new norm for businesses in the App Economy. With rapidly changing technologies fostered by transformation and competitive threats, product and application lifecycles are shortened creating the need for changes in how development work is funded and executed on. To shorten these life cycles, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)® describes the transformational patterns -from project based funding and control to Lean-Agile budgeting and self-managing Agile Release Trains.
    Richard Knaster, SAFe Principal Consultant, will examine how established strategic themes guide the enterprise investments and strategy for the relevant Agile and traditional waterfall programs. Richard will highlight the need to fund and monitor value streams and teams as organizations move away from top down budgeting to Lean-Agile budgeting. The key take ways for this session are:

    •Value streams not projects should be identified, fostered, funded, monitored and continuously improved
    •PPM needs to fulfill the investment funding responsibilities for both Agile and traditional waterfall programs during this period of transformation
    •Value stream insights utilizing KPIs are required from a portfolio and life-cycle context

    This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).

    In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information to its partner(s) who assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice: http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx
  • Capturing the Value of Project Management Through Organizational Agility - 1 PDU Capturing the Value of Project Management Through Organizational Agility - 1 PDU Tricia Cabrey, Market Researcher, PMI Recorded: Apr 7 2016 45 mins
    Organizational agility requires a supportive culture and a shift in how work is viewed and approached. Our findings focus on the value placed on the cultural elements of high organizational agility. A highly developed culture of agility exists when value is placed on ideals and behaviors such as collaboration, diversity, communication, creativity, transparency, and inquisitive thinking. Organizations that establish the following framework are better positioned to enable agility:

    •Supportive Culture: Identifying the value of openness, transparency, respect, knowledge, improvement, and adaptation
    •Strategic Flexibility: Capturing opportunities and responding quickly to varying demands
    •Collective Leadership: Sharing a common view of strategy
    •Capable People: Applying the right talent management resources
    •Adaptive Process: Assessing and establishing new means to respond to change

    This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).

    In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information to its partner(s) who assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice: http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx

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