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PPM Insights – CA Technologies

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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • With disruptive technology advances, software assets play an increasingly important role in creating a competitive advantage. It’s time for organizations to recognize and manage business software as a strategic corporate asset. To keep up with the speed of business, companies turn to agile practices to deliver better customer value faster. Challenge: agile software development is too often misunderstood and misreported, impacting taxation, higher volatility in Profit and Loss (P&L) statements, and dramatic, unnecessary staff cuts in an economy where talent retention is paramount to foster innovation. To avoid those negative implications, companies can evolve their financial reporting practices to leverage the financial advantage of agile so they can benefit from the significantly increased tax savings and investor interest associated with agile capitalization. This session will unravel the benefits of agile capitalization and explain how to appropriately interpret and apply generally accepted accounting standard (GAAP SOP 98-1 and ASC 350-40) so your organization can increase its agile adoption to deliver more business value faster to customers.

    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
  • Business transformation is becoming the new norm for organizations – the application economy and global competitiveness require organizations to be continuously reinventing themselves. CA recently commissioned Andy Jordan, well known PPM expert and ProjectManagement.com author to produce a survey of business transformation in organizations around the world. The results of that survey are fascinating, sometimes shocking, and a powerful roadmap that will help organizations succeed. In this session Andy shares some of the results of that survey, focusing on how to build, develop and manage teams. Among the topics covered will be:
    • How to select project managers for business transformation initiatives
    • Good and bad types of project change, and how empowered teams can drive good change
    • An organization comfortable with Agile and traditional approaches stands a better chance of succeeding

    Andy will provide you actionable recommendations to improve your project execution teams at all levels and deliver sustainable growth and improvement in all areas of business transformation. Attendees of this session will also receive a copy of the full report produced from the survey.

    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
  • In today’s customer-driven business environment, organizations must be laser focused on delivering great customer experiences. Traditional planning practices of “stuffing the funnel” create demand that exceeds the capacity to deliver. Continual juggling of priorities causes organizations to overbook and under deliver. Smart resource management focuses on selecting the right work at the right time to ensure your most important asset - your people - work at their optimum productivity.

    Margo Visitacion, Principal Analyst at Forrester, will examine key practices that can improve how work is selected, assigned and delivered, as well as explain the increasingly important role that project portfolio management plays in making resource management a differentiator in your business. In this session you will take away:
    • Focusing on “first things first” to prioritize what work has to take precedence
    • The importance of team structure and consistent approaches to reduce lag in planned work
    • How to manage change
    • The importance of transparency into demand and how automation and analytics can prevent unplanned work from derailing your resources

    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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