PPM – A Catalyst for Innovation

Andy Jordan, President, Roffensian Consulting Inc. & Jason Pope, Manager, Technical Sales, CA Technologies
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is more than just a way to control projects. It can provide a framework to link corporate goals to successful attainment of those objectives, and it can drive significant improvements to the selection of work, the way that work is executed, and the organizational environment. In this webcast we explore how to harness the power of PPM to innovate all aspects of project execution.
Jun 28 2012
56 mins
PPM – A Catalyst for Innovation
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    • The role of Agile in planning
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    David Werner from CA Technologies will join Andy for the live presentation and Q&A from the audience. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the report.
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  • SaaS Versus On-Premise…Deployment Reality Recorded: Feb 5 2014 39 mins
    Webinar 2 builds upon the information presented in the Webinar 1: SaaS Versus On-Premise…What Are My Options? In Webinar 2, we take a deeper dive into the decision making process that leads to the right model for your enterprise systems or utility services.

    Some of the issues that need analysis when making a cloud/no-cloud decision include analysis of the costs, understanding the use cases, looking at security and governance, and the value of time-to-market and agility. The idea is to weigh the positives and the negatives, understand the core metrics, and then make a decision based upon the best available information.

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    •Portfolio Cost and Resource Balancing with Waterlines Views
    •Financial Plans on Idea Investment
    •Easy Rebranding of the Clarity Login page
    •Connector for Microsoft Project Resource Leveling
    •Editable Task Duration and Printing on Gantt View
    •Bubble Chart Transparency for Newer Browsers
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    Join this session, where Mary Cauwels, Sr. Director of Solution Marketing, CA Technologies will discuss the value of an “always on” strategic plan.
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    Topic covered, include:

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    •Understanding the cost advantages
    •Understanding fit-for-purpose
    •Charting a path to the right decision
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    Registration information collected will be used pursuant to the terms http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx and will be shared with Imaginatik.
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  • Whose Fault is it Anyway? Strategic Planning Gone Awry (1 PMI PDU) Recorded: Nov 19 2013 62 mins
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In order to react swiftly to rapidly changing business environments, organizations need to perpetually plan and communicate strategic objectives and priorities. The goal is to manage a balanced portfolio of innovation and enterprise growth with ongoing maintenance efforts. Both IT and the business benefit from having dynamic business plans that drive clear initiatives designed to achieve optimal return on investment throughout project execution and product delivery.

Join us for one of our many insightful webcasts featuring customers, analysts, partners and evangelists as they talk about how to bring business and technology executives together to create the strategic playbooks, balance investment portfolios, communicate actionable plans, and coordinate program managers and project execution teams to react quickly to demand and accelerate the delivery of initiatives and maximize resource utilization.

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