Educational Webcasts for Business & IT Professionals
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.
Some sessions will be approved for Personal Development Credits.
Seven Ways to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility StrategyArun Bhattacharya, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Enterprise Mobility, CA TechnologiesEnvisioning how mobility will transform your business in the near future and beyond can be difficult, however there are practical strategies you can adopt today that will help accelerate your mobility transformation.
Join Arun Bhattacharya, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Enterprise Mobility, CA Technologies as he discusses the core tenants of a successful enterprise mobility strategy and provides practical guidance for business and IT Leaders on how to manage their businesses’ mobile future.Read more >
Over the past several years, ITSM has evolved dramatically. What was considered mature and effective Service Management a short time ago is barely sufficient today. Does this get you thinking about what is next for ITSM and whether your Service Management solution is the one to take you to the next level? Good! Let’s get together and talk about it. We will look at industry best practices, lessons learned and what you should consider in your future plans to get to the next frontier of ITSM.
Join George Spalding, Executive Vice President of Pink Elephant, as he presents his thoughts about how we got HERE and what he believes are the next best moves to get us THERE – in the future of ITSM. George Spalding won the 2012 Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award from HDI, is one of the world’s most insightful IT Service Management and Support experts and has spent several years as a consultant to the White House, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. George is an ITIL Expert, he is a regular author of IT articles and white papers, and is a presenter at global ITSM conferences and events.
For many businesses today, generally only two things are certain: uncertainty and an accelerating pace of change. In this environment, the ability to develop and implement new strategic initiatives and change rapidly is becoming a key differentiator. Organizations focus on defining major strategic initiatives but many companies struggle to implement those initiatives. The PMO plays a crucial role in enabling this by actively supporting the implementation of key strategic programs.
In this session, Jennifer McCaffrey of PMI examines the capabilities necessary in the PMO in order to shift emphasis away from process and towards the more important role of contributing to value delivery. Partnering with respected research firms including The Economist Intelligence Unit, Forrester Consulting and the Boston Consulting Group PMI will provide valuable insight and statistics that reveal the critical role of the PMO - to serve as enablers of strategic change in any organization.
The role of Stage-Gate® and Agile in New Product Development is a hot topic of interest. Are they complementary or mutually exclusive? Michelle Jones will reveal the real reason why so many businesses have come to rely upon the Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch System for the successful execution of their product innovation strategies. She will also discuss the pros and cons of Agile project management techniques as they relate to product innovation and offer practical advice when integrating Stage-Gate and Agile for project success.
IT is not the marginalized organization it used to be, and is now intertwined with the business. Creating IT-enabled business value therefore requires line of business and functional leaders, including the CIO, to work together from a common agenda. Join this session to see how to create and make that agenda visible, so that the organization as a whole understands what it is getting. Business heads will then be able to understand application requirements and consumption, and make portfolio decisions based on business need. Smart organizations are making the CIO a business partner who can tell the business exactly how and what it’s consuming and how it could be more effective.
Will Simmons, New Product Portfolio Support Manager at Tata Steel Europe, will take you through the processes and techniques used by Tata Steel to bring new products to market. New offerings in Tata Steel’s extensive product portfolio follow a lengthy and finely-tracked process from concept stages to R&D, and through the first years of sales, all managed with a PPM system. Join us to learn proven techniques for managing new product development based on Tata Steel’s use of PPM for areas including portfolio management, value management, and marginal analysis. David Werner of CA Technologies will join Will Simmons to answer questions submitted by the audience.
Realizing benefits is no easy task, especially when everyone has a different definition of value. Join Dr. Jim Noble and Alan Guibord of The Advisory Council to gain insight and insider secrets to how some of the world’s top organizations create measurable benefits from their strategic plans and operational outcomes, and thereby position the IT leadership as outcome-driven rather than as merely enablers.
Many organizations today are focused on making the annual planning process more strategic. There is an increased understanding that the portfolio of projects has to be managed against organizational goals and objectives. That can mean perfectly good projects must stop or change because they no longer align with what the organization needs to achieve. Simultaneously, organizations are driving themselves to become more flexible and adaptable, further driving change into projects. Are these two concepts creating a harmony among executives and execution teams, or are they causing confusion and challenges?
The recent research report Top Down Planning and Bottom Up Execution – Harmony or Discord? reveals some surprising results. Join the author of the report, Andy Jordan, as he discusses the findings and offers recommendations to ensure your projects stay aligned with strategic objectives. Topics will include:
• Open communication around planning
• Importance of a formal portfolio
• Frequency of planning cycles
• The role of Agile in planning
• Importance of PPM maturity level
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.
Nearly all business transformations today are technology-dependent and focus on breaking traditional business silos. CIOs are in a unique position to exploit their knowledge of both business and technology to influence or even drive the direction of the transformation. Join this session featuring guest speaker Marc Cecere of Forrester Research to unveil the different types of roles CIOs play in business transformation. Determine which role you can play as Leader, Diplomat, Influencer, and Tactician to achieve success.
Wall Street expects it and customer demand it – accountability from Sr. Executives for the future direction of their organizations. How can executives ensure their strategic plans are in action and on track? How can they shift and pivot to changing market conditions along with the risks and impacts to the long-term vision and goals? How do you thread accountability from planning to execution to results? Join this session, where Mary Cauwels, Sr. Director of Solution Marketing, CA Technologies, speaks with Rick Morris, R2 Consulting to ways to bring more accountability through your strategic plan.
Most new executives look to make their mark on their organizations by crafting ground-breaking strategic plans. Join Dr. Jim Noble and Alan Guibord of The Advisory Council to gain insight and insider secrets to how some of the world’s top organizations envision the compelling point of arrival, and leverage technology and IT into practical tactics for success