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  • The 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Down the Agile Path - 1 PDU The 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Down the Agile Path - 1 PDU Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com Sep 29 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Every organization’s Agile transformation is different, however there are key landmines that can cause an organization’s Agile transformation to struggle. Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses how you can avoid seven common Agile transformation mistakes and put your organization on the right path with Agile.

    This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP PDU Credit.
  • Driving PPM Excellence–Insights from CA Services with Application Managed Svcs Driving PPM Excellence–Insights from CA Services with Application Managed Svcs George Starr, Sr. Director Practice Services Adam Frary, Services Marketing Sep 29 2016 3:15 pm UTC 60 mins
    Every one of our PPM customers is pursuing the same end goal – how to deliver the highest value to the organization. Working with hundreds of customers, we have learned that the answer requires a comprehensive approach across multiple disciplines. To drive bigger results and achieve greater PPM maturity, organizations need to improve PPM leadership, governance, change management, product management, development, support and other disciplines.

    Please join us for this presentation that discusses how to achieve PPM excellence by building competencies across disciplines in-house with the option of augmenting that approach with Application Managed Services for CA PPM.
  • Resource Management In A Busy World: Delivering Results, Extending PPM Maturity Resource Management In A Busy World: Delivering Results, Extending PPM Maturity Eric Kissel, Services Architect for CA PPM, CA Technologies Lars Matzerath, Head of Sales, itdesign GmbH Adam Frary, Services Oct 7 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Resource Management is a relatively straight forward concept. So, why do we, as CA PPM Practitioners, struggle to achieve the outcomes we expect? How can we extend organizational maturity for PPM with high value outcomes from resource management?
    Please join Erich Kissel, CA Services Architect for PPM, and Lars Matzerath, Head of Sales from itdesign GmbH for an insightful session discussing these issues.
    CA Services will provide tips for getting started and for expanding into new resource management use cases. Our partner, itdesign, will share short demonstrations of two powerful packaged work products for CA PPM: itd Assignment Editor and itd Allocation Editor which enhance project and resource managers’ visibility and editing options of resources.
    From assigning and aligning resources to projects, evaluating and normalizing demand, to gaining a better understanding of available skills, it’s time to fulfill your resource management aspirations!
  • Database as a Service: What should you consider before migrating to the cloud? Database as a Service: What should you consider before migrating to the cloud? Matt Aslett - 451 Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics Oct 11 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Database-as-a-service offers multiple potential benefits, including lower database licensing and infrastructure costs, faster time to application development, and reduced administration overheads. These benefits are most likely to be experienced by database administrators and architects, although senior decision-makers and business users also stand to gain from having on-demand access to database services, rather than waiting for databases to be configured and deployed on dedicated physical or virtual server infrastructure.

    While 451 Research anticipates growing adoption of database-as-a-service (DBaaS), adoption is currently nascent compared with other cloud services, as enterprises look to make the most of their investments in on-premises database deployments, and also to identify the most appropriate workloads for transition or migration to DBaaS. This webinar explores the factors shaping those adoption trends, including the potential benefits and challenges to DBaaS adoption, the economics of the cloud as they relate to database workloads, and adoption lifecycles.

    Based on research involving enterprises currently deploying database workloads in the cloud, the webinar will:

    • Highlight the trends driving enterprises to move database workloads to the cloud
    • Identify the challenges causing enterprises to be hesitant about migrating database workloads to the cloud
    • Identify the use-cases that are prime candidates for migrating database workloads to the cloud
    • Highlight the critical success factors for database migration to the cloud
  • How to make the Right CMS Selection: Understanding the Gartner MQ for WCM 2016 How to make the Right CMS Selection: Understanding the Gartner MQ for WCM 2016 Robert Rose Oct 11 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Selecting a Content Management System (or Digital Experience Platform) is one of the most important decisions that a business will make on the path to truly comprehensive digital transformation. One of the most trusted reports for evaluating these platforms is the Gartner MQ.

    Robert Rose, bestselling author and senior analyst at Digital Clarity Group explains what enterprises need to look for within the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management 2016.
  • Start from the beginning – or what never happens with PPM Start from the beginning – or what never happens with PPM Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com and Jim Tisch, Dir Product Marketing, PPM Oct 11 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Project Portfolio Management or PPM is rapidly becoming a mainstream project execution approach. It is a key element of the linking of strategy with project delivery, and without that link organizations risk falling short of their strategic goals. However, as PPM expert Andy Jordan explains in this webinar, many organizations are starting PPM way too late in the business cycle. In his usual high energy, engaging style, Andy will explain:
    •The problems with many PPM approaches
    •Why PPM begins too late, and where it needs to begin
    •How to move your organization to more effective PPM
    Andy will use this webinar as a ‘call to action’, urging organizations to improve their PPM approach and providing them with tools to do so. If your organization wants to improve its project performance you simply cannot miss this webinar.
  • The Relevance of Business Continuity Management The Relevance of Business Continuity Management Jeffrey Butler, Risk Advisory Services for Experis Finance Oct 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Why is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to your organization? BCM is most relevant to organizations seeking to mitigate exposure to emerging global risk and trends. Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit.

    After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
    •Understand the importance of Business Continuity Management to your organization
    •Discover the emerging global risks and trends that could impact the viability of your organization
    •Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit as it relates to Business Continuity Management
  • The Secret to Connecting PPM Strategy to Agile Execution The Secret to Connecting PPM Strategy to Agile Execution James Chan, Director Agile Management, Technical Sales and Ian McGinnis, Advisor, Pre-sales Oct 18 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You’re already using CA Agile Central at the team level and possibly into the program level. But to effectively increase your speed to market you need to link your team-level work with the business strategy.

    Join us on Tuesday, 18 October at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST for our webinar: “Igniting Business Agility - The Secret to Connecting PPM Strategy to Agile Execution”. You’ll discover how to:

    · Identify and sequence the right investments for the desired business outcomes
    · Align agile delivery teams to deliver on those investments
    · Leverage a rapid, predictable, high-quality delivery engine to empower nimble business decisions
  • Cyber Security Work at OMG - Task Force Levels Cyber Security Work at OMG - Task Force Levels Ron Townsen, Sr. Lead Engineer, General Dynamics, OMG C4i and Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director, OMG Oct 18 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Cyber threats facing a nation's critical infrastructure, mission-critical systems, or any Internet of Things (IoT) system, demand a cyber infrastructure that matches their combined enormity and complexity. Risk management solutions must be capable of understanding intricate attack patterns and assessing complex vulnerabilities to give stakeholders confidence in their system's ability to withstand malicious attacks.

    Currently -- understanding, assessing and managing the risks of complex cyber and/or cyber-physical systems is a very costly and challenging task that requires the expertise of well-trained and seasoned security professionals, a scarce commodity. The traditional approach to risk assessment relies primarily on informal inputs such as documentation and personnel interviews, making this approach subjective, non-comprehensive, non-repeatable, and prone to inaccuracies about the true nature of risks and vulnerabilities involved.

    OMG's C4I Task Force Request For Information (RFI) is currently open for response “Cyber Security Protection for Front Line Real-Time Systems RFI” seeking input on a) How to develop Standards to move Tool/Integration community forward to reduce costs and focus on higher quality system development b) What area of standards can be addressed to reduce cost in developing Cyber Security solutions and designs for systems and c) What can be done to integrate current standards that will allow standards based tools to better support design, development and life-cycle support to reduce costs and control costs.

    We welcome you to join the conversation.
  • Big Data Drives Big Efficiency Big Data Drives Big Efficiency Matt Aslett - 451 Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics with Aali Masood, Senior Director, Oracle Oct 18 2016 4:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Improving the efficiency of existing processes is critical for enterprises, and one of the first proof points of many big data projects. In the long-term enterprises may be looking for big data to generate revenue from new projects and applications, but proving the potential benefits by improving the efficiency of existing business processes – such as optimizing supply chains, or accelerating compliance – is a good place to start. Additionally, operating more efficiently at lower cost and with lower risk enables an organization to redirect budget towards driving growth.

    Join Oracle and 451 Research for a webinar exploring how to make this operational efficiency possible through a combination of data management, statistical analysis and visualization.
  • The Secret to Making PPM Work (with Agile) The Secret to Making PPM Work (with Agile) James Chan, Director Agile Management, Technical Sales and Ian McGinnis, Advisor, Pre-sales Oct 19 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You’re already using CA Project & Portfolio Management to manage your innovation lifecycle and make better strategic decisions. What if you could take that up a notch by adopting agile and connecting your development work to your company’s most important business initiatives?

    Join our experts on Wednesday, 19 October at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST for an insightful webinar, “The Secret to Making PPM Work (with Agile).” You’ll discover how to:

    - Prioritize and select the right investments
    - Coordinate agile teams to deliver on those investments
    - Provide visibility into a fast, predictable, high-quality delivery engine.
  • Virtualization: The Key to Approachable Disaster Recovery Virtualization: The Key to Approachable Disaster Recovery Jim Hannan, Principal Architect & Chris Vacanti, Senior Consultant, House of Brick Technologies Oct 19 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Come prepared to look at disaster recovery planning with a 360 degree view for the enterprise and SMB space, and walk away with technical ideas you can begin to implement immediately. During this presentation, we will discuss disaster recovery planning considerations and partnerships. We will also walk through technical solutions that provide a way to use virtualization and storage strategies for an approachable DR solution.
  • Overcoming the Challenges of Scaling Agile Project Management - 1 PDU Overcoming the Challenges of Scaling Agile Project Management - 1 PDU Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com Oct 20 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Organizations are increasingly looking to expand Agile to a greater number of projects and to increasingly diverse business areas.  The process and tools that served them well for just a handful of software development projects may well struggle to scale vertically and horizontally and organizations need solutions. Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses the need to evolve Agile approaches in different areas and at different scales.

    This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP Credit.
  • Security Threat from Auto Attacks:Web Behavior Analytics to Protect Websites Security Threat from Auto Attacks:Web Behavior Analytics to Protect Websites Eric Ogren, Senior Analyst at 451 Research, & Omri Iluz, CEO of PerimeterX Oct 20 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Eric Ogren, Senior Security Analyst at 451 Research, and Omri Iluz, CEO of PerimeterX, as they discuss how your best defense against automated website attacks rests with an approach founded on analyzing the behavior of humans and bots. 451 Research has talked with organizations that have saved millions in fraudulent transactions after embracing a behavioral analysis approach to security.

    Sophisticated attackers are commercially motivated, using automated attacks to inflict damage. By abusing encoded business logic, they utilize real browsers to take over accounts, perform fraudulent purchases and scrape intellectual property, without triggering traditional security mechanisms. Through advanced techniques of cloaking from the world of malware, they disguise their nefarious intentions. Signature-based bot detection and WAFs are blind to these new threats, leaving your organization’s website defenseless.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    •How bots have evolved from simple scripts to sophisticated Man-in-the-Browser attacks
    •How to protect against advanced modern attacks utilizing real-user browsers
    •How to detect malicious behavior with Web Behavior Analytics (WBA) technologies
    •Real-world attacks and how organizations use behavioral analysis to prevent them
    •How to future-proof your business and your infrastructure
  • Agile Service Delivery Agile Service Delivery Claire Agutter and Jayne Groll Oct 26 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this lively webinar we are pleased to welcome Claire Agutter of ITSM Zone and Jayne Groll from the DevOps institute to talk about Agile Service Delivery and answer the following questions:
    1. Why are ITSM organizations looking to be more agile?
    2. What does it mean for existing frameworks like ITIL?
    3. What are organizations adopting? (agile ITSM, DevOps)
    4. What is the role of tools and techniques such as process hacking to achieving agile service delivery?
    5. What are the business benefits and value?

    The webinar will cover topics that bridge Delivery Agility and Business Agility in The Agility Series.

    About our presenters:
    Claire Agutter is the lead tutor for ITSM Zone (www.itsm.zone), providers of high quality, accredited online training for IT professionals. Claire uses her background in service management operations and consultancy to blend old and new best practice to give organizations the toolkit they need to deliver business value. From ITIL to DevOps, OBASHI and Agile Service Management, Claire believes in sharing knowledge and experience between organizations, and hosts the popular ITSM Crowd hangouts that provide practical advice to professionals around the world.

    Jayne Groll is a Board Member of the DevOps Institute (DOI). She is also President of ITSM Academy. Jayne carries many IT credentials including ITIL Expert™, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Agile Service Manager, DevOps Foundation and is a Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE)™ . Her IT management career spans over 25 years roles across a wide range of industries. Jayne is very active in the ITSM, Agile and DevOps communities and is the author of the Agile Service Management Guide. She is a frequent presenter at local, national and virtual events.
  • Agile for Speed, productivity and … happiness  Agile for Speed, productivity and … happiness  Longda Yin, Principal Agile Consultant Oct 27 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Agile employees outperform so-called “hard workers” by nearly 20 percent, and research from Korn Ferry found that companies with more agile executives had 25 percent higher profit margins than their peers. Given the pervasiveness of agile in software development circles, and the pervasiveness of software as the backbone for every business today, it’s no surprise that agile tenets have pervaded employee expectations about the workplace. It’s why some of our agile coaches encourage customers to use employee happiness as a productivity metric.  
     
    Agile cultures are engaging cultures, and engaging cultures produce engaged employees. Are you ready to get going? We can help. Join us on Thursday, October 27, 10am PST / 1pm ET for this engaging webinar.
  • Build the Rocket for Your Journey Build the Rocket for Your Journey Eva Tsai, VP Marketing and Business Operations, vArmour Nov 1 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Eva Tsai will share her experience as a woman in tech charting a journey spanning multiple disciplines and excelling as a strategic business leader, her thoughts on the challenges women are facing, both in entering and advancing in their careers, and what her recommendations are on both professional and personal fronts.

    Presenter Bio:
    Eva has extensive experience leading go-to-market transformation and managing company telemetry to drive growth worldwide. Her innovation and leadership has been recognized with significant industry awards and patents. She was selected by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2015 as one of Silicon Valley's 100 Most Influential Women and won the 2014 Marketer That Matters™ award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal. At vArmour, Eva has transformed the company into a growth machine via innovative and well-executed go-to-market strategy, insightful telemetry, and process optimization. vArmour has been named a “Company to Watch” by TechCrunch and a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner. Prior to vArmour, Eva held strategic roles at Citrix, BroadVision and Oracle. Eva holds a BS and a MS in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Do I look outdated in this tool suite? Do I look outdated in this tool suite? Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com and Jeff Moloughney, Sr. Dir Product Marketing, PPM Nov 7 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    We feel sorry for Andy Jordan, the presenter of this webinar. In his consulting practice he deals with many organizations looking to take project execution to the strategic level, but who think they can succeed with desktop project management tools, spreadsheets and sticky notes. Now Andy shares some war stories and provides practical advice on how to:
    •Recognize when you need new tools
    •Determine what kinds of tools you need
    •Build a tool suite environment that supports your business today and in the future
    •Use tools as an enabler for better performance
    This webinar promises a few laughs, but also a few sobering moments when you likely recognize your organization’s mistakes. Don’t become one of Andy’s war stories, sign up today.
  • Systems Engineering and the Internet of Things Systems Engineering and the Internet of Things Matthew Hause,GTM Technical Specialist, Engineering Fellow, PTC and Graham Bleakley Solution Architect, IBM's IoT Watson Grp Nov 8 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of systems (SoS) in every sense of the definition. The future of IoT success, including technology advancements and revenue generating potential across the business spectrum, is dependent on the application of solid Systems Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) principals. Without MBSE, the complexity involved in the design, development, and deployment of IoT systems would consume both system and operational providers. Absent of any industry standards, IoT systems cannot be built in a vacuum and their success will only be realized through application of modern day systems engineering processes, methods, and tools. Technology advancements in consumer products will continue to evolve to facilitate connection to larger and larger IoT networks. This will be the catalyst that will drive entire infrastructures changes to: Federal, State, City, and local governments; product development companies; utility and service providers; and even to consumers and their homes in order to support the growing demand for connected products. The infrastructure and management will need to be established prior to, or in conjunction with, the smart systems that support them.
  • From Failure to Success – Get There in Fewer Sprints Than Thought Possible 1 PDU From Failure to Success – Get There in Fewer Sprints Than Thought Possible 1 PDU Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com Nov 17 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he provides a guide to building a foundation for success before your Agile transformation actually begins. In this presentation, he will address the importance of executive buy-in, setting realistic expectations and aggressive but reasonable growth plans, communication, and the ability to measure progress appropriately. By attending this session, you will learn the importance of a commitment to organizational evolution and the recognition that things can take time - Agile isn’t a silver bullet that makes all problems disappear immediately.

    This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP Credit.
  • Strategic Agile vs. PPM – a grudge match or BFFs? Strategic Agile vs. PPM – a grudge match or BFFs? Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com and Jeff Moloughney, Sr. Dir Product Marketing, PPM Dec 6 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Agile is increasingly becoming a factor at the strategic level. There are a number of different frameworks for scaling Agile and they are starting to touch on the realm of traditional portfolio management. Does that mean portfolio management has to change? Does strategic Agile have to adapt? Are we going to end up with multiple portfolios? In this engaging webinar portfolio management expert Andy Jordan breaks through some of the confusion and offers guidance on:
    •How to incorporate more strategic Agile concepts into portfolio management
    •The importance of differentiating strategic Agile from Agile for strategic projects (they are different)
    •Minimizing disruption and maximizing commitment with strategic Agile
    •Leveraging Agile in all forms of portfolio management
    This webinar promises to challenge some of the Agile stereotypes that exist as Andy offers innovative ideas and approaches that promise to give all organizations a chance to improve portfolio success. Don’t miss out, register today.
  • 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 Jan 12 2017 3:00 pm UTC 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.