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  • Continental discusses what value reporting brings to their IT business by partnering with Westbury. Includes a demo.
  • The importance of an effective PPM solution is undisputed. Companies around the world have been using CA PPM (formerly Clarity) for more than ten years, and new companies are deploying it every day. With such a huge install base and so much historical use, why then do some companies still struggle with successful deployments?

    It all comes down to The Lost Art of User Adoption.

    Too often we see organizations pat themselves on the back for designing and implementing the perfect PPM solution, assuming that their users understand the how and the why as well as the project sponsors do. And when the new system gets turned over to the users, the organization is surprised when the users question it, or outright reject it. In hindsight, a small investment in User Adoption would have gone a long, long way.

    In this 60 minute webinar, we'll cover:

    •Why User Adoption Matters
    •It Seems Expensive! Is It Worth It?
    •Understanding the Challenges
    •One Size Does Not Fit All – Designing the Perfect User Adoption Program

    Who should attend: Executive Sponsors, Department Heads, PMO Managers

    Register today!
  • In the era of the consumer review, an increasing number of digital channels and a 24/7 shopping cycle, customers are more empowered than ever before and are driving major changes within businesses. Since the cost to acquire a new customer is so high, many businesses are looking to increase the lifetime value of customers they already have and are implementing loyalty programs. With loyalty programs comes data. Organizations have an opportunity to utilize this data to better understand their customers and drive actionable insights, but only if the data captured is accurate and consolidated.

    Join us with Loyalty360 to discuss:

    •The prevalence of loyalty programs and data collection
    •Strategic initiatives around loyalty
    •Consumer insights available through data
    •Three ways to improve loyalty insight
  • Corporations spend billions of dollars a year on management consulting, much of it aimed at developing a great strategy. The most senior executives and key personnel apply countless approaches and methodologies to strategic planning but studies show only a fraction of these formulated strategies are ever executed. Even if a company is successful in identifying the correct set of actions that will lead to enterprise success, many fail because they don’t understand the critical link between strategy and stellar project and portfolio management.

    Sound portfolio management enables organizations to identify, define, and prioritize the investments required to realize enterprise strategy – and it doesn’t stop there. Portfolio management involves more than initiating projects and programs. Portfolio management enables the continual oversight required to ensure those investments stay in lock-step with enterprise strategy and the mechanisms to make the adjustments necessary to ensure strategic success.

    This webcast provides a thought-provoking overview of the connection between the two most critical governance mechanisms of every enterprise, strategic planning and portfolio management. Participants will walk away with a concrete understanding of the relationship between strategy and portfolio management and how together they enable an enterprise to achieve its business objectives.

    This event is approved for 1 PDU (Professional Development Unit).
  • Web Content Management Systems (CMS) manage and organize content on some of the world’s most trafficked websites. Will 2015 be a year of rapid technological change in Web CMS? Or, will we see “more of the same?”

    DNN’s first webinar of 2015 features Laurence Hart, a leading expert in content strategies, content management and digital marketing. Laurence is a digital marketing lead analyst who was formerly CIO at AIIM International and Technology Strategist at Alfresco. Register for our webinar to hear Laurence’s independent take on Web CMS for 2015.
  • Corporations spend billions of dollars a year on management consulting, much of it aimed at developing a great strategy. The most senior executives and key personnel apply countless approaches and methodologies to strategic planning but studies show only a fraction of these formulated strategies are ever executed. Even if a company is successful in identifying the correct set of actions that will lead to enterprise success, many fail because they don’t understand the critical link between strategy and stellar project and portfolio management.

    Sound portfolio management enables organizations to identify, define, and prioritize the investments required to realize enterprise strategy – and it doesn’t stop there. Portfolio management involves more than initiating projects and programs. Portfolio management enables the continual oversight required to ensure those investments stay in lock-step with enterprise strategy and the mechanisms to make the adjustments necessary to ensure strategic success.

    This webcast provides a thought-provoking overview of the connection between the two most critical governance mechanisms of every enterprise, strategic planning and portfolio management. Participants will walk away with a concrete understanding of the relationship between strategy and portfolio management and how together they enable an enterprise to achieve its business objectives.

    This event is approved for 1 PDU (Professional Development Unit).
  • We live in times of constant change, new ideas and techniques, in a market where disruption is the norm. We need to keep up with new ways of working and remain competitive, yet we also still need to ensure that we can deliver the basics well and with quality assurance. Many practitioners need good basic practical advice on making ITSM work. Many managers and directors need clarity around the ITSM value proposition and how to drive the right behaviours for ITSM – this session can help with both of these challenges.

    In the first ITSM Goodness webinar of 2015, Barclay Rae and Suresh GP, of TAUB Solutions, discuss practical solutions, ideas and tips to make implementing ITSM a success. This session will focus in particular on successful ways to navigate through the maze of different ITSM standards, methodologies and approaches, including DevOps, SIAM (Service Integration and Management), as well as ITIL, COBIT and others. It will be an interactive session and we will take and encourage questions from the live audience – so be sure to join in and get some great practical advice and ‘how-to’ guidance!
     
  • Life as a digital marketer in 2015: Juggle more projects, work with more departments, crank out more content, and prove it all works.

    Marketing is so glamorous. No pressure, right?

    (cue the “wrong answer” buzzer)

    DNN makes your life easier, check out this glimpse of Evoq 8 in action, the latest release from DNN:
    - Use Evoq to publish all your marketing content to websites, microsites, social media, and customer communities.
    - Personalize and target content for each visitor, based on their location, visit history, referral source, and more.
    - Instantly visual the performance of any page on your site, without ever leaving Evoq.
    - Access all your cloud-hosted digital assets in Box, Dropbox, Sharepoint or Amazon S3 from one simple interface.

    Click here to watch the full webinar: http://bit.ly/dnn-evoq8
  • How well aligned is your application portfolio to your business stakeholders? The growth of cloud-based solutions requires IT to keep pace and stay relevant with the business to ensure alignment with their strategies, goals & objectives. Instead of IT’s self-serving drive to simplify application landscapes, there is now a much greater acceptance of complexity, and that requires a new approach to making the right portfolio decisions. Being able to react to changes in business climates and make the right decisions is paramount to building business alignment. Arbitrary across-the-board dogma will no longer work with this new generation of tech-savvy business users. This whitepaper and webcast focuses on how IT leaders should be inseparable from the business when aligning and setting priorities within the Application Portfolio, and should be enablers, rather than controllers.

    Learn how business stakeholders should be engaged in application value assessments and be given complete transparency to current/forecasted expenditures and usage patterns. Learn, also, how progressive organizations have implemented governance models that foster independence, innovation & agility without the downside of overlap, runaway costs and anarchy.

    This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).
  • In the past, organizations have invested heavily in customizing and tailoring portfolio management (PPM) software to their specific organization and business needs. Expensive and intensive customization and workflow optimization efforts have been required to get organizations to where they are today. This represents a significant investment in in-house software and additional consulting & development. Today, many organizations are making the shift to cloud-based, software-as-a-service PPM solutions in order to take advantage of lower overhead and reduced costs while staying more up-to-date with current releases.

    This webinar explores the drivers behind on-demand PPM capabilities and the rationale of why organizations are making the move. We identify the value that organizations are seeking to realize as they move to the cloud, and the considerations & risks that organizations face. If your organization is considering moving to a cloud-based solution, or is just evaluating making an investment in PPM, you will want to join us. We'll explore the value of PPM in the cloud, and the expectations that organizations are placing on collaborative PPM environments.

    We'll also highlight the potential challenges & risks, and the considerations you should evaluate before making the move. Building on best practices gained from industry experiences, you'll be well positioned to evaluate how, why and if on-demand PPM makes sense for your organization. You'll have a clear picture of the value and the cautions that cloud-based PPM solutions offer, and a defined sense of the next steps in your PPM journey.

    This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development (PDU) credit.
  • For the past 8 years PowerShell has been a tremendous asset to IT Pros and it shows no sign of slowing. PowerShell 5.0 is now in technical preview and already being adopted in organizations. If you’ve been wondering what the fuss is all about with PowerShell v5, Petri Contributing Editor, PowerShell MVP, and IT trainer Jeff Hicks will highlight some of the new features in PowerShell 5.0, such as the new OneGet and NetworkSwitch cmdlets. Jeff will also explain why you should be using PowerShell to help manage your IT infrastructure. He will be joined by SolarWinds.
  • Does your organization believe that managing and maintaining your application portfolio is a once or twice a year event?

    Technology changes and cloud and application hosting options are the new norm. During these rapidly changing times, the application portfolio needs to be constantly monitored for increasing costs, usage patterns, new risks, and business value to the end consumer.

    This webcast focuses on how a continuous application portfolio discipline is essential for consistent measurements, strategies, risk assessments, and application life cycles for in-house and cloud-based systems.
  • There is currently a lot of discussion and buzz around DevOps – an agile approach designed to combine fast technology implementation with Service Management and Operations.
     
    Is this a new way of working, a new culture for IT, or is it another marketing re-hash of some established standard approaches?  Is this in fact a new way of thinking that combines several silo areas and gets them working and collaborating together? DevOps uses agile thinking and so isn’t completely new, but it does talk a new language that reaches out to a new IT constituency who previously might not have been interested in ITSM. So how does this relate to ITSM Goodness?
     
    This session looks at the key elements of DevOps and some of its simple common sense approaches to ‘fast’ ITSM. It also looks at how this applies in practice to organisational change and collaboration – i.e. Steps 6 and 7 of the ITSM Goodness model. The session offers a pragmatic view of how DevOps can be truly useful - instead of just sounding like another piece of marketing hype – in order to achieve success for the mainstream IT and ITSM organisation.
  • Agile is growing in your company! It’s speeding the pace of innovation and enabling your business to be more adaptive and collaborative. Though something‘s missing. Agile teams are not focused on providing upward visibility, strategic alignment, cost tracking and resource management; all of which are essential for your company’s success. The challenge for your company is to have a single source of truth for all projects, programs and portfolios, without compromising your agile innovation process.

    Transformative integration of Agile Tools data with CA PPM makes the promise of Agile Portfolio Governance possible, providing portfolio level visibility for all of your company’s enterprise agile, waterfall and hybrid projects, rolled up into CA PPM for – upward visibility and governance. Agile Portfolio Governance bridges the gap between what management needs to see and what agile teams are often challenged to provide.

    This session discusses a fully integrated, best-in-class Project, Program and Portfolio Management solution that will empower your PMO with governance, while enabling your agile teams to deliver strategic results - at the speed of innovation.
  • How Agile is your organization? Join Experis for a complimentary webinar designed to provide insights into the impact of Agile on IT cultures and business success.

    We will dispel some common Agile myths and discuss setting realistic expectations, recommended steps and critical success factors for implementing Agile. We’ll also provide insight into establishing a pertinent and usable framework that can be leveraged to maximize Agile benefits and business value. Plus we’ll share a case study of a company that successfully adopted Agile.

    By participating in this webinar you will:
    • Understand how to determine Agile business relevance
    • Learn Agile adoption methods and best practices
    • Gain insights around maximizing Agile benefits and business value
    • Determine if Agile is relevant to your own business

    Your experts for this informative webinar are Dennis Baldwin, Project Management, Business Analysis & Agile Service Line Manager, Development Solutions Practice, Experis and Tom Mullen, Business Planning & Execution Service Line Manager, Development Solutions Practice, Experis.
  • We all know that the pace of technology advancement in recent years has been dramatic, but have you ever considered the implications of that? Organizations are finding it harder and harder to track and manage the applications that they have, and in some cases they don’t even know all of the applications that are being supported. That’s clearly a problem, and it’s a problem that has potentially significant implications – inefficient work practices, increased costs, greater risks, etc.

    In this webinar, Andy Jordan, President of Roffensian Consulting Inc. and well known portfolio management thought leader joins John Sims, Senior Principal Product Manager with CA to discuss an emerging and fascinating trend to discuss how organizations can address these issues. Andy and John will explore the role that the PMO and portfolio management can play in understanding and resolving these situations in your organization. Among other topics they examine:

    • The importance of an accurate and complete inventory
    • Understanding and managing costs of ineffective and unfocused applications
    • Prioritizing rationalization within all other organizational initiatives
    • Enterprise wide resource management

    Register now for this upbeat and engaging webinar that will provide you with tangible actions that you can apply in your organization to begin understanding the scale and significance of the problem for you – and to do something about it.

    This webcast is approved for one Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU continuing education Credit.
  • An increasing number of companies are investing in data quality solutions, but not all are demonstrating return on investment. This leaves organizations at risk for budget reductions to those solutions or ineffective technology.

    Join this upcoming webinar to hear the current state of data quality investment and the top three tips for measuring ROI.

    Register for this webinar to hear:
    •The expansion of data quality tools and the level of investment
    •The number of companies calculating ROI
    •Three tips for measuring the effectiveness of data quality tools
  • We have seen the divergence happening: between organizations that move faster and more efficiently to execute better, innovate more quickly and improve results –and those that work to keep up.

    In this webcast, we will review insights gained from 300+ PPM survey responses across project, portfolio and resource management, agile projects, mobile integration and business analytics for PPM.

    Join us to learn where PPM professionals see the greatest opportunities to achieve more value from PPM, which obstacles they face and types of investments needed to meet business objectives.

    •Which disciplines of PPM hold the greatest promise?
    •What are the chances and expected timeframes to achieve success?
    •How well understood are the goals and anticipated benefits for each PPM discipline?

    This session is approved for 1 PMI Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.

    Presented by Andy Jordan President, Roffensian Consulting Inc. and Rob Stroud, VP Strategy & Innovation at CA Technologies.
  • Join Experis for a discussion about how Meaningful Use (MU) legislation within the HITECH Act has shaped the foundation and paved a path for Healthcare transformation. We will examine how current transformation efforts build a framework for broad strategic care delivery now and in the future.

    By attending this Roundtable you will be able to:
    • Understand the legislation and emerging payment models involved in healthcare delivery transformation
    • Recognize how current transformation efforts effect healthcare delivery
    • Appreciate the ultimate goal of population health management, and the role of healthcare IT as an enabling partner
  • How does ITSM Goodness fit in with the ITIL framework?

    Is it an approach that can be taken without using ITIL or does it require prior knowledge of this?

    How can ITSM Goodness add value to an ITIL process or toolset implementation ?
     
    This session looks at these questions and explores the relationship between ITIL (process and lifecycle) areas and the straightforward approach as defined in the ITSM Goodness 7 Steps. It maps out the areas of overlap and parity, plus some areas where ITSM Goodness is clearly different.

    Certainly, one key goal of ITSM Goodness is to achieve simplicity and clarity by deconstructing and summarising key elements in ITIL. The ITSM Goodness approach aims to reduce the content and IP associated with ITIL - at the same time it also clearly references some key ITIL processes. ITSM Goodness also covers more of an implementation and transformational approach, including Organisational Change Management.

    This session will be of value to both the experienced ITIL practitioner and the Devops/Agile/JDI crew alike.

    ITIL is a registered trademark of Axelos.
  • By some accounts, retailers are collecting far too much information from a variety of sources. The time, expense and infrastructure devoted to this can be a drain on resources without a good ROI.

    - Does your retail organization have a solid method of understanding the data it's taking in?
    - Of distilling the overwhelming volume of information, breaking it up into digestible bites in a way that different departments can understand and make use of?
    - Hiding in the data is actionable information that can be used in planning, merchandising and promotional programs.
  • PPM solution implementations are undertaken with the organization’s best interests in mind: to link work to strategic priorities, to ensuring better resource allocation, and to confirm targets will be met. Yet in spite of these undeniable benefits, many PPM initiatives fail to elicit the organizational change needed to achieve the results promised. Those who undertake a PPM journey without a solid plan to bring the organization along find that you can design and implement a great process and tool, but ultimately fail to achieve real, lasting results.

    Join this webcast with Kalypso and CA to learn about the challenges you can expect when undertaking a PPM journey, how to overcome those challenges, and proven tactics that will help you to lead a successful implementation and roll-out.

    Attendees will learn:
    - Common challenges that companies face when implementing PPM systems in New Product Development organizations
    - How lack of alignment, inability to manage resistance, and internal politics can all derail organizational change efforts
    - Proven tactics (bottom-up and top-down) to help improve the effectiveness of your PPM implementation
  • Mobile working has been with us for years.
    But what's changing and how are companies behaving differently in this era of choice ......
  • At a time when digital transformation is driving significant change across all industry sectors, it is critical that organizations are able to align functional and cross-functional project activities to their strategic objectives. In the digital economy, the lines between technology, new product development, applications, service delivery and change management are increasingly blurred, and it's vital for the business to have an integrated view, not only to support strategic planning and investment prioritization, but also to effectively manage these initiatives through execution. The project portfolio management process must also evolve to handle both fast-moving digital initiatives and longer-term projects, with a shortened feedback loop that engages project teams and business stakeholders, and provides visibility at all levels. This session will address topics including:

    ·How to align projects to business goals in planning AND execution
    ·Why PPM is vital for a digital project portfolio
    ·How PPM can unify cross-functional initiatives
    ·When to consider changes to PPM processes
    ·Why project visibility is critical to successful business change

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • The C-level suite agrees that aligning business and technology objectives are an essential element in achieving what’s necessary to win, retain and serve their customers, however, are they putting their money where their mouths are? The data tells a different story. According to Forrester Research, while two thirds of CIOs and CMOs agree that the CMO is an active participant in strategic planning, the perception of CIO involvement varies significantly between the two roles. Moreover, half of surveyed PMO leaders feel they have all the tools in place to competently manage the portfolio pipeline. Companies are routinely adopting practices to deliver faster and better; it’s time for executives to do the same. Effectively managing a portfolio that enables business leaders to achieve their strategic objectives requires tooling that supports pragmatic practices in order to gather data at the right level and at the right time.

    This presentation examines portfolio management trends and best practices that high achieving organizations have applied to turbo charge their planning process.

    Forrester Research, Inc., The State Of Strategic Execution In 2015, January 27, 2015

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • A recent comprehensive survey commissioned by CA revealed some very clear trends in portfolio management and provided evidence of what distinguishes a strong portfolio performer from a weak one.

    In this engaging presentation report author, Andy Jordan will explore these indicators and provide recommendations for how your organization can become more adaptable, agile and responsive to portfolio changes.

    Learn how you can build improved effectiveness into your portfolio execution approach, and how communication can contribute to your success.

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • At its most basic level, communication is the transfer of information and ideas between two or more entities. In the context of organizational project and program management, communication is a core competency that, when properly executed, connects every member of a project team to a common set of strategies, goals and actions. Unless these components are effectively shared by project leads and understood by stakeholders, project outcomes are jeopardized and budgets incur unnecessary risk. Effective communications leads to more successful projects, allowing organizations to become high performers and risk 14 times fewer dollars than their low-performing counterparts.

    This webinar reveals the communications challenges that prevent organizations from accomplishing more successful projects, and identifies key initiatives enable organizations to improve their communication as they face their own unique challenges in an ever-changing complex and risky environment.

    This session is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • A recent analyst study found that 88% of organizations are “doing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).” This finding could lead many to believe all is well with this critical business process so essential to strategic success. This is hardly the case as studies also show PPM is still generally immature in enterprises today. The lack of maturity is largely due to the fact that most organizations are addressing only a subset of PPM capabilities. So though almost every organization can lay claim to doing PPM, few are actually doing PPM for all its worth. Many of these organizations will continue to miss out on the incredible possibility and promise of this essential business capability until they grasp and appreciate the full scope and potential of PPM.

    One of the greatest barriers to realizing the full potential of PPM is an enterprise-wide awareness of the span of PPM and the likely gap that must be overcome to achieve it. There is a plethora of great PPM insight contained in the numerous books, methodologies, and frameworks available today, but using this volume of information to get everyone on the same page is a daunting challenge. The key is to use a simple approach and model to quickly establish a common understanding of this critical business discipline and to easily foster the conversations and discussions to drive the endeavor to raise PPM proficiency.

    This brief webcast will present a PPM model that is easy to remember, easy to communicate, and proven to quickly illuminate the gap between existing immature PPM processes and the full scope and potential of comprehensive Project and Portfolio Management.
  • 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 David Werner, Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies, speaks with Rick Morris, published Author and Owner/President of R2 Consulting about ways to bring more accountability through your strategic plan.
  • The development of a solid product innovation strategy is undoubtledly a collaborative effort, and company cultures that support an open and robust dialog will be more able to evolve their strategies to address their changing business environments.

    Attend this webcast featuring Michelle Jones from Stage-Gate International as she discusses how these companies are better equipped to address risk and derive more value from their product innovation efforts. Also hear why aligning your product innovation strategy is an important precursor to making continuous strategic assessments and project prioritization decisions.

    All attendees will gain insight into the 5 key elements that comprise a consensus based innovation strategy, the importance of clearly communicating that strategy to drive strategic portfolio management, and the metrics to measure performance.

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Portfolio planning activities have struggled to gain respect in most businesses. Lack of enterprise-wide orchestration arises from a lack of effective involvement and intimate business knowledge – not simply of operations and processes, but of business imperatives, obstacles and desired outcomes. And the information systems aspects continue to be planned in splendid isolation from the business, causing IT people to mistakenly celebrate victory when a new IT system goes live. However a project only really starts when the IT goes live, and so the planning needs to be fully integrated. This can only be accomplished first by building strong relationships with business peers that will result in measurable value creation. The next step is to implement a sophisticated PPM system that can handle the extreme complexity of orchestrating all the business and related technology portfolio of initiatives, capable of optimizing the plans (and the outcomes) as the business environment changes.

    To achieve this, a new PPM model needs to be created to look at portfolio management in a holistic way, enterprise-wide. Planners need a capability that will generate multiple scenarios and real-time decision support. This dimensionality and complexity is well beyond the capacity of the human brain. By implementing such a tool, IT would be positioned as a critical partner with the business – not just in implementing mainstream information systems, but also in helping the business with a much better way to plan and manage all of its key initiatives effectively

    This session focuses on how enterprise leaders and divisional leaders and IT leaders should be working in harmony to orchestrate great business outcomes, rather than looking after their parochial interests.
  • A recent analyst study found that 88% of organizations are “doing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).” This finding could lead many to believe all is well with this critical business process so essential to strategic success. This is hardly the case as studies also show PPM is still generally immature in enterprises today. The lack of maturity is largely due to the fact that most organizations are addressing only a subset of PPM capabilities. So though almost every organization can lay claim to doing PPM, few are actually doing PPM for all its worth. Many of these organizations will continue to miss out on the incredible possibility and promise of this essential business capability until they grasp and appreciate the full scope and potential of PPM.

    One of the greatest barriers to realizing the full potential of PPM is an enterprise-wide awareness of the span of PPM and the likely gap that must be overcome to achieve it. There is a plethora of great PPM insight contained in the numerous books, methodologies, and frameworks available today, but using this volume of information to get everyone on the same page is a daunting challenge. The key is to use a simple approach and model to quickly establish a common understanding of this critical business discipline and to easily foster the conversations and discussions to drive the endeavor to raise PPM proficiency.

    This brief webcast will present a PPM model that is easy to remember, easy to communicate, and proven to quickly illuminate the gap between existing immature PPM processes and the full scope and potential of comprehensive Project and Portfolio Management.
  • Incident management can be a very costly process, with lots of staff using expensive tools and telephony. It is also very visible to customers, who will let you know very quickly if it doesn’t meet their needs. So it’s really important to make sure this process is as efficient and effective as possible.

    This session will be based on Stuart’s many years of working with clients from a wide variety of industries and countries, many of whom have needed to implement improvements to incident management. Stuart will describe approaches that have worked for other organizations, which you may be able to adopt into your own improvement program.