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Today it is generally recognized that projects must deliver value. But what is value, how do we ensure that it is delivered, and how do we group the set of investments into our portfolio to deliver the most value?
Industry established standards and practices should form the basis for the approach to implementing portfolio management. These will guide us in the steps to prioritize and select the highest value investments.
This presentation very simply walks through the steps to create and maintain portfolios within these best practice standards and practices.
This event qualifies for Project Management Institute (PMI) 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).
The industry-leading VMware vSphere has just been updated to version 6.0, bringing with it a host of new features and improvements, including VMWare Virtual Volumes (VVoLs), fault-tolerance for multi-processors in virtual machines, and a variety of improvements to vMotion.
Join VMware vExpert Maish Saidel-Keesing as he discusses how you can take advantage of what VMware vSphere 6.0 has to offer, and discusses some best practices on how to upgrade to this latest release. Maish will be joined by Veeam Software System Engineer Ryan Post, who will discuss ways that Veeam’s full suite of product offerings can help ensure that your upgrade to vSphere 6.0 will be a success.
In they webinar you will learn:
-Understand the upgrade path to VMware vSphere 6.0 and get advice on the best deployment methods.
-What the changes are to VMware vMotion (cross-center and long distance) and how to use them.
-How to take advantage of vCenter 6.0 to streamline management of your VMware environment.
-More about VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and how can you best take advantage of them.
-What Veeam Software solutions can help make your vSphere 6.0 upgrade a success.
We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, where devices and machines are much more intuitive, simplifying and enriching our daily lives. As smart devices pack more powerful processors and sensors, they will become more aware of our preferences and surroundings, anticipate our needs, and provide us with relevant information at the right time. As machines of the future begin to see and hear in 3D through computer vision and perceive and understand through machine learning, new worlds of possibilities open. Cars, machines, robots, and other smart devices will become autonomous, anticipating outcomes far faster and more accurately.
In this webinar, we’ll dig into how industry leaders are using cognitive technologies, such as machine learning, computer vision, and always-on sensing to reshape industries, including transportation, healthcare, banking and retail. Can your business keep up with the disruption that will be caused by these technologies? How can device intelligence add value to your organization? How can you balance the benefits of device intelligence with associated risks?
In this webinar, you’ll:
-Find out how you can drive innovations and create new business opportunities through these technologies
- Discover ways cognitive technologies can help businesses drive revenue in unexpected -- and uncharted – ways
-Balance the benefits of device intelligence and user privacy
-Get the scoop on why on-device intelligence will be key in the new era of smart connected things
- Realize the role of cognitive technologies and biometrics on securing your organization’s critical devices
Maged Zaki, Director of Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Jim McGregor, Principal analyst and founder, TIRIAS Research
Russ Fadel, President and General Manager; ThingWorx
Chris Clayton, Senior vice president, business development; ColdLight
From students to executives, finding solutions to improve efficiency, productivity, and communication has become vital. These end users are trying to excel in their work, and while they don’t mean to cause harm, in most organizations this desire leads to the use of applications, services, and data storage and sharing beyond IT's boundaries. This practice, known as “shadow IT,” is having an obvious impact on technical support teams. Attend this webinar to learn more about shadow IT and how you can strike a balance between reaping the benefits and avoiding the risk.
Big changes are currently underway in how IT is designed and delivered in the enterprise. Effective solutions must align all technology, strategy and deployment activities with the highly dynamic business demands of your organization – but how do you get there?
In this webinar, Steve Carter, VP of Advisory Services, uses real world case studies to demonstrate how our enterprise clients have developed long-term ITaaS transformation goals, identified roadblocks and implemented change in the delivery of IT services within their organizations. He discusses the market and technology drivers that are forcing the need for change and how the 451 Research ITaaS Workshop can help kickstart your company’s ITaaS transformation.
Everyone loves a good user story, but how do you write one? Write compelling user stories that focus on business value. Enable conversations as the most important part of the story. Watch this video to learn how to:
- Keep focused on customer value
- Write acceptance criteria and define "done"
- Create stories and tasks within Rally
As the gateway to IT for most end users, service and support is the biggest driver of customer satisfaction and can generate a tremendous return on investment. IT leaders and managers who ignore these facts do so at their own peril, for the simple truth is this: the success and longevity of an IT management team are directly tied to the success of service and support. In this session, Jeff Rumburg will use benchmarking data and case studies to demonstrate the untapped value of all service and support organizations.
You’ve read about keyword research, inbound links and optimizing web copy for search. If you follow the leading SEO experts, you undoubtedly know about Penguin, Hummingbird and Mobilegeddon… But what are they NOT telling you about?
In this webinar, SEO expert Bruce Chapman from DNN shares 24 rapid-fire tips that you haven’t considered, including the role testing plays toward conversions. You’ll leave the webinar with tricks that you can apply to your website right away, tools you can use to test to find out the best results, increase engagement and outcomes.
Too many businesses are relying on the heroics of their people to accomplish business transformations mistakenly treating them as little more than operational changes. In fact, business transformations have all the hallmarks of the most complex projects and programs and the challenges can be just as overwhelming. Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) can save they day by providing the foundation and means to:
•Identify and select the initiatives to create desired changes to the business
•Enable the oversight necessary to monitor and adjust projects and programs to ensure successful execution
•Provide the ability to measure results and realize maximum business value
Join us for a webcast focusing on how PPM can be used to assure the transformation of your enterprise.
All attendees are eligible to earn 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Unit (PDU).
Le processus de pilotage de vos projets est complexe, dépassé, pas assez aligné sur les besoins et attentes de vos équipes, ou peut-être les trois ?
Pour y remédier, CA Technologies et ISPA Consulting vous invitent à découvrir lors d’un webcast de 40 minutes, comment BNP Paribas-Banque de Détail France (BDDF) a boosté son système de pilotage et amélioré les leviers de gestion opérationnelle et budgétaire de ses projets et portefeuilles avec la solution CA PPM et l'accompagnement d'ISPA Consulting.
June 11, 2015 @ 10am PST / 1pm EST
Sponsored by Workfront, Inc
David Linthicum - Senior Vice President; Cloud Technology Partners
Rich Morrow - Principal Engineer; quicloud
Nick McCleery - Agile project manager; Workfront
As a second part of our discussion, we dig deeper into the concept that mixing Agile and traditional application development methodologies works well. This time we focus on outcomes, or what we know works. Most importantly, we’ll also talk about what doesn’t work and what should be avoided.
Agile has more value in some aspects of the application development lifecycle than others. While organizations are changing around the notion of Agile, it’s healthy to take a close look at what’s practical as to the successful design, development, and deployment of new or existing applications.
It’s time to start asking the tougher questions.
We’ve got a panel of experts to address the issues around Agile and mixing more traditional approaches with new, from the perspective of the project managers.
We’ll deal with the tough decisions that enterprise development project leaders and ISVs have to deal with today as they move to more “modern” approaches. What’s more, look at how the cloud, big data, and the Internet of Things are driving even more innovative thinking around development methods. If you’re moving to Agile, this is a must attend.
After this webinar, you'll:
· Discover what works when mixing traditional app dev techniques
· Automate Agile principles while deploying new or existing apps
· Learn how cloud and big data can complicate the Agile scenario
· Avoid the pitfalls of bad development strategies
There are many myths that project managers and executives simply accept about project management. Dates are mandated. Project managers own the project. Resources are unlimited. On the other side, there are many excuses such as things will never change here. You don’t understand our corporate culture. Our organization can’t work like that. If you have heard any of this or believe any of this, than this session is perfect for you. Come hear world renowned speaker Rick A. Morris, President of R2 Consulting, LLC Mythbust Project Management for you! Rick is an expert in down to earth delivery of simple and executable tips and tricks to get you on a path of powerful change! In a quick hour, walk away with some simple facts and stories that can change the way you think about project management.
Unlike the service desk, which has been extensively benchmarked over the past two decades, desktop support benchmarking is a relatively recent trend. As a result, many support professionals are unfamiliar with the key performance indicators (KPIs) that are important to track and trend in desktop support and even fewer are aware of what constitutes acceptable performance. In this session, Jeff Rumburg will share the results of MetricNet’s 2014 Global Benchmarking Initiative for Desktop Support, discuss the methodology, define the KPIs used for benchmarking, and share performance data from more than 140 companies worldwide.
We’ll take you beyond Agile processes and ceremonies to Agile at the business level, so your teams can do the work that creates the most value for your business.
You’ll come away understanding:
- How to build the right thing: build the features customers actually want and that return value to your company
- How to build things right: become a fast, predictable, high-quality delivery engine
- How to coordinate work effectively and efficiently across all levels in the organization
- How to become a responsive, dependable partner to the business
The website is the center of your marketing universe: it’s your foundation for brand awareness, customer engagement, sales leads and revenue. Because websites serve so many functions and have so many moving parts, it's a serious undertaking to design, build, launch and manage a site. At the center of killer websites is a great Content Management System.
Watch this 30-minute or less webinar that reveals the ways you can leverage key features of your CMS to attract new visitors, sustain longer visits and drive more returns.
This webinar covers:
- Content personalization
- How to use analytics to inform content strategy
- Advocate marketing and visitor engagement
The financial services industry is in the early stages of a significant digital transformation. With investment in fintech rising from $520 million in 2010 to about $3 billion in 2014, the financial services industry is well funded to drive unprecedented change.
Historically on opposite sides of the playing field, smart fintech firms and financial institutions are beginning to see that they need one another to thrive.
Join Yodlee® Interactive for a webinar hosted by VentureBeat on May 20th at 10 a.m. PT, for engaging commentary and analysis about the evolution of the financial services model and how banks and fintech companies can work together through joint innovation.
Hear from panelists Collin Canright, Principal at Canright Communications, Jason Henrichs, Partner at The Kenetic Group, Jesse Podell, Co-Founder and COO at TechDay and Jason O’Shaughnessey, VP of International at Yodlee Interactive.
We all want similar outcomes from our development efforts — faster time to market, strategic alignment, and predictable delivery of products and features customers actually want.
The secret sauce lies in “Big Room Planning”: real-time, collaborative release planning in which you create realistic roadmaps that hit important milestones and maximize value to customers. Hear how Rally customers around the globe have launched programs in as little as three months.
More than half of all programmatic display dollars are expected to go to mobile this year. However, a few myths regarding mobile continue to persist and are keeping brand advertisers from taking a more holistic approach to their marketing. With the explosion of mobile, it is imperative that marketers better understand how they can activate the vast amount of consumer data already at their fingertips to more effectively allocate their marketing spend and maximize returns.
In this webinar, experts from TUNE and AOL will arm you with critical insights on the next generation of mobile marketing. Kelly Mullins of TUNE will discuss how the data sitting inside your app can be used to create targetable audience segments and power highly effective mobile programmatic campaigns. Michael Brooks of AOL will dive into the best practices of using this data to achieve marketing goals across all screens.
Most enterprise social collaboration tools are designed to help you share information and get work done. But with information spread across multiple tools, teams, and time zones, you could spend more time managing your work than doing it.
This video will show you:
- How the right collaboration tools and mindset can empower your teams
- How to unify team chat, email, status updates, deployment notifications, and social-media feeds
- How DigitalGlobe uses a flow-based approach to collaborate, solve problems, minimize context switching, and maximize transparency
David Linthicum - Senior Vice President; Cloud Technology Partners
Steve Michaelis - Senior Solutions Engineer; Workfront, Inc.
Jeff Latimer - Associate Director of Information Technology; Florida State University
Rich Morrow - Principal Engineer; quicloud
Agile has established itself as possibly the most effective set of management practices for organizations of all sizes to deliver high-quality, useful products on a much faster schedule. But although Agile allows business to be more responsive, flexible, and engaged, it is not the right fit for every project and every team. For many projects -- especially those requiring high levels of governance and compliance, or those producing physical product -- traditional gated methodologies such as Waterfall excel at bringing the required structure, repeatability, and predictability.
Join us to learn the benefits and drawbacks of agile and waterfall methodologies, the pros and cons of a hybrid strategy, how agile and waterfall teams can coexist, and how to determine which methodology to choose for your project and organization.
Business Agility is a means for organizations to respond and adapt to the new pace of change. Achieving it means transforming your organization for speed and opportunity capture. It involves changing your mindset, how you make trade-off decisions, and how you deliver products and IT services.
If you didn't make it to the HIMSS15 healthcare IT conference, but want to hear about the hot topics and key takeaways from this year's many informative sessions, mark this webinar on your calendar to get up to speed! This year's event was full of new and innovative technology solutions for the healthcare industry.
Naveen Sarabu, Product Manager for Liaison Healthcare, was there and will be sharing some of the new trends and technologies he saw for the following hot topics:
Provider & patient engagement
Health Information Exchange
Clinical & business intelligence
Changing payment models
Mobile, connected health & telehealth
IT departments are challenged with maintaining systems while being charged with innovating to help their organisational productivity. Maybe you want to re-position IT as an innovative, changing and improving force but just can’t make it happen.
In this webinar, we will address the challenges to introducing IT innovation in an organisation. Then using a number of real world examples, we will lay out a range of business and technology integration techniques and approaches proven to foster continual user centered service improvement.
Subjects covered include: The IT Innovators Dilemma, Why ITIL Can’t Innovate, The Upgrade Fail, The UBER technique, Building an Innovation Machine, Pizza and Agile Improvement, and Gamification of Ideation.
According to research from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, 77% of B2C marketers and 93% of B2B marketers are doing content marketing. That’s a lot of blog posts, webinars, SlideShare presentations, and ebooks. With so much content being produced, how do you ensure yours stands out?
In this webinar, you'ill get real-world examples of what content has worked and what has missed the mark.
You will learn:
- Ideas that you can apply to your own content marketing efforts
- Real-world content marketing use cases
- Tips to keep the creative juices flowing as you create content
The role of the CMO is more complex than ever before, and the battle to win over the customer can appear daunting. With over 120 digital marketing channels to choose from, and more than 2,400 products available to manage them, it is inevitable that marketing technology takes a driving seat. More technology means the CMO has now set up camp in the CIO's territory.
But this doesn't have to lead to the next office battleground (we all remember the Great Sales & Marketing Wars of the '90s, right?); there is a way forward.
We'll explain how marketing and IT executives can make cross-functional, cross-methodology teams work, without fisticuffs. We'll cover best practices to reduce fire drills, manage resources, and drive productivity. Those siloes that are in the way? Look out because we're going to bust 'em. Like peanut butter and chocolate, the CMO and CIO can work together to deliver awesome, tasty, results - we'll show you how that begins.
After this webinar, you'll:
* Identify problem communication areas within your organization that can lead to internal war
* Learn how to speak fluent CIO, and discover your inner process junkie
* Discover new, exciting acronyms, and find out why they're deadly important to your continue growth
* Find out why fluidity will be the next big thing in executive circles
It's time to sign up to avoid a war, not create one. Join us...
Stewart Rogers, director of marketing technology; VentureBeat
Philip Sheldrake, technology analyst and managing partner, Euler Partners
Adam Messano, senior project manager; Advanced Auto Parts
Eric Lopez, sales engineering manager; Workfront Inc.
Does your organization have a reliable way to intake project ideas? Do you struggle with how to determine whether project requests align with business strategy? How do you know if the costs will outweigh the benefits?
Join us for a webinar, where we will explore these topics and more. We’ll discuss:
•Providing a standardized idea Input form, making it easier to evaluate potential projects when all ideas have the same fields, rather than having to compare Excel spreadsheets, Word documents and other forms of project requests.
•How to determine alignment with strategic objectives
•How to determine relative priority
•The best way to evaluate costs and benefits of high priority ideas
•How to use Idea portfolios for what-if scenarios
•And finally, converting ideas to projects (most of the data entered is carried across)
After discussing these best practices, we’ll use CA PPM show how they can be implemented as a real world, practical solution!
How do you deliver great digital experiences in today's mobile-first, multi-touchpoint, omnichannel world? The answer is to map customers' journeys against your mobile and web touchpoints, then harness context - full knowledge of a customer's history, preferences, behaviors, and location - to tailor the experience.
Increasingly, organizations are looking at Web Content Management (WCM) solutions in the cloud. Why? Because in the cloud, you can rapidly deploy sites, reach mobile devices, secure against attacks, and scale to meet demand.
In this session you will:
* See the data highlighting major trends driving interest in "WCM in the Cloud"
* Understand the pros and cons of moving your WCM to the Cloud
* Master the role of the cloud in delivering great digital experiences.
* Build support and a roadmap to use the cloud in your digital experience delivery strategy.
The application economy has fundamentally changed the relationship between the enterprise and its customers. The trends of this new business world—the cloud, mobile and social—mean that software is now the predominant choice for consumers to experience companies and their brands. Have you ever considered how you differentiate your products and applications for success in this fast paced application economy?
In this webinar, Andy Jordan discusses innovative ways to deliver intuitive, engaging products and applications in this fast moving, highly competitive environment. He will explore how organizations are selecting the right products, applications and prioritizing feature requests while staying in alignment with business strategies. You will also learn about:
•Efficient and effective resource investment – how to get the most return from your people in the fast paced modern environment
•The need to focus on net benefits, not project constraints
•The need for clear, consistent top down guidance
•The need to effectively respond to (and predict) shifting strategic needs
Don’t miss this thought provoking webinar that’s guaranteed to make you rethink how to deliver the products and features that will deliver real results.
This event qualifies for 1 Project Management Institute Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
Digital initiatives are very cross-functional by nature. Gaining and maintaining alignment on priorities can be quite difficult, particularly given the fast pace of retail and siloed nature of most retail organizations. Thus, the drive to achieve business benefits from digital initiatives can be elusive. In this webinar, we will discuss importance of governance and managing digital initiatives as a portfolio.
Attendees will learn:
•Leading practices for driving alignment on digital priorities
•How to ensure digital efforts meet changing business needs and lead to business benefits (both near-term and longer term).
This event qualifies for Project Management Institute (PMI) 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).
Project Portfolio Management is often seen—and sold—as a tool for IT. PPM is embraced by IT as a way of gaining control of their world to focus on managing scarce resources and making or prioritizing decisions. Guess what, IT isn't the only team with scare resources, making bad decisions and no priorities. If a company is only using PPM for IT they are missing the real value. Managing all types of business strategies through projects is a must for every business, and successful customers have realized the real value of PPM to make better choices, balance opportunities and meet goals.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly examines how the role of PPM can be expanding and why PPM isn’t a tool for just one part of the organization; it is a way of thinking and working that can benefit everyone.
As Agile has gone from acceptance to leadership in project execution for many organizations, it is only natural that those organizations look to implement Agile philosophies at the strategy level. Organizations must now learn to harness the power of their Agile teams to drive delivery of the right products, applications and features at the right time.
In this webinar, Andy Jordan will provide insights on how the business is scaling agile across their organization. Learn how businesses can set strategic guidance and create organization alignment from strategy to product to delivery, including:
•Prioritizing portfolio elements using Agile principles
•Balancing portfolio needs with financial restrictions in an Agile world
•Ensuring Agile teams are delivering optimal results for their work
•Communicating Agile approaches to the organization in ways they can understand and leverage
This webinar will challenge your thinking of portfolio definition and execution, register now to ensure you are able to effectively and efficiently add Agile to your annual planning processes.
You have seen the value of PPM. You understand its promise, and you embrace its principles. You endeavor to deliver the best possible value to your customers, and PPM is an essential tool to help you do that.
Yet if PPM is only being used within IT, it is only living up to a fraction of its potential. While PPM has helped IT organizations get control of their resources and priorities, it is often seen to be focused on solving IT’s problems, not the organization’s. It doesn’t have to be that way. But making the case for PPM means you need to demonstrate what it can do for the organization as a whole, not just what it does for you.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly guides you through making the case for PPM as a tool for the whole organization. If you are an IT executive that values PPM but struggles to communicate that value to the rest of the organization, this is the presentation for you. In it we’ll guide you through building the case for change in adopting PPM organizationally. You’ll explore how to present PPM as a tool for collaboration and cooperation, not just command and control.
Implementing PPM organizationally isn’t about defining the structure you need. Effect PPM is about making it work in the structure that you already have. The focus of PPM is about the envisioning, evaluating and delivery of effective value. Value gets delivered at the front-line of the organization, and that is where PPM needs to best play a role.
Too many PPM implementations assume that PPM is focused on only one part of the organization, or on one type of projects. Worse, there is often a presumption that to implement PPM requires organizational restructuring and the creation of new organizations, roles and processes.
The most effective organizations leverage PPM to enable making and delivering on their strategic priorities. Success is not about structuring the organization in order to adopt PPM, it’s PPM serving the needs of the organization. In this presentation, Mark Mullaly highlights the strategies, approaches and principles necessary to bring your strategy to life and ensure it delivers value. He defines what it takes to realize success in the organization that you have today. You’ll get practical, pragmatic insight about harnessing PPM as an approach that serves your requirements, not one that drives your processes.