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  • 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.

    Join us for a 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 will cover:

    - 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. Where’s the competitive advantage in that?

    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
  • This presentation discusses common failures and highlights real-world Agile success stories from Rally customers to show you what high-performance Agile looks like.
  • May 7, 2015 @ 10am PST / 1pm EST

    Panelists:
    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


    Abstract:
    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.

    Sponsored by: Workfront
  • 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.
  • Hot Topics and Key Takeaways from HIMSS15

    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:

    Data interoperability
    Population health
    Provider & patient engagement
    Health Information Exchange
    Clinical & business intelligence
    Changing payment models
    Mobile, connected health & telehealth
  • It's harder than ever to reach your target audience online. In a 2014 research study commissioned by DNN, 79% of marketing executives say it's a challenge to get (and hold) the attention of target customers. To stand a chance, you need to build engaging websites and digital experiences.

    Join Stefan Tornquist, VP Research at Econsultancy, as he shares trends, best practices and case studies around engaging websites and digital experiences. In this webinar, Stefan will share:

    - Challenges of connecting to digitally-empowered customers
    - Methods of engagement through customer experience mapping
    - Challenges and opportunities in building great digital experiences
    - Case studies showcasing best practices in engaging digital experiences
  • Join Petri IT Knowledgebase Contributing Editor Russell Smith as he discusses what IT professionals need to know about Windows Server 2003 End of Support, which arrives on July 14th, 2015. Learn about Server 2003 to Server 2012 migration tips, including how to manage Active Directory, virtual machines, and other infrastructure during the transition. In this webinar you will learn:

    -Windows Server 2003 End of Support (July 2015) is approaching fast.
    -What the specific details of Windows Server 2003 End of Support are.
    -How to plan out a Windows Server 2003 migration to a newer Server OS.

    Ryan Post, an inside systems engineer at Veeam, will demonstrate how Veeam Availability Suite v8 can provide you with peace of mind before, during, and after your migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2. Ryan will show you how Veeam’s solutions can help you with:

    -Learning the challenges (and opportunities) with Windows Server 2003 End of Support
    -Migration strategies and physical-to-virtual (P2V) solutions to challenges with migrating off Windows Server 2003
    -How Veeam Backup & Replication software can play a key role in protecting your data during the WS 2003 EOS process
  • CA Technologies has just released CA PPM 14.2, the latest version of the industry-leading Project & Portfolio Management solution. In this live webcast, David Werner from CA Technologies will discuss the exciting new features and functionality in the 14.2 release. Joining David in this webcast will be Lonnie Haire of VersionOne to discuss the available integration of VersionOne’s industry-leading Agile solution with CA PPM. Both speakers will answer questions from audience.
  • Service desk KPIs have evolved and matured significantly over the past two decades. Today’s service desks routinely track twenty or more KPIs, and the focus has shifted from tactical/operational metrics to the more strategic metrics of business value and ROI. In this session, you’ll take a journey through the past and explore twenty-five years of service desk benchmarking data. Attendees will learn about the most common service desk KPIs, changing averages in service desk performance, the evolution of KPIs, the holistic discipline of performance measurement and management, and what today’s KPIs tell us about the future.
  • You've just learned that your CMS vendor has been acquired. Don't panic. Be prepared. Create an action plan that will guide you and your team through the uncertainty and to an informed decision that's best for your company.

    You’re probably asking a few questions:
    - What about the product roadmap they just showed me? Is it still valid?
    - What does this mean for our website update?
    - Who do we turn to for technical support?
    - What's the impact on our relationship with our service provider?

    Your CMS is the foundation for your website, so we know that this can be a time of stress, uncertainty, and misinformation. That’s why we've brought Cathy McKnight to the rescue. Cathy is a co-founder and the Vice President of Consulting at Digital Clarity Group, and has advised numerous clients who faced precisely this scenario. In this DNN webinar, Cathy covers:

    - Immediate next steps
    - How to weigh your options
    - Strategic advice on migrating your CMS to a new vendor (if necessary)

    Join Cathy to learn how to address your current (or future) situation.
  • Get your website visitors to take action:

    Social network share. Invite advocates to share content on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

    Create content. Incent users to create blog posts, discussions, ideas and questions.

    Comment on content. When users receive comments on their content, they’re more likely to remain interested in participating.

    Answer a question. Save the time of your customer care team by having your customers help answer questions.

    Vote on an idea or answer. Encourage customers to provide feedback on ideas and answers submitted by the community.
  • Ineffective new product development (NPD) pipeline management is a condition that affects many organizations looking for sustainable results from their new product efforts. In most cases, organizations struggle to understand what the symptoms they experience are telling them about their pipeline, and how to focus their energy on initiatives that will make the most impact. In this webcast, CA and Kalypso will review the most common indicators of a faulty NPD process and help diagnose the causes.

    Attendees will learn:
    - The common pain points and symptoms that indicate poor NPD pipeline management
    - Why organizations experience these symptoms, and the underlying causes that produce these pains
    - How to tailor portfolio management principles to treat the symptoms of poor NPD pipeline management, including example that illustrates how portfolio management can drive sustainable results
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.