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PPM & Agile: Redefining Planning & Execution

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  • The Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Business The Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Business Ann Konkler, CA Technologies Agile Consultant and PMI-ACP Recorded: Feb 16 2017 57 mins
    More and more organizations are adopting agile methods to help manage complex work and improve project delivery. If you’re a Project Manager, you may be wondering: Is an agile approach right for my organization? Do I have a role on an agile team, and if so, what is it? How do I make agile methods work in my context?

    Join Ann Konkler, Agile Consultant at CA Technologies, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10am PT / 1pm ET, to better understand the role of the Project Manager in an agile business. During this webinar, you’ll learn:

    • How Project Managers can have a meaningful role
    • Which agile framework is right for you
    • How to coordinate across teams when some are applying agile methods and others are not

    We want to help you better understand your role as a Project Manager in an agile business. Join us to learn more and bring your questions to this engaging webinar.
  • Organization Change Management in Agile Transformation Organization Change Management in Agile Transformation Saif Islam, Director Practice Services Recorded: Jan 26 2017 47 mins
    Introducing Agile to an organization fundamentally changes how people work and collaborate at individual, team and program levels. Change is hard. Large scale change is much harder.

    According to Mckinsey article, 70% large transformation initiatives fail to meet their objectives. Organizational, cultural, and behavioral change management is critical to any successful transformation.

    In this webinar, we will focus on:
    · Readiness for Change: Sense of urgency, executive support and shared vision
    · Execute Change: Communication, empowerment and quick wins
    · Sustain Change: Promotion of success and anchoring change
    Following the webinar we’ll leave time for Q&A, so bring your questions!

    Please join this webinar by Saif Islam (Director of Services) on Jan 26th at 1pm ET
  • Big Room Planning: Harnessing the Power of Agile at Scale Big Room Planning: Harnessing the Power of Agile at Scale Jonas Högstrand & Andrew Sales Recorded: Jan 26 2017 60 mins
    Harnessing the Power of Agile at Scale with Big Room Planning

    Many organisations are already using agile methodologies like Scrum, but largely at an individual team level.
    But how do you ensure correlation and coordination between different agile teams? How do you ensure alignment between business strategy and execution level? And how do you provide business stakeholders with visibility to track the progress of ongoing projects and programmes – traditional and agile?
    The secret to succeeding with Enterprise Scale Agile is Big Room Planning; real-time collaboration, where teams identify risks early, untangle dependencies, and effectively plan their work aligned to business priorities and customer needs.

    In this webinar, Jonas Högstrand and Andrew Sales, will discuss:

    •What benefits organisations can achieve with greater levels of business agility
    •Why Big Room Planning is a core activity for succeeding with agile at scale and the agile behaviours it drives
    •How Big Room Planning works, who participates, what you do and why it’s worthwhile
    •How CA Agile Central supports Big Room Planning and provides visibility to track and steer the plans that are created

    Learn how to achieve faster time to market, improved quality, strategic alignment between IT and the business, and predictable delivery of features that delight customers.
  • How Process Automation Works Within the NOC & Infrastructure How Process Automation Works Within the NOC & Infrastructure Jeremy Axmacher, Platform Engineer Recorded: Jan 17 2017 45 mins
    To cope with business demand, servers must be built – which is a highly manual process that often lacks standardization. Join this webinar with CA Technologies’ internal IT team, as they discuss how CA Process Automation enables them to automation core infrastructure tasks, including server deployment, maintenance and retirement – and saved their team 20 hours a day of manual work.

    You will learn:
    How CA Technologies’ internal IT team saves time automating triage and remediation
    How workflows can be easily adapted to detect issues quickly
    How new servers are now deployed within a matter of minutes with standardized builds and security protocols
  • 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 Recorded: Jan 12 2017 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.
  • How Process Automation Helps CA Technologies Create a Disaster Recovery Strategy How Process Automation Helps CA Technologies Create a Disaster Recovery Strategy Jeremy Axmacher, Platform Engineer Recorded: Jan 11 2017 40 mins
    When disaster strikes, your number one priority is fast recovery. But trying to determine the root cause of the problem can be a time consuming, manual process. Join this webinar with CA Technologies’ internal IT team, as they discuss how automation has helped them save time with disaster recovery through consistent, predicable processes – and enabled them to get up and running again seamlessly.

    You will learn:
    How to save money and time from outages – even when the worst happens
    •How to shift your focus from manual problem solving to fast recovery through automation and repeatable processes
    •How keeping an audit trail prevented the team from making the same mistakes in the future
  • The hybrid portfolio: Can’t we all just get along? 1 PMI PDU The hybrid portfolio: Can’t we all just get along? 1 PMI PDU Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com and Jim Tisch, Dir Product Marketing, PPM Recorded: Jan 11 2017 55 mins
    Agile is here to stay, waterfall’s not going away anytime soon, and more and more organizations are creating hybrid project execution models that combine both. What does that mean at the portfolio level? If you’re struggling to manage a portfolio of different project approaches, if you have executives looking for common reporting metrics, or if you have frustrated project teams, this webcast is for you. Join PPM expert Andy Jordan as he explains:
    •Value based reporting that ignores the project execution approach
    •The importance of flexibility in portfolio planning and delivery
    •The need to create an environment that supports both Agile and waterfall
    •Some simple steps you can take today to improve hybrid portfolios
    The future of portfolio management will include both Agile and waterfall, unless you’ve mastered them both you need to attend this webinar.
  • CA PPM in der Praxis – Teil 4:  Reporting - Portlets, Dashboards, Ad-Hoc CA PPM in der Praxis – Teil 4: Reporting - Portlets, Dashboards, Ad-Hoc Stefanie Siegmann/Principal Consultant PPM/CA Technologies/ Recorded: Jan 10 2017 35 mins
    Im Projektmanagement gehört ein regelmäßiges Reporting zum Tagesgeschäft. Durch den Einsatz von vorgefertigten Reports lassen sich im täglichen Projektmanagementgeschäft erhebliche Zeiteinsparungen erzielen.

    In CA PPM finden sich eine Vielzahl von fertigen Reports zu den Themen Projekte, Ideen, Ressourcen, Finanzen, Portfolios, usw. Für Sonderfälle lassen sich auch Ad-Hoc-Reports je nach Bedarf schnell und einfach erstellen.

    Aber nicht nur Reports helfen einem Projekt- oder Portfoliomanager, sondern auch Portlets und Dashboards, die mit Real-Time-Daten einen ständig aktuellen Aufschluss über die momentane Situation geben.

    In diesem Seminar wird anhand von Beispielen aufgezeigt werden, wie Reporting die Aufgaben in CA PPM unterstützt.
    Hierbei werden wir auf folgende Themen eingehen:
    •Best Practice Einsatz von Analyse-Portlets und deren Konfigurationsmöglichkeiten.
    •Best Practice Einsatz von Standardreports
    •Erstellen von eigenen Ad-Hoc-Reports mit Auswertung unserer eigenen konfigurierten Datenfelder
    •Erstellmöglichkeit von eigenen Drill-Down-Reports über den Report-Designer

    Wir freuen uns darauf, Ihnen als Abschluss unserer Seminarreihe „CA PPM in der Praxis“ das Thema Reporting darstellen zu können, welches alle bisherigen Themen vereint.
  • How to do Big Room Planning How to do Big Room Planning Martin Burns, Agile Transformation Consultant Recorded: Jan 5 2017 58 mins
    Do you want faster time to market, improved quality, strategic alignment between IT and the business, and predictable delivery of features that customers actually want?

    The secret to preventing and overcoming common organizational roadblocks (unrealistic plans, too many priorities, lack of commitment, late delivery, finger pointing and blame) is Big Room Planning. Big Room Planning is real-time, collaborative release planning, where you identify risks early, untangle dependencies, and effectively scope your work so you can prioritize and deliver value faster. If you have multiple development teams collaborating on time-sensitive projects, join CA Agile Central Services Architect, Carolina Weibring, on Thursday, January 5, 10am PT / 1pm ET, to learn:

    •Why you should care about Big Room Planning
    •How big room planning works: who participates, what you do, and why it’s worthwhile
    •How to break down departmental silos and increase cross-functional collaboration

    Following the presentation, we will have ample time for Q&A.
  • How Process Automation Works with On-Boarding/Off-Boarding How Process Automation Works with On-Boarding/Off-Boarding Jeremy Axmacher, Platform Engineer Recorded: Dec 15 2016 47 mins
    As many IT professionals know, on-boarding and off-boarding employees takes more than just a conversation with HR. There are dozens of tasks to do before during, and after, that require both time and budget. Join this webinar with CA Technologies’ internal IT team, as they discuss how they use CA Process Automation to automate their own on-boarding and off-boarding processes, remove manual errors, and speed up the delivery of services.

    You will learn:
    How a 12,000 employee company streamlines on-boarding and off-boarding
    How to simplify integration and save time through automation of tasks
    How to ensure employees get on-boarded efficiently so they can provide value faster, and off-boarded quickly and securely

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