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    • Resource and Project Management Best Practices in Today's Digital World
      Resource and Project Management Best Practices in Today's Digital World Prasanna Adavi, Microsoft Project MVP EPMA, Inc. Upcoming: Mar 14 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Resource management is the efficient and effective development of an organization's resources when they are needed.

      When it comes to a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution deployment, resource management is one of the most common requirements. Most executives want to know answers to questions like: How is my current resource utilization going? What does my Requirements vs. Committed Capacity charting look like? Can my organization/group handle the requirements that are lined up for them for the upcoming period?

      Ironically, while these questions are the most basic and common questions to ask, they're also the most difficult questions to answer accurately. A sensible approach is needed to put the proper framework in place, so that when these questions are asked, you're ready with answers.

      Join this webcast to learn how to use a resource management perspective to:

      - Use Project Online to set up the project framework, plan the work, execute it, track it, and provide accurate reporting
      - Address executives' most common questions about PPM, spanning areas like planning of work, estimation, tracking of actual work, and maintenance of the plans
      - Leverage what-if analysis to help you make better informed PPM decisions

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    • Project Service Automation for Client and Customer Success
      Project Service Automation for Client and Customer Success Holly Kline, TSP- Project Service Automation, WW Dynamics Sales and Kristin Davis, Project Service Automation Global Sales Recorded: Nov 18 2016 9:00 pm UTC 36 mins
    • The more your business grows, the more complex your challenges become.

      As your business evolves, you face some big challenges that may include ensuring timely delivery of profitable, complex client projects; efficient resource management and billable utilization; retaining, developing, and supporting your team, and accurate revenue and resource forecasting. Companies who overcome these challenges are rewarded with stronger control and visibility across resources to improve profitability and professional services delivery.

      Optimizing resource management is crucial to profitability, on-time delivery, and client satisfaction for any professional services organization. Yet many are forced to resort to guesswork on staffing projects and forecasting needs — often in a last-minute scramble. Additionally, without proper project-scoping, customers experience cost over-runs and revenues are impacted.

      Project Service Automation is a new set of technologies from Microsoft that helps companies make the most of their vital resources. In this webcast, our experts will walk you through key resource and project management functionality in Microsoft Dynamics and highlight best practices to help you improve resource utilization and decrease project over-runs.

      Join this webcast to learn how to:
      - Optimize resource management to drive profitability, on-time delivery, and client satisfaction
      - Reduce project over-runs by accurately forecasting resources and revenue
      - Maximize collaboration across teams and the organization

      This webcast is part of our Microsoft Dynamics Business Applications webcast series. Sign up for this session, or the entire series today!

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    • Fix your Project Management Processes for Better Collaboration
      Fix your Project Management Processes for Better Collaboration Ken Jones, Consulting Director, Project Made Easy Recorded: Oct 11 2016 8:00 pm UTC 33 mins
    • Breakthrough project performance improvement comes from redesigning work on an end-to-end basis. Just implementing the MS Project technologies won't get you there.

      Using the Project Management Institute's Organizational Project Management Maturity (OPM) model, we will explore strategies to assess and then systematically improve real project performance by focusing on project management processes enabled by information management technology.

      Topics that will be covered:

      1. What do I get if I invest in project management? Feel good exercise or a real money maker?
      2. What is the OPM model?
      3. What processes count the most toward improved performance?
      4. How to perform an organizational assessment.
      5. Defining the gap and getting buy-in for change.
      6. It's not just about training! It's not just a software implementation!
      7. Building a change roadmap and making it happen.

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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 6:00 pm UTC 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.

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    • What to Look For in a Project & Portfolio Management Solution
      What to Look For in a Project & Portfolio Management Solution Lynn Reling Upcoming: Mar 7 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Companies invest in Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions because they are looking for a central platform to gain visibility on projects, track and report on progress, and align their strategy to execution. But with so many options in the market, it’s hard to know if you are investing in the solution that is right for your current and future business needs. Join this webinar on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 for an inside view into the key features and functionality to look for in a dynamic PPM solution.

      Whether you are new to PPM automation, or looking to replace a PPM solution you’ve invested in already, this webinar will discuss:
      - Best practices for researching and selecting the right solution for your unique needs
      - Must haves and deal breakers to look out for during the selection process
      - Critical differentiators that will determine your success

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    • Better Project Process Means Better Project Performance - 1 PDU
      Better Project Process Means Better Project Performance - 1 PDU Steve Romero, Founder of Romero Consulting Recorded: Apr 7 2016 11:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • Project Teams rely on countless processes, and project teams find themselves on both sides of the process fence. Not only do they rely on project management processes to achieve their objectives, they also rely on countless enterprise processes. To succeed, project requires sound Project and Portfolio Management, Systems Development, and a myriad of operational and service delivery processes. Though processes are ubiquitous in every company today, they are frequently looked on negatively or even avoided. In this session Steve Romero will discuss the factors that potentially make processes a hindrance, the means and approaches to make processes practical and enabling, and how great processes and process management can empower project teams.

      This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).

      In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information to its partner(s) who assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice: http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx

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    • Collaborating on Digital Projects - 1 PDU
      Collaborating on Digital Projects - 1 PDU Tim Jennings, Chief Research Officer, Ovum Recorded: Apr 7 2016 2:00 pm UTC 48 mins
    • Collaboration and team working have always been essential components of successful projects, but in today’s technology-driven environment, the composition of those teams and the nature of collaboration have changed. Digitization of business processes and the incorporation of technology into a wide range of products and services are major trends across all sectors. Digital projects are therefore no longer siloed within departments, but involve active participation and ownership from line of business stakeholders across a diverse range of business functions, from marketing to supply chain management and from IT to customer service. In this context, PPM best practice must evolve to meet the needs of these diverse groups, whilst PPM solutions must empower different roles across the organization, some of whom may be less familiar with project management processes. Ovum has recently undertaken a study of PPM best practices and will present its findings, along with recommendations for applying these in your organization. The session will address topics including:

      *Why digitization is changing PPM best practice
      *How to improve collaboration across multi-disciplinary project teams
      *Where agile and DevOps are impacting PPM
      *How to extend the benefits of PPM across and beyond the business *Why PPM is a significant enabler of digital transformation

      This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).

      In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information to its partner(s) who assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice: http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx

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    • Are you an Agile Project Manager or an Agile Project Leader?
      Are you an Agile Project Manager or an Agile Project Leader? Lawrence (Larry Cooper) Recorded: Mar 1 2016 5:00 pm UTC 55 mins
    • As Agile and agile thinking has continued to gain traction in organizations beyond the software development teams, project managers are left wondering what it all means to them.

      Some Agile practitioners promote the idea the PMs are no longer needed once you make the transition to using a practice such as Scrum. Does this mean that the PM role will become obsolete in Agile organizations? Or does it mean that the role of traditional project manager needs to transform to being a agile project leader?

      If you are a PM in an organization making the transition to Agile, come find out what it means to you and what you need to do start the transformation to becoming an Agile Project Leader.

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    • Streamline Your Project Intake Process (1 PDU)
      Streamline Your Project Intake Process (1 PDU) Aditya Angrish of WinMill Software & Rob Stroud of CA Technologies Recorded: Jul 22 2015 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • 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
      •How to determine whether ideas align with strategic objectives
      •How to determine relative priority across ideas
      •The best way to evaluate costs and benefits of high priority ideas
      •How to use Idea portfolios for what-if scenarios
      •Converting ideas to projects
      •Using workflows for Approvals, Action Items and Governance

      After discussing these best practices, we’ll use CA PPM show how they can be implemented as a real world, practical solution!

      Register today!

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

      In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information with its partner(s) which assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s disclosure practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice here http://www.ca.com/us/privacy.aspx.

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    • Mythbusting Project Management
      Mythbusting Project Management Rick Morris, R2 Consulting Recorded: May 28 2015 5:00 pm UTC 56 mins
    • 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.

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    • The Analytics Project Lifecycle: Charting the Full Path to Realized Value
      The Analytics Project Lifecycle: Charting the Full Path to Realized Value Dan Magestro, IIA VP and Research Director Recorded: Jan 26 2017 5:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    • Analytics projects and initiatives struggle for a wide variety of reasons that cross every aspect of the analytics function, including: business alignment and understanding, data and technology, resource planning and utilization, and budgetary considerations.

      In this webinar, IIA Research Director Dan Magestro will share the Analytics Project Lifecycle framework for successfully guiding an analytics project or initiative through its various stages, from initial identification of the business problem to the business action and recognition of the value generated by the work. The framework can be utilized in any situation where analytics is applied to support business needs and processes.

      Join us on January 26th to review the eight stages of the Analytics Project Lifecycle and increase the organizational effectiveness of analytics by formalizing the planning phase, optimizing project execution and decision making, and driving toward successful implementation.

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    • Best Practices for Project Management and Planning
      Best Practices for Project Management and Planning Gus Cicala, Microsoft Recorded: Oct 5 2016 6:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • Best practices for project planning: bringing together the process and the tools to start projects right!

      This webcast will outline the best practices for Project Planning and align them to the capabilities of the Microsoft Project scheduling engine.

      We will cover the basic steps to build an optimized plan, so that everything that is known within the project scope is appropriately reflected into an achievable plan.

      Included will be:
      •The best practices for project scope definition to build the appropriate foundation for an effective project schedule.
      •The organizing principles necessary to create an effective a Work Breakdown Structure in Microsoft Project.
      •The fundamentals for linking tasks to enable Project to use the appropriate logic when building the schedule; this will include how to use leads and lag, predecessor/successor relationships, and constraints.
      •The application of resource management practices to bring credibility to the plan assure that the resources necessary to meet the schedule are available when needed and at the capacity needed.
      •A review of the various options for baselining the schedule, cost, and labor to ensure the project plan is prepared for the control and execution stages of the project.

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    • Building a Roadmap: First Step to Successful Project Portfolio Management
      Building a Roadmap: First Step to Successful Project Portfolio Management Ben Chamberlain, Chief Product Officer, UMT360 Recorded: Nov 15 2016 7:00 pm UTC 65 mins
    • Does your Project Management Office (PMO) have what it takes to orchestrate business transformation?

      To truly lead business transformation, you’ll need to get the most from your Microsoft PPM platform. But first you must understand where you are on your PPM journey. Have you established the right foundational capabilities? Are you able to generate the visibility and insight needed to drive better decisions? How much more effective could you be if all portfolios were connected across the enterprise?

      In this webcast, we’ll ask questions designed to help you gain a better understanding of your own current PPM capabilities. Explore how building a roadmap can help identify powerful PPM capabilities you may be missing. Learn how this roadmap can help drive your PMO’s maturity to the next level, making you more strategic and better able to demonstrate the value your PMO is delivering to the organization.

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    • Project, Program and Portfolio Governance in an Agile World
      Project, Program and Portfolio Governance in an Agile World Robert Stroud, Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, CA Technologies Simon Meadows, Principal Consultant, CA Technologies Recorded: Dec 4 2014 3:00 am UTC 57 mins
    • 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.

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