Organizational effectiveness is defined as the efficiency with which an organization is able to meet its objectives.
What if one of the organization's objectives is to introduce agile project management? What measures will you need to determine the efficiency of your agile tools, process, and people?
Join this webcast to:
- Learn what's important when introducing an agile methodology within the Microsoft PPM environment
- Understand how agile can help increase organizational effectiveness within the PMO
- See how Microsoft Project supports the agile methodology
When it comes to project management, an accurate schedule is everything.
Without an accurate schedule, you can't effectively manage a project using Microsoft Project. However, many users aren't aware of the proper methods to follow to develop an accurate project schedule.
Guest expert Dale Howard will show you the important techniques you need to know to create an accurate project schedule in Microsoft Project.
Join this webcast to learn how to:
-Create meaningful calendars with project management software
-Use constraints and deadline dates effectively
-Assign resources to tasks
Engineering teams are empowered to adopt the tools and products that help them succeed, like GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. What does that mean for your project managers, who still need insight into what work is being done, but engineers are frustrated by status updates? At Waffle, we’re reinventing how project management works by building it for engineers first, and still enabling management to track status and make decisions. Learn from our experience helping thousands of teams adopt modern agile project management methodologies without making it harder to actually get work done.
In this session you will:
• Be challenged to re-think how you define engineering team success
• Learn the concept of DevPM and how it relates to rapidly delivering customer value
• Learn how some of the most productive and innovative engineering organizations in the world think about project management
Task Types and Effort Driven can be two of the most confusing features of Microsoft Project, both to novice users and to experienced users alike. For example, have you ever changed one number in Microsoft Project, and then the software changed another number in response, and you don’t know why?
Guest expert Dale Howard will unlock the mysteries of Task Types and Effort Driven behavior in Microsoft Project, showing you how their behavior is logical, predictable, and meaningful.
Join this webcast to:
- Eliminate the confusion around these two Microsoft Project features
- Harness the power of Task Types in your own projects
- See how Effort Driven task statuses interact with each Task Type
Agile is not a fad, it is a reality. In today’s application economy almost every company is a software company. One of the biggest misconceptions is that Agile is new. However, there is a struggle that seems to be happening between the understanding of the Agile world and the Project Management world. What does it mean to be Agile? If we are an Agile company, do we need Project Management? Is one better than the other? Can the two exist with each other?
As organizations are looking to eliminate the barrier between ideas and outcomes the impacts of how to prioritize, execute, allocate funding and resources, and embrace change amplify the need to understand the roles and responsibilities of everyone.
Join Rick Morris, a certified Scrum Agile Master, consultant, best-selling author, mentor, and evangelist for project management as he shares his real life experiences and even how his own thinking has been transformed in what will be an entertaining, enlightening, and lively discussion.
Project Management can mean different things to different people, depending upon the kind of work they do. In that context, it becomes very important to select the right tool for the job at hand.
Microsoft Office 365 suite has many products that enable project management and collaboration at various levels of maturity of organizations. Project Online, Office 365, SharePoint Online, and Planner each give a different set of capabilities to the users. It is extremely important to select the right tool for the right work, to help maximum productivity and efficiency.
This session will cover each of these products and discuss when these tools are appropriate and what can and cannot be achieved with them.
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.
This Webinar will look at key trends impacting the demands on IT from both inside and outside IT and how these are already requiring new approaches to Project Management, Portfolio Management, and ITSM-driven governance. More specifically, this Webinar will address:
· How IT is expected to perform in 2013 and the foreseeable future, and how this represents a rupture with the past.
· How IT project management must change in response.
· How PPM solutions will eventually evolve into uniquely optimized workflows coupled with automation and analytics
· The present/future role of social networking and stakeholder management
· The Service Desk as “Fort Apache, the Bronx”
· How to begin to unravel the mess.
· Where to go from there.
As companies grow and change in today’s dynamic business and technical environment the need to control and manage application(s) investment and usage is increasingly critical to an organization’s success. How to get this control and management becomes a pressing issue for many companies whether their applications are on site or cloud based.
Using a tailored enterprise specific approach, EmpoweredAPM expands CA PPM to provide clients with deep insight into how their application portfolios are performing, including an application’s business capabilities, value, health, risks, inter-relationships/dependencies, supporting products, total cost of associated services, and other key information related to their current and future software applications.
Please join us for a webinar on Wednesday, October 28th where EmpoweredAPM will demonstrate how enterprises can leverage CA PPM (Clarity) to provide effective application portfolio management through the integration of control and management.
At the end of the Webinar, you will be able to answer the question: How can your business achieve control, management, and cost effectiveness or your suite of applications, now and in the future to reduce you total cost of services supported by SW Applications?
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.Read more >
For healthcare companies, managing priorities, projects and resources can be a critical factor in getting to market faster, improving patient outcomes and even saving lives. For LabCorp, working with Rego Consulting to develop an innovative new approach to IT Resource Management—using CA PPM—has powerfully improved their IT Organization’s ability to respond to business needs in delivering solutions. Join LabCorp’s Paul Soper, along with Rob Greca from Rego Consulting and Walter Angus from CA Technologies, to learn how LabCorp utilized data they were already collecting to develop IT labor capacity and supply/demand balancing without creating new business processes. This BrightTalk webinar will be Thursday, December 1 1:00 PM Eastern.Read more >
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.
New product development or NPD has never been more important. In today’s technically driven corporate environment the ability to launch the right products, with the right market positioning, at the right time and at the right price point is critical. But how do organizations ensure they can do that consistently well? Join industry expert Andy Jordan and CA’s own Jim Tisch as they consider:
•How to leverage Project Portfolio Management or PPM concepts to improve NPD
•The importance of whole lifecycle management
•Active pipeline management to ensure optimal alignment
•The importance of resource and project management to drive results
Don’t miss this engaging and thought-provoking webinar and improve the most critical aspect of your business today
Organizations are increasingly looking to expand Agile to a greater number of projects and to increasingly diverse business areas. The process and tools that served them well for just a handful of software development projects may well struggle to scale vertically and horizontally and organizations need solutions. Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses the need to evolve Agile approaches in different areas and at different scales.
This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP Credit.
What could a hybrid PPM approach do for your organization?
Gartner reports that 75% to 80% of organizations are using some form of agile project management process.
Although agile project management has been around for many years, the way we adapt it has changed significantly, especially as project portfolio management (PPM) practices have evolved.
In today’s businesses, technology plays a crucial role in our success, but technology can also make things more uncertain. This uncertainty has given us the motive to be more flexible and requires a “think on your feet” mentality. For this reason, we've seen a big spike in Agile PPM over the last few years. So how do we continue to deliver stability and efficiency, the result of traditional style PPM, while also giving in to necessary risks that lead to innovation and competitive edge?
It’s simple: accept the value in each method, avoid the inevitable pains that may develop with segregation, and opt for a unified agile and traditional PPM model.
Join this webcast to:
- Understand the evolution of project management
•- Gain an overview of agile project management
- Learn the benefits of hybrid/unified PPM
- Discover hybrid project management tools to support today's PPM
Project management is becoming an increasingly complex aspect of how organizations operate. Projects are the vehicles by which strategy is delivered and the largest element in determining whether goals and objectives are achieved. To learn more, CA Technologies commissioned ProejctManagement.com to explore the most common challenges organization face with project execution as well as the factors that lead to organizational success. This global survey examined numerous elements of project delivery – PMOs, resource management, budget and benefit tracking, contributors to and detractors from success, project types and methodologies. Most importantly of all we analyzed the results against our survey respondents’ identification of how successful their organizations were at delivering success through projects. The results are comprehensive and in this webcast, Andy Jordan will present some of the key findings including:
· The common traits of high performing organizations
· The most impactful improvements your organization can make to increase success rates
· The key behaviors successful organizations have adopted – and avoided
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a unique insight into one of the broadest surveys of project execution we have ever been a part of. The results will shock and inform and the takeaways will help you grow and improve. All attendees will also be given exclusive access to the full research report. Register today!
Tiffany & Co. has long been synonymous with luxury and style. Having used ServiceNow’s ITSM with great success, Tiffany & Co. recognized there was opportunity to enhance their IT Project and Portfolio Management processes and tools to better meet their business needs. The desire to have better visibility into the overall portfolio and resources was a driving factor in taking on the PPM effort.
Join Chris Butler, Director, IT PMO of Tiffany, and product experts from Rego Consulting and ServiceNow to find out how implementing ServiceNow PPM enabled Tiffany to:
• Establish common IT processes for demand, project, program, and resource management
• Improve reporting and efficiency to safeguard the success of its IT projects
• Maximize adoption rates for its new PPM solution
Take a deep dive into Resource Engagements to clear the confusion and streamline the resource engagement process.
Resource Engagements is a recently introduced feature in Project Online, and also Project Server 2016. In a typical organization, resource managers and project managers find it challenging to agree on and assign resources for specific projects and tasks. With no clear way to track who's working where, who's over-allocated, and with crossed lines of communication, the process can start to break down.
Resource Engagements aims to clear the confusion and help streamline this process.
Join this webcast to:
- Understand the difference between Resource Engagements and Resource Plans
- See how Resource Engagements and Portfolio Analysis work together
- Learn how to report on Resource Engagements
Debbie Bondi, Strategic Project Director at Sharpe Pritchard Strategy, looks at some of the key features of project management in a public sector context.Read more >
Debbie Bondi, Strategic Project Director at Sharpe Pritchard Strategy, looks at where project management is most useful in a legal context.Read more >
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
Join this one of kind session to hear the CA product management team explain how a new research-driven product methodology provides your project teams an elegant user experience that enables the delivery of great projects through great teamwork. With months of customer research in-hand, the product and design team will discuss initial findings and insights that help teams better understand the issues impacting project managers and their teams, and how these findings enable teams to design PPM for the modern workplace.
This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU credit).
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!