CIOs Need a Seat at the Business Table: Here's How to Get One
IT is not the marginalized organization it used to be, and is now intertwined with the business. Creating IT-enabled business value therefore requires line of business and functional leaders, including the CIO, to work together from a common agenda. Join this session to see how to create and make that agenda visible, so that the organization as a whole understands what it is getting. Business heads will then be able to understand application requirements and consumption, and make portfolio decisions based on business need. Smart organizations are making the CIO a business partner who can tell the business exactly how and what it’s consuming and how it could be more effective.
RecordedMar 20 201443 mins
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Brian Adkins, Principal Agile Coach and Skip Angel, Transformation Consultant at CA Technologies
Today’s markets move with incredible speed. You’re bombarded with new competitive threats every day. New companies, new products, new technologies. At the same time, opportunities are opening up like never before, all demanding sophisticated evaluations and quick decisions.
In this Business Agility Coach’s Corner discussion, you will learn how to shift your organization’s mindset and prepare for an agile transformation. You’ll get the information and support you need to drive groundswell and ensure you are on the path to increased business agility and transformational success.
Join us on Thursday, June 8, 10am PT / 1pm ET, for a discussion with Brian Adkins, Principal Agile Coach and Skip Angel, Transformation Consultant at CA Technologies to talk about:
• If your organization’s operational and legacy processes are a blessing and an opportunity for change
• How to identify and build support for a agile transformation and organizational change
• How to harness the appetite for change and drive support across siloed departments
We’ll spend some time talking through this current engagement but also leave plenty of time for questions.
Business climate has changed dramatically, and change has not come to an end yet. As a result, organizations are constantly trying to catch the next wave, but what if the next wave is trying to catch you? Is your business agile enough to deal with all the change? Will you manage to stay ahead of your competition?
To thrive in the new economy, business transformation is required. The organization, it’s processes, products and services will all need to be optimized to enable continuous innovation and improvement.
This webcast will be presented in partnership with Novius, creators of the Business Transformation Framework® (BTF), a key enabler for making your strategy work. BTF is a unique approach that connects knowledge of disruptive business models, of new technologies and of successful digital change programs. BTF is agile! With BTF the necessary long term, top down, process of strategic planning belongs to the past. Projects with a high strategic contribution can be started within weeks.
This approach has proven itself over the past twenty years and will be introduced to you. Over 200 companies have successfully been transformed/are transforming by using this highly successful method.
Attend this webcast to learn how CA Technologies and Novius can support your transformational efforts and how to break the barriers between ideas and outcomes.
The latest version of CA Project & Portfolio Management comes with new role-based user experiences and deeper integration into Agile Central. As Millennials keep switching jobs at twice the rate, CA PPM 15.2 helps businesses match evolving skill sets with the right projects. A new feature called Telescoping lets resource managers take care of both long and short term needs from a single screen. Project coordinators can solve staffing issues in real time with new collaboration tools. And the CA PPM time-management app now is available for developers working inside Agile Central. Come see Doug Page, product expert at CA Technologies, demo the new CA PPM 15.2.
Jeff Scheaffer, SVP & General Manager, CA Technology
Utilizing Agile and DevOps practices together holds the key to digital transformation. Jeff Scheaffer shares the results of a primary research study that shows the power of combining Agile and DevOps together.
Additionally, Jeff will outline the tools required to achieve true continuous delivery—by enabling development, testing and release to occur continuously, and concurrently.
Are you frustrated with leadership wanting to delegate the Agile transformation and not getting involved? Come to this talk and learn about new ways to facilitate leadership engagement, not just buy-in. Learn how to form an Agile Leadership Scrum or Kanban team, where leadership will understand that they are responsible for the success or failure of the Agile transformation.
As Edwards Deming once said, “It is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are committed to that is, what they must do. These obligations cannot be delegated.”
Thus, leaders must understand what it is they must do and what they are committing to for an Agile transformation to be successful.
There is something for every Agilist in this talk. Leaders will learn a new paradigm for Lean and Agile thinking and understand how they can actively lead an Agile transformation. Agile coaches will gain new tools and techniques for engaging leaders to build a significantly powerful guiding coalition for the transformation. Agile team members will learn how to leverage leadership support to quickly resolve impediments, as well as increase transparency, and coordination.
Attendees will learn:
- Creating leadership participation in a Scrum or Kanban team to lead the Agile transformation
- Overcoming impediments to change management (e.g. leaders don't have time to participate)
- How to coach leaders to think in terms of Lean and Agile leadership
- Measuring Agile transformation success at the leadership level and understanding the return on investment
- Sustaining the change culture so leaders will continue to participate
Agile development methodology is critical to almost every organization that relies on software development to achieve their enterprise strategy. Companies of every shape and size now rely heavily on agile development projects and programs to quickly and assuredly deliver new products and services to their customers.
Initially viewed as antithetical to project governance, organizations must recognize agile efforts require the power of project and portfolio management (PPM) to assure agile projects realize enterprise strategic objectives. This webcast will describe the multiple dimensions of “Agile PPM” and what organizations need to do to enable PPM agility in their Agile world.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we believe that agile for the business is the key to building a thriving corporation in a fast-paced, competitive world. Business Agility is what helps you prioritize, fund, and commit to the right work, removes blocks so teams are faster and more productive, and allows you to trace, day-to-day, how your teams are delivering against plans.
It starts with market analysis, strategy and product management, and finishes with steering, releasing, and monitoring what is in the market. This session will provide techniques on how to manage through this entire process. You’ll learn:
• Why it's vital that you have the right market analysis as a base to your strategic decisions
• How to align around the same goals and strategy
• Why you need to track the “Big Data” within your company as much as you track your customers
• How to distill your strategy into backlogs, releases and sprints
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.
Kelly Conway, User Experience Manager, Cisco Systems and Robbie Rivera Agile Coach and Practitioner, Cisco Systems
The challenge at Cisco Systems, with 70,000+ employees is to balance and maintain an Agile mindset while simplifying the user experience. Cisco IT has established an Agile culture by defining business outcomes that include faster time to market, improve user experience and optimize cost of delivery. As we move to the Cloud, Cisco IT will prepare the workforce for the increased speed of change.
Kelly Conway and Robbie Rivera will share their experiences as Cisco IT re-invented itself to embed in it’s culture, Agile mindset and methodologies. Kelly will walk us through the multi-year organizational transformation from her lens as a User Experience manager. Robbie will share his experiences as an Agile Coach and Practitioner embedded within teams transitioning to Agile.
John Orvos, Sr. Solution Strategist, Agile Business Unit CA Technologies
Empowering people and delivering value faster to customers is what is expected from agile. Business agility enables companies to respond faster to rapidly changing markets and compete with market disruptors. Despite the increasing need for business agility to compete these days, companies have still not been able to accomplish this, and there is a growing list of reasons for agile failures.
Join your colleagues as John Orvos, a Sr. Agile Solutions Strategist, enlightens us on how to avoid the Four Failure Modes of agile.
•Company idealism vs. Customer Realism
•Agile Expert vs. Vision Re-engineer
•Sideline Cheering vs. Relevant Action
•Appeasement vs. Accountability
Rick Lansky, Co-founder, Instant Agenda (CA Accelerator), CA Technologies & Michael Ball-Marian,Co-founder ,Instant Agenda
We're wasting 15% of our at-work time and we're almost completely ignoring it.
Most of us hate meetings. At best, meetings are considered a necessary evil. If the meetings are so terrible, why not stop them? If they are so necessary, lets make them highly effective!
We’ve spent billions over the past several decades to improve the agility and effectiveness of our development practices and management. As knowledge workers, we spend over 30% of our time in meetings. Surveys show 50% or more of that time is wasted. Why have we virtually ignored meetings as a target for transformation and agility? We'll demonstrate how to dramatically improve business outcomes across your entire organization by applying Agile principles and practices to your meetings.
Jen Scarlato, Senior Solution Consultant, Rego Consulting and Mark Feher, Dir.of PPM Services at Empowered APM
Does your organization want to implement application portfolio management? Are you trying to determine the value in implementing APM? Are you struggling to know what tool you should use and what data is important to collect?
This session will review specific use cases of companies that have implemented APM and effectively used the data to drive value for the organization. This session will also review some of the APM tools in the market, including ServiceNow and CA PPM.
Many organizations believe that once they've established Agile/Scrum teams they can pat themselves on the back and mark 'agile' as done at their company. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. Team Agility is almost considered table stakes in modern development organizations and is met with a resounding "so what" from the business. This is because Agility confined to the team level won't solve the organizations larger issues. The promise of agility at scale is the value it brings to the entire enterprise - linking strategy with execution.
Join Doug Dockery, an architect of Agile solutions and enterprise Agile coach at CA, as he discusses why simply having Agile teams isn’t sufficient to drive maximum value in your organization. By attending, you will learn how to:
• Build the right thing at the right time
• Prioritize work by value
• Facilitate cross-team communication throughout your organization
• Gain insight to what exactly is being worked on by teams
• Collect the right agile metrics and how to share with the teams
PMI’s latest Pulse of the Profession® research suggests a positive change in the way organizations are managing projects and programs. At the same time, the definition of success is evolving, and the ability of projects to deliver what they set out to do — the expected benefits — is just as important as the traditional measures of scope, time, and cost. This presentation will review PMI’s latest findings of how organizations are becoming more mature with their project practices and what factors they are investing in that distinguish more successful project performance.
Business agility is rapidly becoming the latest hot trend in the agile community, but what exactly does that mean for most organizations? To understand some of the key elements that contribute to successful business agility, CA Technologies commissioned ProjectManagement.com to conduct a global survey. The survey was designed to examine the behaviors and traits of effective project delivery with a focus on business results. We went even deeper than simply asking about agile, we looked at strategic and transformational projects, success rates and cancellation rates, and change and planning. All of these insights helped us to identify the readiness of organizations to embrace business agility and this webcast will discuss some of the key findings including:
· The areas where organizations are most and least ready for business agility
· The traits and behaviors of the most successful organizations in areas impacting agility
· Our recommendations for increasing organizational readiness and agility
Bryan Reid, Sr. Director, Practice Services, CA Technologies
Learn what is working, and what has changed in how you implement and grow adoption of CA PPM successfully. This session is focused on sharing best practices, tools and techniques to help you achieve your business outcomes weather you are a new or advanced user. Some of the discussion topics will include: On-Premise vs. SaaS? When can a 'Value Realization Roadmap’ or ‘Maturity Assessment Plan’ help me and how do I get one? Can anyone help me, now that I have ‘customized’ too much?
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!
The third wave of agility has begun – business agility (Wave 1: agile, Wave 2: scaled agile, Wave 3: business agility).The transformation of enterprises to digital businesses is leading this third wave. In this talk, we’ll discuss what this “digital transformation” entails.
As evidenced by attendance at the recent, inaugural Business Agility Conference in February, this transformation is most acutely felt in the digital arms of traditional banks and financial services companies were rapidly changing customer expectations and competitive pressures from fintech start-ups are driving the transformation.
Business agility is an increasingly common theme discussed in organizations, but what is it? Research has shown that there are three laws or principles found across all agile organizations:
• The law of the customer: An obsession with delighting customers by continuously adding value for customers and users, as well as a recognition of the current need to generate instant, intimate, frictionless value at scale.
• The law of the small team: Big difficult problems need to be disaggregated into small batches and performed by small cross-functional autonomous teams, working iteratively in short cycles in a state of flow, with fast feedback from customers and end-users.
• The law of the network: A recognition that, to achieve full business agility, the whole organization needs to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset.
Pursuit of all three laws is key to sustaining business agility. Individually, none of the observed management practices are new. What is new and different is the way that the management goals, practices and values constitute a coherent and integrated approach to continuous innovation, fueled by a pervasive entrepreneurial mindset.
Your customers are adopting new product experiences more rapidly than ever before — what Forrester calls “hyperadoption.” These hyper-demanding customers require immediate satisfaction, relentless innovation, and rapid iteration. How do you pivot your teams, processes, and culture to make them more Agile and help them shift from a preference for bulletproof solutions toward a bias for action — and a tolerance for occasional failure?
In this session Forrester Vice President & Principal Analyst Jeffrey Hammond will review how digital disruptors are replacing traditional development and delivery processes with Agile practices, dev-ops techniques, and a product development mindset. We’ll also examine the cultural impact this shift creates, especially when it comes to recruiting talent and organizing teams. Finally, we’ll examine how delivery tactics and tools are evolving in support of these high-performance Agile development and delivery teams.
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