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How is Agile Working for You?

When you talk about Agile, executives always want to know if their investments are paying off for the organization. Can you measure and prove that being Agile provides faster time to market, helps cut costs, and drives revenue?

It's not uncommon to hear about organizations struggling with Agile. Many are a year or more in and just aren't seeing the amazing results they expected. Some are even seriously questioning whether the investment has been worth it.

Watch Kathryn Kuhn, Director of Services discuss common failures and highlight real-world Agile success stories. You'll leave this webinar knowing how you can achieve amazing business outcomes with Agile.
Recorded Jun 6 2016 60 mins
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    Martin Burns, CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, Scaled Agile, Inc
    Lean Startup is a concept that has been around for some time, yet there remain many misconceptions. Lean Startup starts at the Portfolio level, and only by beginning at that level can you understand what needs to be created.

    Join us on Tuesday, October 31, as Martin Burns, with CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, with Scaled Agile, Inc, discuss the importance of building your Lean business case and the impact it has on creating customer satisfaction, with the latest release of SAFe® 4.5.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.Learn how to build a Lean Business Case.
    2.Understand what MVP truly means.
    3.Learn how to evaluate your MVP and determine whether to proceed or stop.

    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Foster innovation with SAFe® Lean Startup Cycle and Lean UX Oct 31 2017 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Martin Burns, CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, Scaled Agile, Inc
    Lean Startup is a concept that has been around for some time, yet there remain many misconceptions. Lean Startup starts at the Portfolio level, and only by beginning at that level can you understand what needs to be created.

    Join us on Tuesday, October 31, as Martin Burns, with CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, with Scaled Agile, Inc, discuss the importance of building your Lean business case and the impact it has on creating customer satisfaction, with the latest release of SAFe® 4.5.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.Learn how to build a Lean Business Case.
    2.Understand what MVP truly means.
    3.Learn how to evaluate your MVP and determine whether to proceed or stop.

    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Mind the Gap: Business Agility Oct 26 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Doug Barth, Gatepoint Research and Deema Dajani, CA Technologies
    Why is there a such gap between what senior-level executives believe about business agility, and what their companies actually embrace? Join us for a webinar to find out why and learn how to help close the gap.

    A recent CA-sponsored study on Business Agility throughout the Enterprise revealed that only 12 percent of organizations can claim their whole organization is on the path to business agility --- though more than two-thirds of survey participants agreed that agile organizations are better able to quickly respond to dynamic business conditions.

    The survey also finds that improved Business Agility is expected to deliver:
    •Better competitive advantage
    •Higher customer satisfaction and retention
    •Increased employee productivity and retention
    •Reduced costs
    •Faster time to act on new opportunities

    Yet only 1 in 10 executives said they are leveraging the benefits of agile across their whole organization to achieve speed and responsiveness.

    In this webinar, Doug Barth, founder of Gatepoint Research, will walk us through survey to share the following. Where has agility taken hold across organizations and what results can be expected? What departments are on the horizon to adopt agility and why? What are the biggest deterrents to adoption?

    To help demystify some of the findings and provide guidance over potential hurdles on the path to business agility, he’ll be joined by Deema Dajani, a Senior Transformation Consultant from CA Technologies. Deema thrives on taking Fortune 500 companies through successful, large-scale agile transformations, and is on the business agility front lines every day working to close the gap.
  • Understanding Software Capitalization: A Multi-Perspective Approach for a PMO Oct 26 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Donna Fitzgerald Executive Director, Nimble PM & Jim Tisch, CA Technologies
    Join us for a discussion on a modern capitalization framework to comply with the requirements of SOP 98.1. We will discuss a common-sense, risk-aware approach that works with any software development method for project-oriented work. Once capitalization starts, the PMO will need to be able to show evidence of appropriate financial controls over the project. In this webinar, seasoned PPM and strategy execution expert Donna Fitzgerald explains in detail a framework for modern capitalization. Join Donna to learn:

    •Why the Modern PMO should be deeply involved in the portfolio process
    •Why project managers need to understand what value their software project is designed to deliver.
    •How to eliminate confusion around SOP-98.1
    •How to understand capitalization from an accounting perspective

    Gain key takeaways to apply in your organization today when applying best practices to software capitalization. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn best practices and recommendations to ensure your organization receives the highest possible value in the new world of digital business.
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    Mahendra Durai & John Depasquale, CA Technologies
    : It's not uncommon to hear about organizations struggling with Agile. Some companies are a year or more in and just aren't seeing the amazing results they expected. Some begin seriously questioning whether the investment has been worth it. While scaling Agile isn't easy, it is worth it.

    Join CA Technologies and Jim Love, CIO ITWC, on Wednesday, September 27th 1:00 PM ET, and hear how CA’s GIS organization decided to stop starting and start finishing.

    During this webinar, we will explore:

    • The obstacles they faced as they embarked on this journey and how they overcame them
    • The benefits they are seeing almost two years later
    • Their vision and roadmap for scaling agile further in their organization

    Agile isn't effortless: it requires executive buy-in, cultural and behavioral changes and, ultimately, the desire to focus on customer value. But spend an hour with Jim and CA and we’ll help you demystify and simplify your agile journey, so you can get more out of it.
  • Modern Financial Management: More Benefits, Fewer Spreadsheets Recorded: Sep 26 2017 57 mins
    Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc. and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing
    The increased pace of project delivery that is a cornerstone of business agility has received a lot of attention, but the focus has always been on planning and execution.  What about control, specifically financial control?  In this eye opening webinar leading portfolio and project management authority Andy Jordan explains how investment planning and forecasting, active financial management and aggressive variance management are prerequisites for successfully delivering modern business management. 

    Join Andy and learn:
    ·         How to build financial management into planning and projects from the ground up
    ·         How to monitor and control actual and forecast spends without significant manual intervention
    ·         The areas where financial control often fails, and how to prevent that
    Plus much more.  As always Andy will provide attendees with some key takeaways they can apply in their organizations today to improve the quality of financial management.  Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your organization’s ability to deliver consistently improved performance in this critical aspect of project management.
  • Modern PMO - Sense Change and Respond Proactively Recorded: Sep 26 2017 57 mins
    Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc. and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing
    In the rapidly evolving world, the ability for organizations to develop greater agility depends on the ability of their PMO to evolve and grow the role they play.

    What should a Modern PMO be?

    Join Andy Jordan, internationally recognized PMO and PPM expert together with CA Technologies, Jim Tisch to explore the evolution of PMOs to ensure they are ‘future proofed’ to deliver the evolving needs of organizations. Among other topics Andy will explore:

    •The move from business focused to business driving
    •A shift in emphasis from value to cost of value
    •The evolution from strategic to differentiating
    •The steps necessary to make the change

    Delivered in Andy’s signature high energy style this webinar promises to not only challenge the way you think about project execution and the role the PMO plays, but also to think about the implications on other areas of your organization. Andy will provide a roadmap to help you start that journey of evolution and ensure your PMO is ready for the brave new project delivery world ahead.
  • Improved guidance with the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap Recorded: Sep 11 2017 60 mins
    Martin Burns, CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, Scaled Agile, Inc
    You’ve begun your agile journey and probably have several scrum teams working in sprints. You might be seeing some results, but not what you expected. Certainly not the 30-75% improvement in time to market, or the 25-75% improvement in quality that you’ve heard about. So, what else do you need to do?

    Join us on Monday, September 11, as Martin Burns, with CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, with Scaled Agile, Inc, discuss the latest release of SAFe 4.5, focusing on the updates around Implementation Roadmap.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.Understand the “tipping point” in your organization, and what it means for your agile transformation.
    2.Learn how to train change agents, executives, managers and leaders.
    3.Learn how to create an implementation plan.

    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Improved Guidance with the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap Recorded: Sep 11 2017 61 mins
    Martin Burns, CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, Scaled Agile, Inc
    You’ve begun your agile journey and probably have several scrum teams working in sprints. You might be seeing some results, but not what you expected. Certainly not the 30-75% improvement in time to market, or the 25-75% improvement in quality that you’ve heard about. So, what else do you need to do?

    Join us on Monday, September 11, as Martin Burns, with CA Technologies, and Carl Starendal, with Scaled Agile, Inc, discuss the latest release of SAFe 4.5, focusing on the updates around Implementation Roadmap.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.Understand the “tipping point” in your organization, and what it means for your agile transformation.
    2.Learn how to train change agents, executives, managers and leaders.
    3.Learn how to create an implementation plan.

    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • From Static Reports to Interactive Dashboards – and far beyond Recorded: Aug 30 2017 52 mins
    Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing
    While project management, and project portfolio management (PPM) software solutions, have come a long way in recent years there is still one aspect of projects that lags far behind – reporting. Until now they have been little more than data summaries, providing little to no insight into projects and potentially misleading stakeholders and driving the wrong actions. Now things are changing. Join project management expert Andy Jordan as he explains how the integration of Business Intelligence (BI) tools with PPM solutions allows for:
    •Detailed trending and predictive analytics
    •Reliable decision support
    •Customized information summaries tailored to individual needs
    •Significant cost savings and improved chances of project success
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  • Develop on a Cadence: Delivering on Demand is hard! Recorded: Aug 29 2017 61 mins
    Inbar Oren, Scaled Agile, Inc & Kathryn Kuhn, CA Technologies
    For any organization to be truly great at their craft they have to embrace both Agile and DevOps. Both movements are grounded in the same lean values and principles and are far more alike than they are different, yet somehow an adversarial atmosphere can exist which forces organizations to choose between the two.

    In this webinar, we will partner with Inbar Oren, SAFe Fellow and Principal Contributor at Scaled Agile, Inc, to describe how this this gap can be bridged with the latest release of SAFe 4.5, as well as, offer techniques and tips that you can implement right away.

    During this webinar, we’ll discuss:
    ● The underlying principles shared by both the DevOps and Scaling Agile movements
    ● How each of these movements can be leveraged the other
    ● How to recognize common pitfalls and traps we sometimes fall into that cause these movements to be adversaries rather than allies
  • How to Scale Agile SAFely at the Portfolio Level Recorded: Jul 27 2017 60 mins
    Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile, Inc & Tamara Nation, CA Technologies
    Scaled Agile, Inc recently released SAFe® 4.5, with feedback from users and the community. In the words of Dean Leffingwell, Director and Chief Methodologist at Scaled Agile, Inc.: “we believe you’ll find 4.5 to be leaner, more Agile, and better at fostering faster innovation and learning than any of its predecessors”.

    Join Mr. Leffingwell and Tamara Nation, Agile Transformation Consultant at CA Technologies, on Thursday, July 27, 10am PT / 1pm ET, as they discuss:

    •What’s new with SAFe 4.5
    •How CA Agile Central supports SAFe 4.5 at the portfolio level
    •How successful companies combine SAFe implementation and CA Agile Central

    We encourage you to join us for the first of a three-part series on how CA Agile Central Products and Services supports scaling agile SAFely.



    SAFe is a registered mark of Scaled Agile, Inc. Reproduced with permission © 2011-2017 Scaled Agile, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Today’s Modern Business Management Recorded: Jul 26 2017 48 mins
    James Chan and Laureen Knudsen
    Being an adaptive enterprise means having the ability to rapidly respond to changing conditions. As the market changes, you adapt. As customer feedback comes in, you adapt. As your competitors shift their focus, you adapt. 
     
    Join James Chan and Laureen Knudsen, of CA Technologies, on Wednesday, July 26, 9am PT / 12pm ET, as they dig deeper into how Modern Business Management is essential to a thriving, adaptive enterprise. During this webinar, you’ll learn:
     
    •How enterprise-wide business visibility provides real-time, continuous project data 
    •How to align funding for the projects agile teams are working on 
    •How financial and performance metrics connect financial models and audits to delivery practices 
     
    The adaptive enterprise is leveraging real-time visibility that allows it to proactively embrace changes and transform negatives into opportunities that move the business forward. It is prepared to respond to nearly every possibility with speed and agility and to take advantage of every circumstance. Are you ready?
  • The Future Ready PMO Recorded: Jun 29 2017 59 mins
    Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
    What is a PMO? It’s a question that many organizations are still trying to answer, but according to internationally recognized PMO and PPM expert Andy Jordan it’s a question that is outdated. He believes today’s question needs to be ‘what should a PMO be?’

    In this webinar Andy joins CA’s own Jim Tisch to explore the evolution of PMOs to ensure they are ‘future proofed’ to deliver the evolving needs of organizations. Among other topics Andy will explore:

    •The move from business focused to business driving
    •A shift in emphasis from value to cost of value
    •The evolution from strategic to differentiating
    •The steps necessary to make the change

    Delivered in Andy’s signature high energy style this webinar promises to not only challenge the way you think about project execution and the role the PMO plays, but also to think about the implications on other areas of your organization. Andy will provide a roadmap to help you start that journey of evolution and ensure your PMO is ready for the brave new project delivery world ahead.
  • Frame the Change: How to position an agile transformation in your organization Recorded: Jun 8 2017 58 mins
    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.
  • Successfully manage future-proof business transformations Recorded: May 18 2017 48 mins
    Marc Leijten and Tjerk Hobma
    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.

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    Joe Vallone, Scaled Agile Inc.
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    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.”

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    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
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    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.

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