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The Secret to Connecting PPM Strategy to Agile Execution

You’re already using CA Agile Central at the team level and possibly into the program level. But to effectively increase your speed to market you need to link your team-level work with the business strategy.

Join us on Tuesday, 18 October at 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST for our webinar: “Igniting Business Agility - The Secret to Connecting PPM Strategy to Agile Execution”. You’ll discover how to:

· Identify and sequence the right investments for the desired business outcomes
· Align agile delivery teams to deliver on those investments
· Leverage a rapid, predictable, high-quality delivery engine to empower nimble business decisions
Recorded Oct 18 2016 40 mins
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James Chan, Director Agile Management, Technical Sales and Ian McGinnis, Advisor, Pre-sales
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