Most IT organizations struggle with communicating the value of the critical services they offer to the business and as a result the value they provide is often overlooked or under-valued. That being said, IT organizations need a way to elevate their profile within the organization as well as to be a
Most IT organizations struggle with communicating the value of the critical services they offer to the business and as a result the value they provide is often overlooked or under-valued. That being said, IT organizations need a way to elevate their profile within the organization as well as to be able to clearly demonstrate the value of the services they provide to the business.
Join us for this webcast to learn five easy steps that will empower your organization to discover and communicate the services you provide, identify alternatives to optimize your service “portfolio”, and leverage your own experts to accelerate service choice.
Radio Resource Management (RRM) is a feature that automates access point (AP) power and channel configuration. Most enterprise and mid-market Wi-Fi infrastructure providers have this feature, and Wi-Fi engineers are divided on whether or not RRM is beneficial and/or trustworthy, given the extremely diverse range of deployment models and RF environments. In today's market, network stability, dependability, and low TCO are paramount. This presentation takes a comprehensive look at RRM, providing attendees with both immediately useful and longer-term reference information.
Join NetScout and Devin Akin as we deep-dive on this controversial topic.
Devin Akin is the founder of Divergent Dynamics, a Wi-Fi Systems Integrator, Value-Added Reseller (VAR), and Training organization. Akin has over 20 years in IT, with 15 years in WLAN specifically, and was recently named to the TWW Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts list for 2014.
After a record-setting year in 2015, where will the tech M&A market go in 2016? What trends that pushed M&A spending to its highest level since the Internet Bubble burst will continue to drive deals and which ones will wind down? What other sectors are likely to see the most activity this year? And most importantly, what valuations will be handed out in deals over the coming year? Drawing on data and views from across 451 Research, the Tech M&A Outlook webinar maps many of the major developments in the IT landscape (IoT, Big Data, cloud computing) to how those influence corporate acquisition strategies. Join us for a look ahead to what we expect for tech M&A in 2016.
Corporations increasingly rely on their enterprise services bus (ESB) as the communication center to link multiple IT systems, applications and data. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong in the ESB it can have a cascading affect, impacting critical applications. Determining the root cause of the problem is a challenge for most IT organizations, since ESBs serve as a ‘black box’, offering little insight into the issue.
Now, you can assess and resolve performance issues for applications that communicate across your ESB, before they affect your users. Join Richard Nikula, Vice President, Product Development and Support at Nastel, to learn how Nastel AutoPilot for CA Cross-Enterprise APM lets you analyze application behavior in real-time in production, test and development environments.
It’s 2016. If you were born after 1980, you probably don’t remember a time without the Internet and the Web. You reach for your smartphone as your go-to device to answer questions, order pizza, find the score of a football game, and check the address of your child’s next soccer game.
It should come as no surprise, that you reach for your smart phone or use your browser at work to search for an answer when you have a technical issue. The bottom line is that more and more business users are bypassing the service desk and the self-service portal because they believe they can get answers quicker on the web.
Could this be the beginning of the end for IT Self Service as we know it? Join George Spalding, EVP, Pink Elephant and Jim Blayney, Sr. Product Marketing Mgr. CA Technologies, as they tackle the thorny and divisive issue of whether it’s actually more productive for users to get their own solutions from the web.
Please join the DevOps / Agile CoI for a BrightTalk Session, “Enterprise DevOps – Lessons Learned”, scheduled for 1PM EST on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
DevOps is a cornerstone to concepts used to drive the implementation, with continuous integration and delivery as methods to deliver the actual solution. In a large enterprise, there are many front-end and back-end systems/processes that need to "talk". This presentation focuses on highlighting and breaking down the silos that exist in order to redirect energy and attention on (the more important) outcomes that are generated from lighter methods to delivery IT systems. This includes establishing similar light weight methods for all groups in the organization to publish updates and changes in the environment with, again, a focus on the values, practices, and outcomes.
Jason Walker, the Lead DevOps Engineer at Target Corporation, will discuss many of the lessons learned and best practices during the adoption of DevOps at Target.
APIs have become a strategic necessity for your business because they facilitate agility and innovation. However, the financial incentive associated with this agility is often tempered with the fear of undue exposure of the valuable information that these APIs expose. We will explore in depth the main security concerns API providers and consumers need to consider and how to mitigate them.
Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) allows you to manage devices, applications, and access simply and securely. In this webinar, we will dive deeper into this industry-leading solution and discuss some of the newest features.
Register for this webcast to learn about:
•New EMS features, including Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) and Mobile Application Management (MAM)
•How to provide remote access and single sign-on to on-premises web applications with Application Proxy
•Azure AD auditing capabilities, and how you can easily report on security events for any Azure-AD protected application or service
Register now to watch live or receive notification when this program is available on-demand.
Reliance on IT to support business’ strategic goals and objectives are continuing to increase year over year. With this heavy reliance, IT organizations are modernizing and transforming the way they deliver services.
Join ServiceNow and Okta, as they review the key strategies and solutions for Identity and Service Management that unite and automate IT processes. Watch this webinar and learn how to:
•Standardize service processes by automating request fulfillment and user provisioning
•Consolidate redundant legacy IT service tools to a single system of record
•Secure connections between people and technology
Identifying social compliance issues, particularly forced labor and human trafficking in supply chains, continues to be a significant problem for business, particularly when sourcing from opaque and non-transparent emerging markets. Civil society is playing a large part in increasing awareness and pressuring politicians to introduce and enforce legislation, and is gradually highlighting the issue as a problem which needs to be addressed both by governments and the business community.
Kroll has been researching and working on this issue for a number of years and believes that businesses should be taking the issue as seriously as other forms of compliance.
Cloud is rapidly entering an entirely new phase, one destined to prove far more transformative and disruptive than the initial phase of cloud computing. It is driving comprehensive transformation of digital assets in organizations of all stripes as IT decision makers begin to view this emerging cloud construct as a proxy for digital transformation. No single vendor can offer the end-to-end services that can satisfy all of a customer’s IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and business processing as a service needs, which is why a multi-cloud approach makes sense. 451 Research's William Fellows will discuss while technology is not the only consideration in cloud transformation – organizational change, risk posture and the adoption of cloud’s operating model are key – the fact is that a Cloud Management Platform which includes automation and orchestration wlll be necessary to navigate this journey. We look at the key trends and technologies which will enable this in 2016.
IT Spending Trends 2016
Unconstrained customer requirements combined with technology disrupters in the cloud, big data, analytics, social and mobile is the new norm for businesses in the App Economy. With rapidly changing technologies fostered by transformation and competitive threats, product and application lifecycles are shortened creating the need for changes in how development work is funded and executed on. To shorten these life cycles, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)® describes the transformational patterns -from project based funding and control to Lean-Agile budgeting and self-managing Agile Release Trains.
Richard Knaster, SAFe Principal Consultant, will examine how established strategic themes guide the enterprise investments and strategy for the relevant Agile and traditional waterfall programs. Richard will highlight the need to fund and monitor value streams and teams as organizations move away from top down budgeting to Lean-Agile budgeting. The key take ways for this session are:
•Value streams not projects should be identified, fostered, funded, monitored and continuously improved
•PPM needs to fulfill the investment funding responsibilities for both Agile and traditional waterfall programs during this period of transformation
•Value stream insights utilizing KPIs are required from a portfolio and life-cycle context
"Business transformation is becoming the new norm for organizations – the application economy and global competitiveness require organizations to be continuously reinventing themselves. CA recently commissioned Andy Jordan, well known PPM expert and ProjectManagement.com author to produce a survey of business transformation in organizations around the world. The results of that survey are fascinating, sometimes shocking, and a powerful roadmap that will help organizations succeed. In this session Andy shares some of the results of that survey, focusing on how to build, develop and manage teams. Among the topics covered will be:
• How to select project managers for business transformation initiatives
• Good and bad types of project change, and how empowered teams can drive good change
• An organization comfortable with Agile and traditional approaches stands a better chance of succeeding
Andy will provide you actionable recommendations to improve your project execution teams at all levels and deliver sustainable growth and improvement in all areas of business transformation. Attendees of this session will also receive a copy of the full report produced from the survey.
In today’s customer-driven business environment, organizations must be laser focused on delivering great customer experiences. Traditional planning practices of “stuffing the funnel” create demand that exceeds the capacity to deliver. Continual juggling of priorities causes organizations to overbook and under deliver. Smart resource management focuses on selecting the right work at the right time to ensure your most important asset - your people - work at their optimum productivity.
Margo Visitacion, Principal Analyst at Forrester, will examine key practices that can improve how work is selected, assigned and delivered, as well as explain the increasingly important role that project portfolio management plays in making resource management a differentiator in your business. In this session you will take away:
• Focusing on “first things first” to prioritize what work has to take precedence
• The importance of team structure and consistent approaches to reduce lag in planned work
• How to manage change
• The importance of transparency into demand and how automation and analytics can prevent unplanned work from derailing your resources
Michael Ravin, Specialist Leader, Technology Strategy & Architecture - Deloitte
Technology Business Management (TBM) is more relevant than ever. With its integrated framework that includes Application Portfolio Management, IT Service Management, IT Financial Management, and Project Portfolio Management, it provides a foundation for continuous improvement and real-time visibility in an age where customers are ever more demanding and expect constant innovation.
Attend this webinar to learn more about TBM and how companies have used TBM principles as the basis for TBM improvements.
Want the top rated PPM solution, but don't want to spend months implementing? In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to transform your organization in just 30 days by implementing CA PPM.
More and more companies are finding that informal or decentralized project management just isn’t giving them the information they need to effectively manage their organizations. The need for organization-wide resource, project and portfolio management has led to the decision to implement a PPM solution, but how to harness such a powerful tool on a tight timeframe?
Join us for a 30 minute webinar where we will explore these topics and more:
•Why CA PPM is the right solution
•Can it be done in 30 days?
•How to prepare for an implementation
•How a 30 day implementation works
•Ensuring user adoption in a quick-start implementation
•Real world success stories
Who should attend: CIO’s, PMO Leaders. Register today!
Implementing PPM organizationally isn’t about defining the structure you need. Effective PPM is about making it work in the structure that you already have. The focus of PPM is about the envisioning, evaluating and delivery of effective value. Value gets delivered at the front-line of the organization, and that is where PPM needs to best play a role.
Too many PPM implementations assume that PPM is focused on only one part of the organization, or on one type of projects. Worse, there is often a presumption that to implement PPM requires organizational restructuring and the creation of new organizations, roles and processes.
The most effective organizations leverage PPM to enable making and delivering on their strategic priorities. Success is not about structuring the organization in order to adopt PPM, it’s PPM serving the needs of the organization. In this presentation, Mark Mullaly highlights the strategies, approaches and principles necessary to bring your strategy to life and ensure it delivers value. He defines what it takes to realize success in the organization that you have today. You’ll get practical, pragmatic insight about harnessing PPM as an approach that serves your requirements, not one that drives your processes.
This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
In this webinar, Federico Pena, president of IT-ROI Solutions will show how integrating Microsoft Excel and SharePoint with your CA PPM solution can dramatically increase your PMO’s productivity.
This webinar will demonstrate how such an integration can extend the visibility of your PPM solution throughout your enterprise and allow your organization to minimize training and maximize your return.
You have seen the value of PPM. You understand its promise, and you embrace its principles. You endeavor to deliver the best possible value to your customers, and PPM is an essential tool to help you do that.
Yet if PPM is only being used within IT, it is only living up to a fraction of its potential. While PPM has helped IT organizations get control of their resources and priorities, it is often seen to be focused on solving IT’s problems, not the organization’s. It doesn’t have to be that way. But making the case for PPM means you need to demonstrate what it can do for the organization as a whole, not just what it does for you.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly guides you through making the case for PPM as a tool for the whole organization. If you are an IT executive that values PPM but struggles to communicate that value to the rest of the organization, this is the presentation for you. In it we’ll guide you through building the case for change in adopting PPM organizationally. You’ll explore how to present PPM as a tool for collaboration and cooperation, not just command and control.
This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
To be successful in the application economy, business and technology leaders require resource management insights across a number of programs, services, applications and projects. Unfortunately, these types of resource management insights are typically found across a fragmented, siloed set of execution teams, applications and desktop tools, making resource allocation decision-making difficult and slow. Fundamentally, organizations are hindered by a disconnect between their people, processes and tools.
Join us for a webcast focusing on the critical relationship between Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and resource management in support of project and program execution. We’ll discuss how project and program managers use tactical resource management across their teams regardless of delivery method (agile, hybrid, traditional) to enable optimal value and faster execution.
This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
Rick Morris, President of R2 Consulting & Edward Davis, Director of Advisory & Solutions at Kforce Inc.
Clinical Trial planning and resource management can be one of the most complex management challenges facing life sciences organizations and CROs. Often these organizations are managing hundreds of studies across thousands of sites and investigators making it extremely difficult to understand how and where to deploy costly clinical resources. With the variability of the studies and the massive competition in the industry, finding a solution to understand how and where all clinical resources are being utilized and a solution with the ability to perform predictive analysis on this information to improve site and investigator selection can give companies a competitive edge.
CA PPM for Clinical Research Planning from R2 Consulting gives you all of the tools needed to perform predictive analysis, plan and manage resource utilization, lower costs on expenses, and gather valuable information to assist in recruitment planning for sites and investigators.
Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, 11/11 to learn how several life sciences and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) have been able to leverage CA PPM for Clinical Research Planning to lower the complexity associated with clinical trial design resulting in reduced costs and more effective clinical trial management.
As Agile has gone from acceptance to leadership in project execution for many organizations, it is only natural that those organizations look to implement Agile philosophies at the strategy level. Organizations must now learn to harness the power of their Agile teams to drive delivery of the right products, applications and features at the right time.
In this webinar, Andy Jordan will provide insights on how the business is scaling agile across their organization. Learn how businesses can set strategic guidance and create organization alignment from strategy to product to delivery, including:
•Prioritizing portfolio elements using Agile principles
•Balancing portfolio needs with financial restrictions in an Agile world
•Ensuring Agile teams are delivering optimal results for their work
•Communicating Agile approaches to the organization in ways they can understand and leverage
This webinar will challenge your thinking of portfolio definition and execution, register now to ensure you are able to effectively and efficiently add Agile to your annual planning processes.
This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
Mark Feher, Director of Portfolio & Project Management Services, Empowered Networks
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?
Project Portfolio Management is often seen—and sold—as a tool for IT. PPM is embraced by IT as a way of gaining control of their world to focus on managing scarce resources and making or prioritizing decisions. Guess what, IT isn't the only team with scare resources, making bad decisions and no priorities. If a company is only using PPM for IT they are missing the real value. Managing all types of business strategies through projects is a must for every business, and successful customers have realized the real value of PPM to make better choices, balance opportunities and meet goals.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly examines how the role of PPM can be expanding and why PPM isn’t a tool for just one part of the organization; it is a way of thinking and working that can benefit everyone.
Every company needs to be a technology company to survive in the application economy. Business and customer expectations are immediate and changing on a daily basis. This continuous and disruptive flow of new demand requires an effective approach for managing and consuming centralized resource management insights. Organizations have improved their investment review and approval process but it is more important to determine if an organization “can” take on the desired effort.
This Webcast will focus on how resource management processes play a key role in potentially providing the insights necessary to answer the “can we” question that must be asked before allowing any new project or program for inclusion in the enterprise portfolio.
•Do we have the resource capacity?
•Do we have the resource capability?
•Can we supplement our existing resources with 3rd-party resources?
•What are the resource cost comparisons and ramifications?
Dan Greer of Rego Consulting & Kael Wray Pratt of CA Technologies
There’s no escaping change. And organizations that cling to the “tried and true”—whether it be existing business models and processes or perceptions of market conditions and customer preferences—are doomed to continually play catch-up in the marketplace.
But, even recognizing the inevitability of change isn’t the same as managing the challenges it presents.
Change is opportunity. Successful organizations embrace change and leverage the outcomes into growth and competitive advantage. Join Rego Consulting and CA Technologies for an informational webinar where we’ll share how organizations are successfully managing business transformation initiatives with CA PPM. Key topics of discussion include demonstrating how organizations are utilizing CA PPM to:
•Effectively prioritize and select which change initiatives to fund and pursue
•Manage all the moving pieces of transformation across organizational and geographical boundaries
•Efficiently and effectively track progress and measure success
•Document and report the benefits realized to the appropriate stakeholders
Resource management is one of the most trending topics in Project Portfolio Management. The itd Assignment Editor allows users to plan assignments directly via the CA PPM web interface without connecting to Open Workbench or Microsoft Project.
Requesting capacity for projects is now simpler and easier than ever.
Joerg Leute will demonstrate and explain in this webcast how to use CA PPM and the itd assignment Editor to improve the resource management process.
Will Yester, Senior PPM Manager with Kalypso and Charisse Jacques, partner of Kalypso
Digital initiatives are very cross-functional by nature. Gaining and maintaining alignment on priorities can be quite difficult, particularly given the fast pace of retail and siloed nature of most retail organizations. Thus, the drive to achieve business benefits from digital initiatives can be elusive. In this webinar, we will discuss importance of governance and managing digital initiatives as a portfolio.
Attendees will learn:
•Leading practices for driving alignment on digital priorities
•How to ensure digital efforts meet changing business needs and lead to business benefits (both near-term and longer term).
This event qualifies for Project Management Institute (PMI) 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).
The application economy has fundamentally changed the relationship between the enterprise and its customers. The trends of this new business world—the cloud, mobile and social—mean that software is now the predominant choice for consumers to experience companies and their brands. Have you ever considered how you differentiate your products and applications for success in this fast paced application economy?
In this webinar, Andy Jordan discusses innovative ways to deliver intuitive, engaging products and applications in this fast moving, highly competitive environment. He will explore how organizations are selecting the right products, applications and prioritizing feature requests while staying in alignment with business strategies. You will also learn about:
•Efficient and effective resource investment – how to get the most return from your people in the fast paced modern environment
•The need to focus on net benefits, not project constraints
•The need for clear, consistent top down guidance
•The need to effectively respond to (and predict) shifting strategic needs
Don’t miss this thought provoking webinar that’s guaranteed to make you rethink how to deliver the products and features that will deliver real results.
This event qualifies for 1 Project Management Institute Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
Aditya Angrish of WinMill Software & Rob Stroud of CA Technologies
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!
This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
Noland Eidsmoe of Excers and Robert Stroud of CA Technologies
Today it is generally recognized that projects must deliver value. But what is value, how do we ensure that it is delivered, and how do we group the set of investments into our portfolio to deliver the most value?
Industry established standards and practices should form the basis for the approach to implementing portfolio management. These will guide us in the steps to prioritize and select the highest value investments.
This presentation very simply walks through the steps to create and maintain portfolios within these best practice standards and practices.
Educational Webcasts for Business & IT Professionals
In order to react swiftly to rapidly changing business environments, organizations need to perpetually plan and communicate strategic objectives and priorities. The goal is to manage a balanced portfolio of innovation and enterprise growth with ongoing maintenance efforts. Both IT and the business benefit from having dynamic business plans that drive clear initiatives designed to achieve optimal return on investment throughout project execution and product delivery.
Join us for one of our many insightful webcasts featuring customers, analysts, partners and evangelists as they talk about how to bring business and technology executives together to create the strategic playbooks, balance investment portfolios, communicate actionable plans, and coordinate program managers and project execution teams to react quickly to demand and accelerate the delivery of initiatives and maximize resource utilization.
Some sessions will be approved for Personal Development Credits.