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Good morning Clarity PPM Community!

 

CA World '15 will take place November 16-20 in Las Vegas and while we won't officially release pricing information until registration opens (planned for next week), we leaked special pricing for CA Community members yesterday: CA World '15 Pricing and Discounts for CA Community Members

 

Briefly, the early bird rate (register before September 18) is $1,295 -- $700 off the regular $1,995 price -- and if you register by September 18 you also receive a free complimentary pass so you can bring a colleague with you! (Some exclusions do apply so please check the CA World website next week).

 

For CA World '15, we've added 50% more Pre-Conference education classes to help you get the most out of your CA investments as well as hands-on sessions on DevOps, Security, Management Cloud and our Mobile-to-Mainframe platforms.

 

Get the details about the special community offer here: CA World '15 Pricing and Discounts for CA Community Members

 

And make sure that you're following the CA World '18 Community to get all the latest news and updates!

Dear Community Member,

 

With so much going on in the CA Project and Portfolio Management Community I have consolidated recent activities in case you missed anything.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Office Hours for CA PPM, May 14 @ 1PM ET

Have a question about CA Project and Portfolio Management? Connect with CA Technologies technical experts to get answers via Office Hours for CA PPM. Our team is here to help you get more out of your technology. Join us for one hour Thursday, May 14th @ 1 PM ET. NOTE - No audio is provided and all Q&A happens via online chat, making it a truly ‘fun’ event.


New Member Webcast - May 2015

Are you new to the communities? Or maybe you could use a refresher on some of the site's features?

If so, please join us for our monthly New Member Webcast on Wednesday, May 20th at 12pm ET, which will include an overview of the system, a brief demo, and a Q&A session. We want you to get the most out of the CA Communities, so we're holding these webcasts monthly to help!


Community View: Dale Stockman, Featured User (April 2015)

Once a month we'll shine our virtual spotlight on one of the CA PPM community's members. It's just a fun, easy way for us to get to know one another a little bit beyond our work-related interactions here on the site. This month, we're featuring Dale Stockman, Tech Specialist, ZF.

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Thank you Dale for all your contributions to the community!


Tuesday Tips, Tips and other Helpful Information -

 

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Resources with or without Availability

CA PPM Top 10 KB April 2015

CLRT-77698 Unable to save custom gel scripts due to Image tag

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: How to ensure data is displayed properly in the browser.

CA PPM Tech Tip: Getting Jaspersoft Advanced Reporting to work after upgrading to 14.2+

CA Productivity Accelerator v12.1 Requirements for CA PPM SaaS Customers

CA PPM 2015 Poll: Add-ins and Connectors for CA Clarity PPM (part 1 of 2)

CA PPM 2015 Poll: Add-ins and Connectors for CA Clarity PPM (part 2 of 2)

CA PPM 2015 Poll: Languages for CA Clarity PPM (part 1 of 2)

CA PPM 2015 Poll: Languages for CA Clarity PPM (part 2 of 2)

CA PPM Tuesday tips: Tips on having a successful Jaspersoft Installation

CA PPM Tuesday Tip:Cost plan detail population and editing

CA PPM 14.x Professional Certification Exam Available

How to Restore the .keystore File After Renaming it?

The CIO is Coming here?

CA PPM 14.x Professional Certification Exam available at Kryterion

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Populating cost plan does not recognize mid-month dates in the rate matrix.

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Force timesheet to think it is an adjustment for reposting to Financials

CA PPM Tech Tip: Open for Time Entry Attribute

CA PPM 14.x Financial Management On Demand Web Based Training Available on the Education Portal

New! CA Clarity PPM 13.2 Portlet Reference Guide

Open Workbench Tip of the Day Hack

CA PPM EMEA Office Hours, April 30, 2015 @ 11 AM UK Time

CA PPM 14.x Financial Management OnDemand WBT available on the Education Portal

CA PPM 14.x Support Webinar and Education Offerings Now Available

CA Clarity Tuesday Tip - Hire Date, Termination Date – What they do!

Save the Date: CA World '15 is November 16-20

Live Webcast: What’s New In CA PPM 14.2

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Is the Datamart Extraction Job Required?

CA PPM 13.2 End of Service Announced

CA PPM 14.2 web-based training available on the Education Portal

Flipboard Article - Tips for a Successful Jaspersoft Installation

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: DocOps Tips

Topic Teasers Vol. 55: Adaptive Estimates - By:- Barbee Davis - April 13, 2015

Flipboard Article - Populate Your Timesheets

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Help Us Improve the Documentation! Featured Video

Thursday Tip:  Running Jaspersoft as Service on Windows Server 2008

CA PPM Tuesday Tip:  How To Launch a Process from a Gel Script

CA PPM 14.2 Reporting Dynamic Labs now available on the Education Portal

CA PPM Certifications for Business Users

Better CA PPM Loss Leader for CA Education LMS

How to Use the XPATH XML Parameter in NSQL Constructs

CA Productivity Accelerator and CA PPM 14.2 SaaS

WOW!

 

Top Ten Ideas -


Make TIMESHEET a studio object321UNDER REVIEW

Archiving of old data208UNDER REVIEW

Ability to make OBS mandatory187DELIVERED

Auto-save or notify to save when changing screens187UNDER REVIEW

Present pop-up messages to the user159UNDER REVIEW

Seperate Delete Permission from Edit Permission Consistently on all Objects150UNDER REVIEW

Resource – Timesheet View Permission146UNDER REVIEW

Ability to Save Portlet Configuration as a Part of a Filter120UNDER REVIEW

Replace outdated Blob, Time Slice and Datamart technology with modern Database Sparse Matrices and Data Cubes119UNDER REVIEW

Enhanced Gantt View/Printing Capability109DELIVERED


That's it for now folks but I'm sure there will be a lot more soon! Take a moment to get on the discussion in CA Clarity and make your voice heard!

 

Regards,

 

Chris_Hackett
Community Manager, IT Business Management

Once a month we'll shine our virtual spotlight on one of the CA PPM community's members. It's just a fun, easy way for us to get to know one another a little bit beyond our work-related interactions here on the site. This month, we're featuring Nika Hadzhikidi, Principal Support Engineer for Clarity PPM, CA Technologies.

 

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Location:  Plano, TX


Current Gig:  Principal Support Engineer for Clarity PPM


One word that describes how you work:  Efficiently


How do you use CA Communities and any suggestions for others? I am trying to ensure I always check for anything I can contribute to. I believe Communities is an excellent place for us to get together and know what we do: we get familiar with each other and this is really nice!

Mac or PC? PC! I can see why Mac could be preferred for image design purpose, for example, and I have worked on it. However I believe that for most work purposes PC is better.

Mobile Device? Windows Phone Lumia 1020. Windows 8.1 is the best interface out there, out beats Apple and Android by far IMO.
 
Apps/software/tools you can’t live without? In my daily work I heavily rely on Notepad++ and multiple plugins to it, also Aqua Data Studio for SQL queries. These are top 2!


Besides your phone and computer, what's your favorite gadget? My phone camera, I use it everywhere : then the pictures get uploaded to the cloud…

What’s your daily work space like? I don't like to keep a lot of papers or things on my desk. I try to keep it clean and in order, it helps me to have a clear mind. I also have a lot of small (and cute) souvenirs from different countries I've been to. I like to travel. Ah, and a Zen calendar with some zen thoughts to inspire me when needed.

How do you balance life/work? I always try to draw a line between work and life, never to bring any of it home, and ensure that any stress is left behind me. I also recommend this to anyone, since it's very important to have the rest you need and disconnect. If you work too much, you will get burned out and nobody will benefit from that! So be careful. Go out, have a walk or have a drink, enjoy this moment. Meditation also can really help you for general wellbeing.

Best advice you can give and you have received? Be mindful of what you really want. Listen to yourself and your inner voice, this will be the key to a happy and harmonious existence.

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else? Getting up early and hitting the treadmill. I don't know anybody else who does this.