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Suman: It has been 4 years


Are you a dedicated engineer as part of an enhanced support package?

Suman: Yes, I support Cap Gemini as part of ESS Platinum contract.


What was the career path that lead you here?

Suman: Prior CA I used to work as Consultant implementing CA PPM, and in order to learn the depth of the product and help Global PPM Customer has brought me to CA.


What product do you support?

Suman: CA PPM


What keeps you at CA?

Suman: Helping customers satisfies me the most. CA has given many opportunities to learn new things and implement my learning into my work.


What is your passion outside of work? What do you like to do?

Suman: Outside work, I love playing Table Tennis and an amateur Wildlife Photographer and love to visit sanctuaries.




What is your educational background?

Suman:  Master’s in Computer Application


How has support changed since you started?

Suman: Support gave me the opportunity to connect with the customer’s better. I have evolved myself from troubleshooting issues to advising customers about their environment.


Why should people be involved in the communities?

Suman: In communities, it is an informal way to connect to the PPM users and get to know the business challenges they face in PPM. In addition, you get to know the best practices shared by many customers.


Why should customers read Knowledge Articles?

Suman: By reading knowledge articles, you will get to know

  • - Known product bug information
  • - How to use the product
  • - Vulnerability information


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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.


CA PPM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat (September 2015)

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, September 10th @ 1 PM ET.


Register today and get special community member pricing.

Information on CA World '15

The excitement around this year’s CA World 15 is at an all-time high for CA PPM community members and users.  CA World 15 is being held Nov 16th to Nov 20th in Las Vegas.   As business owners, you need centralized intelligence, portfolio planning and insight for success in today’s application economy.  CA Project & Portfolio Management consolidates intelligence from various sources to help customers plan and execute projects and products quickly. Lean in with CA experts at CA World as the teams discuss our latest product strategies, roadmaps and solutions. Connect with community members and listen to CA customers share their success stories.  This event will be truly unique and beneficial for all business, product and project owners. Here are this year conference highlights:


  • Education Sessions: 8 preconference education sessions covering advanced reporting, agile execution, scaled agile framework, resource management, Microsoft Project integration and Portfolio management
  • Technology & Business Value Sessions: 40+ customer, partner & CA-led sessions on CA PPM as well as Rally to gain expertise and extend the business value of your PPM implementation.
  • Micro-sessions (Tech Talks): Focused, small-group sessions on topics including Advanced Reporting, API Platform, MSP integration, Resource management and more.
  • Meet the Experts (Smart Bar): Access to CA product managers, SWAT resources, etc. for one-on-one discussions on CA PPM and product topics of your choice.
  • Product Demos: Live demonstrations of current and near-term capabilities for CA PPM solutions including mobility, Rally integrations, reporting/dashboards, and more.
  • And the Fun Stuff: Concert performances by Sheryl Crow and Fall Out Boy; Keynotes by Fareed Zakaria - host on CNN, author and columnist, and Steven Kotler - New York Times best-selling author, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur.

The latest on CA PPM sessions at CA World '15



available worldwide

8am - 6pm

US Eastern Time

Additional Times May Apply

Featured User

Community Member Spotlight for August - Kathryn Ellis

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 Kathryn Ellis, Principal Support Engineer, Ca Technologies.




Thank you Kathryn for all your contributions to the CA PPM community!

Meet the CA Support Engineers for CA PPM


Meet CA Support Engineer for CA PPM: Sanish John

Sanish has been at CA Technologies for nearly 8 years. After starting his career in computer science and engineering, Sanish eventually found himself on the CA support team for CA PPM.




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Abhiesk Dhar joined CA team in Hyderabad, India on October 7th, 2013; where he is currently supporting CA PPM. Before he joined the CA team, Abhiesk worked with CA PPM and took an avid interest in it.





Tech Tips and other Helpful Information -


Jaspersoft Tips and tricks : Part 2: How to troubleshoot Jaspersoft issues

Import Resources Using the CA PPM Integration Adaptor

CA PPM Generic Patch Now Available for

CA PPM APJ Office Hours, September 04, 2015 @ 2 PM Sydney Time- Recap

Jaspersoft Custom Reports Backups during patch install or Upgrade

CA Executive Playbook Stabilization End of Life Announcement

Install and Configure Advanced Reporting with Jaspersoft and CA PPM 14.2

CA PPM EMEA Office Hours, August 27, 2015 @ 11 AM UK Time- Recap

Request server (hostname:80) doesn't match forwarded server (hostname:null)

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

Let Us Know What You Think About the CA Cookbooks

Check out these Community Hacks in The Water Cooler community!

Chat Transcript - CA PPM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat (August 2015)

CA PPM Tech Tip: Jaspersoft Studio License Expired

CA PPM Top 10 KB July 2015

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: How to check the Datamart (Datamart Extraction and Datamart Rollup jobs)

Required Windows Explorer Setting for Microsoft Project

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Restricted access to Program Files directories require the install directory of the new 14.x MSP Driver to be changed


Don't Forget About CA World '15 Discounts for Community Members -- Plus Buy One, Get One


Top Ten Ideas -

Make TIMESHEET a studio object339UNDER REVIEW

Archiving of old data215UNDER REVIEW

Auto-save or notify to save when changing screens207UNDER REVIEW

Ability to make OBS mandatory187DELIVERED

Present pop-up messages to the user168UNDER REVIEW

Seperate Delete Permission from Edit Permission Consistently on all Objects158UNDER REVIEW

Resource – Timesheet View Permission150UNDER REVIEW

Ability to Save Portlet Configuration as a Part of a Filter123UNDER REVIEW

Replace outdated Blob, Time Slice and Datamart technology with modern Database Sparse Matrices and Data Cubes120UNDER 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 in on the discussions in Clarity PPM and make your voice heard!




Community Manager, IT Business Management