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Dear PPM Community Members,

 

It's great that we have such a vibrant community to get quick answers to questions and gain product knowledge! We have very active members jumping in to help others out all the time. The goal of the community is to respond to every members' question so that no one goes away "empty handed". To help further responses to all questions we have the following campaign.

 

     

A bit more this week so if you think you have a potential answer, Jump In! Help a Fellow Community Member Out!

 

Here's the list of unanswered questions for this coming week. Take your pick!

 

Process step post-condition stuck - Ready to evaluate post condition status, even after action item had finished

Jaspersoft - How to keep together the static and text fields always together?

Weekly EV History ?

Parameterized NSQL portlet, parameter = Portfolio Plan (scenario)

Jaspersoft measures and summaries

Importing Timesheets

WIP Settings - Unexpected Results in the WIP Transactions

MSP not refresh schedule data

Project Team_detail portlet behaving strangely upon configuring the Allocation/ETC By Period Feild

How do I automate downloading files from Clarity PPM/Home/Data Extraction dashboard

Risks and Issues on Project Status Reports

Blank calculation attributes in portlet

IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Integration

Grid Editing on Role in Projects --> Tasks --> Assignments

Access rights to Status report

Earned Value Management (EVM) Reports in PPM

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

Dear PPM Community Members,

 

It's great that we have such a vibrant community to get quick answers to questions and gain product knowledge! We have very active members jumping in to help others out all the time. The goal of the community is to respond to every members' question so that no one goes away "empty handed". To help further responses to all questions we have the following campaign.

 

                   

 

Jump In! Help a Fellow Community Member Out!

 

Here's the list of unanswered questions for this coming week. Take your pick!

 

Scheduling tips for part-time work

MS Project Interface - "Unknown exception received from server" when saving

Where are forecast slice values stored when populating cost plan from investment team?

Open Workbench Error - Saving Project

Storing Resource Rate in CA PPM

Process step post-condition stuck - Ready to evaluate post condition status, even after action item had finished

Jaspersoft - How to keep together the static and text fields always together?

Weekly EV History ?

Process not Enabled for few Objects

Problem with Jaspersoft not recongizing ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY SQL comand

Jaspersoft measures and summaries

MS Products as 'Reports' - Word/Excel being called from Clarity

Importing Timesheets

Column Chart : Multiple X-Axis Values?

NSQL_SYNTAX_ERROR_TEXT_EMPTY

Access rights to Status report

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

Dear PPM Community Members,

 

It's great that we have such a vibrant community to get quick answers to questions and gain product knowledge! We have very active members jumping in to help others out all the time. The goal of the community is to respond to every members' question so that no one goes away "empty handed". To help further responses to all questions we have the following campaign.

 

                              

Jump In! Help a Fellow Community Member Out!

 

Here's the list of unanswered questions for this coming week. Short list for this week!

 

Save Jaspersoft Scheduled Reports to SFTP server

Integration with CA PPM Datawarehouse

Scheduling tips for part-time work

MS Project Interface - "Unknown exception received from server" when saving

Where are forecast slice values stored when populating cost plan from investment team?

Open Workbench Error - Saving Project

Storing Resource Rate in CA PPM

Saved report parameters

Access rights to Status report

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

Cox Enterprises_Communities Blog.pngCox Enterprises Keeps IT Projects on Track and Optimizes Resources with CA Project and Portfolio Management SaaS

 

Business: Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held communications, media and automotive company employing approximately 50,000 employees. Its three divisions provide broadband, broadcast, publishing and automotive services.

Challenge: Providing organizational visibility of the portfolio in one solution to more effectively manage incoming demand, assess project and portfolio health and provide for more maturity in forecasting resource needs, was a key challenge for the organization.

Solution: Cox Enterprises replaced its legacy tool with CA Project & Portfolio Management SaaS (CA PPM SaaS). The solution is used to track around 450 IT-related projects, providing visibility across active and planned projects.

Benefit: CA PPM SaaS helps Cox Enterprises measure what is delivered against commitments and develop the staffing strategies that will ensure it delivers on its customer service promises.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held communications, media and automotive company employing approximately 50,000 members of staff. It provides cable, high speed internet and security services to large markets throughout the US, owns numerous newspapers and television stations, as well as Manheim Auctions, Autotrader.com, Valpak and other well-known brands. The company has three divisions: Cox Communications provides broadband, entertainment, home security and home automation services; Cox Media Group provides broadcast, publishing and digital media services; and Cox Automotive provides digital marketing and software services for automotive dealers and consumers.


Read the full story here: Cox Enterprises Keeps IT Projects on Track and Optimizes Resources with CA Project and Portfolio Management SaaS

Dear PPM Community Members,

 

It's great that we have such a vibrant community to get quick answers to questions and gain product knowledge! We have very active members jumping in to help others out all the time. The goal of the community is to respond to every members' question so that no one goes away "empty handed". To help further responses to all questions we have the following campaign.

 

 

Jump In! Help a Fellow Community Member Out!

 

Here's the list of unanswered questions for this coming week. Looks like some quick answers here!

 

Is it possible to restrict the execution of "Populate from Investment team" if any validation like resources is not billable or active or financially not active?

How can I exclude parent projects in an ad hoc view in 14.2 Advanced Reporting (JasperSoft)?

Save Jaspersoft Scheduled Reports to SFTP server

Integration with CA PPM Datawarehouse

Scheduling tips for part-time work

Difference between 2 dates

MS Project Interface - "Unknown exception received from server" when saving

Where are forecast slice values stored when populating cost plan from investment team?

Clarity PPM support for MS Office 2016

Subpage Display conditions - Possible bug and facts

Best Practices for Multi-Currency Implementation

Access rights to Status report

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

Dear Community Member,

 

Welcome to the New Year!

 

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

 

Ask a Question, Get a Response - Unanswered Question? Offer a Solution (Jan 4 - Jan 8)

It's great that we have such a vibrant community to get quick answers to questions and gain product knowledge! We have very active members jumping in to help others out all the time. The goal of the community is to respond to every members' question so that no one goes away "empty handed". To help further responses to all questions I am starting the following campaign.

 

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CA PPM Product Survey is OPEN!

Everyone - Please take a moment and provide your feedback!You may choose to leave your contact information or remain anonymous. The Product Management leadership team will review the survey results to create action plans designed to further improve the overall experience and value you receive from your investment with CA Technologies.Candid feedback from our customers is one of the most important tools we use to advise product development. In addition to product management, your feedback is immediately accessible by executive management teams who are always looking to improve your customer experience. This survey opportunity will be opened until Mid January. All users are encouraged to participate.

CA PPM Survey Link: https://survey.medallia.com/?product-communities&product=CA%20PPM

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

CA PPM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat (January 2016)

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, January 14th @ 1 PM ET. NOTE - No audio is provided and all Q&A happens via online chat, making it a truly ‘fun’ event.

 

CA Education

 

CA PPM 14.3 Training Update

Happy New Year from CA Education!  Here’s a quick end-of-year update on training for CA PPM 14.3. Courses for the following topics are available now.  They all have multiple delivery methods to fit your training needs!

 

Community Member Blogs

 

How To: Single Textbox "Page {X} of {Y}" Page Counts in Jaspersoft Reports

When migrating our reports from Business Objects to Jaspersoft it's important for us to abide by our documented reporting standards, retaining the same look & feel that our customers are familiar with.

 

Search All NSQL And GEL Scripts

Many of you might have come across scenarios where you are removing/modifying an attribute and you want to know where all this attribute is being used at present, taking into consideration any NSQLs or GEL Scripts in CA PPM. Or just like my present scenario when it is the year end and I want to know if the last year is hard-coded in any of the GEL Scripts or NSQL (be it NSQL for a portlet or a lookup). The following Oracle SQL queries will help you in such scenarios.

 

Clarity PPM Login History

Suppose one fine day, you feel like checking the user login history of your Clarity application. Where will you go to get the list of users who had logged into Clarity, along with their login dates and the number of times each user had logged-in? CA PPM, traditionally stores session information in two database tables but each has its own disadvantages.

 

Most Viewed Portlets In Clarity PPM

Ever wondered how to get the list of top viewed or most commonly used Clarity portlets/pages in your organization? Your only chances were either to analyze all the app_access logs on the Clarity server or to use the resource-heavy Performance Tracking feature in CSA. But if you are running a Tomcat application server for your Clarity installation and your Clarity version is v14.1 or higher, then you can get your hands on this information pretty much easily. Interested? Read on...

 

How To Create A Filter Portlet

Many of you, even after working several years in Clarity PPM, might not have got a chance to build a filter portlet. Even if you disagree, thats my case for sure. So while creating all those Grid, HTML, Xcelsius portlets in the past 5 years, I always wondered when will I get the chance to make a Filter Portlet. The requirement never came from any of the clients and I was too lazy to try it without any real need for it.

 

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Featured Community Member

 

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 mike2.2 , Manager, Clarity Support and Training.


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Thank you for all your contributions to the community Mike!

 

Tech Tips and other Helpful Information

 

Tip: Filter Team lists to hide old/finished allocations

Community Hack - Following via RSS Feeds

CA PPM Tech Tip: 2015 List of Posted Tips

CA PPM Tech Tip: Including Dynamic Query Lookup Attributes in the Data Warehouse

Jaspersoft error : java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class net.sf.jasperreports.engine.util.JRStyledTextParser

Solution to "Sync'ed 0 users of total XXXX Users"

CA PPM Solution Pack (CSP) for Business Objects Reporting Add-in End of Life Announcement

Replacing one role with another in bulk on tasks

Agile Management Opening Keynote Address

Leveraging Full Adoption for Demand Management and Capacity Planning

Agile 101 for the Enterprise

Removing the Friction Between PPM and Agile

PMO in an Agile World

Panel Discussion: Migrating to 14.2 and Advanced Reporting

Foundations of the Scaled Agile Framework

CA PPM : Aligning Projects With Strategy

CA World '15: Women in Technology Breakfast

PPM On-Prem Administrators: How to Set JVM Options for Jaspersoft Servers

 

Top Ten Ideas

 

Make TIMESHEET a studio object359UNDER REVIEW

Archiving of old data222UNDER REVIEW

Auto-save or notify to save when changing screens211UNDER REVIEW

Ability to make OBS mandatory187DELIVERED

Present pop-up messages to the user174UNDER REVIEW

Seperate Delete Permission from Edit Permission Consistently on all Objects167UNDER REVIEW

Resource – Timesheet View Permission152UNDER REVIEW

Ability to Save Portlet Configuration as a Part of a Filter127UNDER REVIEW

Replace outdated Blob, Time Slice and Datamart technology with modern Database Sparse Matrices and Data Cubes124UNDER REVIEW

Powerfilter, query on null113UNDER REVIEW

 

 

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!

 

Regards,

 

Chris_Hackett
Community Manager, IT Business Management

 

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Dear PPM Community Members,

 

Welcome to the New Year!

 

It's great that we have such a vibrant community to get quick answers to questions and gain product knowledge! We have very active members jumping in to help others out all the time. The goal of the community is to respond to every members' question so that no one goes away "empty handed". To help further responses to all questions we have the following campaign.

 

      

Jump In! Help a Fellow Community Member Out!

 

Here's the list of unanswered questions for this coming week:

Parameterized lookup causing issue when audited

Is it possible to restrict the execution of "Populate from Investment team" if any validation like resources is not billable or active or financially not active?

How can I exclude parent projects in an ad hoc view in 14.2 Advanced Reporting (JasperSoft)?

OBS rights exist while the object is not associated with an OBS

Is there and OBS equivalent for Project - Edit Hierarchy All

Load Data Warehouse Access Rights - Job Failed

Load Data Warehouse Issues

Saving MSP configuration?

How Clarity Calculates Costs?

Save Jaspersoft Scheduled Reports to SFTP server

Integration with CA PPM Datawarehouse

After upgrading to V14.2, one of our custom script is not ruuning.

Jaspersoft error : java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class net.sf.jasperreports.engine.util.JRStyledTextParser

Best Practices for Multi-Currency Implementation

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris