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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.

 

                      

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! Plenty to choose from

 

Crosstab report in Jasper report

Best Practices for using CA Packaged Work Products (Data Extraction & Data Adapters)

Running a pentaho job (.kjb) through a Clarity job

Hello guys, i would like to know, if someone had any experience integrating CA PPM with Microsoft Navision.

Jaspersoft 6 Gantt Chart

Is there any integration available between Jive and CA PPM

Xcelsius dashboard panel missing results from WSDL query .

Graph in Jaspersoft sort the Y Axis (string values)

IE11 issue with 14.3

HTML Portlet Hello World Example

Can the Status of On hold be available after being On hold and Resumed?

The specified item was not found.

Initiating a Process from an Action link - UX improvement?

Access rights to Status report

Jaspersoft measures and summaries

IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Integration

Project template tasks not populating

14.3 Load Data Warehouse job failing

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

If you missed today's great "How CA’s IT Organization Uses CA PPM" webcast, I have included the recording and presentation information below. Check it out!

 

CA PPM Community webcast is an informative presentation on extensive use of CA PPM including portfolio management, resource management, and financial management.

This webcast on PPM success and best practices is presented by one of our most mature CA PPM customers: CA Technologies itself! CA’s internal IT organization uses CA PPM for managing global IT projects supporting more than 1,700 employees and consultants. In this “CA on CA” presentation, you’ll hear how CA’s IT organization uses CA PPM for:

- End-to-End portfolio lifecycle management, including portfolio analysis, planning, and optimization

- PMO-driven enterprise project management

- Financial management supporting IT cost management, service costing, chargeback mechanisms and project billing

- SAP integration

- Resource Management for allocation of IT resources

Speakers will be Jim Georgakis, Senior Director of IT, and John Depasquale, Senior Director of IT, both from CA Technologies. Jim and John share their experience and provide insight you can use to expand your usage of CA PPM in your organization.

 

Recording: Replay - CA PPM Community Webcast How CA’s IT Organization Uses CA PPM

Presentation:  CA PPM Community Meeting Feb 23, 2016

profile-image-display.pngOnce 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 Gene Greiff, from GGreiff Consulting.

 

Location:  Seattle, WA

Current Gig:  I am currently supporting a CA PPM implementation for a Federal Government customer.  In addition to this, I also provide support / implementations on a number of other Portfolio / Project Applications.

One word that describes how you work:  Whenever!  I don’t keep regular working hours and I think most of my best work is done between midnight and 4AM

How do you use CA Communities and any suggestions for others? After I booked my first CA PPM engagement, I needed to spin up quickly on the product. The CA Communities provided access to a wealth of information and the ability to connect other member’s experiences. What I find that sets CA Communities apart for other vendor communities (I belong to several others) are how vibrant it is.  My suggestion for others is not to lurk – get your ideas / questions posted and take advantage of what the CA Communities have to offer.

Mac or PC? A big, heavy and fully loaded Dell M6600 Windows 7 laptop, that is hosting CA PPM / MSSQL / Oracle and all the other applications that I support.

Mobile Device? Apple iPhone 6 – my work just gave it to me. I know little to nothing about Apple products but it make phone calls so I am happy!

Apps/software/tools you can’t live without? Visual Studio 2015, MSSQL Server, Oracle Database Server, Azure, Notepad++, SOAPUI, DevExpress and the JetBrains tool suite.

Besides your phone and computer, what's your favorite gadget? Amazon Echo – I am playing around building new skills for her! 


What’s your daily work space like?
Surrounded by hardware! Laptops from each customer scattered about. Windows 2012 and Red Hat test servers.  In the corner, I have an old system that I am thinking about using for a Raspberry PI development box. So many things to play with – I just need to retire so I can have more time!

How do you balance life/work? Bicycle Touring (rode across the US last summer – bucket list check). Kayaking (considering padding from Seattle to Alaska). Sailing (maybe a bigger boat to retire on!)

Best advice you can give and you have received? They can’t take your birthday away. It is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else? Nothing, there is always someone out there that is better than me, knows more than me, thinks faster than me…,  I just hope I bump into them!

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! Plenty to choose from

 

Data Warehouse Calendar Period Format

Access to Projects and resources in Jaspersoft

Parameterized NSQL portlet, parameter = Portfolio Plan (scenario)

Has any on demand site integrated with Tableau

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

Why does the Project Status Detail report exclude programs?

Copy Cost plan via XOG/GEL process

Sharepoint Connector

Crosstab report in Jasper report

Best Practices for using CA Packaged Work Products (Data Extraction & Data Adapters)

Running a pentaho job (.kjb) through a Clarity job

Hello guys, i would like to know, if someone had any experience integrating CA PPM with Microsoft Navision.

Jaspersoft 6 Gantt Chart

Is there any integration available between Jive and CA PPM

Xcelsius dashboard panel missing results from WSDL query .

Graph in Jaspersoft sort the Y Axis (string values)

Access rights to Status report

Jaspersoft measures and summaries

IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Integration

Project template tasks not populating

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

CA PPM Community,

 

Our partner Rego Consulting is hosting Rego University, third year in a row in Tempe, AZ attracting 300+ CA PPM innovators. This is a great event to attend for all levels of CA PPM users. Whether you are interested in governance, functional, technical, resource management, project management or Jaspersoft, the agenda has you covered.

 

The training is designed for all experience levels. This year Rego University is bringing in 49 new courses. You will want to join Rego University for the knowledge you’ll gain from the highly personalized experience, leaving with a handful of

 

tools to enhance your own CA PPM environment.

 

The event will take place from Sunday April 24th to Friday April 29th.  So don’t wait and register now and take advantage of the early registration pricing.

 

See full agenda here You can register here

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We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity and join us at this event.

 

Thanks,

 

Haider Rafique

 

CA PPM Product Marketing Team

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!

 

Weekly EV History ?

Parameterized NSQL portlet, parameter = Portfolio Plan (scenario)

Jaspersoft measures and summaries

Has any on demand site integrated with Tableau

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

Blank calculation attributes in portlet

IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Integration

Why does the Project Status Detail report exclude programs?

Data Warehouse Calendar Period Format

Copy Cost plan via XOG/GEL process

Sharepoint Connector

Crosstab report in Jasper report

Access rights to Status report

Clarity PPM Budget Plan Approved By

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

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.

 

Ask a Question, Get a Response - Unanswered Question? Offer a Solution (Feb 5 - Feb 12)

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 Closes This Week!

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 open until EOD February 12th. 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 (February 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, February 11th @ 1 PM ET. NOTE - No audio is provided and all Q&A happens via online chat, making it a truly ‘fun’ event.

 

CA PPM Community Webcast - How CA’s IT Organization Uses CA PPM

Please join our next CA PPM Community webcast for an informative presentation on extensive use of CA PPM including portfolio management, resource management, and financial management.

 

This webcast on PPM success and best practices will be presented by one of our most mature CA PPM customers: CA Technologies itself! CA’s internal IT organization uses CA PPM for managing global IT projects supporting more than 1,700 employees and consultants. In this “CA on CA” presentation, you’ll hear how CA’s IT organization uses CA PPM for:

 

- End-to-End portfolio lifecycle management, including portfolio analysis, planning, and optimization

- PMO-driven enterprise project management

- Financial management supporting IT cost management, service costing, chargeback mechanisms and project billing

- SAP integration

- Resource Management for allocation of IT resources

 

Please join us for this live webcast on Tuesday, February 23rd at 11 am US Eastern. Speakers will be Jim Georgakis, Senior Director of IT, and John Depasquale, Senior Director of IT, both from CA Technologies. Jim and John will share their experience and provide insight you can use to expand your usage of CA PPM in your organization.

 

CA Education - Short Videos

 

CA PPM: Data Extraction

CA PPM: Build a Skills Hierarchy

CA PPM: How to Gather Logs from the CA PPM UI

CA PPM Upgrade Assessment Utility

CA PPM: Process Engine Monitoring

 

Community Blogs

 

This Customer is Keeping IT Projects on Track with CA Project and Portfolio Management SaaS

Register for User Notifications from CA Support, Education and Services Teams

Where All A Particular Lookup Is In Use

This customer is optimizing IT operations on 3 continents with CA PPM SaaS!

 

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http://ca.com/chatCA PPM

available worldwide

8am - 6pm

US Eastern Time

Additional Times May Apply

 

Tech Tips and other Helpful Information

 

CA PPM Tech Tip: Role's Availability

Upcoming TechValidate surveys

How do you know if you have the new or legacy MSP interface?

CA PPM AP Office Hours, February 05, 2016 @ 2.30PM Sydney Time Transcript

CA PPM Top 10 KB January 2016

CA PPM Portlet Reference Guide Wins STC Award of Merit

How to Mark Answers as Correct

Tech Tip: How to Enable Jaspersoft Scheduled Report Output to FTP (On Premise Only)

Community Hack - Mark Notifications as Unread

Joining CA Services (PPM), User Communities Enable Value

CA PPM Online Help Wins STC Award of Excellence

Project Management Lessons from the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

CA PPM Generic Patch Now Available for 14.3.0.3

Driving Agency Transformation and Innovation with CA PPM

Transparency, Balance and Collaboration in the State of Oregon

Can software enable a diverse, agile society?

PayPal's Agile Transformation Story

Amway: Managing Demand Across Organizations

Walt Disney: Guiding Standardization Across the Enterprise

Register for User Notifications from CA Support, Education and Services Teams

Power Your Portfolio Investment Decisions with CA PPM and CA Agile Central

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

CA PPM - Implementing Security Green Book

Relaunch of the Canadian Clarity (CA PPM) User Community

New-and-Improved Natural Language Search in the Documentation

Tip: Filter Team lists to hide old/finished allocations

 

Top 10 Latest Ideas by Activity

 

Key Task and Milestone Status (CSP) Report Enhancements6NEW

Enable process on all objects12NEW

Remove or reduce dependency between CA PPM Security and Application Performance11NEW

Add a time stamp on the timesheet21NEW

Enable studio users to configure data from "Contact Information" page into Resources Module4NEW

Ideas Financial Status Attribute and Financial Transactions into WIP27NEW

Ability to Set Task End Date so Resources Cannot Enter Time Beyond that Date21NEW

COLORS - DISPLAY MAPPINGS8NEW

Break apart Risks, Issues and Change Request Rights26UNDER REVIEW

Make Fields conditionally available and/or required22NEW

 

 

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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Sappi Group.pngSappi Optimises IT Operations on Three Continents with CA Project and Portfolio Management SaaS!

 

Business: Sappi is among the market leaders in the paper manufacturing industry. The company’s headquarters is in South Africa. It also has subsidiaries and representative offices in more than 20 countries with approximately 12,800 employees.

Challenge: The IT department is located across multiple sites on three continents. In order to optimize processes and reduce costs, it required a unified project and portfolio management solution.

Solution: Sappi now uses CA Project & Portfolio Management SaaS to manage its projects, applications and infrastructure. Approximately 500 projects are currently managed via the solution.

Benefit: CA PPM SaaS provides Sappi with a consistent and transparent view of ongoing projects across all its locations. The cloud-based solution reduces administration and creates cost transparency.

Sappi, headquartered in South Africa, is a global manufacturer of paper and an industry leader. The pulp and paper company’s products are sold in more than 100 countries around the globe. Sappi produces around 5.7 million tons of paper and about 3.7 million tons of cellulose products annually. Sappi’s pulp products are the raw materials used by processing companies from numerous industries worldwide. For example, it provides viscose fi bres for the textile and pharmaceutical industries, as well as numerous consumer products. The company’s portfolio includes coated paper products, such as those used by printers and publishers to produce books, brochures, magazines or other printed products. In addition, it provides paper used in the fashion and textile industries as well as in automobiles and for household items. The company has production facilities in South Africa, Europe and the US. Sales offi ces in all continents service customers worldwide across more than 100 countries. Sappi employs approximately 12,800 staff in 20 countries.

 

Read the full story here: Sappi Optimises IT Operations on Three Continents 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.

 

                              

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 ?

Process not Enabled for few Objects

Parameterized NSQL portlet, parameter = Portfolio Plan (scenario)

Jaspersoft measures and summaries

Has any on demand site integrated with Tableau

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

Blank calculation attributes in portlet

IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Integration

Why does the Project Status Detail report exclude programs?

Data Warehouse Calendar Period Format

Copy Cost plan via XOG/GEL process

Sharepoint Connector

Crosstab report in Jasper report

Access rights to Status report

Clarity PPM Budget Plan Approved By

Earned Value Management (EVM) Reports in PPM

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris