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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".

                    

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! 

 

Initiating a Process from an Action link - UX improvement?

UI Theme Margin Setting: v14.4 SaaS

The specified item was not found.

Baseline is not updating

Try to make an accordion in an html portlet

CA PPM14.3 REST API: Project Create From Template

How to get time phased cost plan data from Data Warehouse?

A Jasper Advanced Report In PPM Page

Hierarchiel portlet query assistance

Revenue and Actual Revenue not matching in Cost Plan (multi currency issue?)

Has anyone figured out how to change the order of the project stage "parents"

Access to jaspersoft report folders

Best practise for Custom UI theme

Mail notification to project managers if assignments allocation changes

 

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.

 

                      

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! 

 

HTML Portlet Hello World Example

Initiating a Process from an Action link - UX improvement?

UI Theme Margin Setting: v14.4 SaaS

How to XOG in attachments while changing the Filename

The specified item was not found.

Baseline is not updating

Updating OBS associated to Entity

Jaspersoft Parameter Issues

Try to make an accordion in an html portlet

CA PPM14.3 REST API: Project Create From Template

Project Finish Date in CA PPM 14.3

customization of css file on Jaspersoft server ?

How to get time phased cost plan data from Data Warehouse?

Jaspersoft multi select query input control: Investments belonging to specific portfolio(s)

Any way to make the custom attributes in Jaspersoft Ad hoc appear in alphabetical order?

A Jasper Advanced Report In PPM Page

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

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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 Jerin Sebastian, CA Technologies.

 

How long have you been at CA? A year and 10 months

 

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

 

What was the career path that led you here? CA PPM always seemed to be a very powerful tool to me and there was always that urge to deep dive into the core technical and functional aspects and CA would be the best place for this with the variety of labs and educations we have here.

 

What product do you support? CA PPM

 

What keeps you at CA? There is something I learn new everyday @ CA and most importantly, I get the chance to deliver this to our customers and to see them happy, excites me a lot!! 

 

What is your passion outside of work? What do you like to do? (Give readers a glimpse into who you are…prove you’re a live human being!)

I am a big fan of sports – Soccer and Cricket is what I love playing to keep myself engaged outside work. Bike riding is one other activity I would love to do outside work!!

 

What is your educational background? Bachelor of engineering in Computer Science

 

How has support changed since you started? Even though my tenure with CA is short comparatively, I have experienced some significant changes like the promotion of Self Service through communities, Knowledge base searches, Office Hours and many more. The evolution of Support Engineer role from just troubleshooting cases to focus on communities and KBs depicts a lot about the undergoing changes now.

 

Why should people be involved in the communities? To meet the best techies around the globe, to look out for a solution which you are trying to implement – their pros and cons and to always keep yourself updated with the latest happenings in the product.

 

Why should customers read Knowledge Articles? Time effective – A KB article will save the time taken to log a case and wait for the support engineer to get back and then explain to the engineer what you need.

Knowledge articles also helps in identifying the known issues before implementing any functionality in the product.

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

 

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

Jaspersoft 6 Gantt Chart

Is there any integration available between Jive and CA PPM

Graph in Jaspersoft sort the Y Axis (string values)

HTML Portlet Hello World Example

Initiating a Process from an Action link - UX improvement?

UI Theme Margin Setting: v14.4 SaaS

How to XOG in attachments while changing the Filename

The specified item was not found.

Baseline is not updating

Updating OBS associated to Entity

Jaspersoft Parameter Issues

Some Idea Allocations not available DWH

Try to make an accordion in an html portlet

CA PPM14.3 REST API: Project Create From Template

Project Finish Date in CA PPM 14.3

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris

Hello PPM enthusiasts, 

 

Register for the PPM Virtual Summit before March 31st and be entered to win a great prize!

 

Each year we host a PPM virtual summit which gives you an opportunity to hear from industry thought leaders and experts at CA Technologies. This year we have a great list of speakers and sessions but along with that we have an exciting prize for early registrants. An Apple Watch giveaway (see T&C) for anyone that registers before March 31st.
           

To enter the contests, you can (a) register for the Summit on BrightTALK by March 31st and attend any or multiple sessions or (b) you can tweet something interesting about the event using the hashtag #PPMSummit (see T&C). Of course – if you do both you increase your chances. 

 

About the Virtual Summit

 

The virtual summits are a great way to learn about the latest best practices from industry thought-leaders.  In this PPM Summit event, you’ll hear from PPM experts on how to create the kind of exceptional team environment that spans execution methods, so the delivery of great projects is achieved. Two top trends in project and portfolio management (PPM) are the emphasis companies place on collaboration and teamwork through new tools and processes, and how to manage work across a number of execution approaches including Agile methodologies. While there are many new and different collaboration and execution methods being adopted today, the one thing that remains consistent across projects and portfolios is that great projects begin with great teams.

 

See full agenda or register for each session here.

 

Hope to see you participate!

 

Thanks,

CA PPM Team!

Michael Thibault

Look up!

Posted by Michael Thibault Champion Mar 8, 2016

If you are driving and reading this, put it down and look up. read it later.

If you are walking and reading this, put it down and look up, read it later.

If you are standing still blocking an elevator or escalator, look up and read it later.

if you are in a meeting and the topic is not how smart phones and tablets are a distraction, put it down and look up, and pay attention to the meeting.

 

So what is my point? smart phone related injuries to pedestrians have soared over the past few years due to the pedestrian walking into something, tripping, or getting hit by a car.

There were 1.3 million crashes in 2014 that were caused by texting. The NSC found that cell phones are a factor in 27% of all car crashes and that stat has grown for 3 straight years.While most States have banned texting while driving, people still do it.

 

When you are not paying attention to the elevator or escalator because you are busy on your smart phone, you are impeding others from getting to their destination. Just like you do not like it when others are slow or blocking you, guess what? You might be doing it too.

 

When you are in a meeting with co-workers and you are sending a text and not paying attention to the meeting, it is highly disrespectful of everyone else's time. What is even worse (the one I hate the most) is when we are paying a contractor/consultant and are in a meeting and they are texting away. For me, they do not get renewed.

 

We have all seen it when we are out for dinner a couple that looks like they are on a date are spending all their time texting on their own phones. They should be spending time together. There are even some cases of divorce where the cause was too much tablet/smart phone interference.

 

Smart Phones are a great technological advancement, I have one, my wife has one and my 12 year old daughter has one. All 5 member of my family all have tablets as well. What we are teaching them is to put the phone or tablet down and look up. There is a whole world out there that is not on your screen. Enjoy it. Try going out for lunch or dinner or a date and leave the phone behind? Try "roughing it" and go a weekend without a cell phone or tablet. Can you live a couple of days without it?  Guess what, when I tried it the world did not end and I actually enjoyed it. I was no longer tethered to the electronic world, and I had a lot of fun!

 

So by all means use your smart phone, after all it is a tool. But just remember to Look Up! you might save yourself from injury and/or embarrassment and you can still experience the rest of the world.  Better yet, go out for lunch and leave the phone back on your desk and watch all those that are walking into things because they concentrated  too much on their phone and did not look up. I did that today. In 5 minutes I counted 15 people walking into posts, other people, and a garbage can because they were too busy texting.

 

BTW: the person who hit the garbage can, dropped their phone into it. Yuck!

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.

 

MEMBER ACTIVITY

 

Ask a Question, Get a Response - Unanswered Question? Offer a Solution (Mar 4 - Mar 11)

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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

CA PPM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat (March 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, MARCH 10th @ 1 PM ET. NOTE - No audio is provided and all Q&A happens via online chat, making it a truly ‘fun’ event.

 

Become a self-sufficient Jaspersoft user - A CA Education Webcast Event, March 9th @1PM ET

Jaspersoft quickly transforms static reports and dashboards into interactive masterpieces that your customers, along with sales and engineering teams will love. Jaspersoft provides an innovative business intelligence solution with high performance report engine, state of the art dashboards, cool visualizations, self-service (ad-hoc) reports and rich analytics.

Excers, an Authorized Training Partner, is excited to offer a preview of this 2-day training course to give you an overview of Jaspersoft and show you how easy is it to navigate and create your own reports using out-of-the-box tools.

https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12647/194041

 

You don’t need to be a report developer to create your own reports using Jaspersoft and we will show you how.

About the 2 day course - With this hands-on, practical training you will learn:

  • Domains and how to work with them
  • How to create and manage security models
  • End Users – self-sufficiency in creating chart reports/dashboards
  • Admin Users – quickly and efficiently create customized reports
  • In-depth understanding of data warehousing concepts

Join us March 9th @1PM ET for a sneak peak of these topics
and more!

 

DID YOU MISS?

 

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

If you missed this great 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

 

Meet the 2016 CA Champions for PPM!

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Georgy

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Dave_3.0

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Kathryn_Ellis

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Aurora_Gaimon

Nika_Hadzhikidi

SumanPramanik

Congratulations!

Learn more about the CA Champions Program HERE: Community GO! CA Champions

 

CA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

 

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 gcubed, from GGreiff Consulting.

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Thank you Gene for all your efforts in the PPM Community!

 

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/chat

CA PPM

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Additional Times May Apply

 

TECH TIPS AND OTHER HELPFUL INFO

 

Search the Documentation and Get Answers from the Documentation, the Community, and Support KB Articles!

Promote the CA PPM community to CA PPM Consultants

8 Months and counting - CA World 2016

Largest Dedicated CA PPM Event in 2016 - Early Registration ends in 2 days!

Create Masterful Jaspersoft Charts | Project Count, Stage, Status

Scale Agile SAFely with CA

iWatch Giveaway | PPM Virtual Summit Contest | T&Cs

Best Tweet Contest | PPM Virtual Summit | T&Cs

In the Know - Data Warehouse Management Course Now Available

Microsoft Project (MSP) and APM Add-In Documentation

Community Hack - Meet the 2016 CA Champions

Community Hack - Changing Your Landing Page

Are you using auto-numbering for creating your Project IDs?

APM Powered by CA PPM: Four Easy Steps

Friday Tip: admin general upload-config?

Limited Space Available - Jaspersoft training for CA PPM

CA PPM Product Survey now completed.  Thank you!

What are the top 3 things you show new team members before they start using CA products?

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

Blab - Agile Development 101: Engage with the Experts.

CA PPM Generic Patch Now Available for 14.3.0.4

Integration Rules You Need to Know, with the former Director of Clarity SWAT

Learn How to Set Jaspersoft Report Parameter Defaults

Webinar | Smart Strategies for Application Portfolio Management (APM)

Tech Tip: Clarity 14.2:  Jaspersoft 5.6.1 performance impacted overall by Recent Items (On Premise only)

First Hierarchical Grid Portlet

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

CA PPM Portlet Reference Guide Wins STC Award of Merit

January 2014: Clarity Top 10 Knowledge Articles

 

TOP 10 IDEAS BY LATEST ACTIVITY

 

Hierarchies with different currency8DELIVERED

System Accounts - and Locking Clarity2NEW

Create Adjustment Timesheets through XOG16NEW

Edit notes on Risk, Issue and Change Request14NEW

Earned Value management in programs12NEW

Allow ability to only insert or update specific rate matrix rows through XOG11NEW

Support Resource Requirements features on Roles in Portfolios9NEW

Mandatory Tasks - Non deletable21NEW

Automate Accept or Reject Pending ETC24NEW

Investment Selectable Database Restores1NEW

 

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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In just over 8 months CA World 2016 will be in full swing. It is now time to start planing your trip and to get your management warmed up and supportive to you attending. CA World is the best training value around. The opportunity to take courses, meet your peers, met the experts, play hands on with the latest versions and possible trial out some new features.  By planning early you can save on air fare, hotel, and this makes management happier when you tell them the cost.

 

Start planning now! I have never been disappointed in CA World and each time I come back to my employer with a wealth of new information that supports our CA PPM implementation and our overall road map.

 

Now to be totally honest, I did hear some grumbling last CA World that they did not give out any backpacks. Well, fine. But I have a closet full of backpacks from conferences. My grandchildren will have backpacks for their grandchildren. I go to the conference for the education, speakers, and presentations. After working for IBM, BMC, and CA (former employee) I attended all of our conferences. CA World is by far the best I have been to.

 

I want to give a shout out to Disney for their presentation at the last CA World. It was awesome, and not because it had a Star Wars trailer. It was a honest telling of how Disney implemented CA PPM and the challenges they faced and overcame. This presentation alone was worth attending.

 

Also over the years I have had some awesome discussions with ThomasConnery Kathryn_Ellis Robert_Ensinger JeffreyBloom SamCreek J.J.Lovett . I look forward to more.

 

Mike.

I have been fortunate to have been involved with CA PPM (Clarity) for over 11 years. During that time I have worked with some of the best and brightest consultants in the industry.  The best ones I worked with, were the ones that did not necessarily know everything about CA PPM, but knew where to look for the answers. That meant looking at the manuals, tech bulletins, calling the expert in a particular functionality, experimenting, and generally being able to do excellent research. Often, they relied on their contacts and the content on the CA PPM Community.

 

Regardless of where the consultants come from, i am surprised every time that I meet one that does not know the CA PPM community exists. Last week, I had a meeting with one that truly knew her stuff, but did not know that the community existed. This was strange as they worked for CA. I took the time to explain the community to her, the sandbox, the great resources available to her on the site. I believe she saw the value and will join.

 

All this got me thinking. For the past 7 years that i have been involved in the community we have tried to have CA promote the community. I think that we have now reached a level of maturity and participation that we (the members) can work along side CA to promote the community. We show it to anyone we work with that comes on board, so why not make sure the consultants we work with know about it? Next time that you work with a CA PPM consultant, just check with them if they are a member of the community.If they are not, introduce it to them. In the long run, we are helping them out and in turn helping our community.

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

 

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

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

Is there any integration available between Jive and CA PPM

Graph in Jaspersoft sort the Y Axis (string values)

HTML Portlet Hello World Example

Initiating a Process from an Action link - UX improvement?

UI Theme Margin Setting: v14.4 SaaS

How to XOG in attachments while changing the Filename

Unable to open CAPA developer?

CPU alerts triggered regularly

Need help with closing program and moving finish dates to earlier

Jaspersoft : Previous Time Period

The specified item was not found.

Send notification few days before the date value

Access rights to Status report

Jaspersoft measures and summaries

IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Integration

Project template tasks not populating

Jaspersoft 6 Gantt Chart

Jaspersoft Report Logs

 

Thank You All for Your Efforts!

Chris