What you may have missed in the CA Project and Portfolio Management Community! July 2016

Blog Post created by Chris_Hackett Employee on Aug 8, 2016

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.



Register for CA World '16 | November 14 – 18, 2016

The CA World team has done an amazing job building upon the success of last year's event, while enhancing the programming in response to your feedback. CA World is your opportunity to gain valuable, actionable knowledge and insights to help your company get an advantage in the application economy.



PPM Insights: Surviving-to-Thriving, People Enable Business Value of PPM Systems and Processes (part 1)

PPM Insights: Surviving-to-Thriving, People Enable Business Value of PPM Systems and Processes (part 2)

PPM Insights: Surviving-to-Thriving, People Enable Business Value of PPM Systems and Processes (part 3)


CA PPM - Ask a Question, Get an Answer (August 5 - August 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".

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Introducing the CA PPM 'Third Thursday' community webcast series

We are pleased to announce a new PPM community webcast series designed to help you get the most out of your PPM investment. On the 'Third Thursday' of each month, at 11:00 am EST, the PPM team will deliver an education based webcast on various aspects of the product with the goal of offering greater visibility and know how into the product. Listed below are the first three community webcasts, and at the beginning of each quarter we will post a new set of webcasts for you to join. The webcasts will be recorded and available for viewing post event for customers who might not be able to attend the live session.

Financial Management – August 18th 11:00am EST

In this webcast the team will overview the broad range of Financial Management capabilities in CA PPM.  This session is designed to highlight all the use cases our solution supports and gain feedback on for future more detailed webcasts cover  these topics in more detail.  Topics highlighted will include: capital management, financial planning and forecasting, contractor management, Revenue management, Benefit realization,  ‘Bill of IT”, Investment Funding Management, etc. Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of CA PPM’s financial management capabilities and the use cases the solution is designed to positively improve.

Presented by Sonja Furneaux, Sr Principal Consultant, Presales

As a Senior Principal Consultant at CA Technologies, Sonja is responsible for providing product and industry knowledge in regards to the broad topic of Portfolio Management.   With over 15 years of experience in the industry and previous financial and integration knowledge, Sonja offers a unique perspective and practicality in planning, managing, and delivering work effectively.

RSVP and Add to Your Calendar HERE: CA PPM Community Webcast - Financial Management – August 18th 11:00am EST

CA PPM 15.1 Release Overview – September 15th 11:00am EST

This session will introduce customers to the latest capabilities in the CA PPM 15.1 release. The webcast will focus on features the team has designed for the new user experiences of ‘Nicole’, the project manager who needs to better connect with the teams she’s supporting while providing progress to stakeholders, and ‘Mike’, the team member who wants to stay up to date and have easier ways to report his work. This session is designed to give you a walk through of the new project manager and time entry experiences available in the 15.1 release.

RSVP and Add to Your Calendar HERE: CA PPM Community Webcast - CA PPM 15.1 Release Overview – September 15th 11:00am EST

Management Insights – October 20th 11:00am EST

Providing insights around the organization is a key use case of CA PPM. Join this webcast for an overview of reporting and analytics features in CA PPM designed to provide teams both out of the box reports and a configurable analytics platform. Attendees will see examples of how analytics can provide real-time data into how projects and portfolios are managed.

RSVP and Add to Your Calendar HERE: CA PPM Community Webcast - Management Insights – October 20th 11:00am EST

All upcoming and recorded sessions will be available from this link. The webex for each session is available via this doc page as well.


CA PPM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat (August 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, August 11th @ 1 PM ET. NOTE - No audio is provided and all Q&A happens via online chat, making it a truly ‘fun’ event.


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The Power of the CA Knowledge Base – By Chris Stallone

Learn PPM with Rego: Override Project Status, Blank Instead of Null, Strange Date, Vendor Code Tracking, and Delimiters

Introducing the CA PPM 'Third Thursday' community webcast series

Basie Release of CA PPM

Fueled by APIs, The Future of Interactive Dashboards Has Arrived!

New Online Help Hosting Parameters for CA PPM 14.3 and 14.4

Learn PPM with Rego: Slices Missing Data, Staffing OBS on Idea Team Member, Error Adding Attribute to Portfolio Investment Attribute Registry, Allocations on Team Details Page, and Escalating Risks/Issues from Project to Program

     Self-Service Support Webcast: Featuring KB Articles [Aug. 9th]

Keeping You in the Know

We're not offering 50% more pre-conference education -- it's 100% more!

Best Practices for Running the Load Data Warehouse Job

Learn PPM with Rego: Hierarchy Rollup, Actual Cost Not Going to Resource Location, Hide Properties Subprojects, Project Status Requirements' Display-Values, and Scale Project Template

CA PPM Webcast Series

Migrating Jaspersoft Reports with Jaspersoft Studio

CA PPM Generic Patch Now Available for

Image Pages Have Arrived

Tomcat as Service for Jaspersoft : Step by step instructions

How to Sync Groups between Clarity and Jaspersoft Solution Hint


Community Hack: Setting Your Time Zone

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

Learn with Rego | Query Links CMN_CUSTOM_SCRIPTS Table to Process Name; Find a Calendar with SQL; Different Project and Team Actual Hours; Apply a Negative Amount to Task Actuals; and Display Lookup Values in MSP

Registration Closed for our Annual CA PPM NY/NJ User Group Event 8:30AM-3:30PM EST (Registration is Free)


Reasons to go to CA World!

Keys to a successful CX program: Building teams and engaging hearts

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



Kanban in CA PPM18NEW

Enhanced Action Item User Interface36UNDER REVIEW

CA PPM Mobile - My Work8NEW

Microsoft Outlook Add-In for CA PPM76UNDER REVIEW

Allow project action items to be viewed/approved from mobile devices13NEW

SharePoint Connector support for Sharepoint Online Office 3650NEW

Delete Investments Job - Saves information about what is deleted?3NEW

Seperate Delete Permission from Edit Permission Consistently on all Objects203UNDER REVIEW

Remind Users to Save before leaving a page2NEW

Integrate Jaspersoft reports in CA PPM89UNDER 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 CA PPM and make your voice heard!




Community Manager, Agile Management