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This year the industry gathered at CA World in Las Vegas to eagerly hear how CA is bringing Agile Transformation to our customers, and we are proud to say once again that our PPM community took center stage. Our Service Management, PPM and Agile Central (formerly Rally) solutions were part of our Agile Management presence at CA World ‘16. Whether you attended the show to look at our Service Desk and Asset Manager solutions, the latest release of PPM - v15.1, or the new user experience for Agile Central – all solutions had one thing in common, delivering customers more agility within their IT and business investments.  A lot of the attendees were there to learn from the many pre-conference educational sessions, breakout sessions and tech talks delivered by pre-sales, customers and product leaders.  We hosted over 250 one-on-one customer sessions so we could hear firsthand about your goals and how we can work together to achieve them.


To make sure our larger customer base, user community and industry can leverage the great content presented at CA World, we have posted presentations on our SlideShare channel (please note more presentations, where applicable, will be uploaded throughout December):


This includes presentations from PPM, Service Management and Agile Central channels, all aggregated within the Agile Management section of our CA World Slideshare.


Here is a list of the top 3 most attended PPM pre-con education sessions:

1)      Portfolio Management by Doug Page

2)      Value Transformation by James Chan

3)      Agile Integrations by James Chan and Brian Nathanson


Most attended PPM customer and CA led sessions:

1)      CA PPM vision & roadmap by Kurt Steinle

2)      CA PPM 15.1 panel with CA, Camso and IGT

3)      Checkbook & bank approach to managing project financials


Most popular PPM demo pods:

4)      Adaptive Project Manager – 15.1 release

5)      Reporting & Analytics

6)      Align Strategy & Portfolios


Hope you enjoy the content we are making available throughout the month. If you have questions, please leave us a comment below and we will get back to you with a response as quickly as possible.





Hello CA PPM Community,


Hope you are all looking forward to another great year for CA PPM @ CAW. The team is working around the clock to polish up last minute items and we look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas next week. Attached is a single document that outlines all our PPM sessions. Please use this as a good guide for CA PPM happenings, but like always check the agenda builder for all our PPM activities as things might change. 


We added several sessions the past couple of weeks I would like to bring to your attention. These sessions have space available so feel free to join as they will be great conversations.  


Lynn Reling, Kurt Steinle and Bryan Reid from our CA PPM team, along with a panel of customers presenting in session: AMT127P: Agile Management Theater 6 - 1:45 - 2:30 on Wednesday. CA PPM 15.1 Panel Session: Learn why the latest CA PPM release, 15.1 has helped improved the lives of customers by marrying the powerful PPM platform with an experience expected by today's user community.


Partick Kamm from International Game Technology presenting in session: AMT126S: Agile Management Theater 6 - 4:30 - 5:15 on Wednesday. Case Study: See how International Game Technology (IGT) uses CA PPM to manage a Lottery project portfolio of 2 million+ hours annually and drive strategic operational decisions involving demand/capacity: staffing.


Bryan Reid and our PPM Services team presenting in session: AMT124P: Mandalay Bay Ballroom B/C - 4:30 - 5:15 on Wednesday. Learn How 'CA Services’ Can Help You Optimize Your PPM Journey.


Henry Fuller and Brian Ruff from Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield presenting in session: AMX129S: Breakers H - Thursday - 12:45 - 1:30 on Thursday. Case Study: Resource Management Adoption for Waterfall and Agile Projects in CA PPM.


See you next week!


Jeff Moloughney


Hello PPM community. We increased the size of our PPM pre conference education courses at caworld2016 

All our PPM pre con ed courses below have additional seats added. If you were not able to register for one of these sessions, please try again in your agenda builder and you will now be able to register. Sorry for any inconvenience. We are looking forwarded to a great show and seeing everyone in November. We also updated our PPM program guide to reflect our latest customer sessions. Please note you might need to clear your cache to see the latest program guide version. 




Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager and Microsoft Project Integration: Tips, Tricks and What's New for You


Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager Resource Management Best Practices


Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager: Getting the Most from the Application Portfolio Management Accelerator


Pre-Con Ed: Agile Integrations with CA Product & Portfolio Manager


Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager: Financial Management Best Practices


Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager: The Lost Art of User Adoption


Pre-Con Ed: Advanced CA Product & Portfolio Manager Administration


Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager: Data Warehouse Configuration Tuning from the UI


Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager: Jaspersoft Studio for the Report Developer


Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager: Business Intelligence


Pre-Con Ed: CA Product & Portfolio Manager: Portfolio Management Best Practices



Jeff Moloughney


Our CA PPM team is looking forward to seeing our customers at CA World 2016. We have a full schedule with a dozen pre con education sessions led by CA pre-sales and partner experts, 12 CA product management sessions focused on the value and vision of CA PPM, 8 demo pods, as well as over 15 customer and community member sessions from our vibrant PPM community!


I have the fortunate opportunity to help manage our PPM presence at CAW and I’m pleased to represent the hundreds of CA team members creating a great customer experience. Here are a few reasons why I’m excited about our 2016 agenda designed to help you, our PPM customer achieve success:


  • Get “hands-on” with CA PPM’s newest release, 15.1, and test drive the latest innovations for enhancing the end user experience
  • Attend product innovation sessions where you’ll have first-hand input into future PPM capabilities and direction
  • Listen to sessions from our PPM community on different use cases for CA PPM, ranging from capabilities like resource and demand management to portfolio management, as well as business initiatives like M&A and ePMO
  • Hear from customers who have migrated to the cloud, capitalizing on their investments
  • Watch our user group presidents discuss best practices for user group meetings on how to engage, reach and involve local PPM communities
  • Meet with CA Services personnel and our partners to understand how to drive more value out of your CA PPM investment
  • Meet with senior leadership of the CA PPM support, development, services and sales teams
  • Join several tech talks from the PPM product management team discussing the latest solution capabilities including the 15.1 release
  • Visit our demo booth and pre con ed sessions to understand in-depth technical and functional aspects of the solution
  • Understand how to capture Agile execution information to support a growing portfolio of traditional + agile projects & programs
  • See Kurt Steinle present our CA PPM roadmap and vision


I speak for our entire team when I say we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas this November.


Our Agenda Builder is now live and here’s some quick instructions for building your agenda*. (attached to this blog is a document on agenda builder instructions as well)


Sign into access the Agenda Builder:

  • Please have your confirmation code ready
  • You can search sessions by using the filters on the left hand side of the catalog (content area = Agile Management and interest = Project & Portfolio Management
  • To add sessions to your agenda, click on the plus button
  • Once you have created your agenda, you have the option to do the following; ‘Print My Agenda,’ ‘Email My Agenda,’ and ‘Add My Agenda to Outlook.’




Jeff Moloughney


*ONLY registered attendees can access the Agenda Builder and create an agenda. For registered attendees, build your agenda by logging into the registration site using your confirmation code and selecting ‘Agenda Builder.’

By now I'm sure you've heard of the latest release of CA PPM 15.1. This release has industry changing capabilities designed from months of research, conversations and engaging with our PPM customers in participation programs. We appreciate our community helping us create new capabilities never before seen in market and improve our current solution capabilities. A few release highlights include ‘adaptive’ project manager support and time management functionality.


Adaptive project management capabilities are designed for ad-hoc projects that are smaller, take less rigor and are team managed. The benefits:

  • Simple management metrics to keep everyone informed
  • Configurable living status reporting so teams are kept up to date instantly when actions happen
  • Saves the project manager time in tracking down work about work
  • Relevant project coordination to keep project managers connected with their teams


New, simple time management capabilities and services for team engagement offer:

  • Easier access to application screens with better experiences for anyone required to entire time for their work

  • Simplified time entry in the context of where the work happens 

  • Easy communication on time tracking and approvals
  • Integrated support for your software capitalization needs


For an in-depth look at these new capabilities please join our 15.1 community webcast scheduled for September 15th at 11am EST (North America):


For further details please read the 15.1 release notes, and ErichKissel wrote a couple of great blogs on the release here and here




Jeff Moloughney


CA PPM @ CA World 2016

Posted by molje04 Employee Aug 19, 2016

We have an action-packed Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) agenda at CA World 2016 , which is being held Nov 14th to Nov 18th in Las Vegas.  Customers, CA experts and industry analysts will present and engage in conversation about ideas, trends, experiences and solutions that are fueling transformation in PPM.  Below is a link to our Program Guide with a first look into the sessions for PPM @ CAW. This program guide will be updated overtime with more sessions and details so keep checking back and we'll post more blogs as we do update the program guide.


Click Here to View PPM Program Guide


You can get further details on everything that CA is offering by visiting the CA World site - Session Catalog link and select your ‘Areas of Interest’ from the drop-down menu which has all solution areas listed. This will be updated overtime as we continue to get more sessions added to our overall CA World catalog.


                       Click Here to View the Session Catalog


Here are some of the CA World 2016 - PPM highlights:

  • Education Sessions: Topics and best practices covering management insights & analysis, portfolio management, resource & financial management, user adoption, PPM administration, agile integrations, and more.
  • Case Studies:  Customer case studies included sessions on PPM maturity, user adoption, demand management, implementations & upgrades, SaaS migrations, portfolio management and business intelligence.
  • Product & Market Sessions: CA leaders and product teams presenting trends, vision and roadmaps.
  • Tech Talks: Focused, small-group sessions on topics including time management, adaptive project management and mobility.
  • Smart Bar: Access to CA product managers, technical resources, etc. for one-on-one discussions on everything PPM.
  • Product Demos:  Live demonstrations of everything CA Project & Portfolio Management has to offer, as well as integrations into CA Agile Central (formerly Rally).
  • And the Fun Stuff: Concert performances by Rob Thomas and Capital Cities; Keynotes by Captain Scott Kelly - history-making U.S. astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain, and Burt Rutan - Aerospace legend and entrepreneur and Virgin Galactic spacecraft designer.


Sign up now and make sure to check out the special Super Saver and Alumni rates.


Look forward to seeing you there!


Jeff Moloughney

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.


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


Clarity PPM Demo Series


We look forward to seeing you on the webcasts!


We’ll post a monthly blog as a reminder on each webcast topic, along with a bit more details on the session, and include the webex invite information.


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.  

Sonja has been with CA Technologies for over 8 years in this role with a high competence in IT Financial Management, Resource Management, IIPA, Six Sigma, PSA, and a host of work execution methodologies including being SAFe certified.  Her passion for the space is infectious.  She loves the reach that the PPM industry into organization of all sizes and purpose, engaging with a client’s culture, understanding their challenges and demonstrating solutions of real value.


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





Jeff Moloughney

Product Marketing