What you may have missed in the CA Clarity Community! 2-26-2014

Discussion created by Chris_Hackett Employee on Feb 26, 2014

Dear CA Clarity Community Member,

With so much going on in the Clarity Community I have consolidated recent activities in case you missed anything.

**** The CA Clarity PPM Customer Feedback Survey - Give us your feedback today! ****

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**** Did you miss the CA Clarity Winter User Community Webcast?  Never fear!  Below are the links to the WebEx and YouTube recordings.  ****

YouTube Recording -
Executive Board update - Karen Beaudouin, President
Topic: Preparing for your CA Clarity Playbook Implementation
*Description*: CA Clarity™ Playbook gives business leaders a mobile solution for managing their organization’s PPM investments in the context of their organization’s strategic goals and objectives. Because Playbook leverages information from systems of record like CA Clarity PPM, it’s important to understand what data from these systems gets used, and how it shows up in Playbook. This session will provide administrators and PMO leaders with an overview of the specific data elements that are imported into Playbook so that you can get the most from your playbook implementation. Additionally, we will provide an overview of the type of strategic planning data that can be managed in Playbook and how you can prepare to articulate your strategy in the application as well.
Speakers: *Mike Sandberg*
*Principal Product Manager, CA Clarity Playbook*
Mike Sandberg is a Product Manager supporting CA Clarity Playbook at CA Technologies. Mike bring 20+ years of experience working in the software industry, including time both in commercial software development and as a practitioner in IT planning and operations. Most recently, Mike’s focus has been on developing solutions at CA that support strategic planning and portfolio planning. Mike attended Brigham Young University where he earned a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Strategy. He lives in Orem, Utah with his wife and three boys with whom he loves to camp and fish.
Topic: PM Clarity Cadence
Your organization's return on investment in Clarity starts with your Project Managers. Project Managers are the keepers of the majority of the data needed to run an effective PMO. PMO Managers need to encourage and support adoption and commitment in order to maintain high quality data that will drive true business decisions. What is the best way to support Project Managers? Give them the inside information on how to leverage the power of Clarity! In this Webinar, we'll teach Project Managers how to get the most out Clarity, and how Clarity can help them run their projects. We'll demonstrate Tips & Tricks that take the chore out of project management, and bring some Clarity into their Project Management!
Speaker: *Amy Skaar*
*Sr. Clarity Solution Strategist at WinMill Software,*
Amy manages the West Coast Clarity Practice. Previously, Amy worked as a PMO Manager at a regional utility. As a PMI certified project manager, she has over 20 years of experience managing projects and has provided consulting services to many Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft and Yahoo!. In addition to her Project Management experience, Amy also has deep knowledge of instructional design and training, and has created and delivered training for a variety of technology, retail, and utility clients.
Stay tuned for details on the upcoming March 18th Clarity Community Webcast!
**** Don't miss as the Clarity Community Presents - CA on CA Webcast - March 6th ****
A few months ago, many of you attended a CA on CA session where our GIS department discussed how we are using CA Clarity internally within GIS at CA Technologies.  So where are we today with our use of CA Clarity?  Please join us on March 6th at 11AM ET for an update.  During this call you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

In the Tuesday Tips Section (Subscribe if you wish to have notification of future Tuesday Tips) - 

How to access/use "BO Query Builder"?

How to query DB for process and steps

Cost type categorization for actual cost

How to remove the 'Show All' button on a Portlet Filter

An Iterative Approach to Creating Project Cost Plans

How to fix missing Favorites for XOG imported users and others

Large portlets performance, Home page performance recommendations

How to enable login type on Infoview Log On Screen

Upgrading to Clarity 13 from 12.x with SSO

Other Community News -

CA Clarity PPM 13.3: Project, Resource and Portfolio Management 200 Bundle

CA Clarity PPM 13.3: Foundations II 200 Bundle

CA Productivity Accelerators for PPM 13.3 & bundle offerings now available

Clarity PPM 13.3.0 Generic Patch #1 is now available

GA Announcement - CA Clarity Playbook Release 2.0 Documentation

End of Service for CA Clarity PPM releases 13.0 and 13.1

CA Clarity Agile and CA Clarity Requirements early release EOS

Check out "What type of blogs do you want to read?"

Project Parachutes: Risk Management Can Save Your Life

Customer Discussion Webcast - Converting to On Demand

January 2014: Clarity Top 10 Knowledge Articles

That's it for now folks but I'm sure there will be a lot more soon! Take a moment to get on the Message Boards and make your voice heard!


Chris Hackett
CA Technologies
Principal, Community Programs