What you may have missed in the CA Project and Portfolio Management Community! September 2015

By Christopher Hackett posted 10-12-2015 02:38 PM


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.


What’s New in CA PPM 14.3 Webcast

Tomorrow! Please join us on October 13th at 11am ET for a live CA PPM Community webcast to learn about the exciting new features in the CA PPM 14.3 release. Join Brian Nathanson of the CA PPM Product Management team and David Werner of the CA PPM Marketing team as they discuss the new features in the 14.3 release and take questions from the audience. The discussion will also include a brief look ahead to the CA PPM activities at CA World in November.


Brian Nathanson, CA PPM Product Management

David Werner, CA PPM Marketing

CA PPM APJ Office Hours, October 16, 2015 @ 3PM Sydney Time

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 on Friday, October 16th @ 3PM Sydney time.

NOTE - No audio is provided and all Q&A happens via online chat, making it a truly ‘fun’ event.



Register Today!

Information on CA World '15

The excitement around this year’s CA World 15 is at an all-time high for CA PPM community members and users.  CA World 15 is being held Nov 16th to Nov 20th in Las Vegas.  As business owners, you need centralized intelligence, portfolio planning and insight for success in today’s application economy.  CA Project & Portfolio Management consolidates intelligence from various sources to help customers plan and execute projects and products quickly. Lean in with CA experts at CA World as the teams discuss our latest product strategies, roadmaps and solutions. Connect with community members and listen to CA customers share their success stories.  This event will be truly unique and beneficial for all business, product and project owners. Here are this year conference highlights:


  • Education Sessions: 8 preconference education sessions covering advanced reporting, agile execution, scaled agile framework, resource management, Microsoft Project integration and Portfolio management
  • Technology & Business Value Sessions: 40+ customer, partner & CA-led sessions on CA PPM as well as Rally to gain expertise and extend the business value of your PPM implementation.
  • Micro-sessions (Tech Talks): Focused, small-group sessions on topics including Advanced Reporting, API Platform, MSP integration, Resource management and more.
  • Meet the Experts (Smart Bar): Access to CA product managers, SWAT resources, etc. for one-on-one discussions on CA PPM and product topics of your choice.
  • Product Demos: Live demonstrations of current and near-term capabilities for CA PPM solutions including mobility, Rally integrations, reporting/dashboards, and more.
  • And the Fun Stuff: Concert performances by Sheryl Crow and Fall Out Boy; Keynotes by Fareed Zakaria - host on CNN, author and columnist, and Steven Kotler - New York Times best-selling author, award-winning journalist and entrepreneur.

The latest on CA PPM sessions at CA World '15

CA World 2015 - Blog - volunteer required



available worldwide

8am - 6pm

US Eastern Time

Additional Times May Apply

NEW! Beginning October 12, 2015 the Chat option will be available for CA PPM SaaS Customers.


Meet the CA Support Engineers for CA PPM


Meet CA Support Engineer for CA PPM: Suman Pramanik

SumanPramanik has been at CA Technologies for 4 years. Prior CA he worked as Consultant implementing Clarity PPM, and in order to learn the depth of the product and help Global PPM Customers he came to CA.






Tech Tips and other Helpful Information


Chat Transcript - CA PPM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat (October 2015)

CA World 2015 - Blog - volunteer required

CA PPM Tech Tip: Including Dynamic Query Lookup Attributes in the Data Warehouse

Advance Reporting - Navigate right only does not allow to see/run JS reports

Sangeet's 'Login As' for V13 MSSQL

CLRT-78999 Having System Action in the Finish step of the process causing same process to run many times

CA PPM Tech Tip: How to replace your Jaspersoft Database password so it remains encrypted

CA PPM Tuesday Tip - Conditional Formatting in Jaspersoft

Info sharing/benchmarking request

Help Us Tag Community Content -- and You Could Win

Are there users with BIG projects?

CA PPM Tuesday tips: Tips on having a successful Jaspersoft Installation

CA PPM - JIRA Agile Integration

CA PPM--JIRA Agile Integration

Deleting Resource with no actuals booked on the project from Team tab

CA Clarity Tuesday Tip - Editing Clarity PPM email notifications - V13.3.docx

GA Announcement – CA PPM 14.3 Documentation

Additional CA PPM Resources in Portuguese

Introducing CA PPM 14.3

CA PPM Weekly Live Demos in Portuguese

Educate has uploaded CA Project Portfolio Manager: How to gather logs from the CA PPM UI?

GEL Script/NSQL Editor

CA PPM Tech Tip: How can I help tune a portlet for optimized performance in Clarity?

Replacing one role with another in bulk on tasks

Share the Sample Questions for 14.2 business analyst certification

Chat Transcript - CA PPM Office Hours: A Live Online Chat (September 2015)

CA PPM Tech Tip: Projects open blank in the new MSP driver even though I have changed the default install directory


Top Ten Ideas

Make TIMESHEET a studio object344UNDER REVIEW

Archiving of old data217UNDER REVIEW

Auto-save or notify to save when changing screens207UNDER REVIEW

Ability to make OBS mandatory187DELIVERED

Present pop-up messages to the user168UNDER REVIEW

Seperate Delete Permission from Edit Permission Consistently on all Objects159UNDER REVIEW

Resource – Timesheet View Permission151UNDER REVIEW

Ability to Save Portlet Configuration as a Part of a Filter124UNDER REVIEW

Replace outdated Blob, Time Slice and Datamart technology with modern Database Sparse Matrices and Data Cubes120UNDER REVIEW

Enhanced Gantt View/Printing Capability109DELIVERED

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!




Community Manager, IT Business Management

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