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

By Christopher Hackett posted 06-12-2015 05:02 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.



#CommunityChat: Join us on Twitter!

We're hosting a Twitter chat Tuesday, June 16th  on THE POWER OF COMMUNITY!

Let's talk about how our community impacts our daily lives both professionally and personally.

June 16 at 11am EDT (8am PDT, 4pm GMT+1)

Using PPM to Assure Business Transformation Success

Too many businesses are relying on the heroics of their people to accomplish business transformations mistakenly treating them as little more than operational changes. In fact, business transformations have all the hallmarks of the most complex projects and programs and the challenges can be just as overwhelming. Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) can save they day by providing the foundation and means to:


•Identify and select the initiatives to create desired changes to the business

•Enable the oversight necessary to monitor & adjust projects and programs to ensure successful execution

•Provide the ability to measure results & realize maximum business value


Join us for a webcast focusing on how PPM can be used to assure the transformation of your enterprise.

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Time:  10:00 AM PT/ 1:00 PM ET

Direct URL:

New Member Webcast - June 2015

Are you new to the communities? Or maybe you could use a refresher on some of the site's features?

If so, please join us for our monthly New Member Webcast on Thursday, June 25th at 11am ET, which will include an overview of the system, a brief demo, and a Q&A session. We want you to get the most out of the CA Communities, so we're holding these webcasts monthly to help!

Community View: Nika Hadzhikidi, Featured User (May 2015)

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 Nika Hadzhikidi, Principal Support Engineer for Clarity PPM, CA Technologies.




Thank you Nika for all your contributions to the community!

Tech Tips and other Helpful Information -


CA Productivity Accelerator v12.1 New Features Recorded Demonstration

Advanced Reporting Product Guide and Overview Guide are Available

CA PPM 14.x Building Portlets Using Studio Dynamic Lab Available on the Education Portal

CA PPM 14.x Business Administration Dynamic Labs now available on the Education Portal

Adding Custom Attributes to Jaspersoft's Advanced Reporting

Community Member Spotlight  for June - Navdeep Joshi,

Get a Sneak Peak at the CA World ’15 Session Catalog - Now Live!

How Daylight Savings Impacts CA PPM

AdHoc Reporting with Jaspersoft in CA PPM 14.2 Demo

CA PPM 14.2 Localized Help & Documentation now available.

CA PPM 14.x Building Portlets Using Studio Dynamic Lab available on the Education Portal

Thursday Tip:  Running Jaspersoft as Service on Windows Server 2008

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Rate Matrix Configuration

CA Clarity Tuesday Tip: Live Chat with an Engineer

Findability: Using Tags to Make Your Community Content Easier to Find

New to the CA PPM Community? Start Here!

Clarity 13.3 On Premise Release Notes Compatibilities Updated

CA Business Intelligence for CA PPM End of Life Follow Up Announcement

13.2 Personal Dashboard Filter problems

Flipboard Article: Resource Availability and Impact on Allocation and ETC

CA PPM 14.x Studio Dashboarding, UI Themes, and Content Management Dynamic Lab Self Directed Learning Now Available

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

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Importance of running the Update Business Objects Report Tables Job

CA PPM 2015 Poll: Add-ins and Connectors for CA Clarity PPM (part 1 of 2)

CA PPM 2015 Poll: Add-ins and Connectors for CA Clarity PPM (part 2 of 2)

Jaspersoft issue alert: Jaspersoft reports do not open when external SSL is used on 14.2.0 - resolved in, now available for OP

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Force timesheet to think it is an adjustment for reposting to Financials

CA World ’15 Registration is Open – Learn About Special Community Pricing

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Using Fiddler to Restore Views in PPM

CA PPM 2015 Poll: Languages for CA Clarity PPM (part 1 of 2)

CA PPM 2015 Poll: Languages for CA Clarity PPM (part 2 of 2)

CA PPM 14.x Studio Configuration Dynamic Labs now available on the Education Portal

CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Resources with or without Availability

CLRT-77698 Unable to save custom gel scripts due to Image tag


Top Ten Ideas -

Make TIMESHEET a studio object329UNDER REVIEW

Archiving of old data210UNDER REVIEW

Auto-save or notify to save when changing screens192UNDER REVIEW

Ability to make OBS mandatory187DELIVERED

Present pop-up messages to the user160UNDER REVIEW

Separate Delete Permission from Edit Permission Consistently on all Objects151UNDER REVIEW

Resource – Timesheet View Permission147UNDER REVIEW

Ability to Save Portlet Configuration as a Part of a Filter121UNDER 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