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

By Christopher Hackett posted 02-09-2016 06:53 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.


Ask a Question, Get a Response - Unanswered Question? Offer a Solution (Feb 5 - Feb 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". To help further responses to all questions I am starting the following campaign.




CA PPM Product Survey Closes This Week!

Everyone - Please take a moment and provide your feedback!You may choose to leave your contact information or remain anonymous. The Product Management leadership team will review the survey results to create action plans designed to further improve the overall experience and value you receive from your investment with CA Technologies.Candid feedback from our customers is one of the most important tools we use to advise product development. In addition to product management, your feedback is immediately accessible by executive management teams who are always looking to improve your customer experience. This survey opportunity will be open until EOD February 12th. All users are encouraged to participate.

CA PPM Survey Link:




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


CA PPM Community Webcast - How CA’s IT Organization Uses CA PPM

Please join our next CA PPM Community webcast for an informative presentation on extensive use of CA PPM including portfolio management, resource management, and financial management.


This webcast on PPM success and best practices will be presented by one of our most mature CA PPM customers: CA Technologies itself! CA’s internal IT organization uses CA PPM for managing global IT projects supporting more than 1,700 employees and consultants. In this “CA on CA” presentation, you’ll hear how CA’s IT organization uses CA PPM for:


- End-to-End portfolio lifecycle management, including portfolio analysis, planning, and optimization

- PMO-driven enterprise project management

- Financial management supporting IT cost management, service costing, chargeback mechanisms and project billing

- SAP integration

- Resource Management for allocation of IT resources


Please join us for this live webcast on Tuesday, February 23rd at 11 am US Eastern. Speakers will be Jim Georgakis, Senior Director of IT, and John Depasquale, Senior Director of IT, both from CA Technologies. Jim and John will share their experience and provide insight you can use to expand your usage of CA PPM in your organization.


CA Education - Short Videos


CA PPM: Data Extraction

CA PPM: Build a Skills Hierarchy

CA PPM: How to Gather Logs from the CA PPM UI

CA PPM Upgrade Assessment Utility

CA PPM: Process Engine Monitoring


Community Blogs


This Customer is Keeping IT Projects on Track with CA Project and Portfolio Management SaaS

Register for User Notifications from CA Support, Education and Services Teams

Where All A Particular Lookup Is In Use

This customer is optimizing IT operations on 3 continents with CA PPM SaaS!


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Tech Tips and other Helpful Information


CA PPM Tech Tip: Role's Availability

Upcoming TechValidate surveys

How do you know if you have the new or legacy MSP interface?

CA PPM AP Office Hours, February 05, 2016 @ 2.30PM Sydney Time Transcript

CA PPM Top 10 KB January 2016

CA PPM Portlet Reference Guide Wins STC Award of Merit

How to Mark Answers as Correct

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

Community Hack - Mark Notifications as Unread

Joining CA Services (PPM), User Communities Enable Value

CA PPM Online Help Wins STC Award of Excellence

Project Management Lessons from the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

CA PPM Generic Patch Now Available for

Driving Agency Transformation and Innovation with CA PPM

Transparency, Balance and Collaboration in the State of Oregon

Can software enable a diverse, agile society?

PayPal's Agile Transformation Story

Amway: Managing Demand Across Organizations

Walt Disney: Guiding Standardization Across the Enterprise

Register for User Notifications from CA Support, Education and Services Teams

Power Your Portfolio Investment Decisions with CA PPM and CA Agile Central

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

CA PPM - Implementing Security Green Book

Relaunch of the Canadian Clarity (CA PPM) User Community

New-and-Improved Natural Language Search in the Documentation

Tip: Filter Team lists to hide old/finished allocations


Top 10 Latest Ideas by Activity


Key Task and Milestone Status (CSP) Report Enhancements6NEW

Enable process on all objects12NEW

Remove or reduce dependency between CA PPM Security and Application Performance11NEW

Add a time stamp on the timesheet21NEW

Enable studio users to configure data from "Contact Information" page into Resources Module4NEW

Ideas Financial Status Attribute and Financial Transactions into WIP27NEW

Ability to Set Task End Date so Resources Cannot Enter Time Beyond that Date21NEW


Break apart Risks, Issues and Change Request Rights26UNDER REVIEW

Make Fields conditionally available and/or required22NEW



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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