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CA Project and Portfolio Management Implementation Services

CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) supports the improved productivity, innovation and insights needed for teambased planning and management. Foundation services are designed with your business outcomes in mind, and with classic portfolio management views or roadmapping functionality. Acceleration services extend function and value; implement it with an initial deployment, or select it later as needs evolve.

During deployment, our experts share leading practices, user adoption strategies, processes for optimizing solutions, and success management for driving value. We can also integrate CA Agile Central with the portfolio management functions in CA PPM.

Our consultants and technical experts are also available for PMO and coaching, as well as health checks, upgrades and other services, as part of our commitment to your success with solutions from CA Technologies.

Key Outcomes

  • Team-based planning. Establish a strong foundation of core capabilities for business agility.
  • Roadmapping. Empower users to focus on strategic outcomes with an effective, efficient process.
  • Building for current and future demands. Add functionality and options with acceleration services.
  • Improved user adoption. Empower users and get more value through enablement and education.

Key Service Features

  • Expert guidance and hands-on expertise for deploying a CA PPM foundation that is easier to maintain and expand.
  • Leading experts with deep knowledge of past and present CA PPM versions who advise and assist with options and strategies.
  • Exclusive access to research, tools, tips and offers from CA Services.
  • Improved value and reduced risk. Leading practices for faster project delivery, better portfolio payback, increasing development output and reducing overall delivery risk.
  • Agile, waterfall and operations coordination.
  • CA Education. Learning paths and comprehensive content for every user level, plus available custom learning design. Flexible options include budgetfriendly subscriptions.

Foundation Services

Foundation services provide a benchmark CA PPM infrastructure that is easier to maintain and readily expanded. Define, process and report on the most commonly utilized project, resource and portfolio management capabilities, including:

Project management. Tracking projects, assessing risks, evaluating performance versus historical project data, and calculating basic financial metrics using actual, budgeted or forecast costs and benefits.

Resource management. Defining standard resource roles, aligning resources to roles, establishing resource profile information and associating calendars to resources and performance application management activities.

Portfolio management. Using standard definitions for project portfolios and aligning investment content to portfolios for high-level portfolio assessments, including topdown planning supported with drill-down capabilities to view investment-level detail and idea management.

In addition to the PMO Accelerator/Solution Content Pack and Management OBS Structures, your installation includes:

  • Basic Investment Management
  • Basic Portfolio Management
  • Basic Project Management
  • Basic Resource Management
  • Collaboration
  • Load Applications
  • Load Ideas
  • Load Portfolios
  • Load Projects
  • Load Resources
  • Mobile Time Management (MTM)
  • Other Work Time Entry

Acceleration Services

Manage project financials. Gain visibility into labor and non-labor costs; monitor and identify ways to improve returns; perform and monitor detailed budgeting and forecasting.

Align resources. Forecast labor demand; improve vendor management visibility; control resource requisition.

Manage products. Track product inventory.

Optimize your portfolio. Balance your projects and portfolios to support top-down planning, visibility and transparency for decision making; integrate resource capacity into portfolio decision making.

Demand and idea management. Capture information for idea development decisions and align it to investment types. Convert approved ideas to projects, assets, applications and products.

Application management. Leverage application inventory tracking for a particular service. This can also be used to support overall application rationalization efforts.

Reporting information services. Improve value and adoption with reporting services built on a framework of best practices

  • Report conversion. Convert legacy reports from one reporting tool to Jaspersoft. Convert data captured and processed within CA PPM to support decisions.
  • Report and portlet development. Create new reports and portlets, including from data captured and processed in CA PPM. (Includes capability for trending information from snapshot historical data tables.)
  • Report and portlet information optimization. Tune and optimize existing custom reports and dashboards. (Does not include report development or specific requirements regarding business intelligence semantic layers.)
  • Information strategy. Collaborate and consult to define strategies for optimizing operational report and metric, process enablement report and use captured data for better outcomes.

Modern PMO (mPMO). Align practices and processes; leverage organizational capability for managing dynamic projects and improving collaboration; apply appropriate governance based on delivery methodology.