How can large organizations deal with the volatility and evolution of the market? How do they face the corresponding process of Business Transformation? and ultimately, how can they apply Corporate Agility across the entire organization? These were the questions that we tried to answer in the event: “The Integral Vision of Corporate Agility” that Odpe (AptaSolutions Group) and CA Technologies organized last September 27 in Madrid. The main conclusion: with CA Agile Central and SAFe, to reach the objectives is much simpler.
The Palacio de Santoña was the venue chosen by Odpe Business Solutions and CA Technologies to celebrate the event “The Integral Vision of Corporate Agility”. An incomparable framework to combine culture with technology and in a symbolic way, to stage the controversy on how to face the management of projects, in a traditional way or with agile methodologies.
The event began with a general introduction carried out by the Director of Sales and Partners at CA Technologies Spain, Valentín Galán, who took advantage of his speech to highlight the privileged position of CA PPM (Clarity) and CA Agile Central, one more year, with respect to its worldwide competitors, as revealed by the last Gartner report. And on the other hand, to also highlight the growth, high level of specialization in PPM and agile methodologies and the increasing experience that OdPe and Apta Solutions continues to demonstrate, as a solvent company and as a reliable CA Technologies partner.
Then Andreu Llambrich, CEO of Odpe Business Solutions and Apta Solutions Managing Partner, began his presentation by analyzing the challenge of Agile Business Transformation and then introducing the agenda and the speakers.
EVENT PRESENTATIONS: “THE INTEGRAL VISION OF CORPORATE AGILITY”
SAFe: Agile Scalability, from operational to strategy
The seminar began with a very interactive presentation. The Senior Management Consultant, Partner & Member of the Board at KEGON AG, Kurt Jäger, disclosed a deep approach to the SAFe framework and how to scale the Agility to the whole organization with practical cases. During his presentation, Jäger analyzed the framework of the SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), as well as the processes associated with the implementation of Corporate Agility, based on the multiple practical cases applied in big organizations of different professional sectors.
Case study: How CA Agile Central supported the Scaled Agile Transformation in an international financial institution
Next, we learned about a case study on how CA Agile Central supported the Scaled Agile Transformation in an international financial institution. The Project & Portfolio Business Asset Manager, Frédéric Hoffmann, explained how, where other solutions had failed, CA Agile Central was implemented and running for more than 2.000 users throughout the organization, in a period of 3 months.
What are the steps to achieve business agility with CA Agile Central?
During the third presentation Jose Antonio García, from CA Technologies, Senior Principal Consultant, Agile Management Presales – Spain & Portugal, explained how to take advantage of CA Agile Central by diving in deep through the solution. From Team Management and KanBan vision to the Portfolio vision.
Once CA Technologies’ presentation was over, attendees had a coffee break where they had the opportunity to network and discuss with the speakers and organizers.
Modern PMO, Agile PMO integration and traditional PMO
Just after the networking, the event continued with the presentation of Luis Esteban, Operations Manager at Odpe. Under the title: Modern PMO, Agile PMO integration and traditional PMO, the presentation addressed the role that PMOs should develop, both in traditional Project contexts, as well as in those managed with agile methodologies (PMO Agile), to highlight the concept of VMO: Value Management Office.
The New Project Manager, key in the Corporate Agile Transformation
No Project Manager can success without up to date training. Under this premise, the PPM School general manager, Manuel Martínez, opened this session. In this context, he referred to the importance of high-quality PPM training and particularly in SAFe education and certification as well. Then, Dr. Rafael Lostado took the floor as Academic Manager of the Project Management Master’s Degree promoted by European University, to debate about the new professional competencies that a Project Manager must acquire to lead the business transformation processes organizations must face.
Roundtable: Professional Competencies to face the Corporate Agile Transformation
To end the event, a round table led by Hernando Restrepo, BDM of Odpe Business Solutions, was opened. Experts in the field such as Juan Manuel Martínez Lillo, former Operations Manager of Silk, Jose Antonio Garcia, CA Senior Principal Consultant, Agile Management Presales – Spain & Portugal and the President of the Official College of Computer Engineers of the Valencian Community, Alejandro Blasco, shared with the attendees their points of view on the professional needs that companies now demand and how Project Managers should enlarge their competencies to fulfill those needs.
To finish this event in which the state of the art of Corporate Agility with SAFe and CA Agile Central was debated, an opened cocktail took place where the discussions and networking continued with the aim of meeting again next year in an event which is consolidating as the annual reference to be updated about new trends in the field of Project and Portfolio Management and Agile Management.
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