CA PPM Implementation Strategy “Divide and Conquer”

By Viviana Franco On December 08, 2017

The need to implement CA PPM inside an organization normally surges from wanting to replace an existing tool or shifting their project management methodology towards a tool such as CA PPM.


Implementation issues arise when they want to model the exact same formats, fields and workflows without keeping in mind the tool’s native functionality. Organizations also focus on carrying out an implementation that meets all the requirements and encompasses the entire project in a single phase.

All of this leads to project failure because:

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CA PPM SharePoint Integration Connector vs. IT-ROI's: A Side-by-Side Comparison

By Marc Latreille On February 17, 2017

Over the year’s companies have reached out to us with a major need to integrate SharePoint with CA PPM. We have learned a great deal about the business challenges these companies face. From management needing consolidated up-to-date reports across systems, to project managers requiring a better way to manage documentation and document approvals. The challenges list goes on and on, and we can proudly say that our SharePoint Solution for CA PPM solves most of them. 

During the sales process, we are often asked to provide a list of what our SharePoint Connector can do compared to CA's offering. In fact, CA themselves have requested this comparison many times when they resell our SharePoint products. So, I thought I'd publish it so everyone has access.

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Performance Pros and Cons with CA PPM 14.2

By Marc Latreille On June 25, 2015


Doug Greer
(CA PPM Solutions Architect) over at Rego Consulting along with Camille Pack (Rego's Expert Content Creator) recently got together to discuss CA PPM 14.2 performance and outlook.  It's such a great read for everyone who shares the CA PPM space, so I thought I would get permission to re-publish the orginal blog post by Camille over at Rego Consulting.

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CA PPM's GEL "The Necessary Evil" Best Practices with Files Download

By Marc Latreille On May 13, 2015


That's right, GEL is the the necessary evil when it comes to CA PPM. Poorly written GEL scripts cause all sorts of issues that everyone wants to avoid. Just because you can do anything in GEL, doesn't mean that you should. >More

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CA PPM 14.2 Tips & Tricks - Jaspersoft Server as a Windows Service

By Luis Palacios On April 29, 2015

As new releases come out, there are always new Tips & Tricks to be shared with the CA PPM community. OOB Jaspersoft configuration for the CA PPM 14.2 release will not run properly as a Windows service, and we have the solution.

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CA Clarity PPM Action Items XOG API - Download

By Marc Latreille On April 28, 2015

XOG Action Items download
The Action Items XOG API was unpublished functionality that CA developed for CA Clarity PPM Version 12. We got our hands on it, and built an App to enable Action Item approval amongst other things from a mobile device. 

We love to share, so here you go.



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Free CA PPM Portlet: Timesheet Actuals

By Luis Palacios On March 27, 2015

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One of the most common requests we receive over the years is to simplify data analysis in CA PPM. Reviewing actuals for a specific resource in CA PPM can sometimes require extensive clicks, that wastes too much time, especially if the level of detail the user wants is high.

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MSP Scheduler Unable to Open Projects or Saving Back to CA PPM

By Luis Palacios On March 12, 2015

ca-ppm-logoIn the last couple of months we’ve received various inquiries on the MSP connector provided by CA Technologies. The main problem that comes to mind are issues when trying to open the drop down menu under the project, to open in scheduler. Or to save back into CA PPM if the settings are not correct in NSA.

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CA PPM v13.3 - Odd behavior that allows to hide fields without a default value

By Nestor Beleno On October 01, 2014

There is a strange CA-PPM Studio behavior that allows to hide fields without a default value. It looks like some kind of non controlled action. It may happen as follows:
  1. In a particular attribute, set a default value. It could be a date or a text field.
  2. Then, go to an object view and click on [Fields]
  3. Go to the field and make sure to flag the Hidden checkbox.
  4. Go back to the attribute and remove the default value.

What will happen.

The attribute disappears from the view without a default value which is odd. The field configuration in the view will show the Hidden checkbox unchecked and read-only.

The good news is that it is reversible:

  1. Go to the attribute configuration and put a default value again.
  2. Go to the field configuration in the view and unckeck the Hidden checkbox.

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Gantt virtual field navigation in a portlet not keeping filter results in CA Clarity PPM version 13.3

By Nestor Beleno On August 31, 2014

In a Clarity PPM v13.3 environment we created a custom grid portlet based on the Project Object and configured a Gantt virtual field to show project start and finish dates along with baseline start and finish dates.When applying the filtering criteria including a specific OBS unit the results were pulled correctly, but they disappeared when navigating left or right in the Gantt virtual field timeline.

This was confirmed as a Clarity bug coded as CLRT-75423 - Results disappears after click on TSV left/right

The workaround is to click the Filter button again to make the results re-appear.


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