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Clarity PPM Fundamentalsprovidesan overview of CA Technologies' flagship Clarity PPM (short for project portfolio management). The bookis organized bythe Clarity modules independently, making it ideal for users whose needs are often defined by their current working module. It provides industry best practices for utilizing the Clarity product.

With just a basic understanding of project management, you'll be able to understand all this book has to offer, from user to system administrator—unveiling hidden tricksand lessons from real implementation scenarios.The authors bring their extensive experience to bear to give you the best insights into making Clarity more powerful and useful for you.

Foreword by David Dobson, EVP and Group Executive, Customer Solutions Group, CA Technologies, Inc.

What you’ll learn

  • Use Clarity to manage project life cycles in your organization
  • Navigate through and personalize Clarity
  • The ins and outs of Clarity reporting capabilities
  • The value provided by the basic components of Clarity
  • Clarity security best practices
  • How an organizational breakdown structure is built and best practices for using partitions
  • Utilizing different setups possible in Clarity

Who this book is for

The book is directed at end users, but is a first volume and will be quite helpful to all Clarity users, implementers, and administrators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430235576
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/19/2011
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Rama Velpuri is a management consultant in the software industry. He has over 22 years of managerial and technical experience in the IT industry spanning several continents. Velpuri was vice president of the Clarity PPM division of CA Technologies. Previously, he was the CTO of Kenexa Technologies, a Pennsylvania-based company in the HR vertical which he helped take public. Velpuri was the founder and CEO of Oramasters Inc. As an executive director at Oracle Corporation, he was instrumental in establishing the Oracle India Product Engineering Center in Bangalore and the Oracle Application Development Center in Hyderabad, India. During his tenure at Oracle, Velpuri authored nine technology books that were translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Japanese and Mandarin.

Arpit Das is a director in the CA Services Global Delivery organization at CA Technologies. He has more than 14 years of experience in leadership,strategic planning, and delivery effectiveness across various business units. Das joined CA Technologies in 2000 in product development and over the succeeding years worked for product development, CA Services, and Global Delivery. As a services architect for North America Clarity practice, he was engaged in creating architecture models and design solutions, developing project plans, gathering business requirements and translating them into high-level design documents, and managing vendor relationships. During his tenure as a field services architect, he was involved in setting up the Clarity Solution Center and mentoring new services consultants and architects. Das assisted in building an elite global delivery organization, including recruiting and hiring technology experts in India, Europe, North America, and Latin America. His responsibility was to set up partner and vendor relationships to scale growing international business,including beginning-to-end management and negotiation. Das assisted in developing a Managed Services business unit to deliver remote production operations for CA clients, specifically focused on the Service Management and IT Governance business units. He took a master s degree in computer and information systems engineering from Tennessee State University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pune, India.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to CA Clarity PPM
  2. CA Clarity PPM in use
  3. A quick glance at CA Clarity PPM
  4. CA Clarity PPM Modules: Project Management
  5. CA Clarity PPM Modules: Resource Management
  6. CA Clarity PPM Modules: Time Management
  7. CA Clarity PPM Modules: Financial Management
  8. CA Clarity PPM Modules: Demand Management
  9. CA Clarity PPM Modules: Portfolio Management
  10. CA Clarity PPM Modules: Process Management
  11. CA Clarity PPM Security
  12. CA Clarity PPM Organization Breakdown Structure
  13. CA Clarity PPM Components
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