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"It's the fans that need spring training. You gotta get 'em interested." - Harry Caray

The great Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray summed up the spirit of the season when he said, "It's the fans that need spring training. You gotta get 'em interested." Spring training evokes the eternal hope of good things to come with the start of a new season of baseball. It is a time for the teams to exhibit the results of all their efforts applied during the off season. The same holds true for this year’s HP DISCOVER 2011. HP DISCOVER is the showcase technology event where you can learn what it takes to enhance your IT performance journey. Held annually, this event brings together the power of people, process, technology and ideas to solve your most difficult Enterprise IT challenges.


This year is no exception, we have a fresh line up of new software versions, poised to address the demands and grab the interest of the market. This season's HP Solution favored to lead off the excitement and promise to all our customers about what HP can do is a product I've been very fortunate to delve into -- The Executive Scorecard!


The Cross-IT Management Software Solutions track will present the latest version of HP's Executive Scorecard which addresses the difficulty of translating IT performance into value that can be understood and appreciated by the rest of the business. HP provides the Executive Scorecard to help automate the data gathering and translation process to ease the communication of business value, with a clear line of sight from the information you are delivering, into an action someone is going to take to move your organization forward.





This year I have the honor of co-hosting session 6700 with Silvia Prickel, Managing Director at United Airlines. We will talk about how we are able to leverage HP Software technology portfoloio within the curent merger activities of United and Continental airlines to optimize the process.  We’ve been working with the new version of HP Executive Scorecard and its out of the box KPI's and ETL integration with PPM, AM, & FPA as the opportunity continues.  We will also pull in some Service Manager data, then link the KPIs to predetermined merger related goals and to other KPIs to achieve optimal IT performance.  


By pulling information from PPM & AM, we are addressing the question around the most effective and efficient use of IT resources (both people & infrastructure) when it comes to IT performance management. All while reducing the cost of data collection and providing deep analytical insight across the HP Software Portfolio into what the information provides.


More details are listed below: 


Session ID:



Session Title:


Measuring the success of IT contribution to creating the world's largest airline



The Venetian Palazzo, Las Vegas- Room: Murano 3303

Wednesday - June 8th @ 11:00am


Session Abstract:


Effective management of performance relies on timely information. Too often, IT executives and their stakeholders are frustrated by a lack of easily digestible, accessible information. Tracking IT value and performance while building the world s largest airline definitely requires such an on time, immediate data access point to put one's IT business metrics and trends into perspective. This need for optimal gauges is what drives the adoption of business dashboards but how can you efficiently pull together the right data from multiple IT systems and present it in a meaningful way? United Airlines will share their experience with HP Project and Portfolio management and how they are moving to the next level for consolidating strategic and operational information in a unique dashboard: HP Executive Scorecard HP s new window into IT Performance. Come to learn about this impressive customer experience.

Content Level:


Technical Introductory

Session Type:


Breakout Session

Primary HP Speaker:


Mark Bradley

Software Technical Product Manager for Strategic Analytics


Customer Co-speaker:


Silvia Prickel

Managing Director

United Airlines


Challenges Addressed


There is increasing pressure on IT to be more agile, while at the same time, becoming more efficient. One of key ways to balance these two objectives is to ensure that processes that flow between IT groups such development and operations are integrated. This track will explore cross-IT processes, including creating new applications, creating and managing virtualized services, creating and running private clouds, managing compliance, and managing service portfolios. We have a great track this year with many fantastic user stories accompanied by some amazing ROI.


After a multitude of team efforts, HP Discover 2011 is about to open in Las Vegas, NV (June 6-10th). If you have not registered for HP Discover 2011, you still have time to register


If you plan on going to HP Discover, please use the scheduler tracker to add these sessions to your own personalized agenda.


Get your Scorecard ready, it's promising to be a great season!

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