Navigator is excited to announce their 2nd annual Navigator Gives Back Day taking place on Friday, June 29, 2018. Navigator Gives Back Day is a day when Navigator employees will serve and support their communities.
Caring is part of the character of a Navigator. From our founding in 2001, we have sought and attracted the type of person who is motivated to make a difference not only for our clients’ success, but for causes and organizations as diverse as we are. Community is one of our core values, and is engrained into our culture.
In a traditional waterfall approach to development or systems implementation, there are rigid rules to the game. Each layer of the onion must be peeled back to reveal the next, and each set of deliverables must be completed in succession and approved to allow the passage of a gate, phase, or milestone. An agile methodology shifts the paradigm. Live with greater ambiguity regarding the final outcome, focus on short-term objectives, and implement a constant cycle of working a backlog of user story-defined needs to create something quickly and get feedback. Lather, rinse, repeat
When I ask clients what percent of their change initiatives’ desired outcomes are based on people changing their behavior, more often than not, their automatic answer is 100%. While that may not be entirely accurate, achieving business outcomes is largely based on people doing something differently. Whether it’s using new software, stepping into a new role or simplifying a process, there are expected organizational benefits of the change. When I ask the same clients about the level of resources they are dedicating to supporting their employees doing things differently, unfortunately more often than not, their automatic answer is little to none. So why the disconnect?
Navigator Management Partners recently worked with the leaders at the State of Ohio to bring transparency and information access to a whole new level through the State of Ohio’s Interactive Budget. This project was described in a recent article in Government Technology magazine
and is viewed as a leader in providing transparency and access to data. The Interactive Budget system is the culmination of executive vision from the state, leveraging enterprise IT services and assets, project teamwork, and a successful technical implementation and deployment. We encourage you to visit the resulting website at interactivebudget.ohio.gov
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification requires you to earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) per a three-year certification cycle. Read this article to understand what it takes to maintain your PMP certification and the best practices in doing so.