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Navigator Gives Back Day

6/4/2018
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. 

Cloud Deployment Techniques: Which is Best, Waterfall or Agile?

6/4/2018
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

Why Change Management?

6/4/2018
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?

Ohio’s Interactive Budget – A Leader in the Open Data Space

5/16/2018
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.

5 Best Practices for Maintaining Your PMP Certification

4/25/2018
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. 
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Navigator Management Partners
Navigator Management Partners is a management and information technology consulting firm. We have a comprehensive service offering, including program / project management, organizational change management, business intelligence, business analysis and process design, IT strategy, testing and deployment and solution architecture. Much of our work centers around our key partnerships with Oracle, SAP and Workday, particularly their cloud applications.  We maintain strategic partnerships with these market-leading cloud applications, as well as Tableau, Cloudera and others. We are a market and thought leader in both the OCM and Analytics spaces.

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