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Cloud Makes Multi-Channel Campuses Come to Life
Successful IT modernizations, including modern cloud resources, enables colleges to quickly address the changing needs of students and help today's learners succeed by engaging with them across an array of communication channels.
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Cloud Makes Multi-Channel Campuses Come to Life
The Dynamic Duo of Project Success: Project Management + Organizational Change Management
Have you ever seen a project run over budget? Slip schedules? Fail to deliver the expected benefits?

The reason is often much more basic - the people who were going to be impacted the most were forgotten, weren’t involved in the solution design, weren’t adequately informed of the project change or impacts, or weren’t prepared to work the new way.

The solution? Project management (PM) + Organizational Change Management (OCM)

The PM and OCM functions are two sides of the same coin. One side delivers the solution. The other side ensures its use. Consequently, these functions are both important to realize the return on investment of the deployed product.

Read more to learn two critical questions to ask project sponsors and the five key points of PM and OCM integration to realize the desired project results. 
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The Dynamic Duo of Project Success: Project Management + Organizational Change Management
Blockchain, IoT…or Your People? – What is the Next Big Thing in Business Technology?
All too often the focus of technology initiatives and implementation projects is on the technology. But study after study shows it is the human factor that drives the success of these initiatives. Technology is only a TOOL to help people do their work and processes better.
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Blockchain, IoT…or Your People? – What is the Next Big Thing in Business Technology?
First, Siri; Then, Alexa; Now, Introducing Luci!
Oracle Student Management Cloud is here! It comes with a virtual assistant named Luci. Designed from scratch, Oracle Student Management Cloud is not your traditional Student Information System (SIS).  It provides the transactional functionality of today’s SIS, but it is designed with the 21st century student in mind. It incorporates key features, such BYOD (bring your own device), working on PCs, tablets and smartphones with apps, an “Amazon” consumer-like experience, social engagement, collaboration and chat, and real-time access to your information.
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First, Siri; Then, Alexa; Now, Introducing Luci!
You’re Live on Workday, Now What?
After months of designing, building, and testing, your organization is finally live on Workday. Now you’re faced with a new set of questions:
  • Is my team well equipped and structured to handle the needs of the organization?
  • How will my team get the skill sets necessary to support the bi-yearly Workday releases and adapt to organizational changes?
  • How will our organization decide what the roadmap and future functionality rollout will look like?
  • How will I handle attrition on my team in this competitive market?
  • Do I need a Workday Support Partner? How can they help me realize my return on investment (ROI)?
Navigator Management Partners has helped clients answer these questions for years. 
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You’re Live on Workday, Now What?
How to Implement an ERP and Remain Friends

As the award recipient of the Kerzner Project of the Year, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and Navigator Management Partners delivered the presentation: "How to Implement an ERP and Still Remain Friends"  https://lnkd.in/gQMkEDn

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How to Implement an ERP and Remain Friends
Cloud Deployment Techniques: Which is Best, Waterfall or Agile?
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
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Cloud Deployment Techniques: Which is Best, Waterfall or Agile?
Why Change Management?
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?
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Why Change Management?
Ohio’s Interactive Budget – A Leader in the Open Data Space
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.
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Ohio’s Interactive Budget – A Leader in the Open Data Space
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