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5 Best Practices for Maintaining Your PMP Certification
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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5 Best Practices for Maintaining Your PMP Certification
A Comprehensive Approach to Business Analysis
​In a frenetic world of buzzwords and trends – Cloud, SaaS, PaaS, Big Data, Agile, Internet of Things, etc. – sometimes the fundamentals can get less attention than they deserve. This article will talk about the continuing importance of “Big B” Business Analysis and those who perform this critical role, the Business Analyst.
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A Comprehensive Approach to Business Analysis
Aging Parents and Change Management

We coach clients to be thoughtful and approach change initiatives in a structured manner, a strategy that is also very valuable when managing personal change. Organizational Change Management (OCM) is a structured approach to transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations from a current state to a desired future state. It can be used in situations such as downsizing, growing organizations, new technologies or moving mom into assisted living. It is a proven process aimed at helping employees understand, commit to, and embrace changes in their business environment. Read this real-life scenario and how organizational change management can be applied. 

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Aging Parents and Change Management
How Fluid Are You?
In the past, PeopleSoft forced each option upon you as you upgraded.  With the current support model of selective adoption, not only do you get to choose what updates to apply, you get to decide how you want your users to interact. However, with options and choice, comes complexity and change. How do you decide which solutions to leverage and to whom should they be deployed? 

Let Navigator help you get the most out of your investment by making the change to a Fluid centric model...not only answering "How Fluid Are You?" but rather, "How Fluid Should You Be?".
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How Fluid Are You?
Finding the Practical Middle Ground to a Project Management Approach
By now, most of us have learned that a single project management approach does not work for all projects. What are the options available to us as we approach Project Management? Read the entire article to see the options available and Navigator's proven project management framework and toolkit to increase project success.
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Finding the Practical Middle Ground to a Project Management Approach
Start With The Customer
The earthquake that was Amazon’s recent announcement regarding buying Whole Foods jolted the grocery industry and Wall Street. Numerous articles were written wondering what will Amazon do. What they are going to do is right there in black and white in the first of Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles – “Customer Obsession – Leaders start with the customer and work backwards”.
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Start With The Customer
​Project Deployment Success: What to Know
Deployment isn’t sexy. That's shocking, I know. Nevertheless, project deployment must be flawless.  Like any essential part of a project, a successful deployment can make or break a project's long-term future. The challenge with deployment is that you have only one chance to do it right. Deployment of business-critical applications must be completed on time so that the business users can perform the tasks that the project is enabling or streamlining. Only when deployment is complete can the project begin to provide the financial, compliance, strategic, or other benefit envisioned long ago when even the business case was but a dream.
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​Project Deployment Success: What to Know
BI and Analytics Requirements - Equal Parts Art and Science
We hear about it all too often with IT transformation projects that involve Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics. End users often don’t get what they expected and hoped for as far as visibility and access to data when they finally see the end product. What they heard in promised capabilities and envisioned in requirements gathering discussions does not line up with the reality of the final solution. Does this sound familiar to your organization? If so, then it may be time to re-visit your strategy for gathering BI and analytics requirements.
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BI and Analytics Requirements - Equal Parts Art and Science
Organizational Change Considerations When Moving to the Cloud
Any change within an organization introduces ripples of decisions and considerations. This is true if you are changing a simple process or introducing an organizational realignment. The sheer act of ‘change’ requires decision-makers to take a step back and consider the impacts. Moving to a cloud technology is no different. 
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Organizational Change Considerations When Moving to the Cloud
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