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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?

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

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. 

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.

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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