Program and Project Management

Successfully managing strategic and complex projects for our clients

The Importance of Project Management

About 66% of projects are challenged or fail.

Nearly 60% of Navigator consultants are Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, and we invest heavily in their development to maintain and grow their skills. With this experience we can help you successfully plan for, manage, and execute these complex and critical projects to meet your business and technology challenges.
The Importance of Project Management

Offerings

Program & Project Management Organization Strategy

This strategy develops an overall project management organization architecture for the IT organization, and possibly for the entire organization. It ensures that all IT related programs and projects are conducted in a consistent manner, that effective project management processes are being utilized, and that business areas are properly integrated and represented on program and project teams.

Project and Program Management Delivery

We can provide project & program management services ranging from small projects to the most complex initiatives. Our consultants bring extensive experience managing business & IT system implementation projects. We can adopt a client's methodology or use our own proprietary methodology to address the entire project lifecycle, incorporating industry best practices such as PMI’s project management & PROSCI's change management principles.

Project Management Office Implementation Services

To achieve strategic alignment, organizations are increasingly managing their activities and processes to monitor performance more closely and to make better business decisions about their overall work portfolio. Navigator can provide the methodology to create and sustain your own Project Management Office and the governance protocols to ensure strategic alignment.

Software Development and Implementation Project Management

Navigator can manage software development/customization and implementation projects, using traditional/waterfall or Agile methodologies. We have experience working with packaged and custom software packages, across a range of industries. Our experience ensures the proper planning, development, testing, implementation, and management of the effort.

Our People

Bruce Halley
Bruce Halley
Program & Project Management Lead

Bruce has nearly 30 years of experience in a variety of industries and functional areas. He is a certified PMP with experience implementing packaged and custom applications including PeopleSoft HCM. He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Purdue and an MBA from OSU.

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Kameron deVente
Kameron deVente
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
SAP and Project Management Executive Sponsor

As Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Navigator, Kameron brings 28 years of consulting experience to his leadership role within the firm.  Kameron leads an Executive Team that has overall collective responsibility for managing client relationships, identifying client sales opportunities, formulating projects to address client business needs, assembling and participating on client service delivery teams, providing delivery quality oversight, attracting local talent to bring to our clients, managing Navigator's internal operations, and managing Navigators continued growth and success.

Throughout his career, Kameron has focused on helping companies achieve business results through leadership and well structured projects. Kameron has experience across a variety of industries, including higher education, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and financial services. Kameron has delivered business consulting, business process design, organizational change management, and enterprise systems implementation projects. Kameron has managed collaborative multi-organization teams through complex business transformation programs. Over his career, Kameron has recruited, organized, and developed many high performing project teams.

Before joining Navigator, Kameron was an Associate Partner with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) where he was responsible for client delivery at Fortune 500 clients. Kameron served in executive roles designing and delivering multiple shared service business models. Kameron was a leader in the area of Business Process Reengineering and served as Faculty member teaching hundreds of Accenture professionals a formal Continuing Education program called Business Process Excellence Principles.

Navigator’s regional focus has allowed Kameron to establish himself as a corporate citizen of greater Columbus. Kameron serves on the Board of Trustees at Alvis House where he has been past Chairman, IT Committee Lead, Nominating Committee Lead, and part of the Executive Committee.   Kameron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management Certificate from The Ohio State University. Kameron resides in Dublin, Ohio with his wife, Beth, and their three children Drue, Clare and Paige.

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Our Insights & News

The Dynamic Duo of Project Success: Project Management + Organizational Change Management
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. 
5 Best Practices for Maintaining Your PMP Certification
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. 
Finding the Practical Middle Ground to a Project Management Approach
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.

Delivering Value

More than 30 percent of software projects are cancelled before they are completed. Of completed projects, most deliver fewer features and less business value than promised. Navigator provides the strong business analysis needed to ensure that major investments provide expected value to the organization and critical stakeholders.