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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
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
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