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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
Pay Down Your Technical Debt In 4 Steps
You have an IT department filled with smart, competent employees. And yet, they have a hard time getting projects done in a timely manner. You try to find out why, and discover that the problem is twofold: They are spending so much time just keeping the lights on — handling routine day-to-day tasks and putting out fires — that they have little time left over for doing project work. In addition, even small changes invariably seem to create new defects, which are time-consuming to track down and fix.

If some or all of the above paragraph seems all too familiar to you, then your organization probably has a problem with technical debt. Read on to learn the four steps for paying down your technical debt.
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Pay Down Your Technical Debt In 4 Steps
Will IT Be a Net Enabler or Inhibitor to Meeting Your 2017 Goals?
Most organizations use this time of year to update their mission, establish new objectives, and develop new strategies to better position themselves for the coming year. With newness comes excitement, positive energy, and hope for improved overall business performance.  However, how dependent is your updated business strategy on your IT department?  Does IT have an updated strategy that aligns with your business strategy and the new business capabilities you require? Navigator understands how complicated it is for an IT department to develop and execute an IT strategy that is aligned with, and stays aligned with, the overall business strategy and desired business capabilities. But we also understand how valuable it can be for the enterprise if you do. Read on to learn more.
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Will IT Be a Net Enabler or Inhibitor to Meeting Your 2017 Goals?
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