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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Brian Sodl
Brian Sodl
Vice President of Consulting Services
Program and Project Management Executive Sponsor

Brian is a Vice President with Navigator, responsible for growing their Southeast Practice. Brian is focused on the Education, Government and Healthcare industry sectors. 

Prior to joining Navigator, Brian held positions at Deloitte Consulting, BearingPoint, KPMG Consulting, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and Marriott International. Throughout his consulting career, he has had the opportunity to work for a diverse set of clients, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, JPMorgan Chase, AT&T, University of Georgia, and the Grady Health System. Brian is passionate about producing sustainable results for clients so they have the ability to continue and build on what they implement together. 

Brian has a B.S. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and has the following certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Change Management Practitioner, Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, and CPA (inactive). He lives in Sandy Springs, GA with his wife and two boys. 

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Our Insights & News

The Importance of Business Process Engineering Prior to Implementing a New System
The Importance of Business Process Engineering Prior to Implementing a New System
Before starting a new implementation, it is best to evaluate your current state. If moving from one system to another, what did that system do well and what did it not do well?
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. 

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.