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The Project Management Communications Toolkit

The Project Management Communications Toolkit

Effective communication is the most powerful tool a manager can use. This is especially true for project managers who are tasked with coordinating the efforts of every project member as well as maintaining an open dialog with Senior Executives. Helping professionals achieve a high-level of communications expertise is the goal

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Actual Lessons Learned

A Look Back at 2022 with Some Actual Lessons Learned

In a previous blog post, ‘What Should a Lessons Learned Process Focus On?’, we concluded that a mature lessons learned process can pay huge dividends, especially for systems integrators that work on a multitude of similar projects under tight deadlines. Navigate has been fortunate to work with hundreds of integration

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But Are You Making Any Money

But Are You Making Any Money?

There is a simple equation in business: Profit = Sales – Costs If an integration business doesn’t know its costs, then how can it know its profits? Today, understanding costs is more important than ever. As products are commoditized and competitors are lowering their prices, this puts downward pressure on

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Navigate Academy Exclusive Offer for NSCA Members

Navigate Academy Exclusive Offer for NSCA Members

What is Navigate Academy?  Navigate Academy is our online learning platform designed specifically for systems integrators and their related technology partners. This program is designed to teach your team about project management, process management, leadership, culture, and business management in one convenient place.   We have dozens of courses,

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Elements of a Project

The mature practice of project management has become one of the key differentiators for integration companies that are interested in achieving long-term success. Mature project management practices lead to increased profit, greater client satisfaction, higher employee morale and overall quality improvement. But many integrators treat the subject of project management as

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The DNA of Strategy Execution

The DNA of Strategy Execution

The DNA of Strategy Execution: Next Generation Project Management and PMO provides innovative insights for organizational project management and PMO. In a world where there are more questions than answers every leader will need to learn to dance to a different beat. Just as DNA contains the genetic instructions used in

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The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto

“The volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly, safely or reliably.” Atul Gawande At Navigate, we are long-time believers in checklists and documented processes – not only are they a help, they are required for success. As the integration industry

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Do it right the first time with better planning and management

Why Do Something Once, When You Can Do It Twice?

How much time do you waste in your integration business? And what are the costs associated with call-backs and do-overs? Isn’t it better to do it right, ONCE? On this month’s episode of the Navigator, Brad Malone is joined by our own Robert Hammond to discuss how one of the

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Project Management Metrics KPIs and Dashboards

Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards

The integration industry is dominated by ever more complex projects, increasing stakeholder involvement and advancements in technology. As a result, metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) have become increasingly integral to informed decision-making and effective project management. Dashboard reporting systems provide accessible project performance data, and sharing this vital data

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Project Managers Spotlight on Change Management

Project Manager’s Spotlight on Change Management

Many times the theory of change management makes sense when you’re reading about it, but when it’s time to implement you’re left scratching your head wondering exactly how to go about it. This book will help you put project processes and methodologies into place without any guess work. Claudia Baca

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