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As we get closer to the changes happening to the CBAP and CCBA exams, we can report a few things we have learned. The IIBA is making progress in rolling out their new certification program and are releasing information on it … Continue reading


The PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® is PMI’s fastest growing certification and with good reason. Business analysis in the context of projects and programs can be as much work inside a project as the work of managing the project … Continue reading


A recent study done by Rally Software revealed some interesting trends. The study focused on four main variables: Responsiveness = time to market Quality = number of defects. Specifically the number of defects divided by staff days. Productivity = number … Continue reading


Watermark Learning was excited to be selected for the second year in a row as one of more than 150 small business leaders from across the country to attend the Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.  The Summit, hosted … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on April 25, 2016. There will always be a debate about certifications and whether organizations should support them. Some feel they are an essential and growing part of professional life. Others feel a credential does not … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on April 19, 2016. Six years ago, we wrote an article on five children’s rules of world cup soccer and how those rules apply to the world of projects. Our 6 grandsons have grown and acquired … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on December 8, 2015. As promised, this is the fifth article in our modeling series and the third on use cases. We’ll start with a short summary of the main concepts covered previously. SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS … Continue reading


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Watermark Learning has started launching new CBAP v3 materials prior to IIBA’s changeover of the v3.0 exams in September. The new BABOK 3.0 has new certification levels, changes to most Knowledge Areas, and the addition of 16 new techniques. The BA Core Concept Model™ (BACCM) … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on November 10, 2015. This is the third article in our requirements modeling series and the second article in our use cases series. We had promised that in future articles we would show examples of use … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on March 30, 2015. This article is the second in a series on requirements modeling with the emphasis on why PMs should care about modeling requirements. In our first article, we spoke generally about models, the … Continue reading