In my previous blog post What do Business Analysis and Entrepreneurship Have in Common?, I outlined some high-level similarities between business analysis and entrepreneurship. Now let’s explore some detailed parallels between the two. Assuming that business analysis has much in … Continue reading

  What do Business Analysis and Entrepreneurship Have in Common? If you are a BA, you may be wondering about your career options. To be honest, we all do that, but I tend to hear about career concerns from business … Continue reading

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In our Project REAL video series, Bob Prentiss answers common questions about Watermark Learning’s award winning Project REAL Live Simulation workshop for business and project professionals.  In this first installment, I asked Bob to explain what Project REAL is and how … Continue reading

The IIBA® recently announced that they are making significant changes to the online application process for CBAP® and CCBA® certifications. In the announcement, they said, “As a result of the transition to the new system, your access to your certification … Continue reading

Are you an Agile Business Analyst? Are you well-versed in Scrum? If so, congratulations! If not, don’t get left behind! As more and more organizations transition to Agile Scrum, it is crucial for business and project professionals to “be Agile” … Continue reading

Last week I had the pleasure of representing Watermark Learning at the PW&WCBA Conference in Seattle, Washington. Below is a picture of me standing with the Watermark Learning booth. The PW&WCBA schedule was jam-packed with great material and speakers, which centered around … Continue reading

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Watermark Learning’s Director of Business Analysis, Vicki James, PMP, CBAP is currently teaching her first PMI-PBA prep course after sitting for the exam herself earlier this year during the PMI-PBA pilot period. I sat down with her this week to … Continue reading

Fall is coming up quickly, and that means it’s national conference season! We find national conferences to be a great way to improve your skills and to grow you network. These are valuable to both individual practitioners and organizations. Admittedly, … Continue reading

Getting your business analysis or project management industry certification is a notable accomplishment for individuals and a benefit to organizations. For organizations it helps promote consistency on projects and shows that practitioners working in the organization have a level-set understanding … Continue reading

A planned requirements approach is essential to a successful and smooth-running project.  Just like the project itself needs a project plan, the requirements process needs a requirements plan.  This necessity has been recognized most recently in PMI’s 2014 Pulse of … Continue reading