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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


Originally published in PM Times as 2 parts on February 22, 2016 (Part 1) and March 7, 2016 (Part 2). In January, we published our annual article about the seven trends in business analysis, project management, and agile. If we examine these … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on March 17, 2015. We often get asked how project managers (PMs) justify allowing enough time to model requirements on their projects. These PMs complain that although they agree that requirements modeling has huge benefits, they … Continue reading


Thank you to everyone who attended the “BA Toolkit: Top Models for Complete Requirements” webinar, hosted by Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM, PMI-PBA. If you missed it or would like to review, check out the recording. There were so many really wonderful, thought-provoking questions on … Continue reading


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Watermark Learning is happy to feature our student and guest blogger Jonathan Brandt, PMP, PMI-ACP, who is looking for feedback on a decision-making model he is developing. Project Waterloo: Gantt McGreen, Project Manager Extraordinaire, is having a bad day. Project Waterloo … Continue reading


The sixth edition of PMI®’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is currently in draft mode and undergoing review. The expected publication date is sometime in Q3 of 2017. Updated versions of related exams, including the PMP and CAPM, … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on May 22, 2015. Use case models have been around for decades. Long after Information Engineering was all the rage and through object-oriented analysis and design they hung around. They threatened to disappear when Agile methods … Continue reading


Overview If PMI-PBA certification is in your future, then so is the application process. Fortunately, PMI has greatly improved the application process over the years, at least regarding the ease of using the online application process. Nevertheless, there is still … Continue reading


Originally published in BA Times on January 25, 2016. In past articles in this series, we covered topics such as the similarity between business analysis practitioners and entrepreneurs and the types and stages of entrepreneurialism. In part 4, we focused … Continue reading