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

This week I added PMI-ACP® to my signature after passing my PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification exam. According to PMI, there were 5,999 active PMI-ACP credential holders worldwide as of June 30, 2014, and the certification is becoming increasingly … Continue reading

We often get questions about recertification.  We have even had people ask whether they have to retake their certification exam in order to maintain their certification status! Of course, the exam myth is FALSE. Once you pass your exam, you must … Continue reading

“No matter how good a…team is doing, there is always opportunity to improve.” Mike Cohn, Mountain Goat Software There are a lot of Agile practices that I really like. Those things that can easily transfer to other projects, regardless of … Continue reading

Are Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Data Analytics buzzwords in your workplace? Or are you already working on a BI project and need to ramp up your skills? If so, you’re not alone. Business Intelligence skills have become increasingly valuable in … Continue reading

Considering getting your PMP?  Software Advice recently published a report on project management job candidate trends that will make you feel pretty good about that idea. Conducted by the Project Management Institute, the results of this research may not be terribly surprising, but … Continue reading

With material contributed by Shilpa Adavelli, CBAP Survey Results Studying for the CBAP exam or CCBA exam?  Not sure where to start? Watermark Learning can help!  Watermark Learning has been a leader in Business Analysis training for over 20 years, and we … Continue reading

Why PMI-ACP Training? Today’s businesses are as diverse as the people running them, but they all operate in today’s business environment which is always changing, fast-paced, and customer-driven. In that environment, traditional project management approaches are often too cumbersome to … Continue reading

Agile Daily Standup In my many years of project management training, I often joke that our discussion about project tracking and reporting isn’t going to take long because I don’t like it. Even so, I have always advocated for regular, … Continue reading

IIBA Slovenia Business Analysis Conference – June 2014 Elizabeth and I were fortunate to be in Slovenia on vacation this summer when the IIBA Slovenia chapter was holding a business analysis conference on Synergies - The Future of Business. We previously met and became … Continue reading