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To certify or not to certify is always a big question for business analysts and project managers. The best way to understand the challenges and benefits of earning a professional certification is to ask someone who has been through the … 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

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

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 18, 2016. Each year, since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year in the areas of business analysis and project management (including Agile), and making predictions for the upcoming year. … Continue reading

Preparing for a certification can be a very stressful and confusing process. On December 10, 2015, I hosted a webinar to help alleviate some of this stress by providing an overview on the exam and sharing tips on how to study … Continue reading

Once again, I’ve been on the trail catching up with people who have earned their certification in either business analysis or project management to see what impact it has had on their professional development or practice. Previously, I talked with a … Continue reading

Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Update Pushed to January 2016: The date for the PMP Exam Update has been pushed back from November 2, 2015, to January 12, 2016. The last day to take the current version … Continue reading

The PMP exam changes are approaching early 2016. Below is a Question & Answer segment discussing these changes. Q:   Why is the PMI changing the PMP Exam?  A:    In general, PMI periodically updates their certification exams as a result of two … Continue reading

There is no grass growing under the feet of folks at PMI.  And that’s going to have most of us hopping this summer and into fall as we work to make sense of what’s happening in the PMI certification world … Continue reading