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Key Components of Scrum What do product backlog, story points, and velocity have in common? They are all components of Scrum, an Agile framework, that allow us to estimate how much can be delivered in any given time frame. First, … Continue reading


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Watermark Learning is proud to be a pioneer of live simulation in project management and business analysis training.  We have been offering our Project R.E.A.L Live Simulation and helping students apply their skills and build confidence since 2011. In fact, our … Continue reading


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Watermark Learning has been busy this spring! The last few months, Watermark Learning has made appearances at several industry events in the Midwest including IN-BADD, WI-BADD, and most recently I-BADD.  Below is a roundup of the highlights. IN-BADD – April … Continue reading


It’s always fun to see ProjectsAtWork.com publish my articles.  Thanks to the great comments from readers in response to a recently published work on project ownership in PAW: Recently, a project management colleague was expressing frustration with her inability to get a project … Continue reading


As a project manager, are you more of a giver or a taker? I would guess that most PMs see themselves as givers more than takers.  After all, stakeholders don’t come to us bearing gifts; they come to us bearing requests. … Continue reading


If you are reading this, it may mean you did not pass your PMP® exam. You are not alone. It is a difficult exam, and I have never heard anyone say it was easy. While you may feel discouraged, I … Continue reading


On the way home from the Building Business Capability (BBC) conference last week, my wife Elizabeth and I stopped in at an electronics store in Las Vegas. We wanted to listen to an audio book on her new iPod, and the … Continue reading


The trip my wife Elizabeth Larson and I took to South Africa to speak at this year’s BASSA 2013 ended well. The conference had over 200 registered participants, and the organizers kept the sessions moving smoothly. We were delighted with … Continue reading


I ran across an online discussion recently that posed the question: What would make you quit your job as a project manager? What would make someone not want to be a project manager? As I considered this, it didn’t take … Continue reading


Part 2—Communicate Complete Project Scope  In Part 1 of this jury duty blog I discussed how, when called to serve for jury duty, I had no idea that so much of my time would be spent waiting for something to … Continue reading