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Many believe that Agile means no planning. The reality is that planning occurs all the time – even down to the daily level. A popular technique that many Product Owners in Scrum adopt from another Agile approach, eXtreme Programming, is … Continue reading

IIBA has developed a new Business Analysis multi-level, competency-based certification framework that supports a BA’s career progression. Current CCBAs and CBAPs will map to levels 2 and 3, respectively, and will not be required to take the new exams. However, … Continue reading

Originally published in PM Times on May 23, 2016. How would you solve this problem? The US VA has unacceptable wait times for veterans seeking medical assistance. The VA medical centers around the country are overbooked and understaffed. Some veterans have … Continue reading

Thank you to everyone who attended the “What is Agile Leadership?” webinar, hosted by Angela Johnson, PMP, PMI-ACP, CST. If you missed it or would like to review, check out the recording. In the webinar, the concept of Agile Leadership was discussed … Continue reading

As we get closer to the changes happening to the CBAP and CCBA exams, we can report a few things we have learned. The IIBA is making progress in rolling out their new certification program and are releasing information on it … 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

A recent study done by Rally Software revealed some interesting trends. The study focused on four main variables: Responsiveness = time to market Quality = number of defects. Specifically the number of defects divided by staff days. Productivity = number … Continue reading

Watermark Learning was excited to be selected for the second year in a row as one of more than 150 small business leaders from across the country to attend the Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.  The Summit, hosted … Continue reading

Originally published in PM Times on April 25, 2016. There will always be a debate about certifications and whether organizations should support them. Some feel they are an essential and growing part of professional life. Others feel a credential does not … Continue reading

Originally published in PM Times on April 19, 2016. Six years ago, we wrote an article on five children’s rules of world cup soccer and how those rules apply to the world of projects. Our 6 grandsons have grown and acquired … Continue reading