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Three Agile Planning Horizons Agile estimating and planning involves three “horizons” : Release Plan, around 2-6 months Iteration Plan,  2-4 weeks Daily Plan, every day Below is a brief overview of these horizons, as explained in our latest Watermark Learning webinar: Agile … Continue reading


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PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide is now available for purchase in print on PMI’s marketplace and is available at a discount for PMI members. According to PMI, the Practice Guide “provides practical resources to tackle the project-related … Continue reading


Update: This article was the #1 viewed article on BA Times and the #3 viewed article on Project Times for 2015. Each year we like to reflect on what’s happened in the business analysis, project management, and Agile professions and make our … Continue reading


You may have seen the TV commercial for a credit card company with the tag line “What’s missing from your wallet?” Well, with all due respect, I’d like to tweak that line to ask “What’s missing from your business cases?” … Continue reading


If you struggle with a lack of sustained discipline in your project change control practice, one opportunity may be to clarify the distinction between controlling performance and managing change. As we move through a project, two types of triggers prompt … Continue reading


We just returned from New Zealand! We were invited to present at the BA Development Day (aka BA Dev Day) in Wellington and half-day symposia in Christchurch and Auckland, NZ this month. I delivered one of our most popular presentations, … Continue reading


Last month, I attended the PMI Global Congress in Phoenix, AZ, and of course one of the hottest topics at the congress was the PMI-PBA credential. With the announcement of the PMI-PBA pilot recipients, there are now 185 PMI-PBAs worldwide … Continue reading


This week continues my video interview series on Project REAL with Bob Prentiss, Senior Instructor at Watermark Learning.  If you missed the first installment, watch Bob’s introduction to Project REAL.   To see all blog posts on this topic, click the video series banner above.     … Continue reading


This week I sat down with Elizabeth Larson, CEO of Watermark Learning.  She shared what makes Watermark Learning stand out in the business analysis, project management, and agile training industries. Watch the brief video or read the transcript below to learn more about … Continue reading


In my previous blog post What do Business Analysis and Entrepreneurship Have in Common?, I outlined some high-level similarities between business analysis and entrepreneurship. Now let’s explore some detailed parallels between the two. Assuming that business analysis has much in … Continue reading