October 2016

Watermark Learning Adds More Questions to the PMP Online Study Exam!

Andrea Brockmeier

Watermark Learning has added a new batch of questions to the PMP Online Study Exam, including scenarios! Now there's 578 realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual PMP exam, to help you prepare for success on the exam!

September 2016

Watermark Learning Congratulates Andrea Brockmeier on her BRMP Credential
in our First BRMP Class!

Andrea Brockmeier

We are proud to announce that Watermark Learning's Director of Project Management, Andrea Brockmeier, became a Business Relationship Managment Professional (BRMP®) at our first BRMP course this month, taught by Watermark's Susan Heidorn. Congrats to Andrea, Susan, and our entire class of students - 100% passed!

August 2016

Watermark Learning Releases BABOK 3.0 Flashcards and Study Tables!

BABOK 3.0 Flashcards and Study Tables

Watermark Learning has published the BABOK 3.0 Flashcards and BABOK 3.0 Study Tables. These two products are valuable aids in studying for the IIBA certification exams. The BABOK 3.0 Flashcards will help you drill and learn the central concepts, while the BABOK 3.0 Study Tables give you an overview of the BABOK® Guide v3 in a comprehensive and detailed, yet highly visual package.

Both products are great to use for independent study or for use with study groups or training classes, as well as a valuable quick-reference resource on the job.

July 2016

Watermark Learning Releases CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0!

CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0

Watermark Learning has published the CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0, the definitive go-to guide that thoroughly covers the BABOK® Guide v3. Like the best-selling #1 ranked CBAP/CCBA v2 Study Guide before it, the v3 Study Guide includes practice exercises, numerous memory aids, key tips to passing the exam, and dozens of sample exam questions. The guide also includes a free 5-day trial subscription to the CBAP or CCBA v3 Online Study Exam. Our guide provides the structure and explanation you need to comprehend and absorb the knowledge needed to ensure you pass the CBAP or CCBA exam the first time!

The CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0 can be used for independent study and with study groups. Receive a free copy when you enroll in the CBAP Certification Preparation v3.0 course.

June 2016

Watermark Learning Becomes Accredited BRMP Training Organization!

BRMP Accredited Training Org

We are excited to announce that Watermark Learning is an APMG Accredited Training Organization for Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP) certification. Susan Heidorn, Watermark Learning's Director of Business Solutions, has also received her certification to teach BRMP. We are thrilled to launch our new BRMP course, starting this September. For more information, and to register, please visit our BRMP course page.

May 2016

Watermark Launches v3.0 CBAP and CCBA Online Study Exams.

PMI-PBA Study Guide

Watermark Learning now offers a CBAP v3.0 Online Study Exam and a CCBA v3.0 Online Study Exam for certification preparation. We have expanded our exam bank to accommodate the BABOK expansion. With over 1,000 realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual CBAP and CCBA exams, this study material will help reduce surprises and increase confidence when you sit for the new CBAP or CCBA v3.0 exam, launching September 30, 2016. We will continue to offer the v2.0 Online Study Exams as well for anyone preparing to sit for the exam prior to the changeover in September.

April 2016

Watermark Learning Congratulates Susan Heidorn on her BRMP credential!


We are proud to announce that Watermark Learning's Director of Business Solutions, Susan Heidorn, became a Business Relationship Managment Professional (BRMP®) this month while at BRMConnect® in Charlotte, NC. Not only did she pass for her credential, but now she can become an authorized BRM instructor.

The BRM Institute also recognized Susan’s experience and knowledge by naming her to the BRMI Council. She will help the group, in their own words, by “contributing to the development and shaping of the BRM capability as a vital function in modern business."

Look for more news regarding Watermark's BRM coaching, mentoring, and training services in the near future. Congratulations Susan! 

January 2016

Watermark Learning Names Susan Heidorn, Ed.D., PMP, CBAP Director of Business Solutions.

Susan has been working as an instructor for Watermark Learning since 2001. She will continue some teaching and will be overseeing our business analysis practice as well as working on new course offerings to provide the right training in the right amounts that students need.

Susan will put greater emphasis on business results, expanding our coaching and mentoring business, and launch our business relationship management services. Welcome, Susan!

December 2015

Happy Holidays from Watermark Learning!

Sharing with others is the best way we know how to show our appreciation to you, our loyal customers and associates. As we have in the past 22 years, Watermark will contribute to local, national, and international charities.

keystone program participant

Proud to be recognized again by the Minnesota Keystone Program for donating 5% of our profits to charitable organizations. We invite you to consider supporting these or other organizations in need.

Watermark Learning wishes you a happy holiday season and best wishes for a happy, healthy, and hope-filled new year!


November 2015

Watermark Learning is a Gold Sponsor for the Building Business Capability Conference in Las Vegas.

PMI-PBA Study Guide

Watermark Learning is proud to have been a Gold Sponsor at BBC 2015, where Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson presented on well-received topics: I Don't Have Time to Innovate - I'm Too Busy Doing Business Analysis and The Entrepreneurial BA.

In order to spread the excitement for business analysis, Watermark put together a special promotion where three lucky winners were chosen to receive a free pass to BBC.

At the tradeshow booth, Mike Stuedemann, PMP, PMI-ACP, CST offered 30-minute Agile coaching sessions, which proved to be a big success helping individuals better understand best practices and bring specific organizational needs to the table. Mike also put together a takeaway for tradeshow attendees to help hone in on their Agile skills, by trying to put together a solution for an Agile Case Study.

View our Facebook album for pictures from the event!


October 2015

Watermark Learning Attends the Business Analysis Summit Southern Africa.

PMI-PBA Study Guide

Watermark Learning's Richard Larson and Elizabeth Larson (at left along with other fellow presenters) visited South Africa to keynote at the Business Analysis Summit Southern Africa (BASSA) on the following topics:

  • The Entrepreneurial BA
  • BABOK v3
  • Trends in BA
  • From Order Taker to Influencer

See more upcoming events and become a member to view the above topics in our free industry resources section, including articles and webinars.


September 2015

Watermark Learning Offers Their First Certified Scrum Product Owner Class.

As a compliment to the popular Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course, the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) class was added to our lineup. This class is appropriate for beginners who are just learning, those who have been using Scrum for a while, trying to learn new ideas on how to do Scrum better, and anyone seeking to understand the Product Owner Role as well as learning the benefits that Scrum can bring to the business.

View our webinars to learn more about Scrum and the role of the Product Owner.


July 2015

Watermark Launches a PMI-PBA® Certification Study Guide.

PMI-PBA Study Guide

The comprehensive PMI-PBA Certification Study Guide provides one reference to help you pass the PBA exam on your first try! Covering all five domains of business analysis knowledge in depth, this guide provides the structure and explanation you need to comprehend and absorb that knowledge.

This guide can be used for independent study and with study groups. Receive a free copy when you enroll in PMI-PBA Certification Boot Camp.

"Without Watermark's PMI-PBA Study Guide, I would not have been successful. It is very evident that the Larsons are much attuned to what is needed to pass the PMI-PBA exam."
—John A. Rush IV, PMP, PMI-PBA


May 2015

Watermark Launches its first 35 hour PMI-PBA Certification Boot Camp.

"An excellent class!"
- Kari Baughman

Earn all 35 contact hours you need to apply for certification in one class! Increase your confidence and improve your chances of passing the PMI-PBA certification exam.
Learn more, view the entire course outline, or register for the next upcoming class!


April 2015

Watermark Learning Expands PMI-PBA Question Bank.

If you are preparing for the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) exam, you need practice exam questions. Watermark Learning’s exam bank has been expanded to over 800 questions and has been helping candidates pass their PBA exam since August 2014. Read more on our blog.

March 2015

Watermark Learning Launches PMI-PBA Study Tables.

Watermark Learning launches the PMI-PBA Study Tables in March 2015. Comprehensive, colorful, and easy to navigate, these study tables are a must when studying for the upcoming PMI-PBA exam!

Order the PMI-PBA Study Tables and other PMI-PBA study products.


January 2015

Watermark Learning Becomes a Member of the Agile Alliance.

agile alliance

As part of its ongoing commitment to agile development methods and tools, Watermark Learning has joined the Agile Alliance. Membership with the
Agile Alliance
gives us full access to the wealth of Alliance resources, including a Video Learning Center with recordings of keynote addresses and talks from Agile conferences, Experience Reports in which people struggling with Agile share their individual and team Agile journeys, Guide to Practices, articles, research papers, discounts to Alliance events, and more.

"Membership in and support of the Agile Alliance is a logical next step for our organization, similar to our involvement with PMI and IIBA. It is a great resource for everyone in our organization tapping into the Agile community,” commented Richard Larson, President of Watermark Learning. Adds Elizabeth Larson, CEO: “We are very excited about Agile as a growing part of our practice and this is just one more step we can take to be the most effective Agile partner possible with our clients."


December 2014

Happy Holidays from Watermark Learning!

Sharing with others is the best way we know how to show our appreciation to you, our loyal customers and associates. As we have in the past 21 years, Watermark will contribute to local, national, and international charities.

This year, in honor of #GivingDecember, we asked our social media followers to weigh in on which charities to contribute to in 2014.  The votes were tallied and the vote was tied, so we donated to both charities:

In addition, as we do every year, we asked the Watermark Learning team to recommend charities they would like to support. Based on our staff's choices, we also donated to:

We invite you to consider supporting these or other organizations in need.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Watermark Learning!


October 2014

Watermark Learning Staff Earn PMI-PBA Credential

5 Watermark Learning staff and instructors became some of the first in the world to receive the PMI-PBA credential.  

Congratulations Rich Larson, Elizabeth Larson, Vicki James, Dayle Beyer, and Stevie Peterson!  

Watermark Learning Adds CSM and CSPO Training

In October, we expanded our Agile certification prep class offerings to include a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course and a Certified Scrum Product Owener (CSPO) course. Read more about CSM/CSPO Certification.


September 2014

Watermark Learning Launches PMI-PBASM Resources and Training

Watermark Learning launched its first PMI-PBA Certification Preparation class and PMI-PBA Online Study Exam, featuring over 750 practice questions modeled after the real exam!  We also added a PMI-PBA Application Worksheet, available as a free download for our members.

Watermark Learning Names Brian Maas As Director of Client Solutions

Brian’s responsibilities include developing business plans and setting sales strategy. He also works directly with our clients to help them grow their businesses through the use of Watermark's training and development products and services.

Whether you or your organization need on-site Agile training and coaching, CBAP exam preparation, or requirements management training, Brian is exceptionally qualified to find a solution that meets your unique needs.


May 2014

Watermark Learning Announces PMI-PBASM Resources and Training

PMI-PBA Certification Webinar

Get your PMI-PBA certification with the help of Watermark
Learning! Watermark Learning Principals, Elizabeth and Richard
Larson, are part of the select team writing the practice guide for the
new PMI-PBA. Read more about the PMI BA Practice Guide.

For more information, see our PMI-PBA informational page which
outlines practical steps to getting your PMI-PBA certification, or
listen to our pre-recorded webinar.


March 2014

Watermark Learning Expands Agile Curriculum, adds Certificate Programs

Agile Training

Watermark learning has expanded our Agile Training Curriculum, with
three new courses including Agile PMI-ACP Preparation. Our Agile
Project Management
and Agile Business Analysis courses are practical
and engaging, which enables you to immediately apply the concepts and
skills back on the job,” said Elizabeth Larson.

As with all Watermark Learning courses, our Agile Project Management
and Agile Business Analysis training courses translate complex industry
standards into practical application.


February 2014

Watermark Learning Celebrates 50,000th Student

Ericka Fisher

Watermark Learning has reached an important milestone, having provided training
to over 50,000 business analysts, project managers, and others since its inception.
We celebrated during a February class to present one lucky student with a special
prize honoring the occasion.

Congratulations to Ericka Fisher of Chevron Corporation, who is Watermark
Learning's 50,000th Student! Ericka participated in the Minneapolis CBAP/CCBA
Preparation Class held Feb. 3-5, 2014. At a celebration held in her honor during
class, she was awarded a certificate for a new Microsoft® Surface tablet by
Watermark Learning Principals Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM and
Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP.


January 2014

Watermark Learning Names Vicki James, PMP, CBAP As Director of Business Analysis

Vicki James

Watermark Learning has named Vicki James, PMP, CBAP, to the position of Director of Business Analysis. James joins Watermark Learning with 15 years' experience in the public and private sectors as a project manager, business analyst, author, and independent industry consultant and trainer.

Her responsibilities will include developing and maintaining Watermark Learning's Business Analysis Training programs and serving as an instructor for both live in-person and virtual online classes. James will continue to work from her office in Seattle, Washington.
Read more about this exciting change

Watermark Instructor Stevie Peterson Earns PMI-ACP Designation

Stevie Peterson

Watermark Senior Instructor Stevie Peterson, PMP, CBAP, recently added PMI-ACP® to her signature after passing her PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification exam, making her one of approximately 4,400 PMI-ACP® certified agile professionals in the world. "Stevie has a breadth of experience across so many different types of organizations and with so many different types of projects, including agile, that it only makes sense that she's added this certification to her list of formally acknowledged credentials," said Andrea Brockmeier, PMP, Watermark's Director of Training Services.

"As we move ahead with the development of our agile curriculum in the first part of this year, she will be invaluable, both as a subject matter expert and instructor. The benefit of Stevie's background is that her experience resonates really well in the classroom with both BAs and PMs, and now she'll be able to lend perspective to how those skills translate in an agile environment," Brockmeier explained. "And, of course, our PMI-ACP Certification Prep course is something we're excited for her to be involved in ."


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