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A certification test can cause a lot of anxiety. Some people seem to be able to add letters after their names as easily as Vanna White gets them to light up on Wheel of Fortune. CBAP, CCBA, ECBA, PMI-PBA, BRMP, … Continue reading


What do detectives, entrepreneurs/innovators, doctors, lawyers, and effective business analysts all have in common? Among other things, they all have to connect the dots[i] to be successful. Like detectives sorting through objects at the scene of the crime, or doctors … Continue reading


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As a marketing coordinator, I had no idea what a business analyst was before coming to Watermark…and I’m still learning. Now, with IIBA’s new level 1 certificate (ECBA), I decided to take the plunge and learn more about this role, … Continue reading


One of the fastest growing certifications today is PMI’s Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®). According to research from the Project Management Institute, more than half of organizations plan to integrate their PM and BA practices in the next five years[i]. Business … Continue reading


Originally published September 1, 2009 We all know that conflict is a difference of opinion and therefore neutral – neither good nor bad. Right? But try telling that to a project manager or business analyst embroiled in conflict. Conflict can threaten … Continue reading


The PMI-PBA certification was the fastest growing PMI certification in 2016, and it’s easy to understand why. Getting this certification is a no-brainer for PMs who also do the work of business analysis. According to PMI, the demand for expert … Continue reading


We estimate there are probably thousands of eligible people thinking about or wanting to become certified, but they haven’t started yet. There is no doubt that both the CBAP and CCBA applications and exams are difficult. Yet, people do make it through … Continue reading


Proponents of the waterfall approach to software development often act like they believe the process was handed down (along with the 10 commandments) as “the right way” to develop software. Having a historical perspective on the process might be useful … Continue reading


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year on projects and making predictions for the upcoming year. To summarize the “trends” we saw in 2016: Emergence of the Business Relationship Manager (BRM) to maximize value Agile … Continue reading


Watermark Learning is happy to feature our affiliate James Bowen, PMP, who explores the concept of team in entrepreneurship and project management. Learn how the team focuses and skills in each environment compare.   This article explores the concept of team … Continue reading