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This week I added PMI-ACP® to my signature after passing my PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification exam. According to PMI, there were 5,999 active PMI-ACP credential holders worldwide as of June 30, 2014, and the certification is becoming increasingly … Continue reading


Considering getting your PMP?  Software Advice recently published a report on project management job candidate trends that will make you feel pretty good about that idea. Conducted by the Project Management Institute, the results of this research may not be terribly surprising, but … Continue reading


Why PMI-ACP Training? Today’s businesses are as diverse as the people running them, but they all operate in today’s business environment which is always changing, fast-paced, and customer-driven. In that environment, traditional project management approaches are often too cumbersome to … Continue reading


Agile Daily Standup In my many years of project management training, I often joke that our discussion about project tracking and reporting isn’t going to take long because I don’t like it. Even so, I have always advocated for regular, … Continue reading


How is the PM and BA certification landscape evolving? [Updated 9/18/2014] What are you doing for your professional renewal and growth? Certification is a great way to leverage experience and knowledge and demonstrate commitment to your field or profession. Recent … 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


Some things come to an end whether we like it or not.  Not so with projects.  Below is an article published in ProjectTimes recently that identified some ways to ensure that projects get closed for good reasons, whether we like … 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


The challenge of working in a virtual environment is my biggest source of inspiration of project management resolutions for 2014. In addition to learning new tools and techniques for working effectively across time and space, I intend to redouble my … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading