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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


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


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


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


An ad at the end of one of my workout videos caught my attention. A kitchen timer is ticking away. A voice says “It’s about time. Time. Time.” A trainer appears and says, “The number one reason people don’t work … 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


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


Originally published in PM Times on December 8, 2015. As promised, this is the fifth article in our modeling series and the third on use cases. We’ll start with a short summary of the main concepts covered previously. SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS … Continue reading