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When it comes to learning in today’s business climate, we are fortunate to have more options than ever. When I first started in business we could attend in-person classes at a local university or at the American Banker’s Association. Training … Continue reading


To produce and deliver products of the highest possible value, you must be able to help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaption to change. If that sounds a lot like the definition … Continue reading


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year on projects and making predictions for the upcoming year. Here are some of the recent trends we have discussed: Agile successes, challenges, and use beyond software Organizations recognize the … Continue reading


In honor of the new Star Wars movie coming out in December, we thought we would take you through a strategic thinking journey, using one of our favorite Star Wars character and greatest philosopher of all time – Yoda – … Continue reading


Those who go through the work to earn a professional certification enjoy a multitude of benefits. Earning a certification builds confidence, makes you more competitive in the job market, solidifies understanding of a discipline, and establishes credibility with your stakeholders. … Continue reading


During my 10+ years of doing agile and Scrum training and consulting, I’ve heard lots of excuses from people about why they can’t use the agile approach in their organization. Here they are…in no particular order:   1. Our projects … Continue reading


I recently taught a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Class at Watermark Learning. As is often the case, our time-box did not allow for a discussion of all of the questions raised during the class. With only two-days to unpack … Continue reading


I recently taught a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) class at Watermark Learning. Because our time in class is limited and our class backlog is full of activities, exercises, and simulations, I rarely have enough time to address all of the questions … Continue reading


I recently taught a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) class at Watermark Learning. Our two-day class is packed full of real-world examples of how to apply Scrum to solve complex problems. Of course, there is never enough class time to work through … Continue reading


Considering the success and popularity of agile, today’s project professionals, including project managers, business analysts, team members, and even administrators, are wise to earn their PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®). Formalizing your knowledge and experience through certification contributes to your … Continue reading