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Originally published in PM Times on November 10, 2015. This is the third article in our requirements modeling series and the second article in our use cases series. We had promised that in future articles we would show examples of use … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times as 2 parts on February 22, 2016 (Part 1) and March 7, 2016 (Part 2). In January, we published our annual article about the seven trends in business analysis, project management, and agile. If we examine these … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on May 22, 2015. Use case models have been around for decades. Long after Information Engineering was all the rage and through object-oriented analysis and design they hung around. They threatened to disappear when Agile methods … Continue reading


  For years, we’ve gotten questions from Agile seminar participants about how to apply Scrum to “real life,” as though these methods are “good in theory, but not at my company!” Some organizations may not be ready to adopt Agile … Continue reading


Originally published in BA Times on January 18, 2016. Each year, since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year in the areas of business analysis and project management (including Agile), and making predictions for the upcoming year. … Continue reading


Angela Johnson, Certified Scrum Trainer and Coach asks, “What’s all the fuss about scaling Agile and Scrum”?  Is it just me or has the word “scaling” become a buzz word in the Agile community in the last 5 years? Thinking … Continue reading


It’s that time again – the New Year, when we look back at the past year and think about what we’d like to change in the coming year, much like retrospectives. This act of looking back happens much more frequently … Continue reading


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Auburn University has been Watermark Learning’s academic partner since 2004, providing endorsement for our certificate programs in Business Analysis, Project Management, Business Process Management, and Agile. We currently offer the following certificate programs: Associate Certificate in Business Analysis Masters Certificate … Continue reading


Earlier versions of Scrum described prioritizing the Product Backlog based on development priority, but the current Scrum Guide just says that it is ordered in order to “best achieve goals and missions” (Scrum Guide, July 2013). Ordering the backlog is the … Continue reading


The sun is sinking lower in the sky as you walk to your car after a long day at Bigshot Games, a producer of video slot machine software located just outside of Las Vegas, NV.  As you watch the sun … Continue reading