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Watermark Learning had a great time at BBC 2016, and we hope you did, too! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and chatted with us. Check out our Facebook photo album from the event. Presentation Recap Richard … Continue reading


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Ever since the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) announced a new multi-level, competency-based certification framework, there have been a lot of questions as to the differences between the levels. The IIBA designed the levels to allow BA professionals to … Continue reading


As we get closer to the changes happening to the CBAP and CCBA exams, we can report a few things we have learned. The IIBA is making progress in rolling out their new certification program and are releasing information on it … Continue reading


IIBA Slovenia Business Analysis Conference – June 2014 Elizabeth and I were fortunate to be in Slovenia on vacation this summer when the IIBA Slovenia chapter was holding a business analysis conference on Synergies – The Future of Business. We previously met and became … Continue reading


Last week, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced their PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification. They cite a statistic by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics that “business analysis jobs are predicted to increase by 22 percent by 2020.” The … Continue reading


 Part 1 – The Process. We recently traveled to the IIBA Business Analysis Summit Southern Africa, and were exposed to several different “systems” as we traveled from Minneapolis to Cape Town: the TSA in the US, airlines, security in Amsterdam, … Continue reading


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 Certification – that very word that can inspire hope, bring joy, cause trepidation or strike fear in the hearts of every business analyst. Some people believe in it and others do not. Some people think it is a crutch and … Continue reading


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Requirements writer’s block – it happens to all of us at some point.  Writer’s block is a condition where an author loses the ability to produce new work.  Requirements writer’s block may happen for several reasons including: a lack of … Continue reading


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We live in a land of bigger is better, faster is more, stronger is best, and working harder is a way of life. In the world of projects, bigger may not meet the actual needs of the business, faster prevents … Continue reading


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As I was listening to the song “Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears the other day, I was first reminded that I truly am a child of the ’80s (non-big hair movement mind you.  It also reminded … Continue reading