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In my experience, and in talking with my students and other practitioners, it is my perception that closing projects is one of the most overlooked processes in the discipline of project management. It’s easy to understand why closing often gets … Continue reading


When you think of it, why wouldn’t everyone want to be a project manager? The Great Pyramids. Apollo missions. The Stanley Cup playoffs. They’re all projects of one sort or another. To be sure, your projects probably aren’t going to … Continue reading


A certification test can cause a lot of anxiety. Some people seem to be able to add letters after their names as easily as Vanna White gets them to light up on Wheel of Fortune. CBAP, CCBA, ECBA, PMI-PBA, BRMP, … Continue reading


One of the fastest growing certifications today is PMI’s Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®). According to research from the Project Management Institute, more than half of organizations plan to integrate their PM and BA practices in the next five years[i]. Business … 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


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


Watermark Learning is happy to feature our affiliate James Bowen, PMP, who explores the concept of team in entrepreneurship and project management. Learn how the team focuses and skills in each environment compare.   This article explores the concept of team … Continue reading


It’s hard to believe that we are coming up on a year since PMI® instituted the Talent Triangle and revised the categories for claiming Professional Development Units (PDUs). You may remember that a key change was that PDUs had to … Continue reading


We are on the last leg of our four-part series. In our previous BRM blogs, we provided you with a summary overview of BRM, BRMP®, and BRMI®. We then followed with more detailed information about the BRM role and the … Continue reading


We are on the third leg of our four-part series. In our previous Business Relationship Management blogs, we provided you with a summary overview of BRM, BRMP, and BRMI. We then followed with more detailed information about the BRM role … Continue reading