Watermark Learning Blog

Ten years ago, I wrote an article entitled, Can the Same Person Function as a PM and BA on the Same Project? I wrote that we need to distinguish whether the same person “could” (sure they could, but with sometimes questionable … Continue reading


Influencing skills in today’s work environment are central to getting anything done. Consider what you do day in and day out. How much of your time is spent trying to get someone to think, feel, or do something they aren’t … Continue reading


It’s always fun to read the reflections and prognostications this time of year about what’s happening in the project world. Indeed, we have our own collection of what we see as emerging trends in the fields of project management, business … Continue reading


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year and making predictions for the upcoming year. Here are some of the recent trends we have discussed: The digital BA Lean business cases BAs and PMs in a … Continue reading


Earning your Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from PMI requires a thorough understanding of the primary standard in project management, the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. Developing the degree of familiarity needed is no small undertaking, however. This video breaks … Continue reading


Updated 07/19/2018. Originally published 04/13/2016. In the 2016 edition of our annual articles about the seven trends in business analysis, project management, and Agile we noticed they have one thing in common—they are all about value. We see and hear … Continue reading


Are you one of the 900,000+ Project Management Professionals (PMP)® who are thinking about your next career development move to stay fresh, keep current, reinvent yourself, or just refine your knowledge in a professional area of interest? I’d suggest that the … Continue reading


I’ve been working with and doing data modeling training for many years, more than I want to recount. I feel like the essential principles of data modeling are now baked into my thinking. I haven’t done much data modeling training … Continue reading


A recent trend that has emerged this year since we published our annual trends report is the renewed interest in facilitation skills. We are getting more requests than ever from companies, individuals, and small groups looking for classes that give … Continue reading


No class is successful without the right material. Even the most compelling subject can fall short if its supporting content is insufficient, outdated, or worse yet, inaccurate. Course licensing offers an effective and credible solution to a challenge that educators … Continue reading