• Agile Alliance
  • Business Relationship Management Professional
  • Scrum Alliance

A planned requirements approach is essential to a successful and smooth-running project.  Just like the project itself needs a project plan, the requirements process needs a requirements plan.  This necessity has been recognized most recently in PMI’s 2014 Pulse of … Continue reading


This week I added PMI-ACP® to my signature after passing my PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) certification exam. According to PMI, there were 5,999 active PMI-ACP credential holders worldwide as of June 30, 2014, and the certification is becoming increasingly … Continue reading


Why PMI-ACP Training? Today’s businesses are as diverse as the people running them, but they all operate in today’s business environment which is always changing, fast-paced, and customer-driven. In that environment, traditional project management approaches are often too cumbersome to … Continue reading


Agile Daily Standup In my many years of project management training, I often joke that our discussion about project tracking and reporting isn’t going to take long because I don’t like it. Even so, I have always advocated for regular, … 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


Key Components of Scrum What do product backlog, story points, and velocity have in common? They are all components of Scrum, an Agile framework, that allow us to estimate how much can be delivered in any given time frame. First, … Continue reading


Posted on
Author(s)

Watermark Learning is proud to be a pioneer of live simulation in project management and business analysis training.  We have been offering our Project R.E.A.L Live Simulation and helping students apply their skills and build confidence since 2011. In fact, our … Continue reading


Posted on
Author(s)

Watermark Learning has been busy this spring! The last few months, Watermark Learning has made appearances at several industry events in the Midwest including IN-BADD, WI-BADD, and most recently I-BADD.  Below is a roundup of the highlights. IN-BADD – April … Continue reading


It’s always fun to see ProjectsAtWork.com publish my articles.  Thanks to the great comments from readers in response to a recently published work on project ownership in PAW: Recently, a project management colleague was expressing frustration with her inability to get a project … Continue reading


As a project manager, are you more of a giver or a taker? I would guess that most PMs see themselves as givers more than takers.  After all, stakeholders don’t come to us bearing gifts; they come to us bearing requests. … Continue reading