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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 March 17, 2015. We often get asked how project managers (PMs) justify allowing enough time to model requirements on their projects. These PMs complain that although they agree that requirements modeling has huge benefits, they … Continue reading


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Watermark Learning is happy to feature our student and guest blogger Jonathan Brandt, PMP, PMI-ACP, who is looking for feedback on a decision-making model he is developing. Project Waterloo: Gantt McGreen, Project Manager Extraordinaire, is having a bad day. Project Waterloo … 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


Overview If PMI-PBA certification is in your future, then so is the application process. Fortunately, PMI has greatly improved the application process over the years, at least regarding the ease of using the online application process. Nevertheless, there is still … 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


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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


Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Update Pushed to January 2016: The date for the PMP Exam Update has been pushed back from November 2, 2015, to January 12, 2016. The last day to take the current version … Continue reading


The PMP exam changes are approaching early 2016. Below is a Question & Answer segment discussing these changes. Q:   Why is the PMI changing the PMP Exam?  A:    In general, PMI periodically updates their certification exams as a result of two … Continue reading


There is no grass growing under the feet of folks at PMI.  And that’s going to have most of us hopping this summer and into fall as we work to make sense of what’s happening in the PMI certification world … Continue reading