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I was recently talking to a lawyer about some future planning. As he was explaining the complexities of the law, I realized that I had not understood one word he said. Not only did he speak quickly, but he used … Continue reading


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Even after having earned many certifications in a variety of fields, I still find each journey to be unique in some way. In this article, I share a few observations about my recent experience on the road to the International … Continue reading


Deciding to earn a certification can be a stressful process – the application, the studying, even deciding which certification is right. If you are looking at earning a certification as a ScrumMaster, the options can be confusing. The two most … 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


I don’t know if you are like me, but I am always looking for new opportunities. What is next on the horizon and what else can I learn and do? This is particularly true in January, a time when most … 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


The CBAP® (Certified Business Analysis Professional) certification from IIBA was begun in late 2006 to screen, test, and certify qualified and senior BAs. The CCBA® (Certified Competency in Business Analysis) was added in 2011 for intermediate-level BAs. As of this … 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