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Last week, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced their PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification. They cite a statistic by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics that “business analysis jobs are predicted to increase by 22 percent by 2020.” The … Continue reading


8/20/2014 Update: Watermark Learning’s PMI-PBA Online Study Exam is now available! Also register for the PMI-PBA Certification Preparation Course today! PMI® has announced its newest credential, the Professional in Business Analysis (PBA). With this initiative, PMI acknowledges the importance of the … Continue reading


Some things come to an end whether we like it or not.  Not so with projects.  Below is an article published in ProjectTimes recently that identified some ways to ensure that projects get closed for good reasons, whether we like … 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


By Richard Larson and Elizabeth Larson This post is an abridged version of an article to be published soon. Much has been written recently about design in the business analysis field. Some writers have even suggested that since most or … Continue reading


Watermark Learning’s new series of Bulletproof Business Case Mini Courses begins on March 5, with Part 1, What to Include and Who to Involve. The new series of Mini Courses responds to the need that a clear and relevant business case is an essential … Continue reading


By Andrea Brockmeier, PMP, Vicki James, PMP, CBAP, Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM, and Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, Watermark Learning, Inc. The close of one year tends to encourage us to reflect on what has occurred in business analysis and project management during the … Continue reading


The challenge of working in a virtual environment is my biggest source of inspiration of project management resolutions for 2014. In addition to learning new tools and techniques for working effectively across time and space, I intend to redouble my … Continue reading


Watermark Learning has seen an increasing trend in the number of students participating in our courses through our Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT).  We keep these classes small and ensure the instructors are the top in their fields to provide the … Continue reading


Watermark Senior Instructor Stevie Peterson, PMP, CBAP, recently added PMI-ACP® to her signature after passing her PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification exam, making her one of approximately 4,400 PMI-ACP® certified agile professionals in the world. “Stevie has a breadth … Continue reading