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From a business standpoint, one of the most vital roles on any Scrum team is the Product Owner (PO). It is a challenging role, one that requires the PO to take accountability for making business decisions about the product–decisions such … Continue reading


Every project and every project stakeholder deserves some risk management, no matter how small or simple the project. That is a sentiment I often share with my project management students, inspired by an experience I had managing a small project … Continue reading


When it comes to learning in today’s business climate, we are fortunate to have more options than ever. When I first started in business we could attend in-person classes at a local university or at the American Banker’s Association. Training … Continue reading


This is the second of a two-part article pertaining to the new PMBOK® Guide. In the first part, I highlighted the changes. In this second part, I suggest an approach to digesting the new version and share some thoughts about … Continue reading


To produce and deliver products of the highest possible value, you must be able to help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaption to change. If that sounds a lot like the definition … Continue reading


Watermark Learning holds monthly IIBA Certification chat sessions, and we get great questions each time. I compiled many of the questions received over several months and answered them below. Most are about CBAP certification and we’ll publish a separate blog … Continue reading


Here we are on the eve of another Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam change following release of PMI’s new edition of  A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This is the first in a … Continue reading


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year on projects and making predictions for the upcoming year. Here are some of the recent trends we have discussed: Agile successes, challenges, and use beyond software Organizations recognize the … Continue reading


In honor of the new Star Wars movie coming out in December, we thought we would take you through a strategic thinking journey, using one of our favorite Star Wars character and greatest philosopher of all time – Yoda – … Continue reading


Watermark Learning holds monthly IIBA Certification chat sessions, and we get great questions each time. I compiled many of the questions received over several months and answered them below. Most are about CBAP certification and we’ll publish a separate blog … Continue reading