Books and Publications
Watermark Learning offers several books to help in your training and certification prep efforts. Here is an overview of these publications. Click on the links to learn more about each book and how to order each online.
How to Talk BA
This reference book is perfect for anyone who wants a high-level overview of common business analysis concepts and terms, whether you are new to the industry or have been practicing for years and want to keep current. It is also indispensable for those studying for the ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, and PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® exams to grasp the terms used on those exams. It also serves as a reference for those who practice business analysis using the IIBA BABOK® Guide and/or the PMI Standard For Business Analysis as a standard.Learn More
CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0
This comprehensive study guide highlights all the important points of the CBAP 3.0 exam. Readily master all knowledge areas of the extended BABOK Guide and focus your study time. Our guide comes with a free trial of our Online Study Exam—over 1150 practice questions and answer explanations. The only study guide you will need to help you pass the CBAP exam. Great for the CCBA®, too!Learn More
The Influencing Formula: How to Become a Trusted Advisor and Influence Without Authority
The Influencing Formula: How to Become a Trusted Advisor and Influence Without Authority by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson covers every aspect of developing the skills to influence to enhance your ability to effectively manage projects by establishing yourself as a trusted advisor. This unique project-focused book is packed with countless practical tips, techniques, and examples of how to influence without authority.
“A comprehensive collection of knowledge worth practicing in "BA space", while clearly explaining personal attributes such as character, courage, credibility, and leadership. The BABOK® lists the underlying competencies, but the Larsons show you how to make them so. Highly recommended.”
— Amazon ReviewerLearn More
Practitioners Guide to Requirements Management, 2nd Edition
If you are a business analyst or project manager involved in business analysis, you understand how important it is to plan your work. Aligned with both the BABOK® Guide and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this practical book leads you through the maze of requirements planning. Offering a step-by-step approach, this Practitioners Guide explains how to plan and manage requirements without creating a mountain of paperwork.
"Requirements Management by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson is one of those books that after reading is not put back to the shelf, but which will get a special place on your desktop or become a companion while on the go. This is mainly due to the practical approach that the Larsons have chosen. One feels that the book is written by practitioners and supported by their experience. The book focuses on the planning process for requirements management and puts requirements themselves in focus."
— Rainer Wendt, PMP, CBAPLearn More