Agile in Real Life
Agile in Real Life
Agile Alliance gives us full access to the wealth of Alliance resources, including a Video Learning Center with recordings of keynote addresses and talks from Agile conferences, Experience Reports in which people struggling with Agile share their individual and team Agile journeys, Guide to Practices, articles, research papers, discounts to Alliance events, and more.”Membership in and support of the Agile Alliance is a logical next step for our organization, similar to our involvement with PMI and IIBA. It is a great resource for everyone in our organization tapping into the Agile community,” commented Richard Larson, President of Watermark Learning. Adds Elizabeth Larson, CEO: “We are very excited about Agile as a growing part of our practice and this is just one more step we can take to be the most effective Agile partner possible with our clients.”
The fourth annual Agile Day Twin Cities was held November 14, 2014, at Target Commons on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. It was a great day of communing with others working with and learning about Agile. Professionals from all points on the doing-to-being Agile continuum were there to ask questions, share, and learn from each other.
What’s Missing From Your Business Cases?
By Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA
My wife Elizabeth and I gave a tutorial on business cases at the most recent Building Business Capability conference in Florida. One segment dealt with defects in current business cases. While discussing the topic participants cited several things that were missing from their organization’s business cases. Read the full article to find out what the top defects were, along with my comments on what to do about each one.
We’d like to take this time to thank you for being a friend of Watermark Learning! It truly has been a great year and we appreciate your involvement with our blogs, articles, and webinars. Check out our top 6 most read blog posts in 2014!
Cleveland Ohio IIBA Chapter Meeting, January 26, 2015Confusion about BA and PM roles can result in trying to play both without skills for each. When project professionals aren’t sure which hat they’re wearing, can team frustration, lack of direction, and project failure be far behind? Distinguish between PM and BA ownership for project activities and deliverables and learn a relationship model for project success.
Presented by Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA
“Agile is revolutionary. It takes hard and smart work, and Watermark Learning provided me with the tools and techniques to elevate my skillset. And Watermark fully understands corporate industries. Thank you!
Ana Mbakwe, Business Analyst & Agile Practitioner