Agile in Real Life

 Agile in Real Life

Watermark Learning Becomes Member of Agile Alliancealliance.pngAs part of its ongoing
commitment to agile development methods and tools, Watermark Learning has joined the Agile Alliance. Membership with the
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.”



FREE Agile Webinar Series Starts Jan 16!  
  Join our experienced hosts — including guest presenters Marsha Hughes and NK Shrivastava — for free online sessions each month January-March!You’ll learn about Agile Planning, Agile Business Analysis, Agile Contracts, and more! Plus you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and pick the brains of leading Agile experts!
Check out our events page for more details and join over 500 participants who’ve already registered!agile in real life


Practical hands-on training is a must to keep your skills current and applicable!  Check out some of our upcoming workshops, all coming up in the first quarter of 2015!Click a class below to see available dates.


Agile Day Twin Cities 2014 Recap
By Andrea Brockmeier, PMP, PMI-ACP

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.

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What’s Missing From Your Business Cases?

business cases.jpgBy 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.

Best of 2014: Top 6 Blog Posts

By Santi Clarke

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!


Who’s on First? Effective Teaming of PM & BA Roles
Cleveland.jpgPresented by Stevie Peterson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA
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.
The Entrepreneurial BA

arizona.jpgPresented by Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA
Phoenix IIBA Chapter Meeting, February 1, 2015Much has been written about entrepreneurship and innovation over the years, and most of it has applied to the business community in general. Less commonly discussed is the notion that business analysts can be entrepreneurs, both inside their organization and outside it as a long-term career goal.


Agile Training

“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



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