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Watermark Learning Responds to Growing Need for Requirements Gathering Training

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

Shares Findings at October 2004 Project Management Institute Global Congress ANAHEIM, CA, OCTOBER 23, 2004 http://www.watermarklearning.com – Watermark Learning, a leading project management and requirements analysis training company, is responding to growing requests for requirements gathering training by increasing the number of Use Case Modeling courses they offer.The Use Case Modeling courses that are now being offered by Watermark Learning assist IT and business professionals to more effectively gather and manage product requirements.”We have seen a marked rise in interest for our Use Case Modeling courses from companies that practice project management yet experience challenges when capturing customer requirements” said Elizabeth Larson, Watermark Learning principal. “This growing population also tells us that they find value in training that helps enhance communications between business analysts and business customers.”Use Case Modeling is a technique for gathering requirements in many modern software development methodologies. Use Case Modeling documents business processes that are to be supported by the system under development. With Use Case Modeling, the end product is developed more quickly, is more user-friendly and delights more internal business customers. It also facilitates and improves development of test cases, leading to higher-quality systems.Clients having taken Watermark Learning Use Case Modeling courses include Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, GMAC/RFC, Carlson Marketing Group, Land O’Lakes, and many other businesses that value project management and desire to gain a deeper understanding of the business requirements that surround requests for new products, services and software.ABOUT ELIZABETH LARSONElizabeth Larson is a 25 year project management and requirements analysis veteran. She has presented numerous workshops, seminars, and presentations to over 10,000 participants. She has been a program presenter for PMI’s SeminarsWorld® program for over two years, and has been a repeat speaker at Project World, at various chapters of PMI, for PACT (Professional Association of Computer Trainers), and at the Minnesota Government IT Symposium. Larson was also a presenter at the United Kingdom Project Management Symposium in Bristol, England, and at PMI’s National Information Technology conference in San Antonio, Texas, USA.ABOUT “Use Cases: What Every Project Manager Needs To Know About Them”Presented by: Elizabeth LarsonPresented at: Project Management Institute (PMI) Global CongressDate: Monday, October 25, 2004Time: 1.45 PM-3:00 PMLocation: Anaheim Convention Center800 W Katella AveAnaheim, CA 92802Speech Overview: – Benefits of use case modeling- Key use case terms and concepts- How use cases help requirements definitionOnline Info: http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2004/Registration/ MEDIA KIThttp://www.public–relations.com/clients/watermark_mediakit.htm#usecaseAbout Watermark LearningWatermark Learning is a leading project management and requirements analysis skill development company. It offers training and mentoring on Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Leadership, and Software Development. Clients include professionals from Wells Fargo Bank, 3M, GMAC/RFC, Minnesota Life, ING/Reliastar, MetLife, State of Minnesota, and other Fortune 500 and smaller organizations.To learn more about Watermark Learning visit http://www.watermarklearning.com or call 952.921.0900 or 800.646.9362.###

DDL Responds to Increased Demand for Medical Device Product Testing

Monday, October 18th, 2004

Showcases New Lab Testing Equipment at MD&M Minneapolis 2004Eden Prairie, MN, October 18, 2004 http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL Inc. testing services, a MN-based package, product & material testing laboratory, is responding to the needs of medical device manufacturers by expanding both its product test engineering team and its laboratory equipment inventory.The MN-based testing facility has grown its test engineering team with additional technicians and test engineers in order to replicate the dynamic and environmental hazards inherent in medical device transportation and daily operational environments.”We have experienced a huge surge in business in the last 12 months, specifically with regard to testing cardiac catheters, sutures and liquid/air flow introducers,” said John Hart, DDL Inc. CEO. “We have seen our overall medical device product testing sales rise from 5 to 15% of our total business.”DDL is upgrading its Eden Prairie testing laboratory with additional state-of-the-art product testing machinery such as tensile test systems and vibration test machines.DDL Inc. product testing expert will be showcasing its new lab testing equipment at MD&M Minneapolis, October 19th – 21st, booth #832 – in the Minneapolis Convention Center.About DDLDDL offers expert product testing, package testing and material testing services includingShock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL testing services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California.Contact DDL at www.TestedandProven.com or call Scott Levy at 952-941-9226 ext.115.###

Watermark Learning and Tech One Bring IT Skills Development Training to Phoenix, AZ

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

Grand Opening of New IT Training CenterPhoenix, AZ, October 5, 2004http://www.WatermarkLearning.com – Watermark Learning, a leading project management and requirements analysis training company, today announced that it is partnering with Phoenix-based Tech One, an IT solutions delivery firm, to provide increased IT skill development training to Phoenix-based business professionals and clients.The combination of Watermark Learning’s technology training services and Tech One’s IT delivery model, creates a powerful offering for Arizona companies in need of enhancing the management of IT projects.”As an employer and recruiter of IT professionals, Tech One understands the value of ongoing education in the IT project management and requirements management arena”, says Leanne Kinnard, president of Tech One. “The IT industry is extremely competitive and we are dedicated to providing consistently high levels of service, quality and performance. Partnering with Watermark Learning demonstrates our strong commitment to providing IT professionals and our clients with increased career and skills development.”Project Management and Requirements Analysis courses will be hosted by Watermark Learning at the Tech One facility. Upcoming Phoenix-based courses, hosted by Watermark Learning, include:- Gathering Complete Business Requirements – A Practical Approach (Oct 18 – 19)- Use Case Modeling (Nov 22 – 23)- Managing Small Projects – The Critical Steps (Dec 9 – 10)Richard Larson, principal of Watermark Learning said, “We have a number of MN-based financial, retail, and manufacturing clients with Phoenix branches that are in need of project management and requirements analysis training. Joining forces with Tech One allows us to open a second training center and respond to the demand for increased skills development in the IT marketplace.”To learn more about the project management and requirements analysis classes now being offered by Watermark Learning at the Phoenix Tech One facility, visit: http://www.watermarklearning.com/Phoenix.html or call 800.646.9362.The Watermark Learning training facility is located at:Tech One,3922 E. University Drive, Suite 2Phoenix, Arizona, 85034Phone: 602-438-4906About Watermark LearningWatermark Learning is a leading project management and requirements analysis skill development company. It offers training and mentoring on Project Management, Requirements and Business Analysis, Leadership, and Software Development. Clients include professionals from Wells Fargo Bank, 3M, GMAC/RFC, Minnesota Life, ING/Reliastar, MetLife, State of Minnesota, and other Fortune 500 and smaller organizations.To learn more about Watermark Learning visit http://www.watermarklearning.com or call 952.921.0900 or 800.646.9362.About Tech OneTech One is a woman owned, Phoenix based IT consulting and contracting firm, specialized in delivering Information Technology solutions and professionals to clients of all sizes in all industry types. Tech One’s client’s include Honeywell, State of Arizona, Wells Fargo, Arizona Public Service and many Fortune 500 and smaller organizations. For additional information on Tech One and our offerings, please visit our website at www.techonestaff.com or call 602-437-4906.###

 
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