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15 Best Blogs to Read This Holiday 

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Have a little bit of downtime over the holidays? Check out IIBA’s list of top blogs worth reading or re-reading this year. The top 15 list is based on website traffic to IIBA’s Analyst Catalyst, a blog designed for the global business analysis practice. Read about the experience and stories of business analysis professionals and influencers in the field. You’ll find inspiration, tips, and insights you can use in your daily work and carry into the new year and beyond.   

15 Best Blogs worth reading or re-reading this holiday.


Top 15 Blogs to Read

  1. How Posting Course Certificates on LinkedIn Can Increase Your Visibility, Support, and Even Lead to Job Opportunities | Sharing your credentials online is easy and a great way to improve your career prospects. Read 
  2. Product Owner vs. Business Analyst - Demystifying the Ambiguities | Compare the skills and competencies recommended for the Product Owner and Business Analyst roles.  Read
  3. Key Differences Between Business Analysts and Business Analytics Professionals | This blog examines the differences for professionals interested in getting into data analytics. Read 
  4. 7 Trends to Watch | Review the top trends to watch from business analysis influencers. Read 
  5. Product Ownership Blog Series, Part 1: Value Stream Mapping and Collaborative Games | Emily Midgley shares the benefits of collaborative games to help Agile teams improve processes. Read 
  6. Product Ownership Blog Series, Part 2: Getting Good at User Story Mapping and Minimum Viable Product | In part 2, Emily Midgley explores what product owners need to know about user story mapping, what you need to understand about minimum viable product (MVP), and what you need to watch for. Read 
  7. 8 Favourite Business Analysis Techniques | What is your go-to business analysis technique? The BABOK Guide covers 50 techniques. Which ones are your favourites? Read 
  8. Business Analysis Certifications Every Product Owner Needs | Considering a career in Product Ownership? Find out how certification can help you expand your skillsets. Read 
  9. Why More Companies are Moving to Agile During COVID-19 | Agile is designed to adapt to changing conditions…exactly what is needed during COVID-19. Read  
  10. 8 Women to Watch in 2021 | Celebrating International Women’s Day, this blog quotes female influencers to watch. Read  
  11. A 9-Step Roadmap for Successful Business Transformation | Follow the Strategy to Execution Framework’s 9-step roadmap to improve outcomes. Read 
  12. How to Thrive as a Business Analyst in the New Normal | Navigating the new normal during the pandemic. Read 
  13. Introducing BABOK French Version | Explore the BABOK® Guide French Canadian translation. Read   
  14. Agile Techniques Business Analysis Professionals Should Learn | Discover user stories and managing product backlog techniques to have in your toolkit. Read 
  15. Standardization Building Better Business Analysis Capability - Part 1 of 3 Part Series | Find out about standardizing methodologies, tools, and templates to increase project success. Read 

Reading blogs helps you stay up to date on a variety of topics and in touch with what’s trending in the business analysis practice. Check IIBA’s Analyst Catalyst Blog page regularly for weekly content posts. Happy reading! 

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Tiffani Iacolino is a Product Marketing Manager at IIBA® and has 15+ years of marketing experience across the legal, technology, telecommunications, publishing, media, and professional services industries. She’s passionate about delivering meaningful products and solutions to the business analysis community, including IIBA’s latest offering the Cybersecurity Analysis Learning and Certification Program. Hailing from the Greater Toronto Area, she enjoys an amazing cup of coffee, running, and yoga -- between chasing her two adorable children!