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IIBA.org BA Lens July 2020 Issue | Business Analysis is Changing. Are you ready? | Analyst Catalyst Blog

Business Analysis is Changing. Are you ready?

 
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In the current pandemic business agility is necessary for organizations to stay healthy. This is a critical time for business analysis because it promotes business agility.

In the Q3 issue of BA LENS, Keith Ellis, Chair of IIBA’s Board of Directors asks readers to participate in a thought experiment, in his article, Taking Back the Agenda of Business Leadership: the Value of Business Analysis to understand the value of business analysis and the agenda of business leadership.



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While the pandemic has changed a lot for organizations, it has also changed our work environment. According to Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics, estimates predict that “25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021.”1

In this issue Jared Gorai, Director of Chapters & Membership Engagement, IIBA takes a look at this trend in his article, New Techniques Business Analysts Will Need to Leverage Post-Pandemic, that explores how business analysis professionals can help their organizations move forward and how they can help their organizations become more agile.

Business analysis is highly valuable to organizations for its ability to lead to better business results. This growing need for organizations to leverage the skills and experience of business analysis professionals has brought forward the importance of having a career path plan. You can read more about this in the article, Move Your Career to the Next Level where author Vicky Lindo, Director of Human Resources at IIBA helps you get focused with some targeted questions to ask yourself and some tips for planning and advancing your career.

What’s New in Business Data Analytics?

In the Q3 issue Suzanne Bertschi. Director of Certifications and Learning Programs at IIBA explores the special certification in business data analytics and how to Affect Change as a Business Data Analyst. In a Q&A format, Suzanne shares feedback from a group of business analysis professionals, who recently earned their Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®-CBDA), about how they use business data analysis in their daily work. In the next week, IIBA will be releasing the new Guide to Business Data Analytics. This resource will be a must for business analysis professionals interested in developing effective business data analytic skills in any industry.

 

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