The Lost Temple of Analysis Conference

  • Friday, February 18, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Virtual conference

Friday, February 18, 2022; 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST

Virtual Conference from Bluegrass IIBA Chapter and The Uncommon League

About This Conference

For decades, project teams around the globe have searched for the lost temple of analysis. Legend says that the temple holds the key to complete analysis and ensuring no requirement is misinterpreted. That’s nothing to be taken lightly. In reality, no one knows the true secret of the temple, but leadership teams are convinced that the team which uncovers its secrets will be invincible. However, the temple is protected by forces beyond imagination: the traps of old corporate structures, project politics, team dynamics, and unrealistic timelines. The favor that is bestowed by the god of analysis is desired above all technique treasures on the earth by those who are analysts, those who are product owners, product managers and anyone who wants to fully understand the work they are to undertake.

Grab your go-bag and join us for an expedition to uncover the secrets of analysis within this virtual uncommon conference. Prepare yourself for the adventure and excitement of new teammates, techniques that will challenge your thinking, puzzles and potential booby traps that could unleash a hail of poisoned darts, or grumpy stakeholders. No, this is not your typical symposium style conference. We’ve taken a page from the journal of the famed analytical archeologist, Indiana Park, to create a new conference experience. 

Before the conference begins, we’ll send you an expedition packing list so you can gather materials and set up your workspace. You won’t need to outrun gigantic boulders or dodge muscled security goons, but you will need a few relatively common household items to ensure you can fully participate in the conference activities (We will award “extra credit” and style points for fedoras, bull whips and cocky smiles though). All information will be provided approximately 1 week before the conference date. Don’t miss out - Register now for The Uncommon BA and the Temple of Analysis: An Uncommon Conference Experience.

Date, Time & Location

Date: February 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (Eastern Time)
Location: Live Virtual Online Conference

Earn 7 PD Hours/CDUs for IIBA certifications and/or 7 PDUs PMI recertifications.

What We Cover

  • This event focuses on the foundational understanding of the Pillars of Analysis:
    • What are the eight Pillars of Analysis™?

    • How you can use the pillars to ensure complete analysis no matter the project, product, or approach.

  • You’ll get hands-on time with techniques that make the pillar concepts practical and applicable

  • Learn how to avoid the poison arrows of misinterpreting interfaces and interactions

  • Understand why context matters, even if you think everyone is translating the logographic text the same way

  • How to use rules, customer experience and stakeholder know-how to make both strategic and tactical decisions

  • Bring back technique templates, samples from every working group as well as sample work output from the Uncommon Coaches.


 10:00 am
(Eastern Time)


  • Discovering the Conference Website

  • Students Materials Downloads, Working with Zoom Meetings Tools, Working with the Miro Whiteboards
  • Team Assignments
10:00 am – 10:55 am
(Eastern Time)

Pillars of Product Analysis

  • Understand each of the 8 pillars

  • Learn the best approaches and techniques for eliciting requirements for each of the 8 pillars
  • Understand the relationships and dependencies between the requirements pillars to manage your requirements and change
  • Introducing the first puzzles
10:55 am – 11:00 am
(Eastern Time)

Puzzle Solution

  • Understand the puzzle solution
11:00 am – 11:10 am
(Eastern Time)


11:10 am – 12:50 pm
(Eastern Time)

Product Perspectives and Capability Analysis

  • Understanding and utilizing the 7 perspectives of on text with projects and products

  • Building a capability value stream to create relationships between capabilities and and to align the customer experience to deliver maximum business value
  • Introducing the puzzle
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)


  • Putting the pieces together

  • Puzzle Solution
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Eastern Time)

Lunch Break

 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
(Eastern Time)

Interface, Interaction, and Scenario Analysis

  • Defining the relation between interface and interaction

  • Techniques for interface modeling
  • Creating interaction modeling for improving processes and customer experiences 
  • The Business Solution Puzzle
 3:15 pm – 3:20 pm
(Eastern Time)

Puzzle Revealed

  • Is this fitting together?
  • Puzzle Solution
 3:20 pm – 3:30 pm
(Eastern Time)


 3:30 pm – 5:10 pm
(Eastern Time)

Improving Customer Experience with Decision Modeling and Business Rules

  • Understanding the customer experience model

  • Techniques for customer experience improvements - turning negative points into positive points
  • Understanding and utilizing decision making to make your customer journey more efficient and less cumbersome
  • Introducing the final puzzle
 5:10 pm – 5:15 pm
(Eastern Time)

The Temple Unlocked

  • The final solution revealed
 5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
(Eastern Time)

Conference Wrap Up

Conference Materials

All the materials for this conference are digital. We will be providing you a link to download the conference materials shortly before the conference. No physical items will be shipped for this conference.


    $99 - Early Bird Price until December 20, 2021

  $139 - Regular Registration Price after December 20, 2021


Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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