The Case of Speak Easy Software Conference

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

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT

Virtual Conference from Bluegrass IIBA Chapter and The Uncommon League

About This Conference

The key to your team’s next product increment is in the room with you. The problem? The documentation has been lost and you only have 7 hours to complete the analysis and keep everyone on track. No problem! In this unique approach to interactive learning you must find the clues, solve the puzzles and learn new techniques and skills necessary to escape and achieve your goals and objectives.

This true innovation in training is the intersection of skills learning, escape rooms, collaboration and more that will enhance your ultimate learning experience. This is not the same old approach to conferences. This will stretch your critical thinking, influencing, collaboration skills, and problem solving like never before.

THE BACKSTORY

To be a great analyst, the thing you need to do is keep your head down and crank out the work. Well, that, and never get on the bad side of Big Joe, the Product Manager and the one who controls the cash. Unfortunately, you and your team made a mistake and lost months of supporting documentation, and most of the analysis that went with it, in a botched file transfer. What’s worse, Joe already knows. If you and your team can’t salvage (or recreate) the work by the end of the day the next PI can’t start. And let’s be honest, you’ll likely be reassigned (at best) or sacked (at worst).

YOUR MISSION

The only way to save the team, the PI, and yourself is to unlock the secrets of the Requirements Compass™. The critical connection between the Inquiry Model and the Pillars of Analysis. Collect the assets, solve the requirements riddles, learn and use the techniques to repair your relationships and start the PI on time.

You have limited time but be assured that The Uncommon League has provided enough information for you to pull this off. You have just 7 hours to uncover the hidden clues and learn the techniques that will reveal the secrets to your PI’s success. Can you gather enough information and learn the techniques that will provide the solution teams with what they need to keep the product producing? Success means everyone wins! Failure means idle developers and architects all costing the company the big bucks. Do you have what it takes to solve the puzzles and complete the analysis before time runs out?

Date, Time & Location

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

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

What We Cover

  • We’ll revisit the Eight Pillars of Analysis™ (Be sure to take advantage of bundle pricing and attend the Uncommon BA and the Lost Temple of Analysis conference to build a strong foundation in the pillars!)

  • Understand how the Inquiry Model and the Pillars of Analysis™ work together as The Requirements Compass™

  • New approaches and in-depth techniques to apply the Requirements Compass to your work

    • How to ensure you’ve identified more than just the usual suspects/SMEs

    • Methods to shake down your SMEs to understand capabilities quickly

    • How user experience and research impacts your work, whether you are a product manager, product owner, analyst, or agile team member

    • How to avoid the lawlessness of messy data

  • A new approach to prevent missed requirements and ensure thorough analysis

Sign up for this event early and you can get ahead of the game! Get special access to puzzles and clues to help you succeed. Pre-work will be sent out at least one week prior to the event. If you aren’t signed up in time, you’ll miss out on critical clues.

Agenda

 10:00 am
(Eastern Time)

Welcome

  • 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)

Requirements Pillars, Inquiry Model and Requirements Compass

  • Understanding the 8 pillars of requirements analysis
  • Using the Inquiry Model to define each pillar
  • Introducing the Requirements Compass model
  • Presenting the puzzle
10:55 am – 11:00 am
(Eastern Time)

Solving the Puzzle

  • One Step Closer
  • Puzzle Solution
11:00 am – 11:10 am
(Eastern Time)
Break
11:10 am – 12:50 pm
(Eastern Time)

Context, Future State, and Building in the Cloud

  • Context Impact Analysis
  • Approaches to building in the cloud
  • Understanding and building the Future State
  • Introducing the puzzle
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm
(Eastern Time)

Solving the Puzzle

  • New insights
  • Puzzle Solution
 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
(Eastern Time)
Lunch
 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
(Eastern Time)

Scenario Storyboarding, Experience Modeling, and State Modeling

  • Techniques and approaches to building scenarios and scenario storyboarding
  • Experience modeling techniques to understand your customer more effectively
  • Utilizing State Modeling in the requirements elicitation process and best practices to utilizing the technique to discover new requirements
  • Introducing the puzzle
 3:15 pm – 3:20 pm
(Eastern Time)

Solving the Puzzle

  • Closer to Resolution
  • Puzzle Solution
 3:20 pm – 3:30 pm
(Eastern Time)
Break
 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
(Eastern Time)

Data CRUD, Data Flow Concept Modeling, Decision Matrix

    • Utilizing modeling to create a data CRUD matrix for data security and data analysis
    • Creating a concept data flow diagram for integration requirements and solution design
    • Building in a automated decision matrix - starting the AI journey
    • The Solution Agreement Puzzle
     5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
    (Eastern Time)

    Final Puzzle

    • Solving the Final Puzzle
     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.


    Registration

          $99 - Early Bird Price until January 17, 2022

        $139 - Regular Price after January 17, 2022



                                   

    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

    Email: info@bluegrass.iiba.org

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