Leancamp - Session Ideas

Entrepreneurs, designers, managers, developers, innovators – how can they help you? Leancamp is all about learning from people from other disciplines and different perspectives. It’s a rare opportunity to raise your current challenges and ideas, so that others can help you through them and contribute their knowledge.

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  1. MVPs in Practice

    The Minimal Viable Product is one of the best learnings to emerge from Lean Startup movement. To often people treat their MVPs as the first version of their product and feature creep sets in. This talk will cover what an MVP really is and how to apply three methods of learning to keep your MVPs fast, dirty, and informative.

    24 votes
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    • Q & A Panel: Lean Startup & Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

      This panel will discuss how existing organisations, who are executing known business models, can raise the success of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship by applying the disciplines of Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Business Model Generation.

      What can these disciplines bring in terms of improved outcomes; what challenges need to be grappled with; what are best practices and the ROI from using these disciplines; and how can Lean Startup reach a tipping point in a crowded field of buzzwords and jargon, and the related fatigue.

      22 votes
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      • Using metrics for actionable decision making

        Most tech startups are highly instrumentable. Meaning we can have accurate real-time metrics of many important parts of the business. And we know that you can't apply the Lean Startup way of doing business without such metrics.

        Jordi will talk about what to measure in a tech startup, how to implement a metrics into dashboards that leads to actionable decisions. He will talk about metrics within a general startup strategy, metrics for SaaS and for e-commerce.

        19 votes
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        • Intrapreneurs challenge: How to shift the enterprise

          The talk will cover the shifts that enterprises need to make in order to apply lean startup and customer development methodologies hence remaining competitive in ‘the new economy’.

          The presentation will follow a ‘4 stage innovation funnel’ model (ideation, refinement, scalability, business model innovation), analyzing the chances that need to be made for each stage in part in: KPI, structure, processes and HR/culture.

          18 votes
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          • How to define Early adopters and the Value proposition of your Start-Up the Lean Way. A simple Tool.

            This workshop will teach how to use a visual tool to define in minuts your early adopters and the value proposition of your Start-Up.

            The tool helps entrepreneurs to quickly come up with Value propositions focused on early adopters. This tool aslo helps teams to unleash their creativity and come up with great number of product ideas and features in minuts.

            17 votes
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            • How to become an informed business

              “Data is not information,
              information is not knowledge,
              knowledge is not understanding,
              understanding is not wisdom.”
              Clifford Stoll

              A business' lifeblood is its data, but collecting data is only the start. Data needs to flow to the teams and individuals who can use it to make good decisions in a timely manner. An informed business is one that has the right data, tools and culture to be able to turn raw data into actionable insights.

              I'll talk about the challenges businesses face when using data to help with decision making and how data, experience and intuition need to co-exist to…

              13 votes
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              • Your MVP sucks! (workshop)

                Some ideas have technology risks, some have eco-system risks, some risk being crushed by 500 lbs gorillas in the industry, but all ideas have Product / Market Risk.

                If you build it, will they come? (and give you money.)

                This will be an abbreviated version of the full day workshop on using storyboarding techniques to define an MVP to test Product / Market Fit. It will draw from Lean Startup, User Experience and Customer Development methods to focus on a small series of experiments designed to test if the market has a problem that will be solved by your solution.

                13 votes
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                • On The Scientific Method, Startups and Innovation

                  The lean startup approach to innovation focuses on applying the scientific method to the way startups are built. However, very few founders and innovators have expertise in science or the scientific method. In this talk, I will go over some of the core-principle of the scientific method and how it may be applied to the innovation process. The emphasis will be on the notion that science is a set of fundamental principles, rather than simple tactics such as A/B testing.

                  13 votes
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                  • What Lean misses is... UX!

                    I've been blown away by the world of Lean, not because the ideas are all so new, but because they're all so familiar! I come from a UX background and see a lot of good vibes, building upon etc. but also a lot of different jargon and lessons to be learnt from 'each other'. I see Lean and UX living in their separate worlds (worlds that we should merge). In this talk, I'd like to zoom in on the things that UX is awesome at to see how Lean can learn from it.

                    12 votes
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                    • The Principles behind Lean Startup

                      Too often Lean Startup gets dogma-heavy and very specific - I know that myself, since I often end up using tools for explanation as its easier to do.

                      I'd like to have a collaborative session on reviewing what the principles are that we can universally agree on. I know Salim and Rob have always been great at this - others are very welcome to give their inputs.

                      This is meant to be a smaller discussion group or fishbowl, not a presentation.

                      11 votes
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                      • The Happy Startup Canvas: Why purpose can help you pivot

                        Agile, customer development and lean startup have given us a great set of tools and methodologies for building innovative products and businesses. However, the process of building a startup still remains complex and unpredictable. We’re having to make key decisions on a regular basis based on a variety of inputs (customer feedback, potential new opportunities, technical road blocks...etc). How do you avoid being pulled from pillar to post while you’re developing your business? Carlos will be talking about how building a “Happy Startup” can help you iterate your way to a product that people love while still being true to…

                        10 votes
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                        • Its all about the market

                          Starting in business is difficult. How do you convince the market that you have more than an Idea? How do you identify your market? how do you get into your market?

                          Using Lean Methodology, getting to the coalface early and applying the principles you learn along the way is an enabler. You build your business's model organically, Identify hidden opportunities and partnerships that grow your Idea into a business.

                          Lean gets you thinking about everything required to succeed and allows you to fail on your way there!

                          9 votes
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                          • Fast learning, slow decisions

                            With all our customer talkin' and experimentin' we're fast at learning, so much faster than startups from the 90s! But wait - in spite of all that, we still don't adapt that much faster, often because we're still slow at decisions. I'd like us to share our stories of slow decisions, why they were slow and what we can do about them.

                            9 votes
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                            • Breaking Silos in Larger Organizations

                              Larger organizations typically try to implement lean piecemeal, with different silos all trying to rapidly iterate. However, as each silo relies on inputs and outputs from other teams, it quickly becomes apparent that piecemeal lean is waterfall in disguise.

                              What are some of the ways that corporations can break out of silos? What works? What doesn't?

                              This will be a roundtable discussion from practitioners in larger corporations implementing lean on a tactical level.

                              8 votes
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                              • How to reallly know if my business idea will work

                                This hands on workshop will cover the techniques to design, test and validate the value proposition of your start-up or new business idea.

                                In this workshop you will learn:

                                - How to define Early adopters or ideal customers.
                                - To design a meaningfull value proposition that your clients can't resist to buy.
                                - How to correctly interview customers to validate business idea (Problem -solution interviews).
                                - Techniques and inspiring cases to quickly find your early adopters when you go outside the building.

                                All this process will be guided using the Early Adopter and Value Proposition Canvas: a step by step…

                                8 votes
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                                • MVP Technology Decisions for non Technical coFounders

                                  Lean Startup entrepreneurs have to heavily rely on Tech cofounders or out sourced development. When considering the technologies involved to get an MVP deployed, developers are often not lean minded enough. To avoid difficulty getting out of the starting blocks, you should have some grasp of decisions that are being made on your behalf. A brief overview of the issues followed by recruited panel offering their experience of some of the major choices to be made. What's worked well, and what bit them in the ass.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Intro to UX and UX for Products

                                    This workshop is an introduction to what UX (User Experience) is and what you can do with it. User Experience takes people as a starting point and advocates to make products for people; products that are easy to use and are useful for the people buying and using it. Whenever we interact with products, be it complicated software or a simple teaspoon, we have a user experience with that product. This workshop will dive into the world of UX and leave you with a basic understanding of how important it is to understand not only products, but also the user…

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Viral dynamics

                                      One of the patterns of growth described in The Lean Startup is the "viral engine of growth". This is actually already well studied in other fields, and there are dynamic models to simulate them. The SI model includes Succeptible and Infected individuals and the SIR model extends this with Recovered individuals. Obviously, in the case of a business, Infected = Customer / User!

                                      If there is any interest I can prepare a short walk-through of how dynamic models work, and run through some scenarios of "epidemics".

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Tools for lean startup (verifyapp, Mixpanel, Appmachine, etc)

                                        There are many tools and services that can expedite the delivery of an mvc ( design/build/measure). This is an opportunity to identify and share those delivering most value.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Lean Viral Video Marketing

                                          Amman is the founder of roundwaves.com which he started with £1k of his student loan. A crazy concept of a business idea based on taking artists from developing countries and creating music with a solution. Such as music to help people sleep, relax, concentrate and even music for dogs.

                                          Now with 2.5 million hits a month and revenue from YouTube, itunes and partnerships. Featured in the WSJ, The Times and Huffington Post.

                                          Amman will share how his journey and experiences on how he built a lean viral business model.

                                          4 votes
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