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. The Biggest Risk Fallacy

    Lean Startup consultants often talk about always tackling the biggest risk first, but is this what we actually do? Is this what actually works? Is tackling the biggest risk the right strategy when aiming for faster course-correction?

    I'd like to share and learn Lean Startup stories where we didn't tackle our biggest risk first.

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      0 comments  ·  London 3  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • How We Increased Pleygo's Conversion Rate 200% in 1 Month.

      A step by step walk through of our process, including hard numbers:

      1. funnel analysis
      2. prospect interviews
      3. mockups and copywriting
      4. a/b test
      5. results

      tools used: Qualaroo, Optimizely, Silverback, Load Impact

      3 votes
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        1 comment  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Teaching Lean

        Teaching Lean

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          0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Lean Leadership - Managing Team Dynamics

          What are the keys to successful product outcomes for lean startups?
          How do we demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset?
          How do we create a culture to sustain improvement?
          Why do respecting and improving standards contribute toward improvement?
          Why use lean principles for leadership?

          I've got some ideas and will share, but these are just a starting point for discussion.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Storytelling Prototyping for Early Stage Startups

            A skill-building workshop using Keynote or Powerpoint to create a simple 3-slide interactive prototype to tell the core story of your product. This is a powerful tool to use during Customer Development to communicate and quickly pivot/modify your message.

            I've successfully used this as a tool to close business deals, present at pitching events and to quickly tell my company story in just a few sentences. Show don't tell is a powerful way to create sellable ideas.

            • For founders of early stage startups or a product where you want to quickly test a modification/pivot

            • I'll review the process…

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bootstrapping Your Way to a Revenue-Generating Enterprise Startup

              Using a few case studies I've put together (including my startup Be Scrappy as an example), we'll look at options that startups in the enterprise space can use to pivot, finance and evolve their business plans over longer periods of time. Surviving in the enterprise space takes a lot of creativity as a "small fish" in a very big ocean. Remind the enterprise that startups are friends not food :D.

              • For founders who have or want to create a product in the enterprise space
              • We'll review the case studies and then go into a fish bowl discussion so…

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                0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Waking up dead projects: the dragon within

                  As a founder or co-founder of startups you may have dead projects in your closet. It is my case and for some of them it bothers me that they are staying in the closet.

                  Why did they die? It could be that you ran out of money, that you had a major disagreement with a team member, that a major resource abandoned ship, that you pivoted, etc.

                  But in the back of my mind, I still feel that they have some potential, and there is all this development which has already been done, etc.

                  Is this feeling shared by other…

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Best techniques to manage the highs and lows of the life of a startup founder

                    Have you been in these situations:

                    - Exuding confidence to the outside world while being gnawed by doubt?
                    - Discovering that you have lost direction for several weeks and that you have been completely unproductive?
                    - Feeling less passionate about your current project and more interested in a new venture?
                    - Pursuing too long a project which has been comatose for a long time?

                    We would explore different ways to manage these situations and maybe prevent them from happening.
                    I am especially interested in circle accountability.

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improving project management through lean

                      Many technology projects fail because the technology gets implemented over existing processes. How do we get organizations to spend time upfront making their processes lean before implementing technology? This could save a whole lot of money down the line!

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                      • When is the right time to Pivot

                        When the processes of measurement and learning are correctly put in place, at some point it becomes clear that a company is either moving the drivers of the business model or not. If not, it is a sign that it is time to pivot or make a structural course correction to test a new fundamental hypothesis about the product, strategy and engine of growth?

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                          0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Growth Hacking for Startups, the book

                          Presentation for the book I'm putting together on improving your startup's business metrics: http://growthhackingthebook.com

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Barcelona 2  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 10 Product Management Hacks for Times when you’re strapped for Resources

                            You might be a startup or a product team inside of a larger organization. Everything is super urgent and needs to be finished by yesterday. You are strapped for resources and desperately try to make ends meet. Anxiety kicks in. Motivation turns into pessimism & cynism. Things get worse.

                            Here are a few lessons learned on what you can do in situations when you find yourself hopelessly strapped for resources & fighting against all odds.

                            29 votes
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                            • From idea to $2m+ in revenue: Combining 20% improvements for growth and profit

                              As a first-time founder with Teambox, I struggled with product traction. I thought I understood the customer and their needs and was looking at the wrong metrics to assess progress.

                              As we started to measure and became data driven, we continued a 10-15% growth month over month in the metrics that matter, for a sustained 2-3x yearly growth.

                              I'd like to explain the 3 phases we went with for it: clueless, market fit and scaling.

                              8 votes
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                              • How to create a strategic partnership with more advanced / well-known startups?

                                When you are a startup with a MVP or a product with some traction, a lot of potential, but few paying customers, how to get the attention of a successful startup to build a strategic partnership?

                                - How to identify a successful startup that could be interested?
                                - Why would this startup be interested and what could be the deal / win-win?
                                - Who to call? What is the decision process? Average time before getting a decision? Should we approach several startups in the same field at the same time?
                                - Is it true that APIs and platforms can be…

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                                • Retention Hacking: Find out why your customers aren't sticking around and how to fix it.

                                  Customer churn kills companies - you pay big bucks to attract, acquire and activate new customers, but for some reason they just keep walking out the door.

                                  So you increase your acquisition budget, raise your AdWords bids, do some more SEO, maybe even hire some salespeople to keep the company on its growth curve.

                                  But eventually you find that your acquisition costs are exceeding your customer lifetime value. And then you die.

                                  Finding out what's wrong and fixing it is what I like to call "Retention Hacking". It's the art and science of keeping your customers happy by delivering value over…

                                  45 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Barcelona 2  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Lean Product Marketing

                                    Tools, tactics, strategies and examples of how to get your idea, product and self out there using lean content marketing techniques in order to:

                                    1. build a brand
                                    2. gain a following
                                    3. nurture a community
                                    4. create a marketing funnel
                                    5. test concepts
                                    6. get quality feedback
                                    7. activate evangelists
                                    8. collect product stories

                                    What is lean content?
                                    writing less but saying more, using curation, fast feedback loops and tools to provide on-demand messaging across platforms

                                    29 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Getting robots or hardware into cust dev quickly

                                      Hardware isn't as hard anymore but what are the best practices for getting a prototype into customer development quickly? Are there some forms of hardware or robotics that suit lean methodologies and others that still need a big upfront investment of technical development? I'm bringing real robotics companies together to share their experiences and ask you for advice. How lean can robotics go?

                                      25 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Lean Prioritization

                                        In this hands-on, interactive session, you will a simple but effective method for to build consensus among stakeholders and produce a clear, prioritized product backlog. This is a team-based exercise and can be used with both co-located and remote teams.

                                        You may come alone and join a team to prioritize a “dummy” backlog or bring your stakeholders to receive training and practice for your product.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Building MVP for enterprise clients

                                          It seems enterprise customers have higher requirement and standards for software. If we startups screw up once, we probably are not going to get to the door again.

                                          When building enterprise product for customers, how lean MVPs can be? How to cheat important security and stability issue when serving enterprise customers?

                                          33 votes
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