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. Lean Marketing for Lean Startups

    An interactive discussion on techniques that can be used by lean startups for effective 'lean marketing'. Is there a process can be used to reduce waste on marketing activities that don't work?

    78 votes
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      6 comments  ·  London 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Applying Lean Startup principles in practice

      The most difficult part of Lean seems to be applying it in practice - especially to overcome our own inherent focus & bias, and focus on running experiments in an effective manner.

      How can we best improve our processes? Should we work with an external advisor, team up with another startup and do frequent meetings? Are tools like Lean Launchlab, Lean Canvas & co useful for this purpose?

      60 votes
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        1 comment  ·  London 2  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Customer Discovery Practical

        As someone who is embarking upon the customer discovery process for the first time, I would find it extremely valuable to get feedback from others on techniques to increase engagement of the first customer group, and the factors that could you to pivot from your set of business assumptions into a changing your product and business model.

        49 votes
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          3 comments  ·  London 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Pivoting - how to take the next best step (from Leancamp London 1)

          Knowing when and how to pivot is perhaps one of the most critical skills of a lean startup. Let's discuss how people take on this challenge and the lessons they have learned.

          46 votes
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            0 comments  ·  London 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Cohort Analysis - how to do it in practice with Google Analytics

            Cohort analysis is a powerful tool to understand your customers and ensure the product decisions you're making are actually creating a better service for your users. How being better should come before, and ultimately leads faster to, being bigger.

            We'll look at what a cohort analysis is, how to use one in your startup or company, and how you can get started quickly with tools you're already using. Let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas for focus!

            45 votes
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              8 comments  ·  London 2  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 →
              • Introduction to Lean Startup

                Early in the day, let's connect the people who are new to Lean Startup with some experienced practitioners, to help people get a friendly introduction and make the most of Leancamp.

                45 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  London 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Best practices for customer interviews

                  Sharing and discussing best approaching for customer interviews.

                  There is a known set of bad things to do like asking leading questions that could be useful to share and keep in mind along with another set of examples of good questions.

                  Furthermore there are also some good tips on how to conduct interviews (note taking, limit talking, splitting between problem and solution interviews) that could be useful to explore.

                  42 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • "Flower of service" approach to value capturing & adding features based on the customer/user interviews

                    Nowadays most start-ups focus on selling features rather than benefits and find out that is bad for business when it's too late. I consider this topic to be of extreme importance especially for Internet start-ups.

                    42 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Berlin 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Build your reputation, engage the people you need

                      You can see the opportunities, you've got an idea, but you're currently on the outside of the ecosystem of stakeholders and influencers who can help make something happen.

                      What is the best approach to putting yourself at the centre of that ecosystem?

                      37 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  London 2  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • New business ideas forum

                          How about a forum to evaluate and appraise new business ideas?

                          If you have many ideas for a new business, how do you pick the best one?

                          If you have no ideas for a new business (but would like to start a business) how do you generate a list of potential businesses?

                          Also, this could be a good way to team up with people who have ideas and are looking for partners.

                          33 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  London 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • How to implement lean on a daily basis. (Which tools & processes)

                            There are a lot of tools available and a lot is written about the process of Lean Startup, but only Ash Maurya really proposes a tool to implement it on a daily basis, namely the Lean Stack. I would like to have a discussion how teams implement & internalize lean on a daily basis.

                            Which tools (BMG canvas vs. Lean Canvas), Artifacts (Experiment Design sheets, Persona's) & Processes (Scrum, Agile, Kanban) do teams use to make Lean work within their teams as effectively as possible.

                            30 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Rotterdam 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Note Taking - how to do it!

                              Learn how to make your own sketchnotes - whatever your drawing skill!

                              29 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  London 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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                                  0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  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 →
                                  • Personas as a tool for customer development at any stage

                                    No matter at what stage you are customer development is something you must be doing and you cannot do that if you don't have a clear persona in mind and the job they are trying to accomplish.

                                    We could have a session on how to devise a Persona sketch and use some of the techniques and cavases to discuss pain/gains and how Persona development can vastly help even with developing a single new feature in an established product

                                    27 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Overcome Resistance to Adopting Lean in Your Organization

                                      You like lean. I like lean. We all like lean. Actually, we don't all like lean...
                                      How can we influence the people blocking our adoption of lean? There are tested, proven approaches from a discipline called 'change management' that apply to any situation where changing behavior is the goal. Let's review what you - as a scrum master, line manager, coach, etc., can do to help drive adoption of lean.

                                      27 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  San Francisco 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Innovation Accounting: The Lean Startup's Competitive Advantage

                                        How Innovation Accounting helps in the Competitive Advantage of a Lean Startup by enabling a Fast Learning Environment:

                                        I) Concept, Design & Development of a MVP Minimum Viable Product
                                        II) Micro changes into the MVP from baseline to ideal
                                        III) Pivot or Persevere in a fast learning environment

                                        26 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Barcelona 1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Lean vs. Design, Spaces of convergence vs. Spaces of divergence

                                          Learning by doing, Prototyping, Iterations... are concepts that coexist in both worlds. The possibility of combining them arises. However, one would wonder: are we really speaking the same language on both? What do both approaches have in common? In what do they diverge? Can we, and should we, completely mix them? Should we concatenate them, and create a workflow that takes advantage of the strengths of both? Can we have the right approach for the right time? All this, and possibly more, is what we plan on dealing with in this proposed “Show and tell.”

                                          26 votes
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