Session ideas for ProductCamp Boston - May 4, 2013

Welcome to the home of all proposed sessions for ProductCamp Boston on May, 4, 2013!

To propose a session that you would like to lead at ProductCamp, please post it on this page.

Everyone is encouraged to vote for proposed sessions they would like to attend at ProductCamp. Initial voting will conclude on May 1 at 11:59pm EST, at which time the schedule for time slots 1-4 will be established and then published. The sessions with the most votes will be scheduled in the biggest rooms at ProductCamp.

Votes for proposed sessions posted on this page after May 1 (including at ProductCamp on May 4) will be tallied at ProductCamp after breakfast during the keynote, at which time the schedule for the 5th and final time slot will be published.

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  1. Product Camp was Awesome

    I liked this year PCAMP. I thought things could be more hands on with some more workshops. I wasn't able to do everything but I particularly like building product roadmaps because it got people involved. Not like a Q&A session or lecture section but a fundamental building workshop. I believe learning is done through doing not by simple lectures or Q&A session.

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    • How to Manage Product management Startup Chaos

      From bug triage to strategic roadmaps. From Go to market plans to sales calls and RFP responses. Oh, and doing strategic product planning, taking feedback from customers, and understanding be market. At a startup or small company, the scope of a product manager is enormous.

      How do you manage the chaos, balance the short long term priorities, and keep the management happy?

      In this very interactive session, we'll discuss the various hats we wear, and brainstorm how to keep the balance.

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      • When Consensus Decision-Making Works

        We often talk of the “wisdom of crowds” and the power of collective knowledge. But supporting evidence is often more anecdotal than data-based. This session provides a compelling example of how, under the right conditions, consensus decision-making can be an extremely powerful tool. And it does so using extensive primary data from a contest held over more than 25 years. The session also considers the types of decision-making to which these techniques apply and how the widespread availability of information on the Internet has affected this decision-making over time.

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        • "Just Say No!" and other real life tips to become a better Product Manager

          - How to choose the right features
          - How to prioritize
          - How to interview a customer
          - How to get more from R&D
          - Which free tools can save you time as a product manager
          - How to provide a development commitment during a sales process
          - How to maximize each version release

          And additional 4 real-life examples that can help you build better products that real customers use.

          102 votes
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          • How to save your organization 4+ months of wasted work

            Have you ever had...

            1. One persuasive stakeholder get his "pet" project approved by Sr. Mgt that is ill defined in goals and purpose?
            2. One customer driving you to make decisions you believe aren't effective for the users, other customers, or your company?
            3. A desire to transition your organization from a professional services to a product company?

            If so, you will find value in a real life story that outlines 3 low cost and simple steps that can save you and your company valuable time in the future by "managing" these issues effectively. Let our success in failure…

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            • Better Meetings

              We all have been there, that meeting that's just sucking the life out of the room. This session will be about how to take back control your meetings through setting the right tone, agenda and outcomes. Some Gamestorming techniques will also be applied.

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