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  1. Innovation Managment - Launching A Product At Enterprise Scale

    Is your new product targeting customers in government, defence, non-profits or universities?

    This January the Government of Canada released an updated call for proposals to the Build In Canada Program.

    BCIP is now a $40 million CAD fund that will sponsor the sale of new-to-market products made by Canadian companies. This is not a grant, it is a fund that will sponsor the first purchase order of your product to sell to eligible enterprise level customers.

    This session will cover:
    1. An Overview of BCIP
    2. Eligible business and products review
    3. Pricing strategies to consider before selling to large…

    101 votes
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    • Becoming a Product Manager

      It's been argued that becoming a Product Manager is possibly the hardest thing about being a Product Manager. The 6 Clio PMs come from very diverse backgrounds (2 MBAs, worked through Support, 3 CS degrees, straight out of university, PoliSci deg etc).

      If you're a non-PM looking to get into Product Management, come to this panel discussion to hear about their experiences.

      74 votes
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      • Minimum Viable User Research

        We all know we should be doing more user research, but it’s a tradeoff. How can we make the best use of our limited time and resources to gather enough insights into our users’ needs? In this session, we will discuss methodologies of a pragmatic approach to conduct user research.
        Come share your tips and experiences on the most effective techniques as well as hear from others.

        Presented by Dilan Ustek, Research Assistant at UBC.

        71 votes
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        • Your Price is Wrong: How to price your products for maximum return

          How do you set the price for your products?
          Do you know if you’re getting the best results possible?
          Do you want greater market share, more revenue, or more profit?

          Guarantee:
          You'll learn new, actionable steps to improve your product’s pricing.

          Presented by Alan Albert, President of MarketFit. www.linkedin.com/alanalbert

          65 votes
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          • Developing a Product Vision

            This is an updated version of the talk I delivered at the October ProductTank (https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Product-Managers-Group/events/234624722/) that provides PMs with tools on understanding why a Product Vision is necessary and how they can create one.

            62 votes
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            • The Surprising Fastest Path to Product-Market Fit

              • Why do more than 80% of products fail, even with state-of-the-art Lean product management?
              • How can you avoid the pitfalls that lead to failure?
              • Are there ways to accelerate your product's path to success?

              Guarantee:
              You'll think differently about your role as a product manager.

              Presented by Alan Albert, President of MarketFit, this is an updated version of a talk presented at ProductCamp & ProductTank in 2016.

              60 votes
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              • Becoming a performance driven product organization

                World leading software companies leverage data and analytics to pick the right projects to pursue, make the right feature changes, and invest in the right areas of their business to unlock revenue and product engagement growth.

                You’ll learn:
                - Methods to help you create a data and evidence driven culture
                - How to set goals and targets instead of features to help drive growth
                - How to spot and reduce bias in your team or company’s decision making process
                - How to determine where in your product to invest your time and increase revenue
                - How to get team buy-in…

                48 votes
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                • Building an Onboarding Program workshop

                  Build an Onboarding Program workshop. Learn
                  * Why they are effective in shortening the learning curve and increasing retention for both new customers and new team members
                  * What to include and when
                  * And how to develop and deploy.
                  We'll start with theory and end with breakout groups to apply our collective experience to a couple of your real examples.
                  Presented by BrightGo Solutions' principal consultant and 2015 PCV "Innovate or Die" copresenter, Kelly Marciniw (www.brightgosolutions.com)

                  47 votes
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                  • Use Pricing Knowledge to Create a More Powerful Roadmap

                    We often think of pricing as something to do right before launching a new product, and it is. But when you truly understand pricing you build products and features that people will pay for. Pricing should drive your feature choice. Pricing should drive your versions. Pricing should drive your complements. Face it, until you understand pricing, you don’t really understand business. Let’s talk the power of pricing especially as it relates to roadmaps.

                    47 votes
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                    • Kano Analysis - A Hands-On Workshop

                      A directed workshop where the Kano analysis tool will be introduced. Teams will come up with a product concept then plot the features on the Kano graph. The Kano analysis assists with making feature trade-off decisions and is a helpful tool in your toolkit to assist with building your product roadmap.

                      The workshop will be facilitated by Andrew Rose - Product Owner and Business Analyst in the financial services industry.

                      42 votes
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                      • Data analysis for Product Managers

                        Step 1: Collect Data
                        Step 2: ...
                        Step 3: Profit!

                        A short presentation and discussion on data analysis techniques for product managers. Learn how to use the great data you've collected to improve your product, enhance your go-to-market strategy and grow revenue.

                        40 votes
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                        • Making most of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

                          Machine Learning, and to some extent Artificial Intelligence, is here and improving at an exponential rate. So far, Product Managers tend to be reactive in the use of these techniques, usually after being told to use it by a CEO that met with one of the vendors selling "machine learning in a box."
                          The objective of this conversation (short presentation with discussion) is to equip Product Managers with enough information to take a proactive approach, or at least know where to go look for trusted information.

                          32 votes
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                          • Designing the Products of Tomorrow

                            From proximity-sensing watches to touch-sensing fabric, the technology of tomorrow is exciting for all of us. Design precedes development. But how do you design products for technology that is not yet available?
                            Come to find out techniques of how this is handled by researchers in academia and contribute your ideas!

                            Presented by Dilan Ustek, Research Assistant at UBC.

                            27 votes
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                            • More time on strategy and customers.

                              Did that get your attention? :)

                              Year after year PMs say they can be more effective if they get more time with customers (NIHITO) and on strategy.

                              Lets discuss what holds us back and where we've seen success.
                              - how to communicate within your organization
                              - how you make time in your week
                              - how to make sure marketing, sales, and development keep moving (even when you're away from email/slack, somehow!)
                              - how to be in less meetings

                              23 votes
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                              • Epic Champions

                                Learn how the Hootsuite Labs team has increased sprint velocity, product quality and team empowerment through a new role called "Epic Champion".

                                Epic Champions are developers who work with Product, Design and QA to own the technical side of features from ideation through implementation and delivery. In recent experiments we've even expanded this into technical initiatives and team process decisions with great success.

                                We're confident this can work within your Agile teams as well so join us to learn and discuss.

                                19 votes
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                                • Drive culture of lean approach and experimentation - workshop

                                  As Product Managers, we often face a challenge of introducing new concepts and processes at organizational level. Experimentation is especially tough one as it has to be engrained in company's culture that is comfortable failing fast and pivoting.

                                  In this session, we will start with lean approach to product development intro, and then break into sessions to brainstorm how to introduce and drive it in our organizations.

                                  Presented by Evgenia Fine

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Product Management in BioTech

                                    Biotechnology is a high-risk, fast-moving arena that requires quite a different breed of manager for success
                                    Li and Halal (https://goo.gl/bxFzCx)

                                    The biotechnology industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the western economy, and the pace at which change takes place in this arena places unique demands on managers. Consequently, biotech managers must be able to create and sustain an entrepreneurial and collaborative research-based organization within a high-risk environment. These managers cannot simply imitate the management styles of other corporate practices, but must develop their own management philosophy compatible with the special nature of the biotechnology industry.

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Reaping stories: End of Lifing Product Strategies

                                      Our session deliverables:

                                      1. Google doc of End Of Life failure stories.
                                      2. Google doc of EOL hacks, checklists, workflows, and better practices.
                                      3. Steps for us to continue this conversation after ProductCamp.

                                      We avoid death. We spend a lot of time on every other part of the product lifecycle but haven't, as a profession, become masters of killing off products. I'd like to collect your experiences about leaving money on the table, broken trust, bad timing, and everything else that went wrong with your product retirements. And if you have workflows and checklists for ending things well, let's share…

                                      15 votes
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                                      • How to implement Jobs To Be Done with your development team

                                        Jobs to be done (JTBD) is a great concept and seems very different from having personas and user stories, but how do you actually implement this concept as a process with your teams?

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Being a remote PM

                                          What's it like working 100% remote as a PM?

                                          Do you wake up at noon, "work" in your PJs etc.?

                                          I've recently become fully remote in a new role and would love to share what it's like, what things seems to work and what kind of tools we use.

                                          Besides providing a short overview of how I work, I'm hoping for this session to be a more general discussion about the challenges of being remote and for other remote people to share their experiences.

                                          13 votes
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