ProductCamp Vancouver 2022

Welcome!

This year at ProductCamp we will have 3 types of sessions:

  1. Presentations (structured sharing of ideas or information to the audience)

  2. Panels

  3. Workshops 


To submit a session: check to see if your idea is already submitted, if not, go for it.

Creativity and diversity of backgrounds is very welcome!
Please select the type of session you are proposing, write a session title, description and a short blurb about the value you bring to the topic.

To vote: click on the appropriate button for a pre-submitted session that interests you.

You have 10 votes in total, ideally distributed across the different session types.
You can always redistribute your votes if a great session gets submitted after you’ve used all 10.  

How it works:

  • Wed, May 4: Potential session leaders can begin submitting ideas online and voting begins

  • Mon, May 23: The most popular session will be shortlisted

  • Tue, May 24: Session leaders notified via email

  • Sat, May 28: Attendees will vote to select shortlisted sessions as they arrive for the event


Don’t forget to register to attend at: https://www.productcampvancouver.org


See you at ProductCamp Vancouver!


Please note:

  • Anonymous sessions will be deleted

  • Each potential session leader is limited to two session proposals 

  • Ideas that are deemed inappropriate for ProductCamp will be flagged &/or deleted


ProductCamp Vancouver 2022

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  1. Tiktok is undoubtedly the best platform for authentic organic reach!

    The platform has evolved a lot more than just funny videos and dances. In this presentation, I will talk about how to use Tiktok for customer discovery and acquisition.

    I've been creating Tiktok for tech companies for over a year and have worked with many startups and tech giants like Notion, Zapier, Google, Wix and many more!

    3 votes
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  2. As a Product Manager, how do you evaluate your risks during the product development life cycle?
    The purpose of this presentation is to explore how you can use best practices from Risk Management to stay aware of users' needs and be compliant with usage trends in your market segment. This presentation will cover:
    - Different types of Product risks
    - Product Risk Assessment
    - Product Risk Treatment
    - Continuous monitoring
    The take-away from this session is to have an appropriate product risk assessment as part of your product roadmap.

    2 votes
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  3. Product Operations is gaining popularity for organizations that want to scale and optimize product management functions.

    In this presentation, I will share how Sonatype implemented its Product Operations function and what we learned. Goal is to inspire how Product Operations can be rolled-out in your organization.

    Topics include:
    - What problems did we prioritize to solve
    - How our team grew from 0 to 5
    - Lessons we picked up along the way

    This presentation will not cover "What is Product Operations". Intended audience are PM leaders or PMs who want to start or has just started their product operations…

    5 votes
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  4. The purpose of this presentation is to explore how we can create the optimal conditions for developing product talent (human capital) to maximize innovation performance in an organization.

    Topics that will be explored include:
    - Understanding Human Capital
    - Managing Strategic Human Resources
    - Outlining skills for Industry 4.0
    - Developing Human Capital
    - Creating conditions for Innovation
    - Assessing Human Capital Development

    The take-away from this session is an integrated mental model of the topics above, for practical diagnosis and application in your organization.

    10 votes
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  5. In Vancouver, one of the local universities - the University of British Columbia, or UBC - offers companies and entrepreneurs amazing resources to help start a company, build a company, and scale a company. Find out if UBC's incubator and accelerator programs are a fit for you or your company.

    UBC has 90,000 full-time students, faculty and staff, spends over $670million across over 9,500 different research projects each year, was ranked #34 in the world in 2021 - and ranked #1 for climate action globally - and have 8 nobel prize winners on faculty.

    At this local world-class research and…

    6 votes
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  6. You want to address all the market opportunities, but “you can’t boil the ocean.”

    --> Different applications of your product or platform = multiple market opportunities;

    --> Multiple problems to solve with your product or platform = multiple market opportunities'

    --> The same problem that your product or platform solves exists in multiple jurisdictions = multiple market opportunities'

    Learn about a Development Framework to compare opportunities side-by-side, and learn how to use and work with this framework in this workshop.

    13 votes
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  7. Acquiring users for your feature and experimenting on existing user experience paradigms is tricky when users are already 'used' to something.

    • When do you leverage internal vs. external customers for research?
    • How might we formulate hypotheses and test them in product?
    • When is a prototype good enough?
    • What kind of data do we need to collect?
    • How do we balance competing proposals?
    • What's significant?

    In this presentation, we'll explore all of the above through some of the key moments in developing IntelliCode suggestions. We'll also explore what we learned about operating as a product & dev team and discuss some…

    18 votes
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  8. As UX Researchers and Designers we’ve seen a lot when it comes to Personas in the world of product design. A lot of what passes for a Persona these days is not that useful to designers or product teams. As a result, there seems to be a backlash against Persona's as today’s product teams seem to take a “set it and forget it” approach or simply forego them altogether.

    From our perspective Persona’s get a bad rap. If you get them right Personas can be an instrumental tool for engaging your team and stakeholders to define product strategy, drive innovation…

    12 votes
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  9. Drew, Chris and Paul will dispel some myths and land some facts regarding growing as Product Managers in big tech and start-ups including the following:
    - How is the PM role and PM team different?
    - How do the cultures compare?
    - How would my career growth be affected?
    - What is the work-life balance really like?
    - Is the compensation really that different?
    - Plus many more areas we will uncover

    Drew is a Sr Director of Product Management at Salesforce, and formerly led Product at Vancouver start-ups Mobify and Elastic Path.

    Chris is a Senior Director of Product…

    32 votes
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  10. This is not just a click bite. Yoni Tzafrir, founder and CEO of Newsly (https://newsly.me), the fastest-growing audio app in North America, will introduce you to Newsly products and give you the opportunity to join not only as an employee but as a co-founder of the company. A little bit about Newsly:

    Newsly is an audio content and news aggregator mobile application. It picks up the most trending articles on the web on topics you choose at any given moment and reads them to you in a natural human voice using AI technology.
    For the first time in…

    7 votes
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  11. We can all imagine a world where the majority of goods and services embrace sustainable practices. Most of us care, even care deeply about this.

    However, there is a gap between our values and daily choices we make, professionally and personally. There is a gap between how we perceive ourselves and our actual impact on things.

    We want to take this opportunity to guide a [panel/workshop] session on discussing what are the steps that we as product people can take, today. Heck, even voting for and attending this session is a step - making a decision for sustainability.

    Outcomes for…

    10 votes
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  12. Locally, there are several major tech companies hiring: Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, and Apple. (called MAAMA now and was formerly FAANG) This session is not only for those who would like to eventually work at a MAAMA, but those just curious as to what it takes to land a role here. In this session, I will provide some tips for you to get noticed and hired. Some of the topics that will be covered include the following:
    - Resume overhaul
    - Interview preparation
    - Securing an interview
    - Interview
    - Salary negotiation

    I will provide some tips for success for…

    24 votes
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  13. The "definition of done" is a central pillar of SCRUM methodology that is commonly used in software engineering planning processes, primarily to ensure engineering are not handed ill-defined tasks, which would likely lead to delays.

    This session will explore how product & design teams can best coordinate with engineering teams. We'll use practical, project-based examples, to show how to deliver projects that are well-scoped and land on time.

    Presentation Highlights:
    - How to turn user stories & designs into engineering tasks with clear definitions of done
    - Common pitfalls when writing up tasks for engineering
    - Making room for R&D…

    26 votes
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  14. Whether you’re researching market opportunities, brainstorming new product ideas, developing products customers love, or managing product roll-outs – organizations face many challenges in product delivery.

    In this session we explore the Product Office and how it helps organizational alignment across teams, oversees service delivery, and provides visibility into product development.

    Outline

    Signs your product management is out of balance 

    The importance of strong product management  

    How the Product Office brings balance 

    Addressing challenges by converging capabilities in areas like governance, product management and product ownership

    Group exercise that allows participants to explore the work and outcomes of the Product Office 

    The convergence of product management and product ownership 

    Implications for organizations  

    Learning Outcomes 

    Discover signs of strong (and weak)…

    34 votes
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  15. Building new products is hard and relies on the lean approach of fast experimentation and learning from failures. This is great in consumer products but how can you do this when working on mission critical solutions that can never be allowed to fail? What if you’re building tools for industries where people’s lives are put at risk if your product doesn’t work correctly the first time?

    In this session I will talk through the story of how I learned how to do fast experimentation for the construction industry using my own blood, sweat and many, many tears.

    16 votes
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  16. If you can give a killer product demo as a PM, you'll be able to rapidly gain trust from your stakeholders, massively elevate your team, and have a lot of fun doing it!

    I've given over 100 product demos since 2017 and royally messed up about 30+ of them. I made a lot of mistakes and am proud to say that I've gotten pretty good at them!

    In this presentation, I'm going to share with you:

    -The biggest demo mistakes I've made (and other PMs make)
    -How to properly prepare for a product demo (planning is key!)
    -How to deal…

    33 votes
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  17. How does a product leader turn a technology-focused company into a product-led and customer-centric company?

    I've run into this so many times - company has a great technical idea that has lots of excitement around it, even a few big-name cheerleaders BUT falls short on delivering customer value and getting real traction. As the product person, what tools / strategies / support groups are available to help turn the ship around?

    28 votes
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