Keynotes & Talks 2014

ProductCamp is an unconference event where the session topics are submitted & run by conference participants.

Of course there are exceptions to every rule!  One of the exceptions is the keynote!

Ben Ross, General Manager/User Experience & Design, MYOB on How MYOB hacked its product management playbook.

Ben will uncover MYOB’s playbook for mastery of product management from concept to production and beyond.

Ben will share learnings to help you define your own model for product management that works for your business to deliver product-market fit, maintain a winning team and sustain product delivery success.

The other exception is adding some structure to the day via ‘themes’.  After 2013’s Product Camp, the participant’s told us they wanted to have a better idea of what topics were being covered and who was speaking.   This year we’re giving you a bit more structure but leaving space for the ‘unconference’ we really are.

Our themes for 2014 are:

  • Lean – as in lean analytics, mvp, etc.
  • Career – as in how to break into product management, how to be a better product manager, how to get a seat at the big table, etc.
  • UX/Design – as in are ux & product roles merging?, how best to work with designers, etc.
  • Mystery Box – whatever else you’d like to talk about!  Roadmaps, product management tools, etc.

Before the Event

What do you want to talk about at PCamp Melbourne? Do you have an idea you’d like to talk about? Submit your idea to UserVoice!

Also, vote for what topics sound great! You have 10 votes so use them wisely!

If you require specific A/V equipment, please let us know as soon as possible and at least by Monday, September 22th.

Day of the Event

The session topics for the day will be decided on the morning of the event using the already cast votes combined with a “dot-voting” system. Proposed topics including the topics submitted to UserVoice will be laid out for attendees to view and to vote on. Attendees stick their dots onto the talks they’d like to hear and the topic with the most votes will be provided a time-slot.

And, if you are a last minute type person, you can definitely suggest a topic or put your hand up to do a talk on the morning!

Session Guidelines

  • Sessions should be designed to encourage participation and discussion from the audience.
  • Sessions can be conducted as a presentation, interactive something or other, training course, workshop, or panel.
  • Topics on best practices for Product Management, Product Marketing & current hot topics are highly desirable.
  • Sessions are usually 30-45 minutes long (including discussion) with a short break between sessions.
  • You can use powerpoint or prezi or keynote or whatever if you like but there are no slide pack requirements!

For information on previous years, see the list of speakers and talks for 20132012, 2011, 2010.

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