When building a product strategy, it can get tricky to predict and prevent which features will be of use and which ones will be unnecessary. At Bain Public, we’ve discovered the main issue with building the wrong features, is that they will incur a huge opportunity cost for a business. Therefore, the role of roadmapping as a whole, as well as the development of the prioritization process itself and all the key steps and conversations in between, are crucial to the learning process.
The following article shows a break-down explaining this process and how product managers can strategically ta...
Posted on August 13th, 2019
(Montreal, Canada) – Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, will be leading an expert workshop in collaboration with OSMO, to the 5 finalists of L’Oreal Canada’s corporate accelerator program.
Paul’s unique experience brings together the necessity of great engineering and the beauty of product strategy. With this, he has identified an actionable process that enables him to offer concrete messages about product management and operations.
OSMO, acting as L’Oréal Canada’s startup ecosystem partner, executed a 2-month long startup scouting mission and ...
Posted on August 7th, 2019
The path to turning a product vision into reality is no smooth ride. Obstacles along the way are inevitable. Without focus and determination, unavoidable challenges such as market shifts, competitors, and customer changing needs will stager even the most powerful companies. Consequently, ambitious roadmaps are deemed impossible, and the ever-stagnant comfort zone becomes home once again.
This is where the importance of an accomplished product manager is most evident.
Much like any successful head coach in professional sports, the product manager is the leader of a team. They determine their...
Posted on July 30th, 2019
A few years ago, during a Founder Fuel cohort (before Demo Day), a few sources told me about an Artificial Intelligence/IoT founding team in the batch who were on a mission to remove birds from landfills. As we were reviewing startups, we flagged this one for being different in nature. And as I dug in more, I began to uncover how little I know about the incontestable disruption of the waste management industry. Within a few days, I got connected to Julien Chosson, and Mathieu Hamel (back then Lockbird), and we immediately went to work.
Fast-forward to early 2019, and the debate around au...
Posted on July 8th, 2019
In a B2B environment, the sales team often interfaces with buyers. Existing clients, as well as sales prospects, become influencers on the product roadmap. Salespeople listen to those unwilling to buy a product unless specific features get added. Prospects don’t always tell the whole truth and customers aren’t always honest about what they need. When sales return with this type of feedback, they set about managing the product. So how does a product manager manage that friction?
We decided to sit down with Robert Roseberry, Founder, Revenue Growth Expert and Sales Coach at Sales Achievement...
Posted on June 28th, 2019
About one year ago, we met Pholysa and Alex from Enkidoo.ai while they were at Founder Fuel, Canada’s leading Venture Accelerator. We got lucky then and later provided them with Product Management Consulting, Coaching and Advising services. I’m delighted to finally discuss why we invested our time.
Automation, a global force that will transform economies and the workforce
Firms invest in supply chain experts because their opportunity cost is low. It’s tempting to hire a supply chain consultant and play it safe. However, the market actually appears to encourage the adoption of supply chai...
Posted on June 21st, 2019
(Montreal, Canada) - Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, will be giving a 120 minute workshop at Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany. Paul has a strong business track record, a unique message worth hearing and a natural speaker/storyteller.
Agile Testing Days is an annual European conference for and by international professionals involved in the agile world. It is proclaimed Europe’s greatest agile software testing festival. Founded in 2009, Agile Testing Days conference provides the stage for international professionals to share in best pra...
Posted on June 19th, 2019
This year, by partnering with Founder Fuel, we set a lofty goal to undertake pro bono advisory work bringing the ideas of Product Leadership, Product Strategy and Product Development processes to 2019 cohort startups. We’ve given a full day Product Management workshop and over fifty hours of advisory services in the startup interest.
We did so because it’s good business, also for the pedagogic value of enhancing our technology, market and industry understanding. The standout component was our one-on-one time with the startup founders. Running a startup is not easy work. They forgo stabil...
Posted on June 18th, 2019
It’s safe to say that shipping a product from start to finish is no easy task for a product manager. In order to get the job done properly and efficiently, product managers deserve the proper software, tools and resources needed to create and execute successful products. Bain Public’s experienced group of product managers reviewed the following 7 product management software systems, helping product managers with a wide variety of tasks such as product strategy and roadmapping, task management, customer feedback, user testing and much more.
1. Aha!: Roadmap and Build Products Customers Love
Posted on June 11th, 2019
(Montreal, Canada) - Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, will be giving an expert talk webinar at the Institute of Product Leadership, a niche management school with 4 campuses in India. Paul has a strong business track record, a unique message worth hearing and a natural speaker/storyteller.
The Institute of Product Leadership is a B-school designed to create product leaders with new age skills. It's essentially a growth incubator, which aims to accelerate career paths of select senior professionals, chosen based on the outstanding potential f...
Posted on June 11th, 2019