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Bain Public (transl. public bath) originated from a communal need for cleanliness. Lack of strategic leadership in your product planning efforts? We assess, cleanse and remove friction from people and processes to boost sell-through and keep the focus on building great products.

Joyeuses fêtes & Happy Holidays

Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year. From all of us at Bain Public We took some time to look at which Bain Public stories you — our clients, followers and supporters  — found the most interesting in 2019. After all, the topics you engage with are a signal to us of which Product Management articles are most useful and important today. We have really enjoyed bringing you constructive and atypical Product Management research, practical work advice, and analysis. I hope you’ve enjoyed some of our new articles. It is very rewarding to think about the different ways our content can f...

The Story Behind Our Advisory Work With WatchMojo

Over the last 3 years, Bain Public has worked closely with the Canada-based media production and distribution company WatchMojo. During this time, it has been our job as innovative and creative product leaders to help them uncover opportunities, explore pain points, align priorities and optimise their production process. As our partnership together has grown, WatchMojo has looked to us for clarity. We work closely with their engineering team to deliver on our promises to help them continuously produce more videos and expand on their distribution capabilities to generate more licensing reve...

To manage a Product Roadmap, you must be a Diplomat, Strategist and Defender

It takes commitment to maintain the high level of trust required for company wide buy-in and follow-through. Here are the 3 roles Product Managers must perform to achieve roadmap leadership: The DiplomatIt’s not our role to dictate through authority where the product should go. Instead, we need to listen to all voices pulling in various directions, then negotiate priorities with clarity and transparency. First, we must lead with our ears and not with our mouth. By leaning on empathy, we can build an open-minded work culture that encourages collaboration, opinions, and feedback, allowing us ...

Bain Public is honoured to lead an expert workshop in collaboration with Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator

(Montreal, Canada) – Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, is honoured to be leading an expert workshop in collaboration with Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator, a world-wide network committed to authentic mentorship, collaboration and start-up growth. Techstars accelerators has helped launch the likes of Rover.com, who is now at a 970 million dollar evaluation and ClassPass who successfully funded $255 million. Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator is the third Techstars accelerator in Canada with the support of Real Ventures. As AI technologies and b...

How to Visualize Your Business Through a Service Blueprint in 5 Easy Steps

The Service Blueprint is a key component of Bain Public's product management process. We use it to help understand the context products operate within. The best way to create a great overarching product strategy is to grow and evolve this document. It helps capture a product's unique activities or the complex combination of actions. It enables companies we work with to deliver on the customer value proposition. "A Service Blueprint is a compelling document that invites engagement by others." It’s a process for simplifying complex systems that exist between business strategy, customer expe...

The Top 6 Roles to Describe a Product Manager

The role of a product manager could never fit into a box. It’s difficult to define. There’s no set or standard job description. So what exactly does a product manager do? And why should companies care about investing in them? The best product managers think strategically and make difficult trade-offs quickly. They use unconventional ways to spread the vision and have the ability to keep cool under pressure with tight deadlines. They prioritize conflicts and manage revenue targets, resource constraints, and market demands. You would almost think product managers have super powers if they ca...

Bain Public to become an official sponsor and advisor of the 2019 Holt Fintech accelerator cohort.

(Montreal, Canada) – Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, will be leading a customer-centric design workshop, as well as acting as a product coach for 5 of the 10 chosen teams during the 2019 Cohort 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. The 2019 Holt Fintech accelerator opened its registration to over 400 applications in the financ...

When Executives Tell You What to Build, They Approve the Development of Unnecessary Features

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...

Bain Public to lead a L’Oreal accelerator workshop in collaboration with OSMO

(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 ...

Who’s Head Coaching your Product? Set in Place a Mindset for your Team

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...