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Bain Public to Work Pro Bono with Notman House Startup

In collaboration with Notman House and chosen from a list of 13 startups, starting January 2020, we will be providing our Product Capability Building Program for Pre-Seed Founders, pro bono to LUCA Theory, a rising Montreal startup. What is Notman House exactly? On a mission to support and grow the Montreal startup ecosystem, Notman House is a technology hub that provides office, event, and communal space for startups, investors, technology partners, and community groups. It's also where we headquartered our office. Who is LUCA Theory? Currently in the prototype phase, LUCA Theory is buil...

Bain Public to lead a pro-bono workshop in collaboration with AIESEC

(Montreal, Canada) – Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product of Bain Public, is honoured to be leading an expert workshop in collaboration with AIESEC, the world's largest youth-run organization that provides young people with leadership development. AIESEC was established in 1948 after World War II, where seven youth across seven countries had a dream of building cross-cultural understanding across nations. They hoped to change the world, one person and one internship at a time. They annually offer over 40,000 leadership positions and delivers over 500 power conferences. AIESEC "Gl...

Why Empathy Is the Key to Success for Your Next Product Objective

The secret to success in software development is an elusive concept. Some companies spend years chasing it down.But the secret to success isn’t something you can put a price tag on, stack on features, or advertise in a marketing campaign. The best asset for a product manager, and the number one determining factor in the success of a strategy, is the people behind the product. You hear it often: human capital is a company’s best asset. It’s true⁠ — software development is mostly about cultivating personal relationships. But there’s more to it than simply "hiring good people." It’s more like:...

The Story Behind Our Work With Wastack

In the last few years, Bain Public has worked closely with Wastack, a company combining hardware, AI, IoT and SaaS to automate landfill operations. From bird control to early fire detection, Wastack has worked hard to transform their business, improve efficiency and cut operational cost and risk. The goal for Wastack has been to automate landfills where software and robotics fill the place of human workers. They want to improve wildlife management efficiency, centralize data to make better decisions, increase landfill life expectancy, mitigate operational hazards and risks (e.g. methane, l...

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...