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The Business Model Canvas (BMC) Gives you the Structure of a Business Plan Without the Overhead

It is a one page document which works through the fundamental elements of a business or product, structuring your idea in a coherent way. Use it to quickly draw a picture of your business, to get a better understanding, and to go through the process of making connections. The Canvas is popular with entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs for business model innovations. Mainly because it improves the clarity and focus on what’s driving your business. It’s flexible and your team will have a much easier time understanding your business model on one page. Here are BMC examples from Netflix, Spotify, U...

Bain Public to give a Product Leadership Workshop at Next AI

(Montreal, Canada) – Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, will be leading a workshop on June 8th in collaboration with NEXT AI. A NEXT Canada initiative founded to accelerate the growth trajectory of aspiring and scaling entrepreneurs in the AI space with education, mentorship, funding and access to Canada’s strongest entrepreneurial network. 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 ...

Market Sensing: How to Stay Successful in Today’s Unpredictable Market

As today’s uncertain market rapidly changes, remaining successful requires a more entrepreneurial product-orientation. Faced with breakneck business and product growth, roadmap decisions need to be non-bureaucratic, yet remain collaborative at the same time. During these changing times, knowledge creation is essential. It’s now more important than ever to scan the external environment for signals, look across the market for unmet customer needs, identify significant opportunities about to unfold as well as seize them, integrate them and make use of them commercially. You have products tha...

Leadership in Product, Connect and Explore Workshop Series.

Career Development Program Details: Whether you are a Founder or part of the Product, Engineering or leadership team, you need actionable strategies and impactful techniques that drive results today. We already knew we could deliver expert guidance via a series of on-site workshops. We’ve quietly been delivering remote programs to organizations. Our virtual workshop series provides actionable strategies, tools, processes, and skills product leaders need to create innovations, adapt to market shifts, and anticipate what’s next. Targeted to startups, scale-ups or SMB organizationsIt takes pl...

Why the Product Manager Should Also Play Dumb

According to Alpha’s 2020 Product Management Insights Report, product management has entered the c-suite. As product management influences more high-level decisions and business strategies, partner alignment/collaboration becomes key. Yet the time and rigor required to gather/validate consumer insights are often at odds with the agility required to maneuver internal politics, leaving a huge window of opportunity for improved collaboration between c-suite executives and product teams. Beneath all the activities that lead to a product roadmap, OKRs being met, and the cultural alignment eleme...

Any company + product manager ≠ a product company.

The day-to-day role of a product manager is constantly changing and becoming more strategic. Many product managers are still trying to escape the trap of getting projects handed to them by the C-Suite and being told to simply ‘build something’ or ‘make it better.’ This isn’t exactly much to go on. Where’s the vision? Where’s the communication? Where’s the direction? Roadmapping is one of the keys to gaining product focus. It’s shocking to see that 57% of product managers say they don’t spend enough time on roadmapping and goal-setting. Without objectives, and the proper planning and researc...

Product Management: Saying No Without Shutting Them Down

As a product manager, one of the hardest things you have to do is say ‘no’ to ideas, suggestions, requests and urgent demands from customers and internal stakeholders. However, adding the word ‘no’ to your management vocabulary is essential in order to make those difficult product decisions. You can’t be afraid to use it or else you end up with half-baked projects with an archive of features and no finished product. Making these decisions aren’t meant to be easy, but it is necessary. Saying ‘no’ to requests helps provide a focus around what is most important. Remember: you can’t do it all. ...