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
(Montreal, Canada) - Paul Ortchanian, Founder, CEO, Head of Product, Data and Strategy of Bain Public, will be speaking at ProductCamp Silicon Valley, hosted by Santa Clara University‘s Leavey School of Business. Paul has a strong business track record, a unique message worth hearing and a natural speaker/storyteller.
A conference by product managers, for product managers - ProductCamp Silicon Valley is a unique opportunity to learn from, share with, and network with professionals involved in product management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and development from around the world. Unlike tra...
Posted on May 25th, 2019
At Bain Public, we have learned a lot in the many hours and conversations spent mentoring, advising and consulting in product management. Companies that don’t have a simple and clearly defined roadmap are likely to fall into the sorry category of those that have failed to execute their product strategy, or worse, those that never even had one in the first place.
Getting it wrong comes in two forms: building the wrong product and building the product wrong. Furthermore, building the wrong features negatively impacts growth and valuations, and building features that don’t count are an insane...
Posted on May 24th, 2019
Creating value is an essential starting point and a fundamental concept for all businesses and their objectives. It’s as simple as this: a business must create value and deliver it in an efficient way so that it will generate profit after cost. But how exactly do you create, measure and monetize this value? Finding market opportunities, choosing a revenue model and delivering value to customers are all fundamental steps to reaching your product goals.
Steps to Creating, Measuring and Monetizing Customer Value
1. Find Market Opportunities
To begin, it is important to find a market opportu...
Posted on May 24th, 2019