Roman Pichler is a leading Agile Product Management expert. He has more than 10 years experience in training and coaching product managers and product owners, and in helping senior management establish an effective product management function. Roman is the author of the book Agile Product Management with Scrum; he has created several powerful product management tools; and he writes a popular blog for product people. To see how Roman can help you, please have a look at his training courses and onsite workshops, or contact him.
Roman’s product management courses help product managers and product owners acquire the knowledge they need to succeed in their job. Roman runs his classes as instructor-led workshops.
Roman’s product management tools help product managers, product owners, UX designers and business analysts create great products. For more information including templates and guidance on using the tools, please click on the the individual tool.
Discover Roman’s popular blog on agile product management. Benefit from his advice on topics such as the product owner role, product vision and product strategy, product roadmaps, personas, product backlog, and user stories.
Getting Stakeholder Engagement Right
Being a successful product manager or product owner requires more than building a product with the right user experience (UX) and features. If the stakeholders don’t support your product, then it will be difficult to achieve success. It is therefore important to engage the right stakeholders and to work with them in the right way. This post discusses a proven technique to analyse stakeholders, the power-interest grid, and it shares my recommendations for engaging with different stakeholder groups in the right way.
Why User Stories Fail
User stories are a powerful agile technique to describe requirements from the perspective of the customers and users. Unfortunately, I find it not uncommon that user stories are applied unsuccessfully and fail. This post describes two common failure causes and discusses how you can avoid them.
The GO Portfolio Roadmap
Products don’t exist in isolation. Instead, they are often related to other products, which they help sell or they share features and components with. Think, for instance, of the Microsoft Office suite or the iPod product line. If your product is part of a family, then you will benefit from a portfolio roadmap, a plan that shows how the products are likely to grow together. This post introduces such a plan, the GO Portfolio Roadmap, and it describes how this roadmap can help you manage your product family.