Roman Pichler is a leading agile product management expert, and the founder of Pichler Consulting. He has more than 10 years experience in training and coaching product managers and product owners, and a long track record in helping companies establish an effective product function. Roman is the author of “Agile Product Management with Scrum”. He has created several powerful agile product management and UX tools, and he writes a popular blog on product ownership.
About Roman Pichler
Product Owner at IceMobile
In November 2013 I attended the Product Planning course of Roman Pichler in London. In one day he could explain the complex process of defining a product vision and translate that in a tactical way to a product strategy and finally to an operational level product teams can work with. It is exactly this process that is often hard to grasp, and not well thought of. I really liked the interactive way Roman gave the course, responding to the questions and needs of the course members. I already used his practical tools like the Vision board and the Product roadmap which are really straight forward and makes defining this and visualise it on the wall, a real added value for the company.
Commercial Director at McKenna Consultants Ltd
I attended Roman's Certified Product Owner training course in October 2013 held in London. The course was recommended to me by the trainer who certified me for my CSM course, so my expectations were high. The course that Roman delivered met and went beyond my expectations as not only did he teach some valuable tools, methods and processes for managing my projects, he managed to provoke myself into thinking of other ways that I could apply these lessons to my organisation. Roman was passionate in his delivery, responsive to the needs and questions of the group and creative enough to keep the room engaged and interested. I would highly recommend this course to all product owners, product managers and project managers etc looking to drive productivity on projects that they are involved in. Thanks Roman!
Manager, Methods and Tools Team at John Lewis
We have hired a Roman to perform a number of workshops and ad hoc consultancy in adopting Agile in projects. His expertise and style are at a very high standard and struck a good balance between informing us and drawing out our desired outcomes from Agile adoption.
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Roman’s goal is to help you understand which agile product management practices are best for your product and team, and how these practices are best applied. Roman carefully listens to the needs of his clients. He does not sell a framework, method or tool, but helps you choose the approach and the practices that are right for you. As Andrew Briggs of Capital One, a client of Roman, puts it:
Roman is great Agile practitioner. He has a wealth of theory and experience in Agile and Lean methodologies and has the ability to apply this with great results. Roman also has strong integrity which is demonstrated in his method of working. I found him to always give good consistent advice in the face of adversity and did not shy away from big challenges. On a personal level he’s a great guy to work with.
Roman often combines elements from different frameworks in his work including Scrum, Lean Startup and Lean UX depending on how he can best achieve product success.
Roman first came across agile practices in 1999. He coached his first agile project in 2001, and he coached the first Scrum project at Siemens in 2004. As a development manager at Siemens, he introduced Scrum and Extreme Programming to his organisation.
In 2006 Roman started his own business, Pichler Consulting Limited. Since then he has worked with a wide range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, focussing on teaching and coaching product managers and product owners, and helping the organisations apply agile practices to create successful products.
As the owner of Pichler Consulting, Roman manages most of the company’s products including the product management tools he has developed, his training courses and consulting services, and his books. This provides him with the opportunity to keep his own product management practice fresh and to experiment with new ideas and approaches.
Roman has been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2006, and he led the creation of the curriculum for the Certified Scrum Product Owner course. Roman is the founder of the London Scrum User Group, and he is an active member of the London product management community.
While Roman is an expert in Scrum, he has incorporated practices from other methods and schools into his work, most recently from Lean Startup and Lean UX.
You can find more information about Roman’s background on his LinkedIn profile.