Roman Pichler is a leading agile product management and Scrum 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 apply agile practices to achieve business success. 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
Head of Online Product at Euromoney Institutional Investor
I've been following Roman on twitter for some time and some of my team attended a strategy course he ran at Mind The Product 2014. They enjoyed it but were left wanting more so we organised an onsite product vision, strategy and road-mapping course as a follow up. The course provided a very detailed framework and we were given ample opportunity to use internal product examples to help draw out solutions to common problems. The framework and tools provided by Roman are simple and effective. Having implemented the framework across the team, early signs are that coupled with the training, this change is having a positive effect on collaboration and communication around strategy. Can't recommend this course enough.
Head of Product at carwow
I recently did the "Agile Product Strategy and Roadmap Course" as instructed by Roman. I can't recommend Roman and this course highly enough. Roman is great in explaining complex and fairly abstract topics in such a way that it is totally relevant to the specific needs and questions of his audience. Also, Roman has a wealth of real-life experiences and examples to illustrate the points that he makes. If you are considering doing an Agile course, I strongly suggest getting in touch with Roman. You will learn from a highly experienced practitioner who knows how to share his knowledge and expertise.
Program Manager at dmg :: Information and dmg :: events
I worked with Roman to deliver a consistent view of Product Managment across a number of our businesses. Roman's delivery style and overall approach was very clear and easy to understand. It was refreshing that Roman welcomed questions and observations, which really helped our participants understand some of the approaches that he was talking about. Given the diversity of our audience, Roman did a great job in pitching the webinar at the right level, ensuring it was generic enough for any business to adopt in addition to providing relevant examples. I would definitely recommend his course and services. Thanks and until next time Roman, it was a pleasure working with you.
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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.