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
Senior Development Lead at Experian
Roman is an excellent Agile Coach and is able to communicate his knowledge to train others well. He has a thorough knowledge of the practice and provides clear and meaningful advise to teams he works with.
Software Architect (Code Monkey)
Roman is a great agile and scum process coach. He introduced our OpenSOA team to Agile and Scum in 2004 and guided us to adopt the necessary practices and processes which greatly contributed to our success. It was good to have such an experienced and knowledgeable tutor who supported and challenged the team nearly on a daily basis until we all really got it and steamed ahead.
Head of Standardization at Unify
Roman introduced Agile processes to our devices development team and is truly a great process coach and motivator. We all learnt a great deal from Roman and I would not hesitate to recommend Roman.
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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.