Who We Are
Roman Pichler is a leading agile and lean product management expert, and the founder of Pichler Consulting. He helps his clients create great products by providing bespoke consulting, coaching and training services. Roman’s expertise includes agile market research, product planning and product strategy, agile product roadmaps, and agile product definition including personas, user stories, scenarios, and user interface design. Roman is the author of four books on Agile and Scrum including Agile Product Management with Scrum.
Roman’s involvement with Agile started in 1999. He coached his first agile project in 2001 and began working with Scrum in 2004. Roman started his career as a programmer working for a web startup. He then worked as a developer, software architect, consultant, project manager, ScrumMaster, product owner, and development manager for large enterprises before starting his own business in 2006.
Roman has more than ten years experience in helping companies transition to Agile. This includes rolling-out Scrum in several companies, and teaching and coaching executives, product managers, product owners, development managers, project mangers, and teams. He is the founder of the London Scrum User Group, an active contributor to the Scrum Alliance and the London product management community, and a regular speaker at international conferences. Roman was named one of the 20 most influential agile people in April 2012.
When Roman is not busy working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, rides his mountain bike in the local hills or goes rock climbing. He is based near London in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. Roman speaks English and German fluently.
Get in Touch
Get in touch with Roman by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling +44 (0) 7949 203772, by visiting the contact page, or by tweeting him.
Some of Our Clients
Roman is a great Agile practitioner. He has a wealth of theory and experience in Agile and Lean 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. On a personal level he’s a great guy to work with.
Andrew Briggs, Capital One
Roman is a great Scrum expert and trainer – I noted this when I had my own Scrum training with him, as well from the reactions I got after the training for my colleagues and managers I organized with him. What I really love is his book on Scrum – in German – you can give it to anybody and he will understand the basic principles and can start to apply it.
Andrea Heck, Siemens Healthcare
Roman is one of the thought leaders in Product Ownership in Scrum and runs an excellent, interactive class that is a great way to get a grasp of how to start becoming an effective Product Owner. I work with him whenever I can and am always impressed.
Geoff Watts, Inspect and Adapt
I hired Roman to help implement Agile into our organisation having previously worked with him at Capital One. Roman provided a full range of training and consultation from Executive level through to technical performers and helped illustrate how Agile can really benefit companies such as TDX where flexibility and TTM are paramount. Would highly recommend him to any organisation large or small that is struggling with their delivery.
Martin Shaw, TDX Group
Roman is an expert on lean and agile methods. Romans teaching skills are great, his knowledge is deep and his dedication towards Product Owner makes him a perfect trainer who understands how to get the message to the students. I highly recommend Roman both as a Scrum trainer and as a Scrum/Lean consultant.
Stig Efsen, Trifork
Roman is an excellent trainer, a very engaging and likeable person, and has a wealth of real, hands-on experience that makes his training sessions enjoyable and informative. As a published author, practitioner and expert in the field, he was the obvious choice for training some of our consultants at Borland, and we chose him again when we wanted to train our second batch. I recommend him very highly to anyone who wants to train up their developers or consultants to be Certified ScrumMasters.
Jeremy Meyer, Borland
As a growing company that has worked with agile software development for some years, we still need to improve our development process and business practices. Roman Pichler has significantly helped us with this. Roman has a broad and deep knowledge of agile product management and Scrum, and a lot of experiences in applying the theory in the real world. He also has the ability to communicate his recommendations in a simple and pragmatic way. Consequently, we have been able to understand our challenges and how we can improve straight away.
Inge Corlin, Trollbeads
I found the contents of the product owner course just right. I am pleased that I have already worked as a Scrum Product Owner at my company as this course has answered many questions for me. Roman is a good teacher. He’s very approachable and has a good sense of humour.
Paul Blewett, Yell.com
I had the pleasure of being on one of Roman’s courses and found it to be very insightful. Roman has a deep understanding of his subject matter and one of the few people I’ve come across who understands the importance of some of the wider issues, for example, architecture in the overall process. The fact that Roman has several ‘real’ years experience was certainly evident.
Stuart Kerrigan, Ericsson
We completed a 12 month roadmap of work using Scrum/XP last year – big success, and I managed to apply a lot of the things learnt on Roman’s course directly.
Tim Gallagher, UBS Investment Bank
You can find more recommendations on Roman’s LinkedIn profile.