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. Roman has a long track record in helping companies apply agile product management practices successfully and in helping businesses establish an effective product management function. He 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 on product ownership.
About Roman Pichler
Director, Compliance Programme Operations
Roman has tremendous knowledge of product strategy and management and recently delivered a highly engaging and interactive product strategy workshop for us to a group that comes from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. He was able to get us all on the same page and provide us with some extremely practical tools and tactics for driving our product strategy forward.
Product Director at notonthehighstreet.com
Roman delivered an excellent training day for us. He brings a simplified clarity to ideas on Product Management which belies the depth of thought and power behind them. His goal orientated model has changed the way our team approach our planning, and we can see some of the principles being adopted by other teams too.
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.
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My goal is to help you create successful products, products that create real value for the customers and for your business. I carefully listen to the needs of my clients and I don’t sell a specific framework, method or tool. Instead I recommend the product management practices that are right for you. Andrew Briggs, product owner at Capital One says:
“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. On a personal level he’s a great guy to work with.”
2015 Publication of a new book in autumn planned.
2011 Offered first free product management tool.
2010 Published the book Agile Product Management with Scrum.
2006 Founded Pichler Consulting Limited and started to work with a wide range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Teaching and mentoring product managers and product owners, and helping companies establish an effective product management function.
2005 Development manager at Siemens; more Scrum and product owner training and coaching.
2004 First Scrum project and product owner training. Introduced Scrum at Siemens to create a new telco software product.
2001 First product management coaching: Helped introduce agile practices at a Siemens Healthcare group as part of a new product development effort; worked with the product management team to help the individuals embrace agile practices.
2000 Joined Siemens Corporate Technology tasked with helping Siemens business groups create innovative products.
1998-2000 Analyst/programmer at Intel; worked on a software product for Intel’s distributor business and a supply-line management application. Wrote my first use cases and started to work with agile practices.
1996-1997 Developer at a Focus Online, at the time a web startup and wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann.
You can find more information about Roman’s background on his LinkedIn profile.