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 establishing 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
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.
Read more of Roman's recommendations on his LinkedIn page
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 uses 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.