Product Leadership

Become an Inspiring Product Leader & Successfully Lead Stakeholders and Agile Dev Teams

Being a successful product manager and product owner requires strong leadership: You have to direct and guide the stakeholders and development team without having the authority to tell people what to do. This requires the ability to build trustful connections with individuals, to skilfully deal with difficult people, and to achieve strong support for your decisions. Attending this workshop will increase your leadership skills, show you how to lead the stakeholders and the development team, and help you become an inspiring product leader.

Roman teaches his courses as instructor-led workshops with a mix of lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises. This includes his online classes, which are live, interactive, and engaging. They cover the same content and use the same exercises as their classroom counterparts. You can find more information about Roman’s online training including testimonials on the online training page.

Upcoming Classes

November 9, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

November 10, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

November 11, 2020 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Online , in English, Time zone: GMT / UTC (GMT+0)

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Agenda

Cultivate Empathy, Build Trust, and Increase Your Influence

Learn how to influence people and encourage change

Understand why empathy is a key leadership quality

Strengthen the trust people have in your and improve the connections with key stakeholders

Choose the Right Leadership Style

Understand your leadership preferences and learn how to select the most appropriate leadership style

Increase your empowerment and authority

Avoid the mistakes of being a product dictator and feature broker

Align and Guide People through Shared Goals

Create alignment, autonomy, and innovation

Choose the right cascading product goals to align and guide people

Get the division of power between line management and product management right

Secure Strong Support for Your Decisions

Choose the right decision rule and get strong buy-in to important product decisions

Understand how successful collaborative decision-making works

Learn when and how to negotiate

Deal with Difficult Stakeholders and Resolve Conflicts

Understand your default conflict strategies

Learn to successfully resolve conflict with Non-violent Communication (NVC)

Improve your ability to deal with difficult stakeholders and dev team members

Succeed in Having Difficult Conversations

Strengthen your capacity to effectively listen

Learn to understand people’s underlying needs and interests

Improve your speaking habits and maximise the chances that your message will be received even when having a difficult conversation

Lead Agile Teams in the Right Way

Provide the right leadership to cross-functional, self-organising teams

Effectively collaborate with the development team and Scrum Master / agile coach

Lead Yourself to Become a Better Product Leader

Learn to embrace a growth mindset

Improve your time management and learn to say no and to delegate more

Strengthen your awareness and become more mindful and successfully balance the needs of the stakeholders and dev team members and your own needs

Reviews

An inspiring course that allowed me to think more strategically on how to lead teams in a large and complex organisation. I am taking away some great techniques to try out.

− Mark Sheldon, Product Manager, Digital Cabinet Office

I’ve learnt new techniques for defining shared goals and making effective decisions. The exercises were very useful and engaging. Thank you!

− Elizabeth Coles, Head of Product, Win Technologies

This course was really great. I’ve taken some product and leadership training courses but I still learned a lot and got plenty out of Roman’s course. Lots of value!

− David Haynes, Digital Product Manager, Beer Hawk

Details

Audience

Product managers, product owners, product executives, and others in charge of digital products or product teams. Please note that this course teaches leadership and people skills. It assumes that you already have an understanding of important product management concepts and techniques, and that you are familiar with an agile framework like Scrum.

Format and Class Size

The training course is taught as an instructor-led workshop with an appropriate mix of lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises. The training materials are developed by Roman and are exclusively used by him. We aim to limit the number of attendees to 20 for classroom-based trainings and to 15 for online trainings.

Prep Work

Please read the chapter and the articles below. This will set you up for a good learning experience.

To participate in an online leadership class, you will need a computer with a webcam and a microphone, preferably a device with a large enough screen, like a laptop or tablet, as well as a stable Internet connection. Please familiarise yourself with the tools we will be using, Zoom and Trello, prior to the training course. You will have to be able to join a Zoom meeting, use the chat feature, and mute and unmute yourself. You will have to be able to add cards to a Trello board, adjust them, and move them between columns.

Payment

You can pay by credit card or by invoice. If you have any questions, please contact training@romanpichler.com.

Discount

We offer a 50% discount on the regular price to charities and early stage startups, or if you are currently unemployed or having financial difficulties. Please contact training@romanpichler.com.


Is this course right for you?

This course is aimed at product managers, product owners, product executives, and others in charge of digital products or product teams. It assumes that you already have an understanding of key product management concepts and techniques.

If you are not sure if the course is right for you, take Roman’s Product Management Test or contact him.