Product Leadership

Successfully lead stakeholders, product management teams, and dev teams

Being a successful product manager and Scrum product owner requires strong leadership: You have to direct and guide the stakeholders and development teams without having the authority to tell people what to do. This requires the ability to build trustful connections, to secure strong support for your decisions, and to skilfully deal with difficult people.

Attending this workshop will increase your leadership skills. It will teach you how to align the stakeholders and guide the development team, both in the office and in a remote setting, and it will enable you to become an inspiring, inclusive product leader. It is ideally suited for product professionals who want to move into a product leadership position and lead a group of product people.

Roman teaches his courses as instructor-led workshops with a mix of lectures, discussions, hands-on exercises, and plenty of Q&A. You can find more information about Roman’s online training approach by visiting the Training FAQs.

Upcoming Classes

November 9, 2021 13:00 - 18:00

November 10, 2021 13:00 - 18:00

November 11, 2021 13:00 - 17:30

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

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Agenda

Increase Your Influence and Build Trust

Learn how to influence people, strengthen your authority, and encourage change, in the office and when working remotely

Understand how to cultivate empathy and leverage it as a leadership quality

Increase the trust people have in you and deepen the connections with important stakeholders

Build a stakeholder community

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

Set the Right Goals

Align the stakeholders and dev teams by choosing the right goals

Understand how OKRs can be effectively used in product management

Track goals and hold people accountable

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

Manage Challenging People and Resolve Conflict

Understand your default conflict strategies

Learn to 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

Understand people’s underlying needs and interests

Offer helpful feedback and address issues effectively

Lead Agile Teams in the Right Way

Provide the right leadership to cross-functional, self-organising teams even when working with remote development teams

Empower the team to own the product details / solution

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

Learn how to effectively support and guide the team and cope with the lack of an effective Scrum Master

Successfully Take on a Product Leadership Position

How to lead a group of product people without being their boss: right roles and responsibilities, right division of labour

The path to becoming the head of product including the knowledge and skills you need to succeed

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

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

Great workshop, enjoyable delivery, great learnings.

− Nick Falkowski, Product Lead at Bionic

Great course, thorough, and meaningful!

− John Myatt, Lead Product Owner at PRS for Music

Details

Payment by Invoice

You can pay by invoice if payment by credit card and PayPal is not an option for you. Please note that we may have to add a small surcharge for payments by invoice, as these significantly increase our overhead. Please contact us if you want to pay by invoice or if you have any payment related questions or concerns.

Prep Work

The following materials will help you prepare for the course:

More Information

For more information including discounts, class format and size, cancellation policy, please visit the Training FAQs.


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 product management concepts and techniques and that you are familiar with an agile framework like Scrum. If you are not sure if the course is right for you, then please contact Roman.