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 and who work in an agile environment.

Roman teaches his courses as instructor-led workshops with a mix of lectures, discussions, hands-on exercises, and plenty of Q&A so that you can get your questions answered by him. You can find out more about Roman’s online training by visiting the Training FAQs.

Upcoming Classes

March 8, 2022 13:00 - 18:00

March 9, 2022 13:00 - 18:00

March 10, 2022 13:00 - 17:30

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

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Ticket price: £1,100-£1,250 (plus VAT)

July 5, 2022 13:00 - 18:00

July 6, 2022 13:00 - 18:00

July 7, 2022 13:00 - 17:30

Online , Time zone: BST (GMT+1)

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Ticket price: £1,100-£1,250 (plus VAT)

Agenda

Strengthen Your Empowerment, 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.

Increase your empowerment and authority.

Avoid the mistakes of being a product dictator and feature broker.

Set the Right Goals to Effectively Align Stakeholders and Dev Teams

Align the stakeholders and dev teams by setting the right goals and outcomes: visionary, strategic, and tactical goals.

Understand how OKRs can be effectively used in product management.

Track goals and hold people accountable.

Make the Right Decisions and Secure Strong Support from the Stakeholders

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.

Successfully Deal with 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.

Learn how to effectively say no.

Lead Product and Dev 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.

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

Be clear on the path to becoming the head of product including the qualities and and skills you need to succeed in the role.

Lead Yourself

Learn how to practice sustainable pace, avoid being overworked, and allocate enough time for important but non-urgent work.

Leverage failures and setbacks; embrace a growth mindset to develop and grow.

Make time for regular reflection and improve your mental wellbeing.

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

Prep Work

The following materials will help you prepare for the course:


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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.