Product Leadership

Learn how to succeed in leading the stakeholders and agile 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. This course is ideally suited for practicing product professionals who want to strengthen their people and leadership skills and become inspiring, inclusive product leaders.

Roman teaches this courses as an instructor-led workshop with a mix of lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises. This also applies to his online leadership course, which is live, interactive, and engaging. It covers the same content and uses the same exercises as its classroom counterpart. Please visit the online training page to find out more about Roman’s online training approach.

Upcoming Classes

November 9, 2020 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November 10, 2020 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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

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To join the waiting list, please contact training@romanpichler.com

March 2, 2021 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

March 3, 2021 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

March 4, 2021 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Align and Guide People through Shared Goals

Create alignment, foster autonomy, and enable innovation

Choose the right cascading product goals to align and guide people: visionary, strategic, tactical

Get the collaboration 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

Manage Challenging Stakeholders 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

Learn to understand people’s underlying needs and interests

Ensure that your message will be received by improving your speaking habits

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 / agile coach

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

Improve the Capacity to Lead Yourself

Embrace a growth mindset

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

Strengthen your awareness and successfully balance the stakeholder and dev team needs and your own ones

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

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 class size to 15 attendees for online courses and to 20 participants for classroom-based ones.

Prep Work

Please read the documents 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 training@romanpichler.com.

Discounts

We offer a 20% group discount when more than three people from the same company attend. And 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 to request a discount.


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.

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