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.
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
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
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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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