ProductTank Melbourne: Roman Pichler – Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders


Roman Pichler needs little introduction as author of ‘Strategize’, and ‘Agile Product Management with Scrum’ and most recently ‘How to Lead in Product Management’. He writes a popular blog for product professionals, hosts his own product management podcast, and offers a range of free product management tools.

Roman will be discussing one of the most challenging aspects of being a product person, difficult stakeholders!

=== Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders: Tips for Product People ===

Leading stakeholders and development teams is notoriously challenging for us product people: We lack the power to tell the individuals what to do, but we need their support to progress the product. To make things worse, stakeholders come from different departments and often have different perspectives and interests, which leads to disagreements and conflicts. This talk shares my tips for dealing with difficult stakeholders, constructively resolving conflict, and creating value together.

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