ABOUT GREG

Greg Prickril is a software product management consultant, coach and trainer specializing in the intersection of software product management with disciplines such as Scrum, Lean and Design Thinking. In a career spanning over 15 yearsGreg has delivered multiple releases of enterprise software products on three continents at 3 of the 4 largest software companies in the world.

Greg has been a guest speaker to MBA students at the University of Mannheim and the Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University.

He is a US citizen living in Heidelberg, Germany, and is available worldwide.

Greg believes that product management should execute corporate strategy at the product/solution level. His passion is helping organizations realize the benefit of the product management discipline. Whether assessing product management organizational maturity, helping organizations ship great products or providing training end workshops, Greg is dedicated to generating business results for his clients.

I also curate SPM Resources,  a site full of great resources for people interested in software product management, 

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CONSULTING

Whether helping you with current product releases, discovering new products and solutions or helping improve the maturity of your current product management organization, Greg has the experience and insight to help improve the business performance of organizations from start-ups to multinationals.

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT

Greg can perform an assessment of your current product management or product development organization, identifying strengths and weaknesses and establishing a baseline by which to measure improvement efforts. Read more.

AGILE/LEAN

Greg has helped product development organizations of all sizes understand, implement and optimize Agile development with a Lean perspective. Understanding the intersection of traditional product management and product ownership can help ensure a smooth transition to Scrum.

PRODUCT DISCOVERY

Efforts to identify new product or solution opportunities for your organization can often benefit from an outside, highly experienced perspective. Greg can share methods and practices that help ensure you identify the most compelling products and services in the shortest time possible, maximizing your chances for success.

MANAGING EXISTING PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

Greg can provide product management leadership for your existing products and solutions, helping you fill temporary staffing gaps or ... special projects. Having shipped products at 3 of the 4 largest software companies in the world, Greg's experience and focus can ensure short-term success while helping establish practices that will benefit the team.

For more information, please contact us.

Network

Greg's international network of experts in a variety of fields can help you with almost any aspect of product development, including:

  • Development and Operations (Devops)
  • User Experience and Graphical Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Research performance management

Domain Expertise

Greg has experience in a wide variety of domains, including:

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart City
  • Business Process Management
  • Collaboration
  • ERP Integration

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Learn product management from  global expert, Greg Prickril!

I offer training for all levels of product management experience, from those beginning to take a interest in the discipline to professionals with years of experience. Scheduled courses are available to the public or can be given on-site for your company or organization (and customized accordingly).

ANNOUNCING ONLINE SOFTWARE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TRAINING. SEE DETAILS HERE.

Upcoming Product Management Trainings and workshops

2017 Foundation-level Software Product Management

 

ABOUT THE COURSES

FOUNDATION-LEVEL SOFTWARE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

See what people are saying about my Foundation-level Software Product Management Course

"Greg’s foundation-level product management course was exactly what I was looking for as I stepped into product management: an experience based understanding of what the "real-world" product manager is expected to do, the challenges in the big product companies and best practices for addressing them." Aastha Vij, Software Product Manager, AGT International

     Course Schedule

Whether you're considering a career in product management or have years of experience, this course will give you the knowledge and insight you need to deliver immediate business impact as a product manager.. Based on the ISPMA syllabus, this 3-day course provides a strong, broad conceptual framework enhanced with real life experience from a global expert, covering the latest trends trends in product development. Students have the option of taking an exam at the end of the course to become ISPMA Certified Product Managers.

click here to see what people are saying about the course.

EXCELLENCE-LEVEL SOFTWARE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

Advanced Level Product Management courses are designed for product managers with years of experience and cover topics such as product strategy and product planning from a strategic perspective. Contact us for more details.

SOFTWARE STRATEGY FUNDAMENTALS FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

This course is designed to give engineering professionals such as developers, architects and development leadership insight into the strategic business aspects of developing and selling software products.

Please contact us for more information.

CUSTOM WORKSHOPS

Greg can develop training or workshops on virtually any aspect of product management, including:

  • Lean/Agile Product Management
  • Product Management for Development Professionals
  • The Strategic Implications of Product Management
  • Product Management and Design Thinking
  • Product Management Engagement with Research

For more information, please contact us.

NEWInternet of Things Learning Series

I'm thrilled to introduce the first courses in a new learning series on the Internet of Things (IoT). These courses cut through the hype surrounding the IoT, delivering the most critical information regarding business opportunities and technology challenges, primarily for professionals involved in software development.

THE BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS

This course provides virtually anyone involved in the tech industry with the essential information they need to understand the Internet of Things from both business and technology perspectives. Real-world use cases are used to dissect the most compelling IoT business opportunities now and in the future and to delve into related technologies and trends.

Please click on the dates for course details. To register, please contact us.

November 11th-12th, 2015 - Heidelberg, Germany  Click here for the course brochure

SOFTWARE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS

The IoT is one of today's most disruptive technology trends. Are you prepared to assess it's potential impact on your product, your company and your career? This course provides software product managers and others involved directly in the development of software solutions an opportunity to jump-start their understanding of both the business and technical implications of the IoT. I spent a large part of my career working directly with integration technologies and the internet of things. I'm excited about the opportunity to pass along my knowledge and experience to you!

Please click on the dates for course details. To register, please contact us.

January 28th-29th, 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany  Click here for the course brochure

PROFESSIONAL COACHING

Providing your product managers an experienced coach is one of the most effective methods of improving performance. Greg can coach individuals or teams of product managers on-premise or remotely, sharing knowledge and best practices based on over 15 years of experience with a multitude of organizations all over the world. Coaching can provide important continuity for attendees of product management training, helping optimize the decision making of product managers at all levels of experience.

Coaching can help product managers:

  • Establish their authority on the product development team
  • Prepare for presentations to customers, executive leadership or events like trade shows
  • Prioritize investments based on business value
  • Improve their understanding of key product development concepts and activities
  • Better handle organizational conflict

Coaching can be done in person if practical, by phone or online meeting software. Special rates are available for multiple coaching sessions. For further details, please contact us.