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[31 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Kill All the Product Owners | ]

By now, we are all comfortable with the orthodoxy: the product owner discerns the needs of the customer and feeds them to developers in the form a prioritized backlog. Developers pull work from that backlog, always confident that they’re working on the highest-priority feature at the moment, and never having to worry about how those priorities are allocated. This system is simple, efficient, and has helped many teams function better than they used to. It’s also time for the system to die.

[17 May 2013 | Comments Off on What Makes a Good Product Owner? | ]

This short video discusses what makes a good Product Owner in a Scrum Agile team, how to engage your Product Owner and some pitfalls that can come with the role.

[18 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Scrum Product Owner Checklist | ]

Hans Brattberg proposes a Scrum product owner checklist. It is a PDF file that presents on one page a mindmap listing all the Scrum product owner requirements, skills and activities.

[20 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Product Owner from Good to Great | ]

A good product owner is probably the most important role in any Scrum project but for some reason they are exceedingly rare. Without one the development team is without direction and lost in a vast ocean of possibilities. Why is it that being a good product owner is difficult? What is expected and how do you become a good product owner.

[8 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Product Backlog Template Spreadsheet | ]

In this blog post, Borig Gloger presents an Excel spreadsheet that he has created to support Product Owners. This spreadsheet contains a very simple Product Backlog template. You can list your user stories with priority and their number of story point. The spreadsheet then helps you to calculate the amount of story points per Scrum sprint and produce a suitable Burn Down Chart.

[24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on The Scrum Product Owner | ]

This video explains the responsibilities of a Scrum Product Owner. It discusses how the Scrum Product owners are in charge of creating product visions, release plans, sprint plans, stories, and approving the results of the sprint.

[9 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Is the Product Owners Owning His Product? | ]

This blog post tries to answer the following questions: Does a Product Owner indeed own his product? What are the duties of a Product Owner? Who is the Product Owner? What qualities should a Product Owner possess? Starting from the description in the Scrum Guide, the blog provides interesting material to understand the high level requirements of the Product Owner role, how it impacts others and the qualities needed for it.

[22 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Agile Product Portfolio Management | ]

If you are the Product Owner in a company adopting Agile, you might not find a lot of help in standard Agile texts related to the organization of a product pipeline and the associated resource planning. This video provides guidance in a lightweight Agile style for product portfolio management and will help you to avoid the Big Project Plans Up Front mentality that you may be fighting against.

[31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Succeeding with the Scrum Product Owner Role | ]

In a Scrum team, the product owner is one of the most underestimated and misunderstood role. A good product owner must be able to juggle business needs, stakeholder demands, and team capacity realities, all in the pursuit of an end product that is on time, on budget, and on target.

[7 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on The Product Owner Role | ]

Rini van Solingen met with Roman Pichler, author of the famous Scrum product owner book, to discuss development in the product owner concept and why it is so hard to be a product owner.