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Heresy Against the Church of Agile Software Development
"I know that many Product Management bloggers believe that this problem is solved if you separate the market / customer-facing Product Manager role from the development-facing Product Owner. However, I remain unconvinced. How can the Product Owner gain the perspective to make the best product decisions without regular customer contact? "
product_management  scrum  agile  big_product_owner  product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Scrum, Inc. on the product owner role
"The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing return on investment (ROI) by identifying product features, translating these into a prioritized list (Product Backlog) deciding which should be at the top of the list for the next Sprint, and continually re-prioritizing and refining the list (Refining the Backlog). The Product Owner is responsible for the product vision, the business plan, and the revenue or cost savings generated by the business plan. This person spends half of their time working with customers and stakeholders and the other half working with the Team implementing the Product Backlog."
product_owner  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Product Manager vs Product Owner
"a single product owner who shares product manager responsibilities is the best choice in all quadrants except for a mature commercial product."

"The Product Manager should team with a product owner on mature mass-market products"
big_product_owner  product_backlog_manager 
august 2015 by microcline
Diagram of Scrum product manager and Scrum master roles
Diagram showing which parts of traditional product manager and project manager roles fold into Scrum product owner and Scrum master roles (and what aspects of people telling other people what to do ideally just go away).
agile  scrum  product_owner  scrum_master  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
The product manager is the product owner
"The reasoning is simple for dividing product leadership, but we think it’s all wrong. At the end of the day, there should be one product champion driving the business forward."
product_owner  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Product Manager vs. Product Owner
"All too often I run into companies that have ... two different people covering the product role.

Usually the way they split it is they have one person responsible for interacting with customers and stakeholders (which they often call the product manager), and another to interact with the development team and manage the backlog (which they usually call the [small] product owner [or product backlog manager]).

...

As appealing as this strategy may sound, ... this approach typically yields very weak product and little innovation."
product_owner  product_manager  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Splitting the product manager and product owner roles
"When companies achieve a meaningful level of customer success and the engineering team is larger than about 20 — many companies split the product role. They decide to invest in a market-focused product manager who is externally focused and works on the long term vision, and an internally focused product owner who supports the engineering team and manages the software development details."
agile  product_owner  big_product_owner  product_backlog_manager 
august 2015 by microcline
The product manager is the product owner
The intersection of customer insight and technology leads to innovation breakthroughs. And for this to happen, you need a product manager who speaks customer and engineering.

Splitting the product manager in half does not help the people in the split role or the organization. It destroys both.

With humility, hard work, and teamwork product managers can own their entire product and lead with conviction. And when they are given the authority to do so and held accountable, everyone wins.
product_owner  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Product owner responsibilities
Responsibilities of the product owner role:

"The product owner is the person who owns the product on behalf of the company."

Responsible for the success of the product.
scrum  product_owner  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Product Owner = Product Manager + x
An agile product owner is a product manager plus "additional strategic duties including envisioning the product and managing the product roadmap as well as further tactical ones, such as collaborating with the development team throughout the development effort, writing user stories, carrying out release planning, and managing stakeholders."

With a reminder to execute the product owner role collaboratively and involving the Scrum team.
scrum  product_owner  product_management  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Agile Product Management with Scrum : Preface : Summarized
Summary of preface to Roman Pichler's Agile Product Management with Scrum.
scrum  product_owner  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Agile Product Management with Scrum : Chapter 1 : Summarized : Understanding the Product Owner role
My own blog post in which I summarize chapter 1 of Roman Pichler's Agile Product Management with Scrum, on understanding the product owner role.
scrum  product_owner  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Avoiding Common Product Owner Mistakes
1. The Underpowered Product Owner
2. The Overworked Product Owner
3. The Partial Product Owner (aka small product owner?)
4. The Distant Product Owner
5. The Proxy Product Owner
6. The Product Owner Committee
scrum  product_owner  product_management  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
The Highlander Principle
There can only be one product owner for any given Scrum team.

"put one person in charge of the product; the individual leads the product development and owns the product on behalf of the company."
scrum  product_owner  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
The Product Ownership Test
One truly owns a product if they have the right to say no.
product_management  product_owner  scrum  big_product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline

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