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Is the product owner on the Scrum team?
stick to Ken Schwaber’s terms: “Scrum Development Team” for the subset of the team that excludes the Product Owner, and “Scrum Team” for the dev team + Scrum Master + Product Owner. These are defined by _The Enterprise and Scrum_ (Schwaber 2007).
scrum  product_owner  scrum_roles  product_owner_as_member_of_scrum_team 
september 2015 by microcline
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
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
Disempowered Product Owner
On delegating sufficient authority to empower a product owner and on that product owner exercising responsibility directly rather than being proxied by a business analyst.
product_owner 
august 2015 by microcline
Summary of Agile Product Management with Scrum chapter 4 on release planning
Release planning: the team should do it. The product owner should drive it.
Mostly focused on the next release.
Which should be soon. With less scope and more quality.
And then you should plan and execute a release soon after that.
release_planning  scrum  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 summarized
Summary of Roman Pichler's book Agile Product Management with Scrum.

The product owner is responsible for the business value of the work of the Scrum team, and has corresponding authority over the product backlog and the product. The product owner says what needs doing, not how to do it, or how much it will take. This is a full time job.
product_owner  scrum 
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
Two Common Ways to Staff the Product Owner Role
Option 1: Customer plays the Product Owner role.
Option 2: A Customer Proxy fills the Product Owner role.
product_owner  product_management  scrum 
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
The Scrum Title "Product Owner" must die!
Argument is:

Scrum got it wrong: Product Owner role is way too big, with both tactical and strategic responsibilities. Instead, have a Backlog Manager, maybe called a "Technical Project Manager", responsible only for ongoing backlog prioritization and the necessary interaction with the development team to allow progress on the backlog aligned with needs of the business.

Everything else, from ROI to budgets to roadmap to vision, are all irrelevant, and are not necessary for the Backlog Manager role.
scrum  product_owner  product_management  product_backlog_manager 
august 2015 by microcline
The Scrum Product Owner as Backlog Manager
Instead of Product Owner, separate Product Manager and Backlog Manager, for ISV software after initial release. For custom software and ISV software pre-release, go with single Product Owner ala Scrum orthodoxy.

Term "Backlog Manager" to describe what elsewhere has been called "small product owner".

"For custom software vendors developing the first (or subsequent) versions of a product, there really is a single “Product Owner” that fits with Scrum orthodoxy. There is no “Product Manager” in this scenario representing a market of customers. This “Product Owner” is a representative of the single customer."

"For ISVs developing later releases of an off the shelf product, the backlog management responsibilities can be split from P&L / business responsibilities. The boundaries are set, and a “backlog manager” or “technical product manager” can work with the Product Manager to understand the goals of the next release and execute, while the product manager coordinates sales, channels, support, and other arms of the company. That backlog manager is most commonly known as a “Product Owner.”"
product_management  product_owner  scrum  product_backlog_manager 
august 2015 by microcline
Separating Product Owner and Product Manager roles and mapping their duties
Pursuing the "small product owner" model, a decomposition of duties between the Product Manager and the Product Owner.
scrum  product_owner  product_backlog_manager 
august 2015 by microcline
The Product Owner Role at a Glance
concise overview of what it means to be Product Owner.

"I find it a mistake to primarily view the product owner as a product backlog manager and user story writer."
product_owner  agile  scrum 
february 2015 by microcline
Scrum Product Owner
Product Owner succinctly summarized.
product_owner  scrum  agile 
february 2015 by microcline
ThisAgileLife Ep 56 – Talking Out of Both Ends (Product Ownership)
1h podcast episode on Product Ownership.

Product owner as Steve Jobs? Or as Story sorter? Shields team?
Some annoying contempt for the Product Owner role in here.
scrum  agile  product_owner 
january 2015 by microcline
A few Product Owner questions and answers
On taking the Product Owner role seriously enough.
scrum  product_owner 
january 2015 by microcline

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