How to Succeed with the Product Owner role

The product owner role is one of the most underestimated and misunderstood jobs on a Scrum team. 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.

Summary

The product owner role is one of the most underestimated and misunderstood jobs on a Scrum team. 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. In this session, Mitch Lacey demystifies the product owner role, explaining the primary responsibilities and providing down–to–earth advice on choosing the right person for the role. He then delves deep into several key product owner tasks, including creating and prioritizing a large product backlog, managing stakeholders, and working with the team to get the highest productivity possible.

Product owners who succeed do so with a unique combination of political savvy, disciplined organization, and multi–focal vision. Come to this session and obtain the crucial tools you need to get the job done.

Recorded

Recorded at Norweigian Developers Conference (NDC), June 2011, Oslo, Norway