Category Archives: Product Owner

Individuals & Interactions…

This if the first of the 4 value statements from the Agile Manifesto.

"Individuals and interactions over processes and tools"

With each of the 4 values the original authors emphasise that they value both sides, but they value the values on the left more. So what does that mean in the real word?

Processes and Tools

We all...

A Product Owner without the power :-(

I spoke to an organisation recently that was having trouble with a lack of clarity on backlog items. When I asked how their Product Owner (PO) dealt with that, I was told that he was only allowed to make decisions on two out of five modules of the system. The remaining modules were the...

Building Bridges with the Customer

The Scrum Guide defines the role of the product owner as “responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scrum Teams, and individuals.”So this is very much open to interpreation. Personally I see a vital part of the...

Sprint Goals

When I first arrive in an organisation, whether it's to be a Scrum Master, a Product Owner or an Agile Coach, one of the questions I ask is what is your current Sprint's Goal?I often get a slightly confused look, then a stumbled answer along the lines of "to deliver what we agreed on in...