In Scrum, the product owner represents the users or customers of a product or system. Product owners ensure that the right product is being built in the right order. To learn more about the product owner role, select one of these items.
The product owner role and responsibilities are outlined in this section of the Scrum Roles agile primer from Mike Cohn. Discover who typically fills the product owner role and how product owners use the product backlog.
Becoming an Effective Product Owner
Agile product owners know how to identify and meet user needs. Watch this presentation from Mike Cohn and see how to capture requirements with user stories, write tests to express conditions of satisfaction, and prioritize features.
Incorporating Learning and Expected Cost of Change
Scrum product owners learn 3 guidelines to help balance competing features in this presentation from agile expert Mike Cohn. Discover how cost of change, useful knowledge, and working software influence prioritization on agile projects.
The Fallacy of “One Throat to Choke”
On agile projects, is it possible to pinpoint who is responsible for a product's success or failure? Mike Cohn shares his thoughts on how the agile team mentality contradicts this idea.
Can a Product Owner Dictate the Architecture?
In general, a Scrum product owner's job is to specify what to build, not how to build it. Read this blog from Mike Cohn to understand when and why it is OK for agile product owners to make some architectural decisions.
The Product Owner in a Sprint Retrospective
Is your agile team excluding the Scrum product owner from your sprint retrospectives? Check out this blog from agile expert Mike Cohn to discover why this is a really bad idea.
Want Better Software? Just Ask
This article presents very specific advice on seven things a product owner or customer can do to get better software from his or her development team.
When Action Leads to the Wrong Result
Putting action off even further could reveal even more information, and more information could indicate a different course of action.