Product Owner

Can A PO Be A Development Team Member?

Hi, I have a question for the Scrum community. The Scrum guide specifies the role of a PO. However, it does not say anything about what the ideal background of a PO should be. After reading the guide, I understand that even a PM can be a PO if s/he has a proper mind-set and familiar with what a PO’s...

Wed 07 Sep 2016 11:15 AM

By Ross

Can There Be Multiple Product Owners F...

In certain cases, when the scope of development is large, the management is often forced to sustain multiple development teams. This scenario is very common in case of development companies undertaking outsourcing projects and activities, where disjoint or distributed teams carry out the development...

Thu 25 Aug 2016 11:15 AM

By Carlos

Differences in a Product Owner and Pro...

I am sure the topic must have been discussed before - I would like to know about the main differences between a Product Owner and a Product Manager's role. How are they different?

Fri 19 Aug 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

How do you measure the productivity of...

How do you measure the productivity of a product owner? On the basis of ROI delivered to the client?

Fri 12 Aug 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Multiple POs For Multiple Teams

Right now, I am preparing for my PSMI I and have a question regarding The Scrum Guide. Page 5 states "The Product Owner is one person, not a committee." and "The Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog." However, the Scrum implies that in...

Thu 04 Aug 2016 11:15 AM

By walidwal

PO is not collaborating with the devel...

I have a problem. The PO is not taking an active interest in Scrum activities and does not collaborate with the team. As a SM what options do I have?

Fri 29 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Product Owner Keeps Adding Items And W...

Hello, I am appointed as a Scrum Master in a software firm. I have an issue. The PO keeps on adding new items in the list and won’t delete them. As a consequence the size of the list is becoming unmanageable. Moreover, the PO is adamant about the deadlines – he says all items are important. What sh...

Mon 18 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

By Ross

Product Owner's Role In Scrum Same Or ...

Hi, I'm new to Scrum. I am searching for the exact difference between the role of a Project Manager in traditional development methodology and that of a Product Owner in Scrum. Both overlook the project and are responsible for it. Both manage people. Are both the roles fundamentally same? If no...

Tue 12 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

By BCS Test

What responsibilities can a product ow...

The PO often instructs/requests the DT to help him/her in prioritising the product backlog, and also write user stories from time to time (if required or necessary). This means the PO can delegate his/her work to the team. I would like to know what the PO cannot delegate to the team - which activiti...

Tue 05 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

What should a PO do while the DT works...

The PO plays a central role in Scrum. S/he is responsible for the project's outcome, therefore, s/he should be committed to the project. While the DT has to put in a fixed number of hours each day, what kind of working hours should a PO put in? What kind of work should a PO ideally do?

Tue 28 Jun 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

When is the DoD first applied? During sprint planning or daily scrum?

Hi, I have a question regarding the Definition of Done (DoD). I understand that the DoD is an ...

Wed 07 Sep 2016 11:15 AM

Does Scrum allow a 'backlog refinement meeting'?

Hello All, We work with a large product backlog and have to spend a lot of time in refining it. D...

Wed 07 Sep 2016 11:15 AM

Does the new version of Scrum guide make the development team responsible for grooming?

The new version the Scrum guide states: "Product Backlog refinement is the act of adding detail, es...

Thu 25 Aug 2016 11:15 AM