Can PO teams solve the PO problem?

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This talk was given by Maritza van den Heuvel and Sam Laing at the recent South African Scrum Gathering

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Can PO teams solve the PO problem?

  1. 1. Can PO Teams solve the PO Problem?<br />Maritza van den Heuvel<br />Sam Laing<br />
  2. 2. Who?<br />Maritza van den Heuvel<br />Product Owner<br />@maritzavdh<br />http://scrumfamily.wordpress.com<br />Samantha Laing<br />Scrum Master<br />@samlaing<br />http://www.inevitable.co.za<br />
  3. 3. What?<br />Product Owner Role<br />Scaling for Teams and Products<br />Single Product Owner = Problem?<br />PO Teams = Answer?<br />
  4. 4. How?<br />Types of PO Teams<br />Explore 3 Models<br />Team Dynamics<br />Group Reflection<br />Takeaways for You<br />
  5. 5. PO Problem<br />
  6. 6. The Product Owner<br />is responsible for a project’s success<br />conveys his or her vision to the team<br />prioritizes business value<br />engages with stakeholders<br />elaborates business requirements<br />engages with the Scrum Team <br />product backlog, stories, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint reviews, release plans, roadmaps, UAT, stakeholder workshops<br />… That’s a lot!<br />
  7. 7. SOME PROBLEMS<br />Availability and Engagement<br />Quality of Requirements/Backlog<br />Complex Skill Set <br />Quality of Decisions<br />Lack of Empowerment<br />
  8. 8. Single PO + Team (Backlog)<br />(Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile Blog)<br />
  9. 9. Many PO – Multiple Backlogs<br />
  10. 10. Many PO – Single Backlog<br />
  11. 11. Considerations<br />Organizational Structure<br />Existing Skill Sets<br />Product Owner Experience<br />Product Knowledge<br />Market Knowledge<br />Engagement Styles<br />Personal Preferences<br />Support and Teamification<br />Product Ownership<br />
  12. 12. Decision by Committee<br />
  13. 13. SOME ANSWERS<br />Available and Engaged - YES<br />Quality Requirements - YES<br />Prioritized Backlog - YES<br />Wider Range of Skills - YES<br />High Quality Decisions - ?<br />Empowered - ?<br />
  14. 14. Further Reading<br />The Product Owner Team (Cottmeyer)<br />Scaling the Product Owner Role<br />The CPO in Large PO Teams (Pilcher)<br />The Mythical Product Owner Role<br />
  15. 15. Thank You<br />Maritza van den Heuvel<br />Product Owner<br />@maritzavdh<br />http://scrumfamily.wordpress.com<br />Samantha Laing<br />Scrum Master<br />@samlaing<br />http://www.inevitable.co.za<br />

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