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What It Takes To Be a Product Owner - Pratap Kumble - Scrum Bangalore 19th Meetup

What It Takes To Be a Product Owner - Pratap Kumble - Scrum Bangalore 19th Meetup - March 25, 2017 - at Prowareness

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What It Takes To Be a Product Owner - Pratap Kumble - Scrum Bangalore 19th Meetup

  1. 1. What it takes to be a Product Owner P R A T A P K U M B L E – P R O D U C T O W N E R @ P R O W A R E N E S S
  2. 2. Who or what is a Product Owner The scrum guide says “The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team.” Mike Cohn defines “The Scrum product owner is typically a project's key stakeholder. Part of the product owner responsibilities is to have a vision of what he or she wishes to build, and convey that vision to the scrum team.”
  3. 3. Product Vision Ability to Execute Leadership What a Product Owner should have
  4. 4. Product Vision  Instinct • Identifying and finding the right signals & opportunities • Market research  User Empathy • Are we solving the right problem. • Asking the right questions and understand the “Why” behind the need.  Prioritization • Should we build the right thing, build the thing right, build it fast. • Say no to everything that is not critical or which does not add value
  5. 5. Ability to Execute  Principles (Lean, Agile)  Practices (Scrum, Kanban, XP)  Tools (Flow diagrams, wireframes, trackers)  Metrics
  6. 6. Leadership  Communication • Interact and engage with different teams and with Stakeholders. • Understand their needs.  Negotiation – Product owners influence/lead without authority.  Team Empathy
  7. 7. Anti Patterns – Types of POs  The no power/half PO/Proxy PO - Let me ask my boss  Too busy PO - Come back Later or tomorrow  Far Away PO  PO by committee
  8. 8. What a great product owner should have  Empowered – Can make decisions on their own  Knowledge – Know the Domain  Time – Time for the users/customers, dev teams, other teams
  9. 9. Tips on becoming a better product owner!  Resonate your product vision  Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Develop your weaker areas.  Earn the authority  Seek coaching  Use the right tools to get the job done  Help your stakeholders and teams to achieve a common agreement on what is valuable  BE PASSIONATE
  10. 10. Thank You!! Any questions?