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

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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.” http://www.scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html 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.” https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/agile/scrum/roles/product-owner
  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?

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