in Scrum for Beginners

Product Owner

  • One of the three scrum roles, the most demanding one.
  • Works on a shared vision
  • Collects requirements
  • Orders (prioritizes) the Product Backlog based on business value
  • Must be available to the team to answer questions or queries that team might have
  • Must respect the team’s ability to create its own plan of action
  • Forbidden to give the team more work in the middle of the sprint
  • Accepts the software at the end of each sprint
  • Manages the release plan
  • Acts as the Project CEO – Responsible for the project success, faces the music in case of project burns or crashes