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Product Owner

Product Owner is a specific role in the Agile teams using Scrum methodology.

They are accountable for maximizing the value of the product for the users. The Product Owner is also accountable for effective Product Backlog management.

This role means being the link between the client/business and a project team, composed, in parts, of Designers and Developers. This is why it is a plus if the Product Owner understands both the Design Thinking methodology and the technical constraints of building a product.

Role responsibilities include

  • Developing and explicitly communicating the Product Goal, Roadmap, Vision and ROI
  • Creating and clearly communicating Product Backlog items, mainly using User Stories for a user-centric approach from the team
  • Ordering and prioritizing Product Backlog items;
  • Ensuring that the Product Backlog is transparent, visible and understood.
  • Defines Iterations and Stories
  • Anticipating client needs
  • Evaluating product progress at each iteration

Also known as

PO

Scrum Product Owner

This role is good for Someone who

Has background knowledge in Management, Business, Design.This is someone who has good communication, collaboration and empathy skills to deal with users and stakeholders, and project management skills to plan product roadmap and backlog.

To succeed in this role, one must :

  • Discover those latent needs that your customer or user hasn't even imagined
  • Think about what will transform that story into a product feature that — you guessed it — delights the user
  • Delegate and build a team that will help you
  • Have the courage and the capability to engage when things get difficult