The Scrum Guide states that the Product Owner "is responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team." This definition opens a Pandora's Box of potential roles and responsibilities including Product Management, Project Management, Business Analysis, System Architecture, Technical Writing, and User Experience Design among others.
Additionally, a Product Owner is expected to engage frequently with the Scrum Team, help lead Sprint Reviews, maintain the Product Backlog, and thoroughly review/test the finished product. How is one person expected to be effective amidst such overwhelming responsibility? In this interactive session we will examine the Product Owner role more closely, discuss common pain points, and hopefully leave you with useful ideas for improving Product Ownership in your organization.