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The Product Owner Dilemma

23 June 2014

Doug Shimp
3Back, Scrum Management Consulting & Training

Struggling to find some solid footing as a product owner? The PO role means balancing the push and pull of product management. That's not easy. Building the right product at the right time is fundamental to your success as PO.


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Vik Singh, CSP,CSM, 6/24/2014 4:49:33 PM
Very precise visual presentation of PO role.
So critical for PO to interact, observe and capture feedback from end user/consumers in 'outward' world and and provide/apply that feedback to 'Inward' product development so that 'delivered product' can align as closely as possible with 'outward' world expectations.
Deepak Joshi, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 10/14/2014 7:21:21 AM
Nice self-explanatory diagram.

I suddenly smiled when I read the word ‘Dilemma’. This is very true picture of Product owner’s role. To make balance between inward and outward forces is really a tough job.
What a dilemma, sometimes to explain the detailed vision of product features to development team and sometime when the stakeholders insist to see some tangible shippable product during the initial iterations and team had worked on high priority intangible stories. And yes, overcoming these problems makes a Product owner...a successful Product owner!
Fred Bidel, CSM,CSPO, 8/25/2015 1:44:23 PM
Where is the article?

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