Product Owner

One of the 3 scrum roles is Product Owner and the characteristics of an ideal Product owner are as follows:

  • Primarily focused on achieving maximum Return on Investment
  • Defines the vision for the product to be developed
  • Creates and regularly prioritizes and refines the product backlog based on the changes in direction of the project
  • Creates release plans and sprint plans to define delivery timelines
  • Single point of contact for all questions relating to requirements
  • Approves user stories to be marked ‘Done’ or Rejects them
  • Makes decision on the direction of the project
  • Represents stakeholders voice and protects their interests

Keys to a successful Product Owner:

  • Has decision making authority
  • Active participant in Goal setting for releases.
  • Has his time dedicated to do the job
  • Available for clarifications and discussions
  • Understands customer needs
  • Has good Scrum Knowledge


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