schedule Oct 15th 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM place Ballroom B people 21 Interested

Want to find the perfect Product Owner? It's easy, all you have to do is find one with the time to do the job, the power to make decisions, the knowledge to make smart decisions, the interest in doing the job, and the Vision to build the right product. Easy, right?

Via a story, the session will start by exploring 5 key attributes of being a Product Owner:

  1. Bandwidth
  2. Power
  3. Knowledge
  4. Interest
  5. Vision

After that discussion, we do an exercise to identify what a Product Owner does day to day. The debrief will identify the balance a Product Owner must have in working with stakeholders, end users, customers AND working with the Scrum team AND product backlog refinement. We will also touch on client/vendor relationships and identify if the PO should come from the client or the vendor (and how technical should the PO be).

The session concludes the attendees being given a Product Owner persona scoring template. The attendees can use this template to score their Product Owners and we will discuss how to identify their Product Owners areas of strength and gaps areas.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Watch a Seinfield video on Product Ownership (clips from "The Nap" episode)
  2. Story illustrating the 5 attributes to look for in a Product Owner
  3. Exercise on a Day in the Life of a Product Owner
  4. Debrief discussing the lifecycle of Product Owners working with stakeholders/users/customers, refinement, and working with the Scrum teams
  5. Discussions on if the PO be technical? Should the PO come from the client or vendor?
  6. Working with a Product Owner Persona Template to help identify Product Owner strengths and gaps?

Learning Outcome

  1. Key attributes to look for in a Product Owner
  2. The day to day and overall responsibilities of the Product Owner
  3. Identifying from where the Product Owner should come
  4. Tools to help identify Product Owner strengths and gaps

Target Audience

Product Owners, anyone who works with Product Owners

Prerequisite

Attendees should be familiar with Scrum and Scrum roles

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