From the “starving the team” anti-pattern to the PO that was able to talk to, and be understood by both the technology and the business teams.
The Great Product Owner: The PO that spoke the business and technology language
This PO was a very experienced PO, who had worked as an analyst before and had a technology background. This gave the PO the ability to speak both business and technology language as serve as a bridge between the two sides. On top of that, this PO was able to keep the team informed, and help them think from a customer perspective.
The Bad Product Owner: The part-time PO that starved the team
This was a part-time PO that ended up letting the team starve by not feeding them enough content for their work. This kind of PO can stop the Agile transformation and affect the overall adoption in the organization.
We also talk about other anti-patterns in the PO role that Scrum Masters should keep an eye out for.
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About Leigh Griffin
Leigh is an Engineering Manager in Red Hat working with distributed Agile teams. His focus is on the Agile mindset through proactive Coaching and helping teams to grow.
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