In this episode, we talk about one of the key skills for successful Product Owners: the ability to listen to, and learn from the team.
The Great Product Owner: The PO that could listen and learn from the team
The ability to listen to the team and take advantage of that is one of the key characteristics of great Product Owners. After all, the team are the experts on the “how to deliver” question. In this segment, we share some tips that can help Product Owners become great listeners.
The Bad Product Owner: The PO that was not able to listen
The opposite PO is the PO that can’t listen. Maybe they have too much going on, or it is just not how they work. In these cases, Scrum Masters must learn how to help Product Owners learn to listen. We discuss tips and tools to help PO’s that are too impatient to listen to the team.
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About Helen Garcia
Helen’s been in projects for over 10 years, everything from construction to pharma to more recently gaming. Not only does she want to bring an Agile mindset to organizations that are ready for change but she also strongly believes that Agile can be just as effective at home. Bringing value sooner, safer and happier thanks to Jon Smart it’s a quote Helen take most places!
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