From the focus on Value and Product Vision to the aspect of growing great PO’s. Two aspects that Scrum Masters must keep in mind at all times.
The Great Product Owner: Sharing and evolving the product Vision at all times
Great Product Owners aren’t afraid to share their Vision for the product or service they work with. But they also exhibit an interest in what other stakeholders (including the team) can bring to the product, and even change their Vision if that is needed. In this conversation with John, we discuss the focus on value, and how great PO’s focus the team on delivering value at all times.
In this episode, we refer to a previous episode on Lean and Agile Financial Planning, as well as the 2020 version of the Scrum Guide (PDF LINK).
The Bad Product Owner: Helping grow great Product Owners.
In this segment, we talk about how Scrum Masters can have a big influence on the role of the Product Owner. We discuss how that influence can derail the team, and the PO by focusing the PO on aspects that are not critical for the success of the team and the PO. We then discuss what Scrum Masters can do to help PO’s, starting from the perspective and experience they have at that time.
Are you having trouble helping the team working well with their Product Owner? We’ve put together a course to help you work on the collaboration team-product owner. You can find it at: bit.ly/coachyourpo. 18 modules, 8+ hours of modules with tools and techniques that you can use to help teams and PO’s collaborate.
About John Albrecht
Agile Person, for the team by the team, used to be a developer. Got into Agile via Extreme Programming (XP), then Kanban, then Scrum. Some of his key ideas are Principles over Practices, #noestimates, love working with teams and organizations, the softer side, finding what they and customers need and what works for them.
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