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Scrum Product Ownership -- Balancing Value from the Inside Out

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One of the least discussed and most challenging roles in the Scrum Agile Methodology is that of Product Owner. Quite often Product Owners are selected from the ranks of Product Managers or Business Analysts and simply thrown into the role. While these backgrounds can lead to successful product ownership, often there are fundamental understanding and large skills gaps that ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Rgcg, LLC (first published 2009)
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Piotr Wegert
Overall a pretty good book with a lot of advice to try out and experiment with. There are however a couple practices that are not in line with the Scrum Guide (Sprint(s) Zero, Hardening Sprint(s), canceling planning, canceling the entire sprint just because the dev team is struggling, etc) and the author is not equally consistent in emphasizing that.
Paul
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
A perennial problem... Lack of good product ownership. Some good into and tips in this book but badly in need of an editor.
Waleed Riaz
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A deeper dive into how a PO should function. A good read for functional managers and leaders who need a complete perspective of this role.
Bob Schatz
Great book for Product Owners...short and to the point
Ulmas
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Terrible editing work. Filled with "I"s, opinions and anecdotes.
Etwein Geoffrey
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Simply, one of the best I've read about the Product Owner role.
Jesus A.
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book to deeply understand everything about Product Ownernip in software development. Totally recommend it.
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