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The product owner represents the stakeholders and is the voice of the customer. He or she is accountable for ensuring that the team delivers value to the business.

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Requirement conflict b/w Product and Engineering team?

Product team is the team which owns the requirement. They write the Functional requirements. Based on which, the engineering team makes the low level design. But down the line during development, ...
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What Scrum especify when the time of the sprint planning is exhausted before you finish with all task?

Scenario In some cases, we cannot complete all the task in the 4 hour that scrum specify by a 2-week sprint. This may be caused by a bad previous refinery, uncertain work or just big changes reveal ...
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In scrum, does it ever make sense to hire a product owner?

I have seen a scrum team trying to hire a product owner. They advertise for scrum skills, and experience. Does it make sense to hire a product owner from outside the company? If I do what skills ...
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How to manage technical conflict between Product Owner and developers?

Imagine you are a Product Owner. And you have planned a sprint, prepared every detail, broken down the epics into stories and already presented your roadmap to management and promised the releases ...
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How to address the “definition of done” in Scrum?

We have a starting team using scrum and we understand the value of establish a clear "definition of done" in our development. We have selected the set of things or processes a task must have to ...
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What to do with a PO who manages, directs and controls the team

I am a ScrumMaster for a team of 7 devs/qa's. I am struggling to coach my PO / get through to my PO. On one hand he is very keen to be a PO and work in the way a PO works but he just doesn't really ...
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Is the product owner responsible to make long-term estimations about PBI in Scrum?

We know in Scrum, the responsible for make estimations is solely responsibility of the development team, but in long term planning, for example a release planning, we'd to have some kind of estimation ...
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Could the Product Owner be a user of a user story in Scrum?

We have the most of our PBI in user story format: As a [user], I need [requirement], so that [reason]. I need to write some requirements affecting directly to the product but not exactly to any user,...
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How can we register the technical debt in Scrum?

Scrum emphasizes that all members of the team must know the technical debt of the product. But sometimes, this debt is not tangible as a simple to-do list. Should we register it as another task in the ...
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At what Work Item level does the Product Owner prioritize in TFS?

This question could be similar to At what level should the Product Owner prioritize work?. However, I ask questions based on specific use cases that is not addressed there. Our team is reviewing our ...
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Should we limit who can submit stories in Scrum?

A few of the managers at my company have decided that the stack of stories is too high, so they're going to truncate the backlog and the number of people who can write stories. The goal being, ...
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Which role is the equivalent to the Product Owner in DSDM AgilePM?

Which role is the equivalent to the Product Owner in DSDM's Agile Project Management? Would the Business Ambassador play a similar role?
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How to surface P.O. dysfunction in a retro

I am working with a team that had a P.O. that micro-manages the team, has a very directional approach to working with the team. Often asking them 'when things are finished' etc. I am obviously ...
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How to avoid dilution of responsibility?

I work in a small team (~5 people) and I am trying to encourage the team to adopt a more robust project management process. To date, our process has been rather 'ad hoc' and we have had failed ...
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CRM development by multiple teams

In a large organization, they recently shaped 4 end to end scrum teams, meaning they can take a user story, and deliver front end, back end, test it and push the code to the main line. However it has ...
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How to deal with clients' resistance to smaller deliveries?

When I read this question (Dealing with external departments continuous delivery / smaller feature scope), it made me think of our situation at work. The major difference, though, is that the ...
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How to make the Product Owner realize that he doesn't put focus on the right customer at all?

I'm Technical Leader for a software project dedicated to manage the "VIP people"-yearOfWork of a big company. Basically, to make it simple for this post, the project is a mix of a social network (...
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How a newcomer PO could own the product if he does not have enough field knowledge yet?

A new PO was hired to the company, he has some experience in the role but he doesn't have experience in the product's area (financial). How can he owns the product and make definitions to it if he ...
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Lacking a dedicated Product Owner

We have a Super Product Owner, who cannot possibly be involved in writing or refining every story - they simply set the overall priority on the board. We have Subject Matter Experts, whose day job is ...
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Creating defect stories and inserting them immediately

When we have a story which can pass but produces a defect to be fixed, the PO or BA involved will usually write a new story and immediately insert it into the sprint on the basis that it is important ...
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What happens when the PBI in a sprint are done but the sprint timebox hasn't expired?

I know that if PBI's cannot be completed within a sprint they can be re negotiated with the product owner Now again a sprint cannot be shorted or lengthened then the agreed time box unless the ...
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How to focus a Product Owner’s efforts

My agile team has no team lead (which I actually think is a great opportunity) they have me their scrum master and product owner. I have noticed the product owner is not very experienced and has ...
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Scrum PO (product owner) requesting status everyday! Help!

We do daily scrum in which the PO does not attend. But still later PO comes and ask the status and whole team responds. So we are sort of having double daily scrums
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How to explain to a product owner that inviting their team to sprint planning is a bad idea?

I have a product owner for one of my sprits who likes to involve people outside the sprint in sprint tasks. I've attempted several times to explain how this isn't ideal, and in fact slows down the ...
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How to address delivery of production fixes in scrum?

Say the product backlog has 90 stories and about 30 stories which make part of functionality of the application is developed and delivered during previous sprints. The PO choose to release this ...
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How important is having the PO inside the team?

I believe the Product Owner is an important member of the team and needs to be as accessible as any other. I've recently been confronted by the idea that because the PO is part of 'the business' (i.e....
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How do I facilitate an effective planning meeting with a remote team?

Background I am a scrum master for a team consisting of a PO, team lead and 3 developers. The team lead and 3 developers are off-shore in a totally different timezone. The PO is in the same office as ...
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Template Microsoft Project with Scrum

I am a Product Owner. Does anyone have a template/example of how to use Microsoft Project to manage Scrum? I need to know how to manage the backlog, handle sprints, etc.
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What are the different approaches and how frequent to prioritize the backlog?

What are different aspects of a PBIs (Product Backlog Items), or generally speaking features, would you take into consideration for prioritizing the backlog? risk, ROI, time to market, cost of delay, ...
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Net Promoter Score approach

I've a question related to the NPS (net promotor score). Its use is based on the scale that goes from 0 to 10, as the attachment shows. I'm collecting data from users with sort of feedback libraries. ...
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How do I get client to participate in acceptance testing?

We have a weak spot in our flow. Whenever the time for acceptance testing comes, our client simply doesn't do it in time. There are 50 user stories in Jira waiting to be reviewed by him. The number is ...
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What workflow optimises the use of Lean Startup, particularly when managing Landing Pages?

Background I'm trying to follow the lean start-up methodology of validating a product. Following the instructions in the book UX for Lean Startups, I first validated the product by conducting ...
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How to deal with a Product Owner who refuses to write user stories?

I am currently playing a scrum master role in the project. Because the PO refuses to write user stories - I have to do it myself, but this flow has led to specification breakdown and scope creep many ...
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How can I improve my product manager skills in a senior-developer environment?

I´m working as a product manager in a young startup. I'm really junior as I am currently in a working semester, pausing my studies (business major). In my role, I am managing the development of our ...
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Where should I keep track of open items from previous sprints?

I have been throwing "things that team will do later" (TTWDL) into the product backlog along with product functionality to be implemented. Needless to say it is now long and full of bugs/ tasks from ...
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How to decide what features should be in MVP? [closed]

Is there any technique to make a decision whether to include the feature in MVP or not?
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How should a Scrum Master handle a Product Owner who micromanages the team?

Currently working with the Product Owner/CEO in a Scrum role. My management style is starting to clash with the PO. His style of management is the following: working long hours and taking work home ...
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Should UI/UX designers work directly with the Product Owner?

I am currently a proxy PO, although my main role is as a Scrum Master but I help the PO with grooming the backlog. We are developing a start up product - the PO wants me to manage everyone in the ...
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Influence code quality as Scrum Product Owner

Introduction: In theory, Scrum says that the development team is fully responsible and self-organized when it comes to all things related to development. This also includes code quality which imho is ...
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At what level should the Product Owner prioritize work?

I work for a small software company and I am the Scrum Master. In this company we have a small group of people who consist our StakeHolders. To represent the StakeHolder's interest the stakeholders ...
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Is the Product Owner allowed to be at the Daily Scrum event?

Throughout the Scrum Open Assessments there often appears a question about who must attend to the Daily Scrum event. This is always correctly answered by saying that only the Development Team is ...
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How should I approach a Product Owner interview test?

I have an interview this week for a PO position and they have set a hypothetical practical exercise where one of their clients is experiencing a problem with their mobiles app and for the candidate to ...
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How to leverage Agile development benefits in a fixed-cost project?

I recently joined a company that has started moving towards "more agile" development. I've already been product owner for an internal software project and that worked reasonably well as far as I can ...
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Can client member be the part of team members at task board? how do we manage client entity in scrum?

I want to manage client member of particular company, but don't know that do we keep team member and client member both entity separate OR both entity as a member list in common?
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Should Product Owner be permament for team or can be changed from time to time?

We have situation that our team is making quite a big system. Company has divided parts of system into several Product Owners. So we are working with various Product Owners depending which part of the ...
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In JIRA, how can we have separate boards/views for the PO and the team in the same sprint?

We don't want the stories to show up in our team's board because they don't work on the stories but rather on the tasks. At the same time our POs (We have a main PO and his delegate) don't want to see ...
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Should a Product Owner be present for all retrospectives?

We have a Scrum Team of a Product Owner and four developers (one of whom is Scrum Master), running one week sprints. As per Scrumguides.org (emphasis mine): The Sprint Retrospective is an ...
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Can Product Owner + Scrum Master (Team/Kanban Lead) provide combined leadership for a team?

Is the combination of the Product Owner and Scrum Master (or Kanban Lead) a better combination for leadership on a team? I am leaning toward POs being part of the leadership as well as the Scrum ...
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Who truly prioritizes the product backlog? The Product Owner or Team?

I keep reading that during Product Backlog Grooming the development team meets with the PM and the Product Owner and as a team prioritizes the features. Is it ultimately the Product Owner who decides ...
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How to faciliate a retrospective for a group of Product Owners

I need to faciliate a retrospective for a bunch of product owners. I have a couple of ideas of how to run it but I would really like to get some input and ideas. Each product owner who is attending ...