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The PO is the owner of the product, but that doesn't mean they can do watever they want with the product. At the end of the day, they represent the needs and the wants of all stakeholders. Inevitably, you might end up in some situation where the PO has a different vision for the product than some of the stakeholders, but, like reasonable people, the PO and ...


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State your case, CEO decides, you execute decision like your job depends on it.


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What can, and should, a Product Owner / Product Manager do if the CEO has mandated that the team builds something which the Product Owner feels is not in the best interests of the customer? Build a case. Try and find metrics or measures that highlight the flaws in the suggested approach. Aside from presenting a case and aiming to influence the CEO's ...


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TL;DR This is not an either/or situation. In a successful agile implementation, all parties collaborate on what product to build and how to validate that it's fit for purpose. If instead you're positing a non-collaborative environment where product decisions are set by diktat rather than through active collaboration between the value consumer and the Scrum ...


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CEO's and their yes-men are always going to use the excuse that "the company has larger goals that may not align with what is in the best interest of the customer" to justify their decisions that effectively screw the customer over in favor of the company. But the reality IN REAL LIFE is that most businesses CANNOT continue making these decisions ...


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If it is a minor point, don't sweat it. But if it is a major point, in addition to the other answers, it might also be good to brush up your resume. Sometimes directors and executives don't make decisions for the good of the company, but so that they won't look bad. Sometimes it can also be for someone else to take the fall. If it is a director, document ...


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