A Scrum Product Owner’s principle task is to provide the concept of the project and have the ability to clearly and accurately convey this vision to the Scrum team. This is essential to kick-starting the initial stages of an Agile Software development project. As the Scrum Product Owner is often the project’s key stakeholder, it is important for them to aptly work with other important stakeholders and provide a vision that accurately reflects these stakeholders and the customer’s project concept. This is achieved through maintaining and managing a responsive product backlog. The backlog is critical in securing the timely completion of a quality software project.
In addition to these tasks, a Scrum Product Owner must motivate their team and provide a clear focussed goal. They must not add to their team member’s requirements during a sprint. The Scrum Product Owner training course will enable delegates to gain a Scrum certification and for the Scrum Product Owner to be able to uphold these responsibilities to the best of their ability.
- Scrum Product Owners are usually individuals in positions of authority, e.g. Directors
- Effectively maintain and manage a responsive backlog
- Maintain a clear and focused goal in line with customer and shareholder’s requirements
- Align yourself with these examples of organisations that use Scrum: Netflix, Adobe, ING, and Vodafone