Agile · Communication · Product management

Planning what’s next

With my last post here I passed the half-way mark in my ‘top ten’ responsibilities of product owners. Here I want to talk about number six on this list: good product owners talk with the designer, lead coder, and lead tester about what’s coming up in future sprints. In the movie When Harry Met Sally,… Continue reading Planning what’s next

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Agile · Communication · Product management

Someone who knows the answers

As I have been writing about over the past few weeks, there are a number of key responsibilities that strong product owners carry.  I’ve talked about communicating with the product manager who provides vital information from the market.  I’ve talked about creating user stories as the best way to capture the reasons why we are… Continue reading Someone who knows the answers

Agile · Communication · New features · Product management

Tend the backlog

In my current blog series on the primary responsibilities of Product Owners, I’ve talked already about the importance of regular communication with the Product Manager and the value of telling stories – specifically of generating user stories that prompt good conversations among the development team members about what users are trying to accomplish. I received… Continue reading Tend the backlog