If you've been listening to our Meta-casts lately, Josh and I have been talking about the role of the Product Owner quite a bit.
We've been discussing questions like:
- Do you need one?
- If you do, what is the 'profile' of an excellent Product Owner?
- What do they do all day?
We've then been talking about a view I have about the role and the four key areas that you need to cover in order to do the role justice. I talked about them in my Scrum Product Owner book:
- the role is part Product Management
- part Project Management
- part Leadership
- and finally, part Business Analyst
I wish I would have come up with the "quadrants" notion when I was working on the 2'nd edition of the book...but, I didn't. But now I AM talking about the nuances of the role from a quadrants perspective.
To that end, I've written up a description of The 4 Quadrants of Product Ownership here. Please read it and comment here on your reactions to it. Also listen to our podcasts on the topic as well. I hope the article and the podcasts provide some value.
Thanks for listening,