Product Owners have a tough job. They’re required to take a swarm of opinions and coalesce those opinions into a single, unified vision. Undoubtedly, some stakeholders won’t agree with that vision, and they must invest time and energy in soothing the disgruntled. Further, if a Product Owner is thinking too far forward, the team gets restless because they have questions and the Product Owner is locked away in a conference room. The balance is unforgiving, and frankly, I don’t envy the role of the Product Owner. Most days, I write to the Scrum Master or agile coach but not today. Today, I want to share two tips with our Product Owners. I have a ton more Product Owner tips, but let’s start here and see what happens next. Let’s get started.
Opinions about backlogs are like assholes
Everyone has one, and most of them stink. Let me explain: