The Modern Product Owner
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The Modern Product Owner

Skills to Navigate the Agile Work and Achieve Business and Product Strategy

About the Book

The Product Owner is a critical role in Agile software development. Those in the role face a complex environment today. Fast changing product needs. Plus ever complex product and technology items. Making product owner and manager type tasks as difficult as ever. How do Product Owners apply Agile principles to address such a complex environment?


The Modern Product Owner will help Product Owners navigate todays Agile development landscape, and deliver their ultimate goal. Which is delivering value in products.


If you have asked any of these questions

- How do you execute product strategy, and in a way that enables your Agile Development team

- Do you want to learn Agile skills and practices that help enable your work, not slow it down

- Do you need team ideas that help build up the quality and delivery, instead of getting in the way

- What practices help you re-focus around the value you aim to deliver

- How do you grow Agile leadership ideas and skills, to help enable your team

- How do you transform practices using Agile values and be a product value powerhouse


Then check out The Modern Product Owner


Who This Book Is For

This is a book for any product owner, development or analyst role in or interested in product ownership. Anyone involved in Agile product development can leverage ideas here. Whether you are new to the role, or simply looking for ideas to help take your team to the next level and refine your best practices, concepts presented here can help you and your team grow.


Author TJ Rerob leverages experiences in all possible Agile environments to bring together a concise list of tangible concepts. Concepts you can place into practice immediately, and see gains from doing so.

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    • Agile Enterprise
    • Agile
    • Scrum
    • Agile
    • Product Management
    • Software
    • Software Engineering
    • Business Analysis
    • Project Management
    • Scrum
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Table of Contents

  • Intro
    • Does this sound familiar?
    • So why this book?
    • What it is, now what it isn’t
  • Why I am qualified for this
  • What are my goals for you
  • What is the Product Owner
  • Why that matters
  • Product Owners are the voice of users
  • What about the Product Owner as a leader?
  • Product Owners provide a vision for the product
  • Ways to help inform the vision
  • Starting with the basics
    • Translate the strategy and vision of the company into work for the agile team
    • Organize and provide an ordered backlog for the team
    • Make decisions to help the agile team move forward
    • Product Owners are the last stop gap for work on the agile team
    • Product Owners help plan the sprint
    • Focus on the what and why.
    • Don’t forget who will pay
  • Here are additional basic responsibilities of the Product Owner role
    • Defining and Prioritizing the Product Backlog
    • User Story Creation and Refinement
    • Continuous Stakeholder Engagement
    • Iterative Planning and Review
    • Acceptance Testing and Validation
    • Removing Obstacles and Providing Support
    • Collaboration and Team Empowerment
    • Quality Assurance and Feedback Loops
    • Backlog Refinement
    • Documentation and Communication
  • Going next level
    • Going beyond having goals and vision for the product
    • Shift to priority-based work organization
    • You can’t know the how
    • Step back from solution creation
    • Eliciting real user feedback
    • Measuring results
    • Simplify the features, to enable delivery
    • Remember the duality of the Product Owner role
    • Remember to leverage team members
    • Build up the trust
    • Remember its an iterative and incremental process
    • Additional Product Owner Responsibilities
    • Additional Product Manager Responsibilities
    • Why organizations often combine or blur the roles
    • Why it is important to differentiate these roles
    • Ways to help differentiate the roles
    • Why the product owner and a separate product manager role is important
  • The Advanced Product Owner
    • Promote just in time requirements
    • Foster collaboration and swarming by the team
    • Treat sprint/iteration end times as key dates, not deadlines
    • Guide Agile practice
    • Vertical Slicing
    • Work is a process or a journey
    • Focus to finish
    • Remember to focus on value
    • Remove and reduce risk
  • Closing
    • Remember the importance of the role
    • In the end
    • Contact
    • Find more @ Agile Rant

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