What do I need to know to start being a Product Owner?

By |2011-01-05T20:36:31-05:00January 5, 2011|Agile, Product Ownership|

  What is the basic role of the Product Owner? http://blog.crisp.se/2012/10/25/henrikkniberg/agile-product-ownership-in-a-nutshell (New) http://scalingsoftwareagility.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/ch-11-role-of-the-product-owner-rev-12.pdf http://www.agileproductdesign.com/downloads/patton_product_owner_role.ppt Starting with user stories: User stories are the most common way to handle requirements in the agile world. One of the first things you'll need to do as a product owner is familiarize yourself with them, and start to provide them to the delivery team. Mike Cohn on Effective User Stories - http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/presentations/42-effective-user-stories-for-agile-requirements User Stories Primer http://trailridgeconsulting.com/files/user-story-primer.pdf Recommended Book - User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/books/2 User Stories Advanced [...]

You’ve been asked to do/be X? Here is my recommended reading list

By |2011-01-05T13:21:05-05:00January 5, 2011|Reference|

I'm frequently asked "What do I need to learn in order to start being/doing X effectively?" In addition, when I go into organizations and want to drive an effective transition, I want to give the people in the organization some background material and reference materials, that can accompany training and coaching activities I'm doing. I believe most of the people I'm dealing with are intelligent and motivated, and can learn a lot on their own. Some of them even learn [...]

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