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Product Owners represent the centre of the development cycle, acting as the voice of the customer while being responsible for maximizing product value. But what do they actually do? And what are their key responsibilities? Although their job description can vary, they do share a common set of responsibilities. This article will give a quick definition of the position and a list of its duties. Product Owner: A Definition Per Scrum Guide, the Product Owner…

The Scrum methodology is based on the concept of empiricism. Within the empirical approach, we make decisions based on what we experience and observe. That means that we monitor our past experiences (for instance how we develop a peace of functionality) and if we see room for improvement, take this experience and adjust our course of action. Implementing a test- and hypothesis-driven culture is therefore key to create empirical change within your organization. Within the…

Back when I used to work in IT Consulting, a common theme we observed was that deliverables within our Sprints were always extremely close (and often delivered upon the last day). More often than not, this resulted in additional conflicts on the client site since the delivered Product Increment lacked certain functionality or simply failed during QA testing. Luckily, we had an Agile Coach visiting us one day and introducing the client and team to…