Category Archives: product owner

Initiative Burndown Charts

(The following is an edited excerpt from my upcoming book: “The Product Owner Role Explained”.) When an initiative starts, there’s always interest in knowing when it will be completed. Certainly the Management team would want to know and the Product … Continue reading

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Splitting, Spawning or Combining Backlog Items

When a backlog item is first added to a product backlog, rarely will it be in its final form. At a minimum the user story (u/s) and acceptance criteria (a/c) will change as the Product Owner works on refining the … Continue reading

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How a Product Owner is Like an Air Traffic Controller

I was watching a television show recently about Air Traffic Controllers and how their job has evolved over time. It was interesting to note that their job has been basically the same since the beginning where they have to track … Continue reading

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