Product ownership – beyond saying no

For many years, I regarded that the ability to say no as one of the most important skills of a good product owner. Do you recognise that? Product owners that take ownership of their backlog will have to say no to work that doesn’t yield benefit for the release or may delay items other teams rely on. The power to say no seems to be an indication of product owner maturity. But that’s not the end of the story.

In the latest edition of Bits&Chips magazine I take the story a step further… Saying no might also mean that you say no to taking true ownership of the product. Read the article to discover what there is beyond saying no

About derkjandegrood

Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Squerist as senior test consultant and agile advisor. As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements and agile implementations. Derk-Jan is the author of several successful books including TestGoal, Grip on IT and the Dutch Testers association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. In 2016 he published “Agile in the Real World”, a book on SCRUM. Derk-Jan won several awards including the prestigious European Testing Excellence Award in 2014
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