Is the Product Owner an Anti-Pattern

John Le Drew at Agile Yorkshire

The role of Product Owner was first defined as part of the Scrum agile product development method. The current definition says – “a Scrum Product Owner is responsible for maximising the value of the product resulting from the work of the Development Team”. However typically this is a role that is much easier to talk about that actually do and here John Le Drew shines a light on some of the reasons for this and ask the Agile Yorkshire community for some of their experiences and observations.

Author: Royd Brayshay

I work with software development teams needing greater business effectiveness. I give lean and agile leadership advice plus coaching and training in Scrum, Kanban and XP practices. Dramatic improvements in productivity and predictability can be found in most teams. I also write code, design products and perform technical leadership.