Is the Product Owner a Team Member?

Scrum prescribes three roles:  Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Team Members.  The Team Members consist of developers, DBAs, QA people, and others who do the coding, testing, and other work to bring software to life.  Team Members rely on the Product Owner to provide information about requirements as well as to create and execute acceptance tests. If … Continue reading Is the Product Owner a Team Member?

Purposeful Personas and User Stories

The team was pumped to start work on the new Inventory SAAS product and eagerly anticipated the first user story writing workshop.  Bert, the product owner, had been doing a lot of up front work to make sure things got off to a strong start. The team was giddy and the room abuzz. “Okay team, … Continue reading Purposeful Personas and User Stories