For those following this blog series, some of this content has been repurposed for a three part series in the Agile Journal. Part I- On Agile Product Managers and Product Owners: A Scalable, Nuanced Approach, was published last month. Part II – Responsibilities of the Agile Product Owner in the Agile Enterprise has just been published. The content mostly follows what is being published here, but it is stitched together for a little easier reading and better digestibility. Together, Part I and Part II simply “tell a better story” than these bite sized blog posts. And it’s more portable, too, as you can print and download it in PDF form.
For those who hadn’t been following the Agile Journal, I’d strongly recommend it as it has diverse and refreshing content in every edition.
My Agile Journal series and this blog series on this topic will continue in parallel, as they serve slightly different purposes. In prior posts, I’ve described the challenge of enterprise scale, noting that it is no trivial task to identify and train 10, 20 or even 100+ individuals to effectively implement the product owner role in the largest software enterprises. In the next post, I’ll provide some case study “vignettes”, which illustrate how some specific agile enterprises found the right people necessary to fill this role, along with some of the unique challenges they faced and the solutions they applied.