In this video learn what a typical day of an agile product owner looks like. Angela shares the daily activities of product owners, the energy needed to fulfill these tasks and some of the key skills of product owners. In this tutorial, there is also an exercise file that has more details about a typical day.
- Being a product owner is a full-time job and more. If it's a part-time role for you, your project may be in trouble. Many teams also use a business analyst as part of the product owner team to take on some of the work, because the workload is really that intense. So, what does the typical day of a product owner look like? Well, you'll see a variety of meetings, facilitation, and analysis tasks, along with relationship building, negotiating, and reviewing software progress from the previous day.
It's a fun and exciting role that is challenging, to say the least. You'll likely start your day at the team stand up meeting and following that, review some work completed by the team, and provide some feedback on software progress. From there, you may have some spontaneous or planned meetings with the team, product management, and leaders. You'll also be preparing for some meetings that you facilitate about the product and do some analysis on the backlog.
It's a role with competing priorities, a mix of people and analysis skills. It requires alone time to think and time for group dialogue and facilitation. You need to see the big picture and the details, often at the same time. It requires tact, influence without authority, and decision-making. Your days will be busy with collaborative meetings at whiteboards, conducting analysis, and then prepping for engaging conversations.
The days of sitting around a conference table with 20 people should be long gone. Take a look at the exercise file for more details on a typical day of a product owner. The best part of being a product owner is the lack of busywork. Things like irrelevant documentation or paperwork should only be done if it truly adds to the product. The product owner is a high-impact, high-influence, high-relevance role at all times.
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- The goals, background, and mindset of a product owner
- Product ownership as a team
- Understanding product requirements in Agile
- Defining a valuable product
- Analyzing a product roadmap
- Defining a backlog
- Creating an agile release plan
- Setting your expectations as an agile product owner