In Agile application development, everyone on a team plays a specific role. The product owner acts as a liaison between the business team and the development team. And just how do product owners contribute? They’re responsible for carrying out the vision for the product, defining project criteria, and managing the product backlog. No pressure, right?
The product owner can make or break a project. Teams with multiple product owners, a “bad” product owner, or no product owner at all suffer from miscommunication, a lack of organization, and product delays.
One of the top reasons why Agile projects fail is because the product owner lacks the right skills. Read on for a closer look at the must-have skills every product owner should have, and the foundations of the Agile product owner role.