Agile Product Partners: Friends or Frenemies?

Guest post from Ellen Gottesdiener, founder & president of EBG Consulting

 

It continues to baffle me.

Clients share their struggles managing three, four, or five different product owners (or, as we refer to them, product champions). Delivery teams end up abandoning deployable software right before the end of an iteration or release.

Why?

It’s because the product champions can’t agree among themselves, or with the delivery team, on what to ship. As a result, the team members spend too much time in ineffective meetings and not enough time building high-quality software that delivers value.

Want to learn how you can improve relationships among all the stakeholders on your agile projects: people from the customer, business, and technology sides — and work as true partners? Read more on my blog, “Success With Requirements”

 

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