Saying Yes for all the Wrong Reasons
Part of a product owners job is to say No to request when appropriate. All too often product owners will say yes to the requests anyway. Why is this? In this interactive session, we will discuss the 3 main responsibilities of a product owner, dig into the reasons why product owners say yes to a request they should say no to, and discuss ways you can help your product owner overcome these. As part of this session, participants will receive a placemat worksheet to fill out during the session. Attendees will discuss the consequences of product owners saying yes when they should say no. Work in groups to identify the reasons why product owners say yes even with they know they should say no. Fill out the 7 categories of why product owners say yes when they should say no on their placemats and brain storm how to counter them. Participants will leave this session with a better understanding of the challenges product owners face when saying no and will leave with 4 questions they can ask about a request that will help them determine if they should say yes or no.