Agile + DevOps West 2023 Tutorial: Achieving Product Ownership Excellence – What does “Good” look like?


Monday, June 13, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Achieving Product Ownership Excellence – What does “Good” look like?


While there seems to be a clear description of the Product Owner role, the sad reality is that there is a tremendous amount of variety in the “real world”. There are also quite a few impediments standing between Product Owners and effectively doing their jobs. Much of this is due to organizational pressure and misunderstanding rather than by the Product Owners themselves. Well, forget the excuses, pressure, hand waving, and debate. In this workshop, we’re going to explore what solid, fantastic, excellent agile Product Ownership looks like. First, we’ll use a model called the 4 – Quadrants of Product Ownership as a backdrop for assessing the depth and breadth of Product Owner excellence. Next, we’ll explore a product owner maturity assessment tool that will help you establish a baseline for your current practices and guide your ongoing learning and continuous improvement. The Product Owner is the “guiding force” within agile teams; let’s make sure you fully understand the depth and breadth of the role AND that you know what “good” looks like in collaborating with your teams to create great products. 

Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies
Bob Galen is an agile practitioner, trainer & coach based in Cary, NC. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is Director of Agile Practices at Zenergy Technologies, a leading business agility transformation company. He is also President and Head Coach at RGCG a boutique agile coaching firm. Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), CAL I trainer, and an active member of the Agile & Scrum Alliances. He’s published...keeping the rest online...