Who is a Product Owner?

Product Owner is the person/role responsible for owning the lifecycle of a product. It is more of a role than a specific person. The product owner would take a product from inception to planning to build to operations to discontinuation/transition. Along the life of a product, the product owner would make critical decisions on the direction a product would take. A number of these decisions would be towards successful operations of the product.


Responsibilities of a Product Owner

of a Product Owner may include the following:
  • Defining and Managing the Lifecycle of a Product
  • Provides Product Directions
  • Identifies Requirements
  • Prioritizes User Stories
  • Grooms the Backlog
  • Writes User Stories
  • Brings forward Business Priorities
  • Represents the Business Stakeholders
  • Validates Completed Stories

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