Product owner

The product owner is part of the Scrum team and represents the stakeholders. The main task is stakeholder management as well as having a deep understanding of what the project is about and being able to make decisions. A product owner fills and prioritizes the backlog, keeping the complexity estimations of the team in mind. The product owner should have full authority and the final say about the prioritization of the backlog. During the sprint, the product owner answers questions from the team about the scope of the project, as well as gives feedback about finished (but not necessarily done!) tasks, but otherwise does not interfere in how the team manages its work.

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By Clemens Lode

Clemens Lode is a management consultant with focus on agile project management methods (check out https://www.lode-consulting.com). He likes to summarize his insights into books, check out his philosophy series "Philosophy for Heroes" here: https://www.philosophy-for-heroes.com. His core approach to philosophy and management is that people need to be more aware of their limits and ultimately their identity and their vulnerabilities.

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