Successful Product Ownership: What Does It Look Like?

Product Owner is no less than a super hero

Be stubborn on vision but flexible on details

Jeff Bezos

I was looking through courses in LinkedIn Learning today when I came across a course on Foundations of an Agile Product Owner role. I absolutely loved going through this course for the following reasons:

  1. It clearly walks through what a day in a Product Owner’s shoes looks like.
    • Meetings
    • Negotiations
    • Reviews
    • Analyses
    • Facilitations
    • Relationship Building
  2. It walks through the set of skills required to be successful in this role.
    • Relationship Building
    • Analysis
    • Decision Making
    • Leadership and Communication
    • Value Analysis
    • Facilitation
  3. This course covers in a very easy-to-understand manner the work that goes into product ownership starting from product vision, roadmaps, backlogs, refinement, to agile planning (That includes information about sprint/release planning, etc.)
  4. This course also provides the following credits:
    • International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) –> Continuing Development Units (CDUs) : 1.5
    • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) –> Continuing Professional Education Credit (CPE): 2.2
    • Project Management Institute (PMI)® –> PDUs/Contact Hours: 1

If you are someone, trying to understand what a Product Owner does on a day to day basis, or just trying to become better at this role, this course is a good reference. Please find the link to the course below:

Agile Product Owner Role: Foundations

That said, I have summarized my learnings from the course in the embedded PowerPoint deck below. Also, if you’d like to learn more about value-based problem solving, do check out my post on the topic by clicking here:

Value-Based Problem-Solving