Product owners are responsible for optimizing product value and connecting development teams with the wider organization. They are a source of prioritized demand, so they need to have strong negotiating skills, decision-making authority, and a good understanding of business operations.
Product owners manage the product backlog by prioritizing items, then working with their team to deliver those items by setting acceptance criteria, reviewing and signing-off work, and so on.
But the product owner role is like an iceberg: the majority of the work is below the surface. This white paper discusses how, while every product owner is different, the core traits of a good product owner are constant.
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