The theme for the month of May was Product Ownership. We had two of our agile42 coaches covering this topic, Daniel Lynn and Lothar Fischamnn. Daniel kicked off Part 1 with a video interview where he looked at what makes a great Product Owner, including how to handle a team looking for a list of tasks to complete as well as navigating those needy stakeholders.
In Part 2, Lothar looked at why having a Product Vision is so important for a Product Owner and what we can learn from “Shark Tank”.
This culminated in a webinar on the 26th May, where Daniel and Lothar shared their thoughts and experience in a Q&A style session. The audience certainly gave them some challenging questions!
Some of these included:
- Do you coach/teach Product Owners to ruthlessly prioritize to drive better product/service focus?
- There was a debate whether the Product Owner role is still required in Scrum. Any thoughts?
- What would you say are the most important "watch-outs "or pit-falls as a Product Owner?
- Can you be a PO across 2 teams working on multiple products or is that another role completely?
As always the hour flew by with many more discussions still to be had. This is why we have decided to launch a Lean Coffee event after each webinar where you can continue the conversation with two of our agile42 coaches. This provides an opportunity to address those remaining burning questions as well as meet like-minded people. Join our free agile42 Community to gain access to our monthly Lean Coffees as well as an array of other benefits. We hope to see you there!
If you missed out on the live session, don’t panic! We have the recording for you here - please feel free to share around with your network.