Roadmap Remote Project

“A Product Owne, it’s most beneficial form acts like an Entrepreneur, like a ‘mini-CEO’. The Product Owner is someone who really ‘owns’ the product. This is something quite different from a project manager (PM) or business analyst (BA) role, where ‘the business’ typically ‘owns’ the product and where the PM or BA act more like a proxy between the (project) sponsor and the supplier (IT for example). The Product Owner as an Entrepreneur owns the Product, the Product Vision, the Product Roadmap and the Products’ budget. So ideally, the Product Owner is profit-and-loss accountable for the Product.”

Source: Scrum.org

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  •  - First things first; the Scrum Team & the product vision

    As a Scrum Product Owner, I only need one thing in order to get started, which is my Scrum Team! I'll need someone to help me guide the process, coach you and your team and to solve impediments, which is my Scrum Master

  •  - Showing a vision and the way to get there.

    All team members have a chance to understand the planned project scope. This involves a few questions being answered.

  •  - Team building and working methods.

    A team works at eye level and solves tasks together - that is the big difference to a group in which tasks are distributed and ticked off. In the kick-off it is therefore important that the team finds itself.

  •  - Subject matter introduction to the project

    In the subject kick-off, the product owner or project lead presents the vision and goals to the team.

  •  - Building a team feeling from home office to home office

    Who are the people I am working with? A very important question if you want to use Scrum successfully!

  •  - Things to consider during the first meeting

    Since you are setting the first meeting, it is likely, to begin with, an introduction. So, attach your team’s profiles in the calendar invites. When you send the profiles before the meeting, introduction round goes smoothly and you spend less time on it. 

  •  - Introductional meeting with customer and stakeholders

    Before setting up the meeting, it is important figure out who are the right participants and what is the objective behind it.

  •  - Get clarity on the stakeholders and how to engage them.

    One of the responsibilities of a Product Owner, is to manage (or engage with) the stakeholders (including customers).

  •  - Create a (goal-oriented) (product) roadmap

    Now that te value of the product has been defined defined and also how to measure value, it's a good time to translate this into a goal-oriented product roadmap.

  •  - Co-creating the Sprint Goal & the Sprints’ plan.

    Now that a roadmap and story map are created, it's time to design a Sprint Goal. The Sprint Goal is very helpful, because it provides the Scrum Team with a lot more focus.

  •  - Keep collaborating with your Scrum Team and stakeholders

    While Sprinting, and while regularly delivering done product increments, the most important thing for you to do as a Product Owner, is to keep collaborating with your Scrum Team and your stakeholders.

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