[uh-koun-tuh-buh l / uh-koun-tuh-bil-i-tee]
Definition of Accountable/Accountability
An accountable person is a person who is ultimately answerable for an activity or decision; the accountable person can be held to account for the results of the activity or the making of the decision. There can only be one person accountable for any particular activity or decision. A person is always accountable for their commitments. (Compare to Responsible)
There can only be one person accountable for any particular activity or decision.
The Product Owner is a Team Member and is accountable for the Team’s Results to the Business and Stakeholders; the Product Owner works with the Team constantly (at least three hours a day is my recommended practice), so there is no need for a Proxy.
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