Product Owner

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Definition of Product Owner

Depending on who you are talking to, the term ‘Product Owner’ could refer to any (or all) of the primary Product Ownership roles (Team Captain, Product Champion, Business Owner).


When a Scrum Team starts a new project, the Product Owner should initiate the Backlog by working with the Stakeholders and other Team Members to capture their needs, wants, desires, and requirements as Backlog Items.

The Product Owner and Team must update the Backlog so that there are prioritized Items on the Backlog that support the Release Goals and Strategy and are being prepared for Planning.

Scrum encourages the Product Owner to work with the development team and stakeholders to understand NEXT.

Cite This Term

"Product Owner" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.