[InfoGraphic] – What is a Product Owner Responsible For?

Sometimes pictures are the best way to communicate something. When we came across this diagram of a Product Owners responsibilities, we liked it a lot.
Here’s a list form.
Product Owner Responsibilities:
  • Creates the product vision
  • Grooms the product backlog
  • Plans the release
  • Collaborates with ScrumMaster and team
  • Manages the product roadmap
  • Attends the sprint meetings
  • Collaborates with stakeholders
Product Owner Artifacts:
  • Product vision
  • Product backlog
  • Release burndown
  • Product roadmap
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5 Responses to “[InfoGraphic] – What is a Product Owner Responsible For?”

  1. Marko Taipale
    December 12, 2010 at 4:30 am #

    I am sorry to say but according my experience single product model is not very good idea. See this post for details:
    http://huitale.blogspot.com/2010/12/single-product-owner-model-is-broken.html

    Still I would love to hear from companies that have have successfully implemented this model and how it is working for them (as all models are broken but some are useful).

    • peter
      December 12, 2010 at 11:16 am #

      Thanks so much for the link. What I’ve found that works is a Product Ownership Team, or Product Management Team. This team works together to provide what needs to be prioritized and worked on. Having a one man do it is sometimes way too much responsibility and (liability).

  2. BigKahuna
    July 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Product Owner Responsibilities: Attends the Spring meetings.

    What about those of Summer, Autumn and Winter?

    I’ll just get my coat :D

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