Naveen Singh

Naveen Singh

Naveen Kumar Singh is an Agile Coach and a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST).

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As per the Scrumguide the “The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the Product resulting from the work of the Development Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scrum Teams, and individuals.” The Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog. Product Backlog management includes: • Clearly expressing Product Backlog items;• Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions;• Optimizing the value of the work the Development Team performs;• Ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Scrum Team will work on next; and,• Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed. However, the Product Owner remains accountable.” There are many responsibilities that a Product Owner carries during the Product Lifecycle, and as mentioned in Scrumguide, all these responsibilities the Product Owner can choose to delegate. The three core responsibilities of the Product Owner those should not choose to delegate are: 1. It also includes adding or removing an item for the Product Backlog and accepting or rejecting the work done during the Sprint 2.
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Sprint literally means, a short race at a full speed.Let us say about two-four weeks.‘Sprint Goal’ can be defined as the team collectively setting their targets along with the Product Owner, while they plan their work in ‘Sprint Backlog’.Every Sprint begins with two planning sessions.These sessions define the content of the sprint-The What meetingThe How meetingThe integration of these two meetings is defined as the Sprint Planning meeting.In the What meeting, the scrum team commits to the stories from the Scrum Product Backlog.And this makes use of a How meeting for breaking the committed user stories into smaller fragments and concrete tasks.Eventually, leading to the beginning of implementation.A Sprint Review Meeting is conducted during the end of the sprint to let the Scrum Product Owner have a check whether all the committed items are implemented correctly and are complete as well.Furthermore, a Sprint Retrospective meeting is conducted with an objective to check and improve the project execution process.This short meeting is to help self- organisation of the team and to update the status of the items.Sprints have compatible durations throughout a development effort.
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Product Owner is a person who owns the Product and is accountable for its success. Product Owner is often a misunderstood role in the market. Product Owner usually doesn’t have ownership with the Product that they are working on, and they aren’t empowered to make the decisions regarding the Product. They are mostly focused on writing the requirements of the Product that are dictated by them the stakeholder(s). These types of Product Owners are popularly known as the Business Analyst. Scrum Product Owner is a Role in Scrum and carries the accountability for maximizing the value of the Product / Success of the Product / ROI of the Product by Clearly expressing Product Backlog items.
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  In this article, we will discuss the significant differences between the two prominent certifications in Agile space: SAFe Agilist certification (Leading SAFe) Certified Scrum Master (CSM) SAFe Agilist certification (Leading SAFe) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications are amongst the most popular, renowned and well- recognised in the industry. This article provides answers to all these questions. SAFe not only bridges the breaches/gaps between the teams of a large program but also enhances communication between teams, improves the predictability & quality of the product.Here, there is an abundant significance for the release of a product in sustainably shorter lead time. This scaled framework authorises the organisation to bring changes in the work culture starting from the leadership team. A few predominant responsibilities of the Scrum Master Training include improvising the communication, self- managing team members to accomplish their goals, helping in self-organising, etc. Differences between SAFe Agilist and CSM   SAFe Agilist CSM Prerequisites A professional with a minimum of five years of experience.
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They are the managers of strategy, tactical execution and vision connected with product development.Meanwhile, they are equally responsible for maintaining the quality and integrity of the ultimate deliverable.Hence, articulating the ideas that best suits the interests of customers is of equal importance.What skills does a product owner need?Although the job description of a product owner can be organisation specific or industry-specific, here are some of the basic skills that a product owner needs to succeed.Authority to do the work: The product owner must be empowered to take necessary and timely decisions and complete the project.Leadership: Right from the beginning, a product owner should lead the project.Ensuring the team meets objectives and resolves issues at the earliest is of crucial importance.Development & product experience: Though a product owner need not be a trained or experienced software engineer, having a basic idea of the processes involved in software development is crucial to develop workflows and handle stakeholders and their expectations.Tactical skills: Having an elementary idea about everyday activities and knowing what work will be completed when is another important skill that a product owner must-have.Market & customer insights: The product owner is the one who provides basic information about the product- pricing, features, marketing strategies, sales forecasts, etc.The vision needs to be communicated to the stakeholders, team members and everyone who is a part of the project.Develop the product road map: It is the responsibility of a product owner to develop roadmaps that accomplish both long- and short-term goals.Develop product strategy: A product strategy breaks down the product’s vision in the course of time and defines the market, the value proposition, the offering, the distribution, the pricing and much more.Communicate with development teams, stakeholders and scrum masters: A product owner educates stakeholders; organises funding; relays status; negotiates budget, scope, funding & schedule; performs solution demos.What is the role of the product owner in scrum?Although the product owner is held responsible for the success of the project, be it any development cycle, a few roles are unique to the Scrum framework.To name a few are:Lack of authority: Product owners sometimes may not receive adequate support and cooperation from the management.
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