Agile Product Management with Scrum
Creating Products that Customers Love
Roman Pichler — 2010
A comprehensive, expert guide to Scrum-based agile project ownership and management: roles, techniques, practices, and intangibles * *An indispensable resource for Scrum 'product owners,' the pivotal players in Scrum projects - and for all stakeholders who interact with them. *Covers product vision, exploration, user stories, use cases, planning poker, release planning, and much more. *Responds to one of the most crucial challenges in making agile work in the enterprise: finding and training the right product owner. In Scrum projects, the product owner plays a pivotal role, but until recently, few have been trained in the unique skills, techniques, and attitudes they need to succeed in this role. That's why courses on Scrum product ownership are soaring in popularity - and it's why this book is so important. Agile Product Management with Scrum is the first book to define and describe the role of agile product ownership in a systematic and comprehensive way. It covers a broad range of agile practices from the product owner's perspective, including product vision, exploration, user stories, use cases, 'planning poker,' sprints, release planning, portfolio management, and more. Drawing on extensive experience helping organizations succeed with Scrum, top agile consultant Roman Pichler gets down to the brass tacks: saving time and money while improving both quality and agility. He also addresses critical upstream processes and 'fuzzy front end' that organizations must get right if they are to adopt Scrum across the enterprise. This practical book is an indispensable resource for everyone who plays the role of product owner, or anticipates doing so. It will also be extremely useful to all stakeholders who interact with product owners - which is to say, the entire Scrum project team.