Experiences in Scaling the Product Owner Role in Large-Scale Globally Distributed Scrum

  title={Experiences in Scaling the Product Owner Role in Large-Scale Globally Distributed Scrum},
  author={Maria Paasivaara and Ville Heikkil{\"a} and Casper Lassenius},
  journal={2012 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Global Software Engineering},
The Product Owner in Scrum is a crucial role responsible for managing customer requirements in the form of prioritized backlog items and communicating them to the Scrum team. When scaling Scrum to large projects consisting of tens of teams, one Product Owner is not able to work with all the teams; thus the role needs to be scaled. While the literature suggests different scaling approaches, e.g. the use of Area Product Owners, reported experiences of scaling this role are scarce. Based on 58… CONTINUE READING

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