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SCRUM Product Ownership -- Balancing Value From the Inside Out Paperback – April 30, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0578019123 ISBN-10: 0578019124

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: RGCG, LLC (April 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578019124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578019123
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bob Galen is President and Principal Agile Coach (CSC) at RGCG, LLC; a technical consultancy focused towards increasing agility and craftsmanship within their clients' software projects and teams. He has over 30 years of experience as a software developer, tester, project manager and leader. Bob regularly consults, writes, and is a popular speaker on a wide variety of software development topics. He can be reached at bob@rgalen.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greta Blash on July 28, 2011
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Robert Galen has written a very good book on Agile: Scrum Product Ownership: Balancing Value from the Inside Out that I feel would be a great valuable to you.
One of the least discussed and most challenging roles in the Agile methodology is that of the product owner. This role is usually selected from the ranks of product managers or business analysts and often forced into the role without any training or preparation. The typical product owner usually has very little if any experience working with Agile teams that expect significant amounts of time working on the project while still performing their regular job. Often the business analyst will assume the role of product owner if the business person can't find the time and then report back to the real product owner as deemed necessary. This substitution can lead to confusion since the business analyst is very often not the most knowledgeable about the business and obviously is not the decision maker.
With many years of experience, Robert Galen takes a comprehensive look at this very important role of the Scrum Product Owner identifying what is expected of them while upholding agile principles. The role of the product owner should be played by the single person who is the decision maker. The product owner is the person who drives the agile team and if you have many drivers or many owners, then the team may be driven in different directions. My experience with strong product owners is that they know what they want and can definitely define the product.
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By Elizabeth Larson on January 3, 2011
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I really enjoyed this book! It is short, but packed with useful information. Bob's advice is practical and useful. I found many tips, real-life stories, and recommendations based on what he has found really works. Of particular interest to me were the final chapters on applying the Scrum of Scrum concept to large, complex projects from a product owner viewpoint. I recommend this book to everyone looking for an overview of the Scrum framework from a product owner perspective.
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My personal gripe is that the roles and responsibilities of a Product Owner is not discussed as much as that of a Scrum Master. Product Owners usually get very little training on how to be a Product Owner (check out the number of CSPO courses vs. CSM courses in scrumalliance.org). Not that I will now stop my ranting, but Bob's book definitely fills a huge gap in the industry.

His book answers some of the pressing questions like "How do you align Product Strategy with your organizational strategy?", "How do you scale product ownership in an enterprise?", "What happened to the traditional Product Manager?" and "What is P.O's role in quality?" . He also has experts in the field of Product Management (like Rich Mironov) contributing their story. I find this incredibly valuable.

Regardless of whether you are just getting started with Scrum or if you are an expert, Bob's insights and real life stories will give you a different perspective on Product Ownership. I highly recommend this book to the Product Owners and leaders in the organizations that I coach.
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This is one of the best books on product ownership that I've seen yet, and I've read quite a few. It addresses a lot of the specific questions that I get when I coach people on Scrum, and the price is not too bad. If you've read a lot about scrum or have used scrum, this book attacks Scrum from the perspective of the product owner, in a short and concise manner that you'll need. The layout is accessible, with good examples from the field.

In a nutshell, this book will help you get up and running with a new product owner and answer some of the tough questions for existing product owner involvement.

Buy it - it's worth it.
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