Just got home from a presentation about the “product owner” as part of the Scrum process. This is a geek thing, so feel free to skip this post if you’re not into software. Agile Vancouver brought in Dan Rawsthorne to do the presentation and he brought up many points that we’ve been wrestling with over at Lasso as we become more agile.
Dan’s got a blog that covers many of these points. My favorite was his take on the Product Owner’s role in the team, especially the bit about the “single wring-able neck.” That’s a good way to point out who’s ultimately responsible for the team’s progress and decisions.