Excellently written I ve found myself referring to this regularly sometimes daily It s sparked some interesting conversations with my colleaguesThe only negative is the pretty rubbish print ality for a book of this price Full disclosure I actually sometimes compete against Don one of the authors for Scrum Coaching and Training work so while we are friendly we are also competitors in the marketplace People who know me know that I call em like I see em In a way giving a positive review for Don sand Ralph s book is actually against my own interest But I don t care darnit This work of art is too important to our industry I hope you will take this review as high praise from a competitor because that s what it isThe book is hands down the best Scrum Product Owner book ever written Period The End Ok not the end I m waaaayy wordy than that This is a must read for all PO s So many other people focus on writing stories and other menial parts of the Product Owner role while totally glossing over the most important role of the PO that of maximizing the value delivery of the Scrum Team s product The authors Vision Value Validation mantra The 3 V s throughout the book is an absolute game changer and what the PO role is all about It s about darn time someone wrote about that How about how to define a product when trying to From Mistress to Wifey use Scrum The authors hit this head on They hit so many other important topics head on My favorites Products not Projects Defining and Measuring Valuesing straightforward value metrics molding yourself into the Entrepreneur PO structuring your teams to avoid the component team nightmare several different MVP patterns Cynefin Risk management in Scrum Ready and Done Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia uality management and why the PO should care release strategies Story Mapping and a ton of anti patterns and how to guard against them They wrap it allp with your journey from a Receiving product Owner to how you can turn yourself into an Initiating Product Owner As if this all wasn t good enough and I only named some of my favorite topics they tell numerous anecdotes each one of them a true in the trenches in the field experience that teaches you a lesson so you won t have to learn that the hard way They have culminated all of their awesome experiences and wrapped them Dance With The Devil up in a tidy bow in this book I am truly jealous of this work It is that good Buy one for yourself and then buy one for your manager too because he or she needs it Trust me on this You won t regret doing thatIt is my opinion that any credible review should include criticism and other proof that the review writer is objective So here goes I m not sure Eric Ries would be thrilled with theirse of the MVP term and how Scrum is essentially a framework for creating a series of one MVP after another for the same product Metaphorically I get where they are going and it totally makes sense but the telephone game in our industry is rampant so I wish they could have come p with Coherently and with a minimum of fuss and bother Ken Schwaber Chairman Founder Scrumorg The role of the Product Owner is crucial than
This book is not only valuable to product owners agile coaches or people who want to learn scrum but even if you don t want to know about scrum as an entrepreneur decision maker or boss I recommend reading this bookThe author divides the contents of the book into three parts including strategy Scrum and Tactics but I think it can be divided into four partsThe first part the part of the strategy describes the Agile Product Management and 3 Vs vision value validation I think 3Vs is what any entrepreneur or decision maker must know even if you don t nderstand agile development at allWhen I finished reading this part I stopped for almost two weeks re examining the company s existing product line I am the founder of a software companyThis part of 3 Vs is very suitable for being a separate partThe second part introduces Empiricism and Scrum Framework This would be a good start if you are not so clear about scrum or if you are interested in scrumIn the final part if you are a Product Owner this part is guaranteed to give you a full complement of knowledge and powerThis part mainly includes two topics that Scrum Guide did not clearly teach A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel us how to do or outside the scope of the scrum Framework including Product Backlog Management and Release ManagementAnd in the last chapter the authors make a summary by examining what it means to be a professional Product OwnerFor this book I only give 5 points for evaluation I can t give 10 points because of the limitations of the system This book has been on my reading list for some time and I finally got round to reading it I wish I had read it much soonerOther books have done a good job of defining an Agile Product Manager This is the first book that has managed to successfully explain the Product Owner role why it is so important and why it is so often misunderstoodIf you want to trulynderstand what the Product Owner role in Scrum is supposed to be about this is the book for you It also does a great job of explaining the Scrum frameworkI learnt a lot and will be recommending it to attendees at my classes Thank you Don Ralph The Professional Product owner is one of the best book on Product management I have read The techniues examples and the way of explaining complex concepts in simple language is what makes this book THE BEST Ralph Don Thank you so much for such a wonderful book I ve just finished reading this amazing book for the second timeIt s really great not only considering all the written concepts but for all the references included great pointers to knowledgeAn excellent PO growth path kickoff for anybodyRegardless of small errors easily repaired by the reader while reading I want to This book came highly reccomended however the print 1898 uality is simplynacceptiable photo s attachedLow resolution graphics and pages so thin that they are transparant displaying the mirrored text and images on the other side Immensley distracting and thoroughily dissapointing. The Professional Product Owners Guide to Maximizing Value with Scrum This book presents a method of communicating our desires cogently.
Way to describe this Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, using new or different terminology Most of my other suggested improvements are very tiny things For instance they say that the stakeholder role is not an official role of Scrum I disagree with that in large part because they might be the most important role in Scrum I feel like I know what they were trying to say I think I would re word that as the stakeholder role is not one of the 3 main roles that are most discussed in Scrum but they play a huge part in value deliveryAnd finally to once again assuage anyone s fears that my objectivity is limited here I will say that Roman Pichler s book on the PO role is good and it was in my opinion the best PO book available prior to this one Roman is a trainer with a competing Scrum organization to mine His book was written a full 8 years ago and the Scrum Guide and Scrum framework hasndergone numerous significant pdates and changes since then I honestly hope that Roman writes a new edition of his book and I hope it gives this one a run for its money That would be wonderful for everyone involved and I will write him a glowing review if he does So if you want to buy two books on the PO role buy this one first then Roman s book As another way to show that I m objective I also recommend Ilan Goldstein s Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners Ilan is also from a competing Scrum organization to mineOne other last note This book will definitely help you prepare the right mindset if you want to take the PSPO I certification exam assessment from Scrumorg Honestly there are several much better reasons to read this book than to get certified But it will help you if certification is part of your learning plan In my opinion this book alone is insufficient to pass the exam but it was not intended as an exam prep This book is a great companion to your learning plan If you want to study for that exam do a google search for PSPO study plan or something Having said all of that read the book because you want to become and help others become a kick arse Product Owner because that s what this book appears to be intended for Overall the book has mostly good and accurate content and helps prep for the exam however this was written in 2016 revised in 2017 and is obsolete to the most recent version of the 2020 Scrum guide which has a few key changes to the previous guide One of the reviewers examples is correct I ve seen some discrepancies in some of the answers and some are completely incorrect There are also grammatical and spelling errors and some instructions are not even provided such as select one answer or select all answers that apply Due to these issues and especially the latest version of the scrum guide I do not recommend this book Excellent reference for helping me to pass scrumorg PSPO1 literally would not have needed to read any other books or articles Now my aide memoire for helping Product Owners Development teams me I m a Scrum Master Recommended. Ver But its about much than mechanics its about taking accountability and refocusing on value as the primary objective of all you do In.