When a PO is absent, the challenge is to engage with them and help them understand how to best work with the team with the available time. Learn also how you can help Product Owners benefit from great refinement meetings.
In this episode, we learn how something that may look like an anti-pattern can - with the right mindset and technique - become an asset for the team. We hear how the vague user stories this PO brought to the team were actually a method to engage the team, and have great refinement meetings!
This Product Owner had a “day job” that required attention and time. That led to the team suffering from an absent PO. How do we solve such a problem for the team? Joe shares the story, and the techniques he used to engage with the PO and help both team and PO tackle the problem.
Are you having trouble helping the team working well with their Product Owner? We’ve put together a course to help you work on the collaboration team-product owner. You can find it at: bit.ly/coachyourpo. 18 modules, 8+ hours of modules with tools and techniques that you can use to help teams and PO’s collaborate.
About Joe Auslander
Joe is into game/experience design and enjoys working with teams to solve unique problems. In the past this has been in areas of ship repair, crew coordination, television production and software delivery. Joe enjoys learning and sharing what he has learned and he particularly loves seeing people succeed.