Sunday, April 13, 2008

Product Owner role in Agile Teams.

I am currently working on my assignment (from Oxford University) Adopting Agile in a project and while doing that i started wondering as to what exactly is the role of the product owner? What does a prodcut owner do, day in day out. I came across a few points after searching for product owner role on the internet.
  • As the Product Owner you're responsible for the features that get delivered.
  • You own the Product Backlog.
  • Plan one iteration ahead of the developers.
  • Prioritise effectively so that you get the biggest bang for your buck.
  • Identify what is valuable to your company and find out the cost of each backlog item by getting provisional estimates from the development team. Then prioritise.
  • Managing expectation between the business and the project team.

Is that it? Is that all what a product owner does and gets paid a huge sum of money for? Let me know if anybody out these has any other pointers.

Roger Federer at Estoril Open

Roger is starting his clay season at the Estoril Open in Portugal from Monday 14th April.

He will look to improve his perfect 5-0 record against Olivier Rochus in the 2008 Estoril Open first round. Federer has been drawn in the same quarter of the draw as sixth-seeded Frenchman Nicolas Mahut, who he could meet in the quarterfinals. That wil be an interesting match.

Best of luck to roger

Roger federer gets a coach..

Roger Federer arrived at the Estoril Open in portugal on Saturday with tennis coach Jose Higueras.

Federer has been without a coach since splitting with Tony Roche almost a year ago. After suffering a bout of mononucleosis at the beginning of the season, he has not gone beyond the semifinals in any of the four events he has played this year. His title drought has triggered speculation about a slump and calls to bring in outside help.

Higueras has previously worked with Michael Chang, Jim Courier, Sergi Bruguera and Jennifer Capriati and is known for his conditioning and clay-court expertise. Nobody knows yet if this is a short- or long-term coaching arrangement, nor whether Higueras will be regularly traveling with Federer to tournaments.

But i fell that federe will be back to his best soon and is a real contender for the french open 2008.