For our second Feb meetup we've got local hero Geoff Watts giving us a taste of his new book "Product Mastery: From Good to Great Product Ownership". There'll be tea and biscuits and a free beer in the pub afterwards in return for a £3 donation for our venue Deepspaceworks.
Good product owners delay when they can. Great product owners decide when they must.
Kenny is a product owner.
Kenny needs to make a decision.
Kenny doesn’t have all the information.
Does Kenny decide or delay?
One of the most difficult yet important aspects of being a great product owner is learning how to be decisive in the face of incomplete information or conflicting priorities. When decisions are difficult it’s tempting to put them off—to do a bit more research or talk to a few more people first.
Great product owners know this so are DRIVEN to make decisions.
Knowing it and doing it are often two different things though and so I will talk through a few strategies for making it easier to make decisions and help you be a great product owner.
Geoff Watts has been a thought leader in the agile development space for many years and his books, trainings and coaching have helped thousands of teams across the world deliver better products more effectively. As well as his new book Product Mastery: From Good to Great Product Ownership, Geoff is the author of Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership and The Coach’s Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us, a winner of the 2016 International Book Awards. He trains, coaches and mentors product owners, ScrumMasters and leaders. You can find his details at http://www.inspectandadapt.com