Showing posts with label Scrum Certification. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scrum Certification. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What Product Owner is busy with during Sprint?

Though Agile Scrum has just three roles - Product Owner, Scrum Master and Developers, but the roles and responsibilites of each one can be very confusing at times. One of the most frequently asked question is "what activities a product owner engage during sprint?"

Answer: When sprint is in progress, Product Owner would usualy be busy grooming prodoct backlog, answering queries from development team (if any), talking to stekholders (dont forget- he is adding new items to product backlog, re-prioritizing items etc....so he needs to talk to stakeholders), and may help with some early testing and provide feedback as well.

Who updates Burndown Chart?

This is very frequently asked question (usually thrown as one of the options)- who updates Burndown Chart? Product Owner, Scrum Master or Developers or any of these?

Answer: The Developer Team (or say Developers).

Explanation: Since burndown chart is all about the 'remaining work' or 'remaining hours' so developer knows how much work is done and how much if left (and remaining work).

Further, Development Team would also be responsible for updating the work estimates during the Sprint - because of same reason as above - they know it best and can revise estimates (e.g. they raise a question to PO and basis inputs from PO they feel that it would take more effort than expected or remaining).