Helping busy PO’s collaborate better with their Scrum teams | Priyanka Keswani

10.08.2021 - By Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast: Agile storytelling from the trenches

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Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. The Great Product Owner: Communication and negotiation as key skills for great PO’s Great Product Owners focus on communicating their Vision, and helping the team understand where they want to take the product. But that’s only one perspective on communication. We discuss how the ability to communicate and negotiate with team and stakeholders become a key contributor to a great PO. In this segment, we refer to WSJF prioritization or Weighted Shortest Job First.  The Bad Product Owner: Helping busy PO’s collaborate better with their Scrum teams When PO’s have several hats, it becomes difficult to give team’s the time they need to clarify questions and receive feedback. This lack of availability can quickly become a blocker for the team, if we - as Scrum Masters - don’t help the team and PO define clearly how they will collaborate. We explore how to help busy PO’s collaborate better (and in many cases more!) with the team.  In this segment, we refer to the PO’s Sprint Checklist, a tool we created at the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast to help Scrum Masters guide and support their PO’s.  Are you having trouble helping the teamwork 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 Priyanka Keswani Priyanka is a seasoned Agile Coach with a firm belief in innovation, continuous improvement, and a focus on Agile transformation in the organization. With 14+ years of experience, she has worked across various domains- Content Delivery Network, Travel, CRM, and Storage. She started as a QA Manager, then became Scrum Master and Agile Coach. Outside of work, she enjoys listening to music, dancing, traveling, and networking with people. You can link with Priyanka Keswani on LinkedIn and connect with Priyanka Keswani on Twitter.

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