Good product owners talk, b.s. walks

19 Aug

James sent me this link to a rant called “Business Requirements Are Bullshit”. This is the best blog post I have read in a while, and he makes some very good points about product owner selection.

One thing I took from the article is that you’ve got to have a product owner that knows what features they can get immediate value from. And if they don’t know, they should be able to tell you exactly who does know or who to ask. The more requirements “gathering” you have do on the onset of the project, the more it shows how little the collective project team knows about what features the users need to get value out of the system TODAY. Get the right people with the right knowledge on the team, put them in a room, and ask them what they need to make their lives easier.


One Response to “Good product owners talk, b.s. walks”

  1. jhered August 23, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    First of all… i said this? Nice!

    Second. I love the KC skyline pic at the top. Is that a real statue here somewhere?

    Lastly, That guy sure can rant! 🙂

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