Chapter 14. Role of the Product Manager

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In earlier chapters, we described why the responsibilities of the agile product owner, as primarily defined by Scrum, are more typically a set of responsibilities that are shared between a number of agile product owners and a smaller number of agile product managers in the mid- to larger software enterprise. In Chapter 11, we described the specific activities of the product owner role—a relatively new role that is tightly coupled to the team and the implementation. We also described how this modest separation of concerns and responsibilities can improve the value stream by avoiding bottlenecks in decision making relative to ...

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