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9. Offstage Product Owner

Allan Kelly1 
London, UK

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.

—Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, 1966–1977, 1980–19841

Hopefully as you were reading that last chapter, you were asking yourself: How does the Product Owner know what to write on a user story? How does the Product Owner know the right acceptance criteria to specify? And how do they know that story X is more valuable than story Z and should therefore be done first?

Knowing the answers to these questions is the reason Product Owners exist. Product Owners are specialists in knowing what should be built, or rather, what customers ...

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