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Product Owner is a widely recognized role in agile software development methodologies. In this article I'm going to tell you who a Product Owner is and how to become a better one. There will be practical tips and general advice. While the role is sometimes mistaken with the classic team lead position, Product Owner's job in general doesn't include as many responsibilities related to people management.
This article is a summary of what I've learned about a Product Owner role while working with one of my employers. It was written based on a series of interviews with other Product Owners, therefore it is an opinionated set of tips and suggestions. Contents of this article do not apply to every project at the but certainly can inspire you and educate you on general responsibilities of a Product Owner in a software services environment.