Agile Tutorial: How to Appoint Product Owner

What is product owner in agile?

The product owner represents the voice of the customer and is responsible for articulating customer requirements and maintaining business justification for the project. He/she writes the user stories and manages and groom the prioritized product backlog.

Appointing product owner

Perform the steps below to appoint a scrum product owner for your scrum project. You may try the steps interactively by visiting the interactive product tour.

  1. In the Scrum Process Canvas, click on the gear button next to the work item Product Owner to configure product owner.
  2. Click on the action artifact Product Owner.
  3. Select the team member to be the product owner. Click on the cell to toggle the member list. (Hotkey: Ctrl-Space)
  4. This lists the team members of this project. Make sure the members are added to this project in order to view them here. Click on a member to select him/her.
  5. Enter the responsibilities of product owner in this project. See the image below for reference.
  6. Go back to the work item page via the breadcrumb.
  7. When you are done, click on Commit at the bottom right corner, and then select Complete from the popup menu.

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