Product Owner is a misunderstood job in many organizations, yet there’s a soaring demand year after year.
If you’re keen on becoming a Product Owner, then here’s an interview prep guide containing the product owner question and answers that will help you become more confident.
Here’s a list of 30 beginners, intermediate, and advanced questions that will ensure that you are on the right track.
1. What’s the difference between Agile and Scrum? Are they the same?
Agile manifesto consists of values and principles to develop software iteratively and incrementally. Scrum is a framework that consists of accountabilities, artifacts, and events that helps in creating and sustaining complex products. Scrum is one of the foundations for agility. In general, we call Agile a mindset, and Scrum is a framework that helps adopt an agile mindset.
2. What are the responsibilities of a Product Owner?
- Creating and owning the Product Vision
- Managing the Product Backlog
- Defining the Sprint Objective
- Manage budget, scope, releases, and stakeholders of the Product
- Review product progress
- Being available to the team
- Effective communication to the stakeholders of the Product
- Collaborating with the scrum team for the Product Backlog Refinement
- Measuring the value of the Product (maybe using EBM)
- Product roadmap
- Product marketing and sales
- Product operations
3. Is Product Owner and Product Managers different?
Product Owners and Product Managers are different. Here’s how –
A Product Owner is a key individual responsible for delivering superior quality products to the end-users within the deadline. The product owner is tasked with optimizing the business value of a product by creating and maintaining the product backlog.
A Product Manager is an individual who identifies the customer needs and the business objectives that a product will fulfill. They envision the product roadmap and the way to achieve it.
Product Managers lead a cross-functional team that works on the product and makes necessary improvements.
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