The (surprising) 9 most common challenges that Product Owners face, and affect their Scrum Teams

  1. The PO doesn’t have enough time
  2. The PO doesn’t have the right skills and I’m expected to train him/her
  3. The PO can’t create a Release plan (or other critical artifacts for that role, like Vision or Product Backlog)
  4. The PO does not engage with the team and ends up working alone
  5. The team suffers from slow feedback and the PO doesn’t get the feedback they need either
  6. The PO does not feel empowered to make decisions
  7. The PO serves many teams and/or has many roles
  8. The PO is a micro-manager and wants to control everything that happens
  9. The PO needs to serve and align with too many stakeholders

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