Tailoring product ownership in large-scale agile

Bass, J ORCID: 0000-0002-0570-7086 and Haxby, A 2018, 'Tailoring product ownership in large-scale agile' , IEEE Software . (In Press)

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Abstract

In large-scale agile projects, product owners undertake a range of challenging and varied activities beyond those conventionally associated with that role. Using in-depth research interviews from 93 practitioners working in cross-border teams, from 21 organisations, our rich empirical data offers a unique international perspective into product owner activities.

We found that the leaders of large-scale agile projects create product owner teams. Product owner team members undertake sponsor, intermediary and release plan master activities to manage scale. They undertake communicator and traveller activities to manage distance and technical architect, governor and risk assessor activities to manage governance. Based on our findings, we describe product owner behaviors that are valued by experienced product owners and their line managers.

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Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Software
Publisher: IEEE
ISSN: 0740-7459
Depositing User: Dr Julian M. Bass
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 10:58
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 13:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49178

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