Product Owner is one of the key roles in Scrum. The product owner is the primary business representative who represents the business stakeholders’ “voice of the customer” and the “voice of the business” to the sprint team. The responsibilities of the Product Owner include:
- Establishing, nurturing, and communicating the product vision
- Creating and leading a team of developers to best provide value to the customer
- Monitoring the project against its ROI goals and an investment vision
- Making decisions about when to create an official release
The product owner is a role rather than a position. Consequently, several people likely participate in the product owner role for larger projects.