10 things you must do to build high-performing Scrum Teams as a Product Owner

Including 25+ must-read resources & follow-up articles to learn more so you can do it yourself.

1. Understand your customer pains and needs

Upgrade your user, not your product. Don’t build better cameras — build better photographers.

— Kathy Sierra

2. Make delivering value a team effort

3. Create an environment where it is safe to fail

“If failure is not an option, then neither is success.” — Seth Godin

4. Focus your effort on the right things

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” — Steve Jobs

5. Do discovery before you start delivery

6. Keep your product backlog short

7. Be lazy with writing backlog items

8. Remove unused and non-value adding features from your product

9. Let the team come up with the solution, but challenge them!

10. Don’t manage your stakeholders, include them

130+ articles with > 1.3 million views on beating the Feature Factory and better ways of delivering value together. www.linkedin.com/in/maarten-dalmijn/

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