The Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog. He/She
Creates and Maintains the Product Backlog showing visible progress towards forecast results and goal.
Prioritizes and sequences the Backlog according to business value as expressed by a roadmap and stakeholder needs.
Prepares for each sprint and release planning session by working with the team to elaborate Feature Stories into Minimal Marketable Features that deliver increments of value and User Stories that are appropriately sized for each sprint.
Conveys the Vision and Goals at the beginning of every Release and Sprint.
Represents customer and stakeholder interests. Engages and solicits their feedback to validate priorities and compromises.
Participates in daily stand-up Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews, and Retrospectives.
Accepts User Stories during the sprint to confirm implementation meets the intent of acceptance criteria.
Re-negotiates Sprint priorities and commitment when team communicates new discoveries that impact the size or value of work.
Communicates status to stakeholders including use of Visible Product Backlog for forecasting release content and dates.