AFH 059: Product Mastery with Geoff Watts [PODCAST]

Geoff Watts (@geoffcwatts) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss Product Mastery.

Geoff Watts

Geoff is the founder of Inspect & Adapt Ltd and one of the most experienced and respected Scrum coaches in the world. Having started using Scrum at British Telecom, one of the first large-scale agile adoptions, he has since coached organisations large and small through their agile journeys. Geoff is the author of Scrum Mastery, The Coaches Casebook, and most recently Product Mastery. As well as his wealth of knowledge in the agile field, he is also passionate about promoting servant-leadership through his coaching practice.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How difficult the role of Product Owner is to do well
  • The tools, mindset, and techniques necessary to be a successful Product Owner
  • Why the Product Owner needs the support of the whole team in order to get their job done

Links from the show:

Scrum is the most successful framework for agile product development and much has been written about how to follow the Scrum process but the key to success is in the leadership skills of the product owner.

Product Mastery explores the traits of the best product owners offering an insight into the difference between good and great product ownership and explaining how the best product owners are DRIVEN to be successful.

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Want to hear another podcast about the Product Owner role? — Listen to my conversation with Mark Davidson and Tim Ottinger episode 22. We discuss how to become a product owner and the many skills it takes to get a product delivered to your customers.

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