Single product and several Development teams. How many product owners are needed. PSM I

Last post 01:35 pm June 15, 2018
by Abhishek Sharma
5 replies
07:55 am April 24, 2018


In the Scrum Guide it is indicated that each Scrum Team must have its Product Owner and that the Product Backlog is unique per product. However, if several development teams work on the construction of a single product, it is clear that the Product Backlog will be common to all of them but what is not so clear is whether there is a single Product Owner.

For example, in questions like the following the idea of ​​a single Product Owner is considered correct: To deliver to single product, three different Development teams are formed. How many product owners are needed?

A. As many as recommended by Scrum Master.

B. Three.

C. One

Answer C. Is this approach correct?



01:09 pm April 30, 2018


02:19 pm April 30, 2018

One product has exactly one Product Backlog and exactly one Product Owner, irrespective of how many Development Teams may be working on it.

07:17 am June 12, 2018

Thank you for your help!

09:18 pm June 14, 2018

One Product = One Product Backlog = One Product Owner.....ALWAYS !

10:15 pm June 14, 2018

Scrum says PO can cater to one or more teams though each team should has it's own PO means a team should not be interacting with multiple POs while a PO can interact with multiple teams & in essence this quite fair a real day to day scenario.

I hope now you get what Scrum recommends on PO. one PO for multiple teams :)