Product owner responsibility during Sprint retrospective

Last post 12:28 pm November 12, 2014
by santosh kommula
2 replies
11:32 am November 6, 2014


At Scrum Guide, Its mentioned about retrospective as opportunity for Scrum Team to inspect itself.
And mostly It says in specific with Scrum Master, who encourages Scrum Team to improve, with in scrum process framework , its development process and practices for next sprint.

Whats the role of Product owner here in specific. Does he has something explicitly here or just is covered under Scrum Team itself in general.

I assume he is covered as Scrum team member and identifies improvements.

Request someone to give me little insight on what exactly Product owner does during retrospective

04:24 pm November 6, 2014


SM encourages the team to contribute, as the SM has other services to provide (Page six)
Scrum Master Service to the Product Owner
Scrum Master Service to the Development Team
Scrum Master Service to the Organization

Sprint Retrospective (Page eleven)
The Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint.

The purpose of the Sprint Retrospective is to:
* Inspect how the last Sprint went with regards to people, relationships, process, and tools;
* Identify and order the major items that went well and potential improvements; and,
* Create a plan for implementing improvements to the way the Scrum Team does its work

Product owner takes part as a team member as he or she is part of the the scrum team.
A team, that works as a team is worth its weight in gold, so it's important the PO is present and contributing.


12:28 pm November 12, 2014

Thanks Michael.

Sorry for the late reply. I have cleared PSM 1 and thats the reason :)