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comprehension questions

Last post 11:13 pm March 20, 2016 by Vinh Bao Quang
2 replies
04:29 am February 1, 2016

Hi all,

i am learing for the PSM I and i have some comprehension questions.
I would be very grateful if you could help me.

First questions: Is one of the activities which has a product owner to do, to providing the Development Team with detailed specifications?

I am not sure, from my point of view its a part of work which has the Development Team to do, but on the other hand the product owner has the contact to the stakeholders and therefore the must search/ask for the detailed specifications.

Am I right in my assumption ?

I think it will be followed more questions later the day :)

Thanks for you help!

09:25 am February 3, 2016

Hi Jens,

According to the scrum guide the Product Owner is responsible for Product Backlog Management which includes:

- "Clearly expressing Product Backlog items" and
- "Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed"

This means that the product owner would be responsible for getting clarity on Product Backlog Items and clearly expressing them to the team.

That being said, it is both a responsibility of the PO and the Development Team to take part in Product Backlog refinement for up to 10% of each sprint. During refinement items will be decomposed and planned to a level that the team believes they can begin work on the item.

In short, while the product owner may bring the initial tasks to the team through the Product Backlog, making them detailed is the responsibility of both the PO and the Dev Team.

Hope that helps!

11:13 pm March 20, 2016

Thanks Jade for the answer and who is responsible to update requirement, JIRA backlog item.
I assume that PO will explain to Development team and one of member will in charge of documenting and updating them for team to keep track?

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