Product Owner: Responsibilities


The Product Owner provides the critical connection between those who define value and those who implement it. The Product Owner makes it possible for the teams to produce the value that the enterprise needs.


The Product Owner role is responsible for:

  • be available to the team to answer questions
  • help the team understand the definition of done (DoD) for each story
  • manage and refine the team backlog as needed
  • sequence the work on the team backlog appropriately and coach the team if they are not working in the proper order
  • assess and accept work completed
  • work with release management