What does a Product Owner do?
A product owner is typically an IT professional responsible for evaluating work generated by a software scrum team. During evaluations, the product owner will match and prioritize the features and functionality of the product to obtain maximum performance to the benefit of the end user. Other duties include scheduling and leading meetings to identify product issues, determining roadmaps for products and managing daily goals and schedules to achieve high performance and meet project deadlines.
A bachelor's degree is generally required to be a product owner with some companies expressing a preference to those holding a master's of business administration (MBA). Most employers require a minimum of two years of experience as a product owner in the industry with many successful candidates displaying strong managerial attributes such as excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proven track record of successfully developing excellent products within deadlines.
Product Owner Salaries
Average Base Pay
Product Owner Insights
“really open and honest about all aspects of the business and work and your role within”
“Career advancement is not clearly defined and you will have to find your own way.”
“It's a fun product and almost everyone I encounter is great to work with.”
“Full empowerment and trust to perform your job role to the best of your ability.”
“Been here for a few years now and I had many opportunities to learn and grow.”
“All remote team means that you don't get to know people in the same way”
“Pay is adequate but does need to be scaled up to be competitive with the best of the best from the tech industry”
“Not so much pressure to get things done despite crushing deadlines ~ people take holidays just before go live which is mad”
Product Owner Interviews
Product Owner jobs
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a product owner
When working as a product owner, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Agile Software Development, Agile Scrum, Backlog, Jira and Releases.
- Product Line Manager
- Product Marketing Manager
- Product Manager
- Digital Marketing
The most common qualifications to become a product owner is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.