The 6 Key Responsibilities of Product Ownership #POA

Effective product ownership analysis requires a comprehensive and enhanced understanding of product ownership responsibilities

Erivan de Sena Ramos
4 min readJun 2, 2024

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Hey BAs! Heyo POs! In my last post, I discussed how Business Analysts (and Product Owners) can excel in Product Ownership by applying the discipline of Product Ownership Analysis (POA). As promised, this following post will continue with this in more detail. Today, I would like to dive deep into the key responsibilities of Product Ownership. Because effective POA is demanding, complex, and multi-dimensional, it requires a comprehensive and enhanced understanding of product ownership. The IIBA Guide to Product Ownership Analysis outlines six key responsibilities to support the delivery team. It requires a comprehensive understanding of the Product Owner’s role and includes the following:

1. Customer Advocate:

Product Ownership is more than a representation of the customer; Product Owners are their champions! It encompasses comprehending their needs, preferences, and pain points to ensure that the product delivered aligns with their expectations. Product Ownership embodies customers’ hopes and dreams. By attentively listening to their needs, concerns, and aspirations, Product Owners…

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Erivan de Sena Ramos

Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering enthusiast. Information Systems & Software Engineering specialist. MBA in PM & HR. CBAP, PMP, CSM, ITIL & COBIT