Product Owner

Assessment Template Details

Lean Agile Intelligence

Product Owner

This template focuses on the core competencies and characteristics of a great Product Owner. Influenced by many Agile, Lean, and Product Management thought leaders, this template provides an opportunity for a Product Owner to reflect and improve on the behaviors, qualities, and practices required to create valuable products that customer love.


Works of thought leaders that influenced the Practice's Technique Criteria, assigned Agility Stage, and impacted Business Outcomes.

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Questions/Practices by Practice Dimension

16 total practices

Value Driven

• PO - Backlog Refinement
• PO - Envisioning & Ideation
• PO - Focus on Value
• PO - Goal Setting
• PO - Product Demo
• PO - User Stories


• PO - Technical Enablers


• PO - Release Plans
• PO - Roadmaps


• PO - Agile Mindset
• PO - Continuous Learning
• PO - Cultural Enablement
• PO - Self-Care & Sustainability


• PO - Agile Leadership
• PO - Communication
• PO - Mentoring

Practice Technique Criteria Example

PO - Focus on Value

Starting (0)

Focuses only on deliverables and output

Developing (1)

Actively manages, and sees the Product Backlog as a dynamic list that is prioritized by business value

Includes in the Product Backlog a majority of the items that the team works on (bugs, technical debt, infrastructure, etc.)

Includes the team in prioritization and valuation

Emerging (2)

Leverages Value Poker and other collaborative techniques to create a broader view of value

Utilizes measures such as NPS, customer usage, and sales targets to make value-based decisions

Articulates the "WHY" behind a decision to stakeholders in terms of value and outcome

Ensures release success criteria include ROI measures and customer usage actuals

Utilizes Lean Startup's innovation accounting in decision-making

Adapting (3)

The Product's organization effectiveness is measured in customer usage and ROI

In Agile at-scale environments, ensures Portfolio & Program valuation techniques (cost of delay, WSJF, etc.) are being used

Coaches peers on the importance of value measures, and value-based decision-making

Optimizing (4)

Coaches Product leadership on the importance of value measures, and value based decisions

Revisits all approaches to valuation techniques, value data gathering, and value-based decision-making to continuously improve effectiveness of decision-making