08 Aug BRIDGING THE “WHAT” AND THE “HOW” OF AN IT PROJECT
Any product development chain starts with identifying the needs of the user and the market, and finishes with supplying a system solution that works, one that solves the identified needs and matches the customer’s expectations.
In this context, the Product Owner’s primary function could be described as the bridging of this very real gap.
On the purchaser’s side, we find need and knowledge about the ”what”, about the problems that have to be solved, about the needs that must be addressed. On the supplier’s side, there is knowledge about implementation, experience finding technical solutions, in other words, the ability to solve the ”how”.
To create a bridge or interface between the supplier and the purchaser is the essence of the product owner role and certainly one of the keys to success of any IT Project. It is the bond which fills out a gap and solves a worldwide and cross-industry problem.