Product Mastery

From Good to Great Product Ownership
Narrated by: Geoff Watts
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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Scrum is the most successful framework for agile product development, and much has been written about how to follow the Scrum process, but the key to success is in the leadership skills of the product owner. Product Mastery explores the traits of the best product owners, offering an insight into the difference between good and great product ownership and explaining how the best product owners are DRIVEN to be successful.

In a follow-up to the hugely successful Scrum Mastery, Geoff Watts shares more enlightening case studies on how to be:

Decisive with incomplete information.

Ruthless about maximizing value and minimizing risk.

Informed about your product’s domain.

Versatile in your leadership style.

Empowering of project stakeholders.

Negotiable while you pursue your vision.

This is essential for anyone involved in an agile product development effort.

Geoff Watts has been a thought leader in the agile development space for many years, and his books, training, and coaching have helped thousands of teams across the world deliver better products more effectively.

Geoff is the author of Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership and The Coach’s Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us, a winner of the 2016 International Book Awards.

"Product Mastery is a great book to read if you want to understand how a great Product Owner works. Whether you are hiring a Product Owner or want to be a great Product Owner, the insights that Geoff Watts shares in this book should be your guide." - Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

"Geoff has done a great job at distilling the soft skills product owners need to succeed. His new book is packed with practical advice to advance your skills and become a truly great product owner." - Roman Pichler, author of Strategize and Agile Product Management with Scrum

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Simply not as good as Scrum mastery

I doubted myself, I wondered wether it was because I'm not a product owner, but I really think this is simply not as good as Scrum Mastery.
Way too much general good manager/employee skills as opposed to specific prosuct owner skills. Also the exemplary stories are way less good than Scrum mastery.

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One of the best books on agile product management.

This book has so many ideas and techniques to add to a product manager's or product owner's toolbelt. There are a lot of stories to illustrate problems and solutions.

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A good walk in the PO's shoes

I wish there was a little more interaction with the scrum master described. Maybe great Product Owners never spend time with them, I hope not.

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Good overview of management styles.

the performance was great and the content was very good as well. I wish it got a little more granular, but I read this while reading a textbook on scrum at the same time and the overview in here was very valuable

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  • 03-21-18

Geoff is a master of story telling

Deep and thoughtful, listening work related stories feels like watching good movie or series. Geoff is a master of story telling!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-14-19

Really useful for experienced POs

Geoff is really knowledgeable with real life practical examples that are easiky relatable. Useful for experienced Product Owners and Managers for reassurance we're doing the right thing and / or tips to optimise performance. Not too basic or theoretical but actual advice that can be put into practice

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  • Dr. Andrew Jason Penner
  • 01-07-19

Great insight

This has provided a useful insight into what we should really expect of product owners.

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  • R. Amiss
  • 11-16-18

Essential reading/listening for all Product Owners

This is a must read for anyone who has the role of Product Owner, it provides enlightening ideas and techniques. It reassures you that your day to day challenges are not unique and helps to guide you into a better path.

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  • Neil Martin
  • 09-10-18

A great listen and learning

This is a great book if you are starting out or an old hand at product management/ownership. Geoff’s storytelling and workable takeaway examples have helped me to be more driven and I’m sure glad I picked this book. Also make sure you have a notepad handy!

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  • Jim
  • 08-10-18

Great book for POs and SMS

As usual well thought out book by the author , with real world examples of situations a PO could and most likely will find themselves in