Saying Yes for All the Wrong Reasons
Part of a product owner’s job is to say no to requests when appropriate. But all too often, product owners will say yes anyway. Why is this? In this interactive session, we will discuss the three main responsibilities of a product owner, dig into the reasons product owners say yes to a request they should say no to, and discuss ways you can help your product owner overcome these challenges. You’ll need to bring a few sheets of blank paper to work on during the session so we can discuss the consequences of product owners saying yes when they should say no. Work in groups to identify the reasons behind these decisions, and brainstorm how you can counter them. You will leave with a better understanding of the challenges product owners face when saying no, along with four questions you can ask yourself when faced with a request that will help you determine if you should say yes or no.