Product Owner Resources

The Product Owner role can be demanding and complex. Just for you we’ve scoured our databases for useful and relevant resources that clearly explain and demonstrate the values, objectives and techniques resident in an effective and successful Scrum Product Owner. Extend your learning long after the initial training class–put these on your reading list and put the learning to work!

We’ve organized these resources by skill level, along with a few additional categories. Try it out!

Entry level

Foundational Materials

Resources for understanding the Product Owner role

Product Ownership Basics

Recommended Books

  • Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love by Roman Pitchler
  • Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
  • Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process by Kenneth Rubin
  • Getting Real by 37signals (Available as a PDF)
  • Scrum Product Ownership: Balancing Value from the Inside Out by Bob Galen
  • Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum by Mike Cohn
  • User Stories Applied: for Agile Software Development by Mike Cohn (free download Chapter 2 – “Writing Stories” PDF)


Stakeholder Management

Product Ownership Techniques

Recommended Books

  • Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play by Luke Hohman
  • Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan
  • Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  • The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen
  • User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product by Jeff Patton


Scaling Agile

Online Resources

Recommended Books

  • The Enterprise and Scrum by Ken Schwaber
  • Scaling Lean and Agile Development: Thinking and Organizing Tools for Large-Scale by Bas Vodde and Craig Larman
  • Practices for Scaling Lean and Agile Development: Large, Multisite and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum by Bas Vodde and Craig Larman

Case Studies


Tools and Facilitations

Events and Groups


Product Management events – Seattle area

Product Management Consortium
ProductCamp Seattle

Other Product Management community events in the U.S. and Canada

Annual conference and monthly meetups
A list maintained by the PMCNW