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  • Mike Sutton
    PO and BA can be the same person - they are just roles. Although the qualities that you need from a PO are distinct from the qualities of a BA. The PO needs
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      PO and BA can be the same person - they are just roles.

      Although the qualities that you need from a PO are distinct from the
      qualities of a BA.

      The PO needs the power to prioritise and accept the team's work.
      He/she must be empowered to make the business decisions that sometimes
      hold teams up.

      With their BA skills , they should be able to drill down on stories
      and help the team uncover complexity.

      Regardless of whether this is all one person, it is important that
      they have the quality to collaborate and not feel too defensive about
      their stories etc.

      Pros -
      you get one individual who knows what is to be built and has the
      executive power to get things built.

      Its easier to site this person close to the team (rather than 2 or
      more people!)


      Cons -

      with a joint BA/PO role, you have someone who may has alot of work on
      their plate and helping them to make time to support your team may be
      very hard. (They may be PO on this project and BA on others!).

      Watch out for scope creep - as a BA they may uncover stuff that needs
      building but try and get the team to build it for free (rather than
      put their PO cap on and get it into the backlog and prioritised!).


      Secret Tip!!!

      Value your PO, the better your team gets, the worse the PO's job, they
      have to get stories defined faster (if they are also the BA, they have
      to get the guts of the stories done faster too! - they can easily
      become the bottleneck in your pipeline!


      hope this helps.
      mike.
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