Most software projects still fail to meet their potential -- and many still fail completely. The product owner should and can play a central role in overcoming the problems that cause projects to come up short. Agile Product Ownership will show them how. Drawing on decades of experience leading software projects, Byron Sommardahl identifies common challenges product owners encounter, helps you recognize them in your environment, and presents workable solutions you can easily adapt to your unique project. You'll find specific guidance for managing expectations, coordinating stakeholders and users, planning and managing projects, setting requirements, improving maintainability, and much more. Packed with realistic case studies, this guide shows the product owner what to look and listen for -- and above all, what to do about it.