Scrum, Product Owner, and Daily Scrums

Anthony Lucia
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Are Product Owners allowed to speak at daily Scrums?

Are Product Owners allowed to attend daily Scrums?

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It depends entirely on the rules of the scrum with which you are working.
There is no universally mandated set of rules. There may be a consensus but there is no absolute rule.
Jessica RigaProducer
It is up to the team. Scrum is very lightweight and allows for the individuals to inspect and adapt the process to work best for them.

Usually Product Owners do attend daily Scrums. It can be useful for them to hear how things are going and when something might be ready for review. However it is important the time is not used to report to the Product Owner; it's the team's time to make a game plan for the day. The Product Owner may speak but ususally has little to contribute.

Give it a try one way or the other and see what works best for your group. Then, as with everything in Scrum, inspect and adapt!
Senior Software Engineer (Avast)
Product Owners are "pigs" and since their "bacon is on the line" they have a right to attend and speak up in meetings. Whether you'd want then to or not is, of course, a different question entirely :)

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