Mastering the Mindset of a Mature Product Owner: Powerful Questions to Forge a Path to Success and Growth

Ask yourself these questions and check if you have the right mindset to grow as a Product Owner

David Theil
9 min readFeb 6, 2024


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Work on your Mindset and the Skills will follow. That was the advice I gave to a colleague of mine a couple of years ago. I believe that to be successful, you must have the right skills and gain the needed experience. But to get there you first need to have the right mindset. This is even more important the more leadership responsibilities you have. In addition to your character and your ethics, you need to be in a good state of mind and mindset.

We, as Product Owners are the domain-focused leaders of the product development teams. We are responsible for leading the team and the product towards success. That is why, if you want to become successful and mature as a product owner, you have to build the right mindset.

What is the right Mindset? What mindset does a Product Owner need?