Why do Senior Product Owners focus on the Problem Space?

David Theil
7 min readJan 29, 2024

In the last article, we explored the different maturity levels of the Product Owner role. I made a point that maturity is defined by experience gained, skills built, and focus and time spent. In this article, we will now look at the difference between a Senior Product Owner on the one hand and a Proxy or Scribe Product Owner on the other. We will clarify why Senior Product Owners can and do focus more on the Problem Space.

“You can do a job for 30 years, and don’t learn something. Then you can do a job for 10 years, learn lots of…

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