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Is it common/possible that the Product Owner is a customer/employed at a different company?
I was wondering if it is possible or even common practice that the Product Owner is the customer?
For example if company A commissions another company B to develop a special software for them. Is it possible that the Product Owner is someone from company A while the rest of the scrum team works at company B?
In my opinion, that way the Product Owner is in a better position to take the needs of the stakeholders into account.
The short answer is YES. The actual collaboration will come into picture only when the scrum framework is leveraged fully.