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Development Tools Scrum Basics Introducing Scrum The Scrum Team: Product Owner

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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.

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The short answer is YES. The actual collaboration will come into picture only when the scrum framework is leveraged fully.