Published: 19 March 2018
Analyst(s): Applications Research Team
In this research, we answer the question "What are the most common career paths for product owners?" As the product owner role becomes more common, applications leaders must establish a career path that will attract qualified candidates. This quick answer describes the most common career paths for product owners: product ownership, product management and applications delivery.
Entry Roles for the Product Owner Career Path
Product Owner Career Paths
Product Ownership Path
Product Management Path
Applications Delivery Path
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