Product Owner CRACK

When staffing your next agile project make sure you have the right Product Owner on board.
In their book Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed Barry Boehm and Richard Turner coined the acronym CRACK which describes the properties of a good Product Owner.

Collaborative: Works well with development team and stakeholders. Is present within the team.
Representative: Has a good understanding of the product vision and is able to represent the stakeholder.
Authorized: Is empowered to make decision.
Committed: Shares the development team and stakeholder goals.
Knowledgeable: Understands and is experienced in the specific domain to guide the project to success

Keeping those rules in mind can help you to find the right person for the Product Owner role.