Product Owner (PO) Synch is a SAFe program-level event.
POs and Product Management (PM) meet on a weekly basis (could be more often as needed) to discuss any problems or opportunities with the current Program Increment (PI) and the features of the upcoming PI. Usually facilitated by the Release Train Engineer (RTE)… but could also be facilitated by the PM. In addition to POs, PM and RTE, SMEs and other key stakeholders may be invited.
Current PI discussion revolves around the advancement and achievement of each team’s PI Objectives. Are we on track? Are we facing obstacles? Risks? New Dependencies? Problems? Are there opportunities or possibilities that we can explore and take advantage of?
Upcoming two PIs discussion revolves around upcoming features, progress on their refinement and prioritizing those features (road mapping — forecasting two PIs deep). Are we ready for the upcoming PI? Are we facing obstacles? Risks? Dependencies? Problems? Are there opportunities or possibilities that we can explore and take advantage of?