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My team thinks we need a second product owner, but I think we should hire a dedicated tester to help the PO. How do I convince my team and my manager to hire a tester instead of a second product owner?
We don’t work with scripted test plans or anything, so I think a dedicated tester would be a huge benefit to our team and our deliverables.