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I am relatively new to Scrum and I am not clear on the boundaries of a product owner.
The product owner that I am currently working with seems to behave more like a manager than someone who gives requirements to developers. When talking to me or other members of the team without the team lead present, he behaves differently e.g. does not allow us to question any requests or the value of what is being asked. When we question about what is the need or urgency of something while he can not really support his case, it is evident that he is upset mainly because I think he considers that developers are “lower” rank than he is.
While I could take it up with my team lead, I would prefer to understand if that is how product owners normally behave since I don't have experience in Agile.
Is the team lead the only one responsible to “challenge” a product owner in Scrum?