Product Owner

Client Digital Outsource Services
Reference # #PRODUCTOWNER
Published 05/06/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Century City, Western Cape, South Africa
Introduction
Purpose:
Product Owner will be the project’s key stakeholder representing Users and Business working together with our Software Development Teams to deliver high quality software products. Reporting into the Product Owner Manager, the Product Owner will be responsible for validating product ideas with reviews of plans and work-in-progress with Customers, Architects and Product Teams.
Job Functions Information Technology,Product Management,Software Development
Industries Information Technology,Software Development
Specification
Duties will include, but not limited to:
•Work with Stakeholders to help develop the product strategy and business cases.
•Define and clearly communicate a prioritized road map plan that implements the strategy, including measurable improvements.
•Understand high level Epic requirements and decompose these into smaller packages of work for implementation within Scrum Team.
•Build and maintain excellent Stakeholder relationships.
•Actively seek input from internal and external Stakeholders and complete competitor analysis to keep abreast of industry and best practice.
•Work with the Business Support team and Business Stakeholders to produce detailed user journeys, acceptance criteria and designs ready for implementation.
•Assist with product /system/process documentation to support Users and Business continuity.
•Work with the scrum Team and PO Manager to deliver key milestones, including managing and prioritising the story backlog to ensure the work items delivered meet expectations.
•Provide regular updates to stakeholders on strategy, successes, learning and progress on product vision.
•Overall owner of the product backlog, keeping the Business and Tech Teams informed of work delivered.
•Understand the strategic and competitive position of the product, carry out competitive analysis and deliver value adding increments.
•Lead and inspire the Scrum Team to instill quality, encourage innovation and reduce defects.
Requirements
Essential Requirements:
•Bachelor's degree required, a computer related discipline preferred. (Experience may take the place of a degree).
•Prior experience as a Product Owner or Business Analyst and an understanding of standard software development life cycle for enterprise software applications.


Job Requirements:
•Understanding of standard software development team roles and responsibilities.
•Understanding of scrum framework and agile methodologies.
•Knowledge and experience of working with Agile Scrum delivery methods and a good understanding of the Product Owner role.
•Knowledge of requirements capture and specification techniques.
•Experience of conducting user research and working with teams to develop wireframes and specifications for new product features.
•Experience of working with remotely located Stakeholders and/or Development Team.
•Project management skills including, product based planning techniques, business case creation and maintenance, and issues & risks management.
•Experience of managing multiple feature development in one backlog.
•Experience of managing projects, BAU work and product roadmap priorities simultaneously.
•An understanding of software development an ability to work closely with technology teams in scheduling functional and non-functional requirements.
•Knowledge of behavioural driven development and continuous integration.



Personal Competencies:
•Strong negotiation skills.
•Good attention to detail, an ability to assimilate, sort and aggregate complex information quickly.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills
•Creative thinking backed by strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•Strong teamwork, co-ordination and planning.
•Self-driven, and ability to work at pace in a dynamic organisation.
•An understanding of change and version management.
•Excellent time management.
•Works well under pressure and to tight deadlines.


To view all current vacancies, please visit our website, www.digioutsource.com
Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, please deem your application as unsuccessful.
Job Closing Date 31/07/2017
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