Reports to: Head of Product
Role Responsibilities:The Product Owner will work with one or more Scrum teams to maximise the output of such teams.
This will be achieved by:
The Product Owner will adhere to and contribute to best working practices and Product Management frameworks by:
- Documenting product requirements at Epic and Story level, working with Product Managers, Architects and Business Analysts to ensure development items can be considered 'Ready for Dev'.
- Where a new feature or product is prioritised, creating or gathering comprehensive Business Requirements including wireframes and user stories that meet the criteria set by the Scrum Master and Head of Engineering.
- Working with the Scrum teams to plan, estimate, and curate the backlog for your assigned products and features, leading to more productive and predictable output by the Scrum teams.
- Prioritising the backlog for your product to deliver value more quickly, especially where a given enhancement can benefit a large portion of the customer base.
- Actively working to reduce and counteract any blockers which may lead to stories and epics being delayed for release.
- Keeping abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends and championing these amongst the teams.
The Product Owner will ensure the needs of the customer are always put first by:
- Always Improving - ensuring adherence to and constant improvement of Product Management frameworks, processes and techniques.
- Building products our customers love - ensuring that customer feedback is validated before, during and after the development process
- Working smarter - contributing to the processes that allow the Product team to make data-driven decisions, gathering quantitative (tech-touch) and qualitative feedback (customer interviews).
- Obsessing over feedback - maintain and constantly revisit a system of record for your product and display a clear track record of iterating based on customer value.
The Product Owner will contribute to maximising company revenue and strategic goals by:
- Iterating quickly - ensure that each product or feature launch allows for rapid improvements before and after launch.
- Contributing to the product strategy - acknowledging that the needs of today's customer may not be the needs of tomorrows - and be constantly evolving your thinking and product direction in line with the future needs of the customer.
- Embarking on business case development and ROI calculation before, during and after a product/feature launch - launching profitable products which directly contribute to an increase in subscription revenues.
- Supporting the sales and marketing teams by ensuring product catalogues and documentation are kept up to date with the latest system changes and enhancements.
- Contribute towards a company-wide drive to keep abreast of industry developments and challenges - hosting newsblasts, training, and "lunch and learn" sessions.
- Striving for a deep market and domain knowledge and being the 'Go To' authority for your product area - leading to better product decisions.