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Product Owner - BPM - Pegasystems - Netherlands

Level and title

Senior Professional: Product Owner



The nature of the work is focused on the company’s technology tools used to create, store, exchange, and use all forms of info.



Develops, plans, and manages implementation of Technology initiatives including planning, execution, timing, functionality, quality, and cost.


Criteria & Minimum Requirements for: Senior Product Owner



-       Act as the voice of the customer and product management vision for the team.

-       Own, maintain and prioritize the Team Backlog – break Features into stories, ensure capacity for enablers and defects

-       Own the delivery plan and progress to the plan (Feature Complete and Iteration Objectives) to the Product Manager

-       Accountable for the readiness of the work, the acceptance of the work and that the work itself is delivered within the guidelines and milestones of the Product Roadmap

-       As a member of the agile the team - engage in all Agile ceremonies, PI Planning and System Demos

-       Prioritizes and makes trade-offs based on understanding of strategies, budget, epics, enabler requirements, goals and the value features and stories bring to the business

-       Align with ART on Agile team participation with release dates and content

-       Be engaged and responsive to the Agile team and help remove roadblocks and make decisions

-       Coordinates content dependencies with other Product Owners, define acceptance criteria, and accept or reject work results per iteration

-       Ensures vendor/shared service deliverables and milestones are clear - track their progress towards feature completion and adjust the team backlog accordingly

-       Ensures the Product Owner is one person, not a committee

-       Conducts analysis to determine how features are performing and how they can be improved

-       Capable of working independently and influence strategy and processes within Technology and Business


Business Expertise

-       Understands the key business drivers; uses this knowledge in own work

-       Expands conceptual knowledge in own discipline and broadens skills


Delivering Solutions

-       Identifies and drives solutions for a range of problems in complex situations across multiple business processes

-       Strong communication, influencing, and facilitation skills

-       Strong working relationships with technical and creative colleagues

-       Strong understanding of customer needs, business process knowledge and business and technical strategy/vision

-       Strong understanding of Agile development frameworks and practices

-       Ability to write effective user stories with clear acceptance criteria focused on business value and small enough to be complete w/in an iteration

-       Strong technical acumen to understand technical system needs, architectural requirements and constraints

-       Decisive and willing to say “not yet” to ensure queue lengths are optimal



-       Explains information and persuades others in complex situations

-       Makes decisions with possible impact to guidelines and policies



Resource Management

-       Is aware of costs and controls costs related to initiatives owned

-       Secures resources for initiatives.



Minimum Requirements

-       Typically requires a Masters Degree and minimum of 10 years directly relevant work experience

o    Note: One of the following alternatives may be accepted: Associates degree + 5 years of Project management OR 10+ years of business consultant experience

-       5 years Experience with Business Process Management Solutions.


Duration of assignment: 7 months (till end of May ‘2018)




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