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Product Owner - BPM - Pegasystems - Netherlands

Level and title

Senior Professional: Product Owner

 

TECHNOLOGY

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

 

TECHNICAL PROJECT/PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

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

 

Criteria & Minimum Requirements for: Senior Product Owner

Overall

 

-       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

 

Impact

-       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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