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Volt Europe - Agile Product Owner

Volt Europe

2020-06-30 19:12:16

Job location Brussels, Brussel, Belgium

Job type: contract

Job industry: I.T. & Communications

Job description

We're currently looking for an Agile Product Owner!


The client is seeking for an highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic Product Owner.

As Product Owner you will serve the end-user, customer or stakeholders and you will be the main customer voice to the Agile teams. You owner will do the research of the customer needs, analyse the end-user feedback and validates the hypothesis from stakeholders or customers. You are the real bridge between customer and Scrum team.

Together with the Product Manager as PO you will develop and maintains a vision for the product and is responsible for communicating that vision to the Agile teams. as PO you will work with architects, product management and development teams to ensure that business, quality and functional goals are met with each product release.

As Product owner you will have the lead to define stories, prioritize them and follow-up the Agile Scrum based Software development. Define software release plan and scope with platform leads (RTE/Architect/Program Manager).

Role & Responsibilities

Close collaboration with stakeholders and other Product Owners to define the overall strategy and vision of the product focused on delivering value to customers.

Translates that vision into a Product Roadmap and creates User Stories.

Maintains and constantly prioritize product backlog according to business value.

Work collaboratively with a cross functional team who is focused on delivering value through products that delights the customer.

Is accountable for the end-to-end delivery of the product: from vision until delivery to the customer.

Participates in the ceremonies of the team (e.g. daily Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings and Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives)

Has the mandate to change the scope and direction of what the team is working on at the beginning of every sprint due to customer feedback, dependencies, etc.

Evaluates the product progress and makes sure it meets the acceptance criteria assuring the level of quality. Has the authority to accept or reject work done by the team.

Communicates status externally to stakeholders. The product owner is the voice of the Team to the outside world and should ensure that all channels of communications are open with the necessary stakeholders.

When working in Scrum

Explain the user stories (functional and non-functional requirements) to the Agile team during sprint planning. Refine acceptance criteria and reprioritized based on team's feedback

Determine the sprint goal and guide the team towards it during the sprint

Explain the link in between current scope and product's vision. Ensure ultimate focus on customer value

Experience & expertise

University degree, or equivalent by experience

At least 3 years of experience in business or technical function (ideally product management, marketing, Functional Analyst, Business Analyst, process management, UI/UX experience)

Soft Skills

Strong business background: demonstrated ability to collect user feedback and understand current and future customer needs.

Strong communication skills: able to involve and engage people around a common vision. Able to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds (business and technical)

Able to listen and gather feedback from team members and stakeholders.

Decisive: keeps the focus on the product's vision and dares to say no when stakeholder's requests are not aligned with the defined vision.

Organizational and analytical skills: able to see the big picture of the product's vision and keep an eye for the detail.

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