Product Owner

Description:

The company seeks a Product Owner to contribute to multiple custom development projects, acting on behalf of the client to ensure the Product Backlog is created, groomed and prioritized. The Product Owner is required to assist the delivery team in understanding the vision and requirements and ensure quality by actively being involved in testing. All skill levels will be considered

 

Requirements:

  • Development or technical background is a bonus
  • Understanding of the Scrum Framework, SAFe and Agile methodologies
  • Representing the client’s users and business by acting as the project’s key stakeholder
  • Engaging with the client stakeholders to assist in defining their requirements, providing guidance and input throughout the process
  • Managing the Product Backlog, ensuring it is groomed, prioritized and stories are written in enough detail to allow the Scrum Teams to deliver
  • Defining and adding Acceptance Criteria on all stories
  • Working together with the Scrum Teams to deliver high quality software products
  • Assisting the Teams with quality by testing completed development and providing mentoring on how to test against the acceptance criteria
  • Being responsible for validating product ideas with reviews of plans and work-in-progress with clients, architects and Scrum Teams
  • Conducting user research and developing wireframes and specifications for new product features
  • Managing multiple feature development in one Product Backlog
  • Managing projects, business as usual (BAU) work and product roadmap priorities simultaneously
  • Assisting with product/system/process documentation to support user and business continuity
  • Providing any necessary training to client user and business as required
  • Working in harmony with the Scrum Master / Project Manager as roles and responsibilities tend to get blurred, allowing for greater support for one another

 

Qualification / professional registrations:

  • Required (not-negotiable): Matric
  • Advantageous (nice to have): Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 3-year diploma
  • Advantageous (nice to have): Agile related certifications

 

Key abilities required:

  • Proven experience as a Product Owner or related role
  • Proven track record of delivering solutions with a client-first mindset
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Team player that is easy to work with and that functions in any size team
  • Demonstrates personal motivation and a positive attitude
  • Uses initiative, shows determination and commitment to delivery
  • Copes under pressure
  • Demonstrates resilience
  • Facilitation and Presentation skills
  • Strong work ethic and drive for results
  • Values quality and always produce high quality work
  • Has a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including an extensive vocabulary of general language and ICT terminology
  • Reliable – ensures that if an assignment is allocated, it will be completed as agreed
  • Demonstrates high ethics and adherence to the company values
  • Self-motivated, with a keen passion to stay ahead of the trends
  • Experience in using DevOps for the Scrum board would be advantageous
  • Experience in testing any development completed by the team within the sprint
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