Agile Product Owner

Job Type: Analysis
Contract Type: Freelance or Employee
Job Location: Brussels
Sector: Banking & Insurance
Languages: EN & (FR or NL)

This mission regards the area of Customer and Employee facing channels (Easy Banking Web, App, …) in the domain of Daily banking (Current accounts, savings accounts, …) within the Channels & Customer experience Individuals tribe. Possible projects can include opening of a savings account via online flow; creating Account package(s); offer customers insights on how they managed their monthly budget, …).

According to Scrum methodology, the Agile Product Owner represents both stakeholders and the voice of the customers capturing their expectations, preferences and aversions. Along with the Scrum Master and the Development Team he/she embodies the Scrum Team.

Role & responsibilities

The Agile Product Owner is in charge of expressing and prioritizing the needs of the product using a Product Backlog.

The Agile Product Owner has to ensure the Development Teams perfect understanding of the product and the whole consistency of each Sprint.Function descriptionDesign phase and project methodology:

  • Build the products big picture including its roadmap and translate this picture towards the development team
  • Clarify the need and draft the products key functional specifications according to the agile methodology
  • Iteration planning and priorities definition to ensure the proper content delivery
  • Defines the priorities and monitor the Product Backlog, thus he continuously prioritizes the key business needs
  • Make sure that the different stakeholders become and stay aligned on the product to be delivered

Project follow-up and support:

  • Initiate a priority management approach, ensure the product consistency and quality
  • Actively participate into Scrum ceremonies (agile retrospectives, demo, test labs)
  • Is the decision maker or has the authority to arbitrate on delivered functionalities
  • Conduct Sprints Backlog live adjustments and follow-up

A Product owner involved in Agile projects must have the « Agile mindset » which implies:

  • A positive attitude and pragmatism
  • Thirst for knowledge: Agile is about learning and adapting. Knowledge sharing is key to success.
  • The goal of team success: Agile is about the success of the team, no individual success or heroic behavior. It is more important for the team to succeed than for the individual to have completed his/her tasks.
  • There is no failure, only feedback: Agile is about taking everything as lessons, adjusting actions based on the feedback, resulting in continuous improvement.

Profile

  • At least 2 to 6 years of relevant experience
  • Story mapping, design thinking
  • Backlog management tools such as Rally, Github
  • Collaborative tools such as Mural, Yellow, Whiteboard
  • Knowledge of the departments business environment
  • Expertise in agile methodologies
  • Sound knowledge of English as well as (at least) one local language

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