Product Owner

Job Type:
Digital Workspace
Job reference:
9 days ago

Product Owner
Remote / Leeds / Sheffield
6 months
Umbrella only

As product manager you will be responsible for the quality of the product. In this role, you will be expected to use your knowledge of user needs and business goals to frame problems and set priorities for your delivery teams.

Essential skills and experience

  • Agile working.
  • You know about agile methodology & can apply an agile mindset to all aspects of your work.
  • You can work in a fast-paced, evolving environment & use an iterative method & flexible approach to enable rapid delivery.
  • You are unafraid to take risks, willing to learn from mistakes & appreciate the importance of agile project delivery for digital projects in government.
  • You can ensure the team knows what each other is working on & how this relates to practical government objectives and user needs.
  • You can demonstrate an understanding of user-centered design, technology & data perspectives.
  • You understand the range of available technology choices & can make informed decisions based on user need & value for money.
  • You understand the variety and complexities of digital contexts and can design services to meet them. You have knowledge of the wider digital economy and advances in technology.
  • Experience of working within constraints.
  • You understand and can work within given constraints (including but not limited to technology and policy, and regulatory, financial and legal constraints).
  • You know how to challenge constraints that can be changed. You can ensure compliance against constraints by adapting products and services where needed. Life-cycle perspective.
  • You understand the different phases of product delivery and can contribute to, plan or run these.
  • You can maintain a product or process through the delivery phases, into live and then into retirement.
  • You know how to lead a team through the different phases of the delivery product life cycle. You can maintain and iterate a product over time to continuously meet user needs.
  • You understand incident management and service support so that products are built effectively. Operational management.
  • You can manage the operational process of designing and running a product or service throughout its entire product life cycle.
  • You know how to implement best practice in new product or service development and know how to plan and put into operation the stages of new product or service development.
  • You can overcome operational constraints to deliver a successful product or service. You know how to work closely with other operational delivery teams. Problem ownership.
  • You can understand and identify problems, analysing and helping to identify the appropriate solution. You can classify and prioritise problems, document their causes and implement remedies. Product ownership.
  • You know how to use a range of product management principles and approaches. You can capture and translate user needs into deliverables.
  • You know how to define the minimum viable product and make decisions about priorities. You can write user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • You know how to work with a range of specialists in multidisciplinary teams. Strategic ownership.
  • You can focus on outcomes, not solutions.
  • You are bold and can develop ambitious visions and strategies. You know how to get the organisation and team to buy in.
  • You can translate the vision into prioritised deliverable goals. User focus.
  • You understand users and can identify who they are and what their needs are, based on evidence.
  • You can translate user stories and propose design approaches or services to meet these needs.
  • You can engage in meaningful interactions and relationships with users.
  • You put users first and can manage competing priorities
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