Product Owner – IT  

  • Megan Forg Consulting
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Jan 11, 2017
Permanent Information Technology

Job Description

Location: Cape Town, CBD


Purpose of Role:

Enable the business to achieve its goals by delivering the client’s South Africa’s product lines. Deliver great products on time, on budget and to quality.



Relevant Tertiary Education desirable

Product Management experience (Ie launches of Software Development ideally in Financial Services)

Strong Agile/Scrum experience



Be responsible for delivering the roadmap for the client’s South Africa’s strategic products.

Work with the Product Delivery Manager and Product Manager(s) to translate the roadmap this into appropriate backlog(s) and user stories

Deliver products using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning & iterating frequently

Drive and review business requirements (including Proposition design, customer journeys etc.)

Write story level functional specifications and corresponding acceptance criteria

Involve the team to provide development estimates

Ensure adequate sign off on specifications from relevant stakeholders

Creates Product Backlog(s) from the business requirements and priorities

Manage inter development team dependencies, signs off and agree to BAU releases

Run a quality process around product delivery to minimize the risk of customer detriment

Lead and direct product owners appropriately in the creation of user stories

Assists project manager or stakeholders with the development of project initiation documents

Contribute to the improvement of the Product Delivery team’s aggregate level of capability

Contribute to the improvement the Product Delivery processes and ways of working with the wider business

Works with Product Delivery team during sprints to continuously clarify user stories or provide context to ensure all stories can be developed without impediment

Work with the CTO to participate in the collaborative, dynamic planning process – prioritizing the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team

Identify, escalate and manage risks

Work with key business stakeholders to ensure non-product functions are integrated into initiatives

Matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team

Ensure long term sustainability of the products through collaboration and with technical architects

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