First an introduction…
Share Council is an employee participation platform for organisations that want to make an impact. It was founded on the premise that the world’s biggest problems are just getting bigger – while the world’s richest are just getting richer. This cannot be the goal. So we decided to fix both. The secret weapon is co-ownership. When everyone co-owns the business, all have a reason for the company to succeed, for them to go the extra mile, to show discretionary effort and to put their shoulders together.
Who are you?
As our product owner you will gather feature requests, schedule releases, and coordinate sprints. You should be able to identify user needs, help a customer understand a business value and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.
Your effort is important for Share Council as you will need to deliver our product not just according to users, but the product that helps make our company vision a reality.
You will run point on the product development team from a strategic perspective. You will have a high-level knowledge of our product development goals and it is your responsibility to communicate those goals to the rest of the team. You will need to communicate with all the stakeholders, including the customers, development team, and business managers about our product vision.
You are the communication hub and a strategic guide for everyone involved with our product.
PRODUCT BACKLOG MANAGEMENT:
You are responsible for creating and maintaining our product backlog. You will ensure that the backlog stays up-to-date.
In order to maintain the backlog you will:
- Come up with backlog items that align with larger business objectives.
- Prioritize these items based on the product strategy
- Map out realistic project dependencies
- Implement the most efficient sequence of development
PRIORITISING PRODUCT NEEDS
You are responsible for coordinating with the rest of the scrum team and prioritising needs according to the scope, time, and budget triangle.
To keep within the “triangle” you will:
- Clearly define any and all project constraints.
- Gauge which development areas have fewer constraints.
- Determine which deliverable will be put into development at which time.
- Repeat the prioritisation process for each iteration of the product.
You will ensure that the development timeline is realistic. Once a timeline is developed, you will enable the development team to stick to the timeline.
DEVELOPMENT STAGE OVERSIGHT
Once the strategy, vision, and priorities have been set, you will oversee the actual product throughout the development cycle.
In order to have clear oversight you will:
- Work with the development team to identify, define, and organise the steps required for the next iterations.
- Meet with teams to refine the development process.
- Identify any areas with the potential for improvements.
- Support the product design sprint.
You will keep an eye on development while continuously looking for ways to make processes more efficient.