Product OwnerBe an advocate for the business area strategy in an Agile team
Are you motivated to represent a business area within an Agile team? Do you like to negotiate and convince? As a Product Owner, your product-oriented vision and efficiency make you the key strategic link between business areas and technical teams.
You will work on product structure with business area teams, and work with Agile teams to implement functionalities through user stories.
- Identify the functional and technical needs of business area users, define the entire backlog (Design, Build and Run). Use iterative logic when considering feedback from business areas for every Agile team deliverable.
- Work together with product management to properly integrate business strategy and sales challenges.
- Manage product modifications: schedules, cost, deliverables.
- Help transform business area needs into functionalities and user stories.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JOB
Hello, my name is Biljana, I have been at Societe Generale since 2016. I started as a system engineer and then became a Scrum Master, then Product Owner on the API side and now I'm a Product Owner on the web portal side.
My job as Product Owner consists of developing a product that fits with the expectations of a business need. I'm the link between the client and the development teams.
What's my daily job? I have to identify and prioritize functional requirements. Then I cut out and prioritize these functionalities for the developers, I test them and present them as demos. The second part of the job is to have a vision of my product, establish a roadmap and adjust it if necessary, regarding the jobs needs and technical constraints. To me, a good Product Owner is someone who combines leadership, technical, business and marketing knowledges, because you have to sell your product afterwards.
What I like the most in my job is talking to lots of different people: the product manager team, dev teams, clients or architects. I also like establishing the product strategy, and finally working together as a team, because since we're in agile mode, feedbacks help us to improve.
I joined Société Générale to be able to evolve without changing companies. That's more or less what I did. Within five years, I have had four different jobs.
In addition, Société Générale supports us with business training or e-learning platforms, for example. There is also an agile center. Technically, you evolve in a rich and diverse environment. Agility also means “test and learn”, so you have more room for error. And that's pretty cool.