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Product Owner / Delivery Lead

  • Location: South East
  • Salary: £450 - £530 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: IT & Information Security


Product Owner / delivery lead required by our leading IT communications client. You will be responsible for a small technical team, taking the team and one of our clients major accounts through a period of change and technical process improvement.

You may have a background in Software, Ecommerce or Business Analysis and will be required to write users stories. Highly customer focussed with the ability to interact and build relationships with account stakeholders.

Location: Heathrow and Hayes (approx. 50/50 split)

Principal responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the delivery team's activities and ensures support from other functions
  • Ensures that all related functions outside the delivery team (e.g. Deployment Team) are aligned to the product's delivery and that all dependencies are managed
  • Identifies and manages risks and issues within the team, and where appropriate escalates
  • Ensures the delivery team has the appropriate people, skills and resources to successfully ship working functionality
  • Supports lightweight status reporting of a product as it progresses through the delivery lifecycle
  • Identifies and manages potential bottlenecks to deliveries
  • The Agile champion, coaching the team to improve productivity, working practices and tools
  • Shields the delivery team from interference
  • Works with external teams and stakeholders to remove the delivery team's impediments

    Primary Interactions:
  • Works with the entire Delivery Team to facilitate ceremonies, aid delivery and develop individuals
  • Works with Dev Lead to understand any technical issues requiring escalation

    Experience
  • Good working knowledge of iterative development i.e. Kanban, Sprint
  • Experience of managing software development projects
  • Ability to write users stories.
  • Agile delivery.

    Person Specification
  • Customer focussed | this will be a high-profile activity. Need to build effective working relationships quickly and be on-site for visibility.
  • Change Agent | this will disrupt (in a positive way) and this person will need to be resilient in the introduction of change.
  • Communication | will require excellent communication skills.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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