Product Owner Coaches x4

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    £550 - £590 per day

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Product Owner Coaches x4

- Based in London with some remote work

- 6 month initial contracts

- Inside IR35

- £550 - £590 per day DOE

- Must have Agile Experience

Job Description

You will be assisting roughly 4 Product Owners to:

  • Manage and prioritize work through the backlog management

  • Identify cost transformation/simplification opportunities through shaping ROI driven epics

  • Identify and manage dependencies to other squads and BAU operations

  • Understand 'what good looks like' and to setup a performance culture in the squad with recognition /rewards as well as handling areas of development

  • Outcome planning for next year (FY22)

  • Managing the value creation pipeline

  • Dependency management across squads and tribes

  • Be accountable for the outcome of the squad's work and ensuring that it meets customer requirements

  • Work with Tribe Lead to define Epics (squad-sized workloads delivered within a quarter), coordinating with other Product Owners / Product Owner Coaches

  • Define the scope and vision for minimum viable product and minimum marketable product based on customer needs, resolving the trade-offs and bridging the gap between customer, business and tech considerations

  • Represent voice of the customer, regularly seek feedback from users and use the feedback, coupled with quantitative data, to iterate rapidly

  • Work with team to solve customer problems, create user stories to deliver Epics

  • Monitor and track the squad's success metrics (e.g. journey NPS) and prioritise work accordingly

  • Liaise with BAU operational stakeholders across BT to support delivering efficiencies unlocked by the Squad that need to be delivered in the BAU

Skills required

  • Product Owner skill set: Seasoned, well developed PO skills across value creation, defining outcomes, agreeing operational benefits, managing backlogs, breaking down work & holding teams to account for delivery of outcomes

  • Business Improvement skills : Skilled at identifiying & managing opportunities for business process simplification and standardisation

  • Coaching: Skilled at coaching the business in the role of Product Owner

  • Training: Skilled at running both theory based training around Product Owner tools & techniques as well as running practical clinics where real life examples are worked through

  • Facilitation: Excellent workshop facilitator & communicator, with the ability to prep, run and close workshops with clear actionable activities

Desirable Skills

  • Min of 2 years of PO experience to deliver complex change into a BAU organisation through agile ways of working

  • Coaching, mentoring and training skills

  • Technical knowledge on transforming a complex OSS/BSS constraint business - ideally Telecom/Tech/Financial sectors