Deloitte Product Consultant in Chicago, Illinois
Deloitte Consulting's Innovation and Platforms practice is an organization within Deloitte Consulting whose goal is to build an environment and culture of continuous innovation to drive profitable revenue through the incubation of breakthrough ideas in IP assets based businesses and markets.
Innovations and Platforms houses prototyping, development and maintenance capabilities for a product portfolio that spans multiple software technologies including wearables, machine learning, advanced analytics, social/mobile, and more. Our team is responsible for designing and developing innovative products that not only augment our leading services practice but strike at the heart of our clients' business needs.
We are looking for peo ple who share our passion for translating ideas into relevant and innovative products to solve business problems.
Work You'll Do
The Product Consultant is responsible for applying a business lens to market needs and defining the structure for software solutions in terms of key stakeholders, high-level interactions, capabilities, user stories, and any specific business requirements. The Product Consultant is capable of decomposing moderate to complex problems into logical components that accurately capture the needs of users and depict the ideal solution.
Research, develop, and document business architecture deliverables such as user personas, context diagrams, capability maps, detailed user stories, demo storyboard, and business requirements.
Conduct gap analysis of current to target state business architecture (in case of existing solutions) and define roadmap and plans to achieve target state
Collaborate with advisory support staff (business and product SMEs) and downstream teams (e.g. development, UI design) to obtain inputs, drive decisions, and solicit feedback used to develop, refine, and finalize business architecture deliverables.
Maintain product backlog.
Scope, plan, and drive working sessions and weekly checkpoints with management, advisory support staff, and downstream teams.
Provide input and clarifications to downstream teams (UI designers, solution architecture, development, testing).
Provide inputs to revise and finalize UI wireframes / mockups which will be used along with user stories and any specific requirements to design, build, and test the artifact (concept / prototype / product).
Documenting key decisions, action items, and notes from meetings and distributes to necessary stakeholders.
Coach and mentor the teams on methodology, frameworks, tools, and templates.
Monitor and drive progress of documentation of business architecture deliverables against project timelines.
Establish and perform typical scrum processes and ceremonies (e.g., stand-ups, grooming, and retrospectives).
Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent years of work experience
2+ years of Product Consultant/Business Architect experience (or equivalent)
MS Visio, PowerPoint, and Excel
Agile software development
Fluent in agile: epics, themes, user stories
Exposure to product management methodologies such as Pragmatic Institute
Business process modeling
User stories development
Requirements gathering and definition
Stakeholder interviewing and management
Test case development, manual testing, and defect management
Professional Skills Requirements:
Ability to work well with product owners, business and technical subject matter experts, product delivery managers, creative designers, technical architects, software developers, offshore delivery teams, and testers
Ability to lead workshops with medium-large groups of diverse participants in-person and virtually
Project management, planning, and organization
Documentation of deliverables and meeting outcomes
Strong sense of ownership, and responsibility for deliverables
Coaching and mentoring of new team members
Strong verbal and written English communication
Highly diligent, comfortable with ambiguity and solving complex problems, and flexible with willingness to stretch comfort zones to meet product, team, and competency goals.
• The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $61,000-$101,000.
o You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.
*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.
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