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Deloitte Product Owner – Data and Analytics in Hermitage, Tennessee

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Product Owner Data and Analytics

Location: Hermitage, TN

Are you passionate about technology and interested in joining a community of collaborative colleagues who respectfully and courageously seek to challenge the status quo? If so, read on to learn more about an exciting opportunity with Deloitte s Information Technology Services (ITS). We are curious and life-long learners focused on technology and innovation.

Work you ll do

The Product Owner is the member of the Agile Team responsible for defining Stories and prioritizing the Team Backlog to streamline the execution of program priorities while maintaining the conceptual and technical integrity of the Features or components for the team. Take a significant role in quality control and is the only team member empowered to accept stories as done. Has significant relationships and responsibilities outside the local team, including working with Product Management, who is responsible for the Program Backlog, to prepare for the Program Increment (PI) Planning meeting.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and Participation in PI Planning: Heavily involved in program backlog refinement and prep for PI planning and participates in the planning event itself.

  • Responsible to update the team backlog and to review and contribute to the program Vision, Roadmap, and content presentations. During the PI Planning event, the PO is involved with story definition, providing the clarifications necessary to assist the team with their story estimates and sequencing. The PO also drafts the team s specific objectives for the upcoming Program Increment.

  • Maintaining the Team Backlog: Primary responsibility to work with System Architect/Engineering and other stakeholders for building, editing, and maintaining the team backlog that consists of user stories, defects and enablers. Responsible to ensure the backlog items are prioritized based on user value, time, and other team dependencies determined in the PI planning meeting and refined during the PI.

  • Iteration Planning: Responsible to review and reprioritize the backlog as part of the prep work for Iteration Planning, including coordination of dependencies with other POs or Teams. During the iteration planning meeting, the PO is the primary source for story detail and priorities and has the responsibility of accepting the final iteration plan.

  • Story Elaboration: Responsible to elaborate Program backlog items (Features, Enablers) into user stories for implementation. This may happen before the iteration, during iteration planning, or during the iteration. While any team member can write stories and acceptance criteria, the PO has the primary responsibility for maintaining the flow by having approximately two iterations worth of stories ready in the team backlog always.

  • Supporting Acceptance TestDriven Development: Participate in the development of story acceptance criteria, draft them when feasible, and provide examples in support of ATDD specification by example.

  • Accepting Stories: Responsible accept stories as done, including validation that the story meets acceptance criteria and has the appropriate, persistent acceptance tests, and that it otherwise complies its Definition of Done (DoD). Assures that quality standards are met, focusing primarily on fitness for use.

  • Work with System Architect/Engineering to Understand Enabler Work: Responsible to understand the scope of the upcoming enabler work and to work with System and Solution Architect/Engineering establish a capacity allocation for technical work, and to assist with decision-making and sequencing of the technological infrastructures that will host the new business functionality.

  • Participate in Demos and Retrospective Meetings: Responsible to review and accept stories based on the Team iteration demo. Participate in the collection and assessment of Metrics, including evaluation of business value achieved versus plan, and actively participate in the inspect and adapt workshop.

T he team

Information Technology Services (ITS) helps power Deloitte s success. ITS drives Deloitte, which serves many of the world s largest, most respected organizations. We develop and deploy cutting-edge internal and go-to-market solutions that help Deloitte operate effectively and lead in the market. Our reputation is built on a tradition of delivering with excellence.

The 2,500 professionals in ITS deliver services including:

  • Security, risk & compliance

  • Technology support

  • Infrastructure

  • Applications

  • Relationship management

  • Strategy

  • Deployment

  • PMO

  • Financials

  • Communications

Deloitte Application Studios (DAS)

Deloitte Application Studios (DAS) is the internal software and applications development team responsible for delivering leading-edge technologies to Deloitte professionals. Their broad portfolio includes web and mobile productivity tools that empower our people to log expenses, enter timesheets, book travel and more, anywhere, anytime. DAS enables our client service professionals through a comprehensive suite of applications across the business lines. In addition to application delivery, DAS offers full-scale design services, a robust mobile portfolio, cutting-edge analytics, and innovative custom development.

Decision Making/Judgment Required

  • Ability to work with solutions, technologies, and development teams.

  • Contribute to vision and program backlog. Makes decisions regarding the team backlog and implementation.

  • Defines the iterations and stories. Accepts iteration increments.

  • Drives iteration goals and iteration content via prioritized stories.

  • Establishes story acceptance criteria, accepts stories into the baseline.

  • Coordinate dependencies with other team s POs when needed.

  • Participate in producing the System Demo for program stakeholders.

  • Work across Agile Teams to define and implement improvement stories that will increase the velocity and quality of the program.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Experience delivering analytic and reporting solutions to meet business needs is a plus

  • Technical or functional experience with SAP Business Objects, SAP HANA, QlikView or Tableau is a plus.

  • In-depth knowledge of software development lifecycles including Agile development and testing.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications, organization, analytical, planning and leadership skills.

  • Strong management, communication, technical and remote collaboration skills.

  • Excellent team collaboration skills, to include experience in dealing with multiple projects and multi-functional teams, and ability to coordinate across teams in a large matrix organization environment.

  • Strong relationship building and maintaining skills. Fosters a climate conducive to establishing positive working relationships with clients (internal and external).

Required Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements

  • SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager (POPM) or other Scaled Agile certifications a plus.

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) is a plus.

  • Familiarity with SharePoint, MS Project, TFS/VSTS, Automated QA and wire-framing or visualization tools is a plus.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications.

  • 5 years of experience working in supporting multiple software projects in various IT roles.

  • 3 years of Product Owner, Business Analyst or System Analysis experience.

  • 2 years of Quality Assurance experience, with demonstrated ability in applying repeatable quality assurance processes and methods to enterprise wide technology projects or initiatives. Experience with test plan creation, automated test scripting, and load/stress testing.

How you ll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center. at https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/deloitte-university-leadership-center.html

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