Technical Product Manager

IT - Project Management
Toronto, ON
Contract
Apr 13, 2021

The Technical Product Manager / Lead Business Analyst is the owner of the product within the development and is responsible for delivering functional features to achieve the release goals of the product and to maximize value to customers. 

Product Planning:

  • Running the Pre-Planning phase of a release and heavily involved in Planning (alongside Release Management), including setting timelines and deadlines for inputs across all teams needed to deliver the release (i.e. UX, DevOps, other development teams)
  • Within Pre-Planning ensuring that a Project Kick Off Meeting is held 
  • At the end of Pre-Planning and Planning phases a planned release has a completed Release Vision, a high level feature breakdown with high level user stories, the individual stories are estimated, a release plan is completed in conjunction with release management, a prioritisation of user stories for BAs to elaborate is completed, a review and sign off of release is agreed with Product Management, Release Management, Development and QA. 
  • Working with Product Management to feed in product changes to upcoming releases based on your own experience and that of the team 
  • Reviewing Customer Requests and prioritising these alongside the Product Manager
  • Working with Architecture and the Development team to feed in the technical changes to upcoming releases, ensuring that there is a plan to detail out the work and deliver within the release

Product Delivery

  • Overseeing the BA elaboration is completed as planned in the release plan
  • Ensuring scope and prioritisation of the release reflects the release plan
  • Ensuring BA's follow agreed processes for delivering to the development team
  • Escalation point for any issues that affect the scope, delivery of value or delivery date of release
  • Overseeing dependencies on other teams, until these are confirmed and then Release Management takes over
  • Ensuring that documentation and knowledge transfers are delivered for the release

Strategy:

  • Participate in planning the road-map for future releases through collaboration with the Product Manager
  • Ensure an understanding across products (outside of products owned) and participate in reviewing and inputting on confirmed releases and potential releases for products to ensure we have consistent delivery across our products
  • Participate in high level design projects as required by Product Management or Development

BA Team Leadership:

  • Recruitment, onboarding, development and performance management of BA team members
  • Driving BA process, including BA sprint planning, feature reviews, product templates applied
  • Facilitating development and continued learning for BA processes and product knowledge
  • Working with other TPMs to improve processes and team collaboration

Proven expertise in:

  • Developing scalable cloud solutions using public and hybrid cloud infrastructures
  • Agile leading and collaboration
  • Understanding of the subscription business model for software
  • Designing service oriented architecture
  • Building web based applications for a SaaS delivery environment
  • Collecting, validating and prioritizing market feedback
  • Iterating on new feature development to optimize solutions
  • Developing a strong understanding of competitor products using business intelligence and analytics tools
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner Preferred  

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