Bi Product Owner
Datonomy Solutions
Cape Town, Western Cape
6d ago
source : findojobs-za

Purpose of Job / Role : The Senior BI Product Owner role is responsible for defining, prioritising, and enabling delivery of reporting and analytics products for business stakeholders and 3rd parties.

This role is somewhat of a hybrid between a traditional product owner and an agile project delivery manager, within the context of Business Intelligence and Analytics.

Core Responsibilities and Requirements : Working with business stakeholders, BI teams, and 3rd parties (delivery partners, end users, etc), to define and implement strategic roadmaps for the delivery of reporting and data analytics products.

Working with Subject Matter Experts (from both business and BI), as well as end users to define how the identified reporting and data analytics products are used to answer high value business questions and to realise new commercial opportunities that are beneficial to both PnP and its partners.

Documenting user stories, business requirements, and functional specifications for system developments and work with developers and data engineers on requirements for the relevant data products.

Working with business stakeholders and end users to define and prioritise user stories for implementation.Ensuring that BI solution architecture is documented, including technical designs and diagrams for the relevant data products.

Ensuring that support handover documentation is developed and provided to the BI Support and DevOps teams for the relevant data products.

Ensuring that appropriate quality assurance processes are implemented and adhered to and that the throughout the delivery and support cycles for the relevant data products.

Co-ordinating inputs from the architectural-, and solution delivery functions to enable and support effort estimates and detailed, achievable delivery plans within an Agile delivery framework.

Co-ordinating all teams involved in development, integration, testing, deployment and training to enable and support delivery within the Agile delivery framework.

Co-ordinating appropriate change control processes to enable and support the required level of governance throughout the delivery and support cycles for the relevant data products.

Where needed, escalating issues and blockers timeously to the BI Capability Leads or the BI Support Team when a solution is not forthcoming.

Able to work on simultaneous assignments / complex projects.Researching, evaluating and recommending new and better ways of doing things based on experience, technology and market trends.

Product Owner : This role serves as a business proxy, as it is the BI version of the business product owner. The product owner owns the product roadmap (the vision for the product) and is accountable for producing a high quality product.

The product owner defines requirements, manages the product backlog, prioritises business requirements in collaboration with business, collaborates with the BI architects, and co-ordinates development, testing, and support.

Additionally, the product owner co-ordinates training and change communications on the product as they understand the end-to-end customer experience and customer expectations.

Delivery Management : While a pure product owner role would not incorporate project delivery responsibilities, this role has been designed to enable and support certain aspects of agile project delivery.

In this context, the role requires detailed knowledge of the delivery life cycle associated with BI solutions including but not limited to the key phases, core milestones, critical success factors, testing, typical challenges and mitigation strategies.

This includes : the development of the flight plan from the product roadmap,scheduling stories into appropriate BI iterations (agile delivery sprints),motivating for resource prioritisation (if resources are shared between delivery teams),co-ordinating resources according to the delivery schedule,managing projects, backlogs and sprints on Jirarunning daily stand-ups, prioritisation sessions, retrospectives and status update sessionscompiling status reports, andmanaging issues and risks.

Analytics : The role is instrumental in the delivery of data analytics products, focused on reporting and analytics initiatives delivered via PnP's internal and external-facing BI platforms.

Having an interest in and understanding of how insights, analytics and data products deliver value to an organisation and having a passion for analytics in general will greatly increase the efficacy of the Senior BI Product Owner.

Collaboration and Communication : The BI team, together with external development and cloud services partners, will build solutions for internal stakeholders as well as 3rd parties (vendors, partners, data aggregators etc.

from data stored in BI production environments. Communication and partnering with these teams to deliver analytics services of value will be key.

Continuous communication is needed throughout the lifecycle of requirements definition, prioritisation, delivery and support to ensure that handover points do not become bottlenecks and that any blockers in the process are identified and resolved timeously.

Personal : Being a Product Owner for data products requires a great level of being comfortable with the unknown and being creative with solutions.

The role requires being

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