Data Product Owners (Charlotte, NC)

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At North Highland, we believe in doing great things together. With you. With our clients. With a perspective on actions today that shape tomorrow. As the world's most innovative, collaborative consulting group, we've built a space to share ideas like never before. Do you have the skills, passion and commitment to transform industries for the better? Think you can bring your A-game every day? If so, join us. We like big thinkers with action on the brain

Why North Highland? Every choice you make will give you the opportunity to grow. It's our employee ownership model - with plenty of coaching and personal development opportunities in the mix. For us, training doesn't have an off switch. You'll learn new things, both during and beyond traditional working hours. We want people who strive for the next level, then the next.

At North Highland, you're never a number. Our firm is large enough to scale up, test your mettle and tackle big challenges, but small enough that clients won't lose your face in a crowd. You're recognized individually.

We started as three leaders and a kitchen table. Which means we know expectations are made to be broken. Want to surprise us? Do it. Experiment and stretch yourself. There's room to grow as a budding entrepreneur.

Exciting work you will do:

The scrum product owner takes the lead in many areas of product development. One day they will need to access their deep well of market knowledge to strategize and present their vision to stakeholders. Another day they will need to roll up their developer sleeves to help the team meet their goals during a sprint.
  • Defining the vision
    • The agile product owner is the point person on the product development team, using their high-level perspective to define goals and create a vision for development projects.
    • Product owners are responsible for communicating with stakeholders across the board, including customers, business managers, and the development team to make sure the goals are clear and the vision is aligned with business objectives.
    • Having a product owner with a higher perspective ensures that the team maintains a cohesive vision despite the flexible and often fast-paced nature of agile product development. Everyone needs to be on the same page in order for a project to work effectively.
    • A product owner can help the team maintain that vision is by creating a product roadmap. The product roadmap is a high-level, strategic visual summary that outlines the vision and direction for the product offering over time. It is both a strategic guide for stakeholders to reference as well as a plan for execution.
  • Managing the product backlog
    • One of the most important responsibilities for a scrum product owner is managing the product backlog. This is the development team's project to-do list.
    • The product owner's responsibility is to create the list of backlog items and prioritize them based on the overall strategy and business objectives. Additionally, the product owner will need to map out project dependencies to inform the necessary sequence of development.
    • The product backlog isn't a static to-do list though. It is a live document that should be continually updated based on evolving project needs throughout development.
    • Because the product backlog will change frequently, the product owner must make the list accessible and available to all stakeholders (particularly developers) to ensure optimized performance and project outcomes.
  • Prioritizing needs
    • Another key role of the product owner is to prioritize needs. In other words, they must juggle the triangle of scope, budget, and time, weighing priorities according to the needs and objectives of stakeholders.
    • For example, if the product under development needs to launch within six months, that constrains the scope of the project. As the project evolves, the product owner will have to gauge which areas have flexibility and which don't to determine how and when each iteration and product element will be developed.
  • Overseeing development stages
    • With the vision, strategy, and product priorities set, the product owner should spend a significant amount of time overseeing the actual development of the product. They are a key player throughout each event, including planning, refinement, review, and sprint.
    • During the planning stages, the agile product owner works with stakeholders to identify and organize the steps required for the next iteration. They will then meet with their team to refine the process, identify areas for improvement, and support the sprint.
  • Anticipating client needs
    • The successful scrum product owner will be an expert at understanding and anticipating the client's needs to more effectively manage the development process.
    • Their deep market knowledge and communication skills allow them to anticipate problems or needs and address them.
  • Acting as primary liaison
    • The product owner is also the primary communicator and link between stakeholders and teams. As such, they have to be expert communicators, making sure there's buy-in from stakeholders on all major decisions and strategy and clear instructions and deliverables for the developers.
  • Evaluating product progress at each iteration
    • The product owner is accountable for each stage of the development process and the final product. They take a primary role in inspecting and evaluating product progress through each iteration. The product owner makes the judgment call on the performance, deciding if the team needs to go back to the drawing board or if they can move on to the next steps.
    • Agile product owners wear many hats. So they need tools and solutions that can adapt to their changing roles as quickly as they do.


** Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship by North Highland. Work visa sponsorship will not be provided, now or in the future, for this position.

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North Highland makes change happen for organizations who dare to be different. By melding workforce, customer and operational transformation, they are one of the world's leading consulting groups, with 65+ offices around the globe. They break new ground today so tomorrow is easier to explore.

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North Highland operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Atlanta, GA. North Highland was founded in 1992. It has 1600 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 61 open jobs at North Highland, click here.
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