T he Product Manager is accountable for developing and managing relationships with key stakeholders across the enterprise (T&O, CSA’s, business partners, etc.) and will be a key participant in governance meetings.
The Product Manager operates within a Scrum framework that allows scrum development team members to address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. As such, the Product Manager has respect for the development team’s contribution to the product vision and how the team members decide the requirements will be met.
Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team. Cross-functional teams have all competencies needed to accomplish the work without depending on others not part of the team. The team model in Scrum is designed to optimize flexibility, creativity, and productivity. Scrum Teams deliver products iteratively and incrementally, maximizing opportunities for feedback. Incremental deliveries of “Done” product ensure a potentially useful version of working product is always available.
Managerial Leadership (if applicable)
Manage your team effectively by building short, medium and long-term operating plans to achieve the business goals; make revisions to plan as necessary to deliver exceptional results
Know your business and understand the work to simplify work processes and improve productivity within your team while maintaining focus on the customer; support effective relationships across work groups to eliminate road blocks and drive greater results; solicit feedback from employees about improvement opportunities and other changes that will add value to the business
Manage the day to day activities of your team effectively to maximize performance and output, and build a high-performing team; set and communicate clear goals for employees; coach and provide performance feedback to hold employees accountable for the outcomes they achieve and how they achieve them; apply BMO’s performance management approach with employees including building development plans and recommending changes to base and variable pay
Attract, develop and move talent across BMO to support the achievement of business goals and employees’ career goals; build a culture that motivates employees to do their best work.
Perform required regulatory & risk oversight and governance for your business group/function; identify, manage and mitigate current and emerging risks; support the development of a risk management mindset in all employees
Provide feedback as requested to BMO managers about the contribution of scrum team members to the development of the product build
Manage relationships with key stakeholders across BMO through committee meetings and planned meetings to ensure that BMO leaders understand the vision and development plan
Work with committee members to define the key goals for the scrum to provide the basis for decision making on prioritization and investments; bring forward any issue or challenge that requires committee review for discussion to ensure alignment with leaders
Act as an ambassador for the adoption of the agile mindset and associated behavior changes to help ensure meaningful change that drives positive business results
Challenge the status quo on how and what we do at BMO to support a more effective and productive operating model
Accountabilities Within the Scrum Process:
Product Backlog Development
Maximize the return on investment of the product/build and the Development Team
Define the requirements for the development team via the Product Backlog; the Product Backlog lists all features, functions, requirements, enhancements, and fixes that constitute the changes to be made to the product in future releases
Identify the product vision and develop the appropriate product backlog items to support the delivery of the highest quality product possible
Refine accordingly based on changing strategies and customer needs
Manage the Product Backlog to ensure that the development team focuses on what drives the most value, including but not limited to:
Clearly expressing Product Backlog items
Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions;
Optimizing the value of the work the Development Team performs;
Ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Scrum Team will work on next;
Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed; and,
Clarifying scope, make trade-offs and negotiating any changes to the Product Backlog based on new information.
Support an effective Sprint Review process by explaining what Product Backlog items have been “done” and what has not been “done”, discussing the Product Backlog as it stands and projecting likely completion dates if required
Review how the marketplace or potential use of the product might have changed what is the most valuable thing to do next
Review the timeline, budget, potential capabilities, and marketplace for the next anticipated release of the product
Revise the Product Backlog that defines the probable Product Backlog items for the next Sprint
Track the total work remaining at least every Sprint Review to compare the amount of work remaining to previous Sprints.
Assess progress toward completing project work by the desired time for the goal and share information to all stakeholders .
Bachelor’s degree is required – Engineering is preferred
Minimum of 5 years of Digital experience in one of the following fields: Retail/Travel/FI
Experience leading a team
Should have worked in an agile environment
In-depth knowledge of scrum framework
Expert communication skills
Leadership skills - In-depth influence skills
In-depth strategic planning skills
Ability to translate business strategy and customer drivers into clear customer journeys and user stories*** (very important)
Nice to have:
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