What does a Senior Product Owner do?
A product owner is typically an IT professional responsible for evaluating work generated by a software scrum team. During evaluations, the product owner will match and prioritize the features and functionality of the product to obtain maximum performance to the benefit of the end user. Other duties include scheduling and leading meetings to identify product issues, determining roadmaps for products and managing daily goals and schedules to achieve high performance and meet project deadlines.
A bachelor's degree is generally required to be a product owner with some companies expressing a preference to those holding a master's of business administration (MBA). Most employers require a minimum of two years of experience as a product owner in the industry with many successful candidates displaying strong managerial attributes such as excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proven track record of successfully developing excellent products within deadlines.
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Senior Product Owner Career Path
Learn how to become a Senior Product Owner, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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“really open and honest about all aspects of the business and work and your role within”
“Career advancement is not clearly defined and you will have to find your own way.”
“It's a fun product and almost everyone I encounter is great to work with.”
“Been here for a few years now and I had many opportunities to learn and grow.”
“Pay is adequate but does need to be scaled up to be competitive with the best of the best from the tech industry”
“Not so much pressure to get things done despite crushing deadlines ~ people take holidays just before go live which is mad”
“Good Environment and great for starting a career”
“Good training and resources”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior product owner
When working as a senior product owner, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Agile Software Development, Backlog, Agile Scrum, UX Design, and UI UX.
- Product Line Manager
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- Product Manager
- Digital Marketing
The most common qualifications to become a senior product owner include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.