Responsible for the definition and design of a product, the product owner is the interface between the user, the scrum master and the team in charge of development. A true expert in agile methodology, his added value consists in his ability to make the link between the business and technical sides of a project. A sort of super project manager, the product owner thus assists the product manager in the operational coordination of the different internal company teams (design, development, marketing, etc.) in line with customer needs. Often coming from top business or engineering schools, the best candidates will ideally have a specialization in digital.
Relatively recent, the job of product owner may also correspond to talents from technical backgrounds with a particular design and/or product appeal or to more generalist profiles with a pronounced geek/digital experience.
The major competence of a product owner lies in his mastery of agile methods which, combined with solid technical and project management skills, will allow him to efficiently integrate the recommended developments during the development phases of a product project. In addition to a good knowledge of the customer's business and essential soft skills in terms of diplomacy, interpersonal skills and team spirit, a successful product owner will also be able to demonstrate reactivity and rigor while being autonomous and organized in his daily management.
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