Product Manager
Allstate Insurance Company
India.
1d ago

Job Description

The ATSV-CompoZed Product Manager family within Technology Innovation ensures the right business opportunities are captured in the CompoZed portfolio with initial product scoping, recommending product methodology & location, resourcing screening and suitability (Opportunity Assessments of developers), creating an interactive knowledge exchange (includes 12 factor apps, use cases, models, expanded website), assisting with onboarding for teams, and developing help desk or interactive knowledge exchange via collaborative technologies.

Job Summary

The CompoZed Product Manager is a companion to business stakeholder and acts as business representative on the project team.

He or she partners with the business to ensure all business requirements are identified and prioritized and has the final say on functional and technical design.

The Product Manager interfaces with subject matter experts, the technical organization, and the project team to ensure all voices are heard and coordination is efficient.

Success in this role comes from general business and project management experience and top communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

Conducts Scoping Sessions to gather requirements and provide back to stakeholders a high-level estimate for projects with the help of team

Conducts Discovery and Framing sessions (workshop facilitation) to help derive workflows, surface new ideas, and help create a better understanding of the application and the problem at hand with the help of more experienced Product Manager.

Starting by framing the problem the team is trying to solve. They must be able to facilitate a cross section of representatives from a product team.

Having designers as well as business owners, product managers and engineers in the room to take concepts in new directions and clarify constraints

Ensures Product Managers maintain a healthy backlog utilizing Pivotal Tracker software to keep the team focused and productive

Supports Allstate in the development of their Product Management practice by removing technical and process related blockers and drives momentum

Creates accurate test plans, conditions, usability and data; and executes product acceptance testing

Leads and also teaches business product managers to lead both Office and Product & Design Standups

Leads and teaches others to execute Iteration Planning Meetings and weekly Retrospectives with the help of team

Functional Competencies Proficiency levels (out of 5)

Applications Knowledge 3

Applications Systems Architecture 1

Cultural Fit 4

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities / Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Very good understanding of Agile methodologies , prefeably XP

9+ years of software related experience.

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job

Product Management

Very good understanding of Agile methodologies , prefeably XP

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts Scoping Sessions to gather requirements and provide back to stakeholders a high-level estimate for projects with the help of team
  • Conducts Discovery and Framing sessions (workshop facilitation) to help derive workflows, surface new ideas, and help create a better understanding of the application and the problem at hand with the help of more experienced Product Manager.
  • Starting by framing the problem the team is trying to solve. They must be able to facilitate a cross section of representatives from a product team.

    Having designers as well as business owners, product managers and engineers in the room to take concepts in new directions and clarify constraints

  • Ensures Product Managers maintain a healthy backlog utilizing Pivotal Tracker software to keep the team focused and productive
  • Supports Allstate in the development of their Product Management practice by removing technical and process related blockers and drives momentum
  • Creates accurate test plans, conditions, usability and data; and executes product acceptance testing
  • Experience

    9-12 years of relevent experience

    Shift Timing

    CompoZed product teams work in shifts and the PM should be willing to work in shift applicable for the Product / Business

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