Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Product Management to create and maintain a feature-level product roadmap.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to understand product requirements.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations with respect to delivery capability and release planning.
  • Act as product owner for the 1-2 scrum teams which will consist of a minimum of 3 developers, 1 tester and business analysts.
  • Translate business cases into product requirements, epics and user stories.
  • Create and maintain a product backlog and produce a prioritised list of clear and concise user stories with acceptance criteria.
  • Work closely with the Agile Scrum teams during the refinement and implementation of user stories providing input, advice and clarifications when needed.
  • Ensure that Agile Scrum teams have a clear understanding of what they are developing and the technical and business value it delivers to the customer.
  • Collaborate closely with software development team and other colleagues, to answer queries in a timely fashion.
  • Work in an Agile development environment, planning iterations, and releases to meet business objectives while effectively managing risk and scope.
  • Coordinate the launch of new product releases.

Skills Experience and Qualifications:

  • 1 – 2 years previous experience working as an Agile Product Owner or similar.
  • Previous experience in business and/or IT would be essential.
  • Skilled in using agile software development processes with a focus on delivering quality software.
  • Comfortable being looked to as a decision maker and clearly able to explain the rationale behind any decisions that are made.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Phil on 021 491 1064 or email

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