Agile Product Owner
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November 08, 2016
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McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions provides hospitals and health systems with comprehensive electronic health record solutions, expert consulting and world-class infrastructure and hosting services to enable them to succeed under health reform and beyond.


Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Enterprise Information Solutionsyou act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. You’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.


We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies.


Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.


Current Need

 

The McKesson Enterprise Content Management organization is seeking a skilled Agile Product Owner (Agile PO) to help lead teams in the definition of complete software that solves customer business needs.  The Agile PO must be decisive in communicating a strategic vision that aligns to customer need.  In this capacity, the Agile PO is responsible for setting the direction of his/her teams and for providing a groomed and prioritized backlog of Minimally Marketable Features (MMFs) and user stories that align to the strategy.  They must lead teams to work quickly and deliberately to make decisions effecting the team while maintaining quality and a focus on the customer.  To this end, the Agile PO must work well in a time-boxed environment quickly making decisions that complement the overall velocity of the team.  The agile PO is responsible for keeping stakeholders apprised of project status and portfolio changes.

 

Position Description

First and foremost, the Agile PO is a leader of team(s).  With implicit authority, the Agile PO must lead the efforts of his/her teams based upon the strategic relevance and value defined for the customer.  Likewise, the Agile PO is responsible for tactical discipline by ensuring Minimally Marketable Features (MMFs) are well defined and prioritized so they may be consumed by their teams.  This prioritization must be established based upon the overall strategy of the business and the value for the customer.  In order to ensure customer value is achieved, the Agile PO is responsible for sponsoring the “definition of done” and for prescribing the acceptance criteria that defines acceptable value to the customer.  Finally, the Agile PO is the final authority on acceptance of delivered code against user stories and makes the final decision regarding the completeness of delivered software.  Agile POs must work with stakeholders to ensure that the business is kept informed of the state of the product portfolio.  This will include communication of the vision, strategy, release roadmap and status of projects against prescribed milestones.  Agile POs will work with customer project stakeholders to ensure an optimal customer testing process.  This will include facilitation of customer acceptance testing and working with the customer to disposition issues.  As an expert in their domain, the Agile PO must work to stay relevant regarding current and emerging customer needs.  To do so, the Agile PO must create opportunities for education in their industry, amongst their competitors and within their customer’s environments.  Information gained here must be used to help to define and/or course correct strategies while validating the prioritization of backlogs.  Agile POs must work across organizational boundaries.  In doing so, they must mine for inputs that govern prioritization of backlogs.  To this end, Agile POs must be able to work in a variety of environments and with a variety of personalities.   Agile POs must have excellent communication skills with the ability to provide insights and leadership at many levels within the organization, both upward to executive level leaders and downward within their teams.  The Agile PO works closely with the Agile Business Analyst (Agile BA) to ensure universal understanding of the strategy, the decisions that impact prioritization of MMFs and user stories, and the criteria against which software is accepted.

 

This position will perform the following:

  • Operates as a leader of team(s) responsible for maximizing the return on investment of development effort
  • Responsible for defining, refining and communicating the product vision
  • Responsible for working with internal and external customers and end users to define Minimally Marketed Features (MMFs) that address customer business needs and return value
  • Responsible for grooming the backlog of defined MMFs applying prioritization that defines the order in which teams consume work
  • Communicate business and customer value to the team in a manner that sparks innovative thought
  • Works closely with Agile team members, particularly the Agile Business Analyst, and is the final arbiter of requirements conflicts and/or questions
  • Works to define the acceptance criteria for user stories
  • Accepts/rejects the delivered code from within each Sprint
  • Work with customer stakeholders to facilitate customer acceptance testing of project releases
  • Responsible for making ongoing decisions to continue development down the current path
  • Makes the final decision whether or not to ship product to customers
  • Often contributes as a team member performing other roles within the team, as needed
  • Communicate portfolio and project updates to business stakeholders




 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements
3+ years of product management experience

Critical Skills

  • Agile product ownership experience in software development environment

  • Experience soliciting requirements from customers, building business cases, evaluating customer priorities and creating a release based on business value

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

     

Additional Skills and Knowledge

  • Decisive nature

  • Document management/content management experience

  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data

  • Knowledge of market trends and Agile best practices

 

Education
MBA preferred in Marketing, Business or related field or equivalent experience


Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.

A little about us:
McKesson is in business for better health.

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