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Product Manager at athenahealth in Watertown, MA

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Position Summary: This role manages the product for a functional area. PO for 1-2 scrum teams or building backlog understanding for future initiative.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

60% Interpreting strategy into visions and actionable plans for the product
  • Creates multi-release product roadmaps (multi-release) and communicates internally, noting the stages and timelines for various work.
  • Determines whether experiments, alpha and/or beta stages are needed to determine Product-Market fit and appropriately defines and utilizes them
  • Works with the Product Leadership to prioritize problems or themes to reach the outcomes
  • Defines the outcome for sprints and releases, and prioritizes the initiatives for the scrum teams.
  • Works with the UX team to identify and understand the user problems and requirements.
  • Analyzes the scope of the product area and makes decisions about the actions needed on how to proceed to realize the outcomes outlined in the product strategy
  • Conduct analysis for new initiatives; gathers information, end user feedback and experiments to reduce uncertainty 
  • Identifies product gaps and defines requirements to fill these product gaps
40% Executing on products with a cross-functional team 
  • Works with the developers and designers to build a product that meets the expected outcomes and market needs.
  • Works with both UX and Development to understand design or technology implications in solution ideas.
  • Build, groom and prioritize the backlog
  • Articulates crisp user requirements, user stories and documentation  
  • Communicates requirements and constraints and facilitates the team in a brainstorm to figure out how to best satisfy needs from the customer and the business.
  • Works with the product leadership to recommend the best course of action to achieve intents.
  • Verifies and provides feedback on requirements as delivered to ensure they are solving business problems
  • Gains alignment from multiple stakeholders; recognize the need for alignment
  • Understands product dependencies and negotiates the trade-offs with the appropriate product managers. 
  • Participates in scrum meetings i.e. daily stand-up, sprint planning, readouts and retrospective
Education, Experience, & Skills Required
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Masters preferred; Degree (Bachelor's or Masters) in Computer Science, Business, or Product Design preferred
  • 7+ years overall professional experience, inclusive of a minimum of 3-5 years of product management experience 
  • Experience working with Agile (Scrum) teams desired
  • Understanding of healthcare / health IT environment a plus 
  • Experience testing and validating value of products in the market
  • Demonstrated success at driving vision and prioritization of products in a dynamic environment using analytic and quantitative capabilities
  • Ability to explain your positioning to various people around the company in an effective way
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially with senior leaders and customers
Behaviors & Abilities Required:
  • Ability to make good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Ability to focus on the desired outcomes and value for both the business and the customers when making decisions regarding execution and delivery.
  • Ability to work in conjunction with engineering and design estimate the level of effort, dependencies, blockers, and contingencies.
  • Ability to understand the value of and can create strong problem

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