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Product Owner
at Andersen Windows
Oak Park Heights, MN

Product Owner
at Andersen Windows
Oak Park Heights, MN

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There is something meaningfully different about Andersen. A key to the company's enduring success is our sincere and thorough effort to do the right thing for customers, for employees, for the community and for the environment.

Andersen is a place of vibrant energy and innovation. These innovations are part of a well-defined roadmap to seize opportunities ahead.


The purpose of the Product Owner Role is to champion & utilize Agile Product Development Frameworks to drive software development and operations/infrastructure efforts to frequently deliver usable product that delights Business stakeholders and accomplishes the goals of the Enterprise.

This role will act as a liaison between Product development teams and business stakeholders, collaborating closely with both groups to ensure there is clear understanding of what features are needed in the product/application.This role will be the "voice of the business" and will focus on maintaining and prioritizing the backlog for one or more products/business groups to ensure the development team is working on Product Backlog Items that maximize business value and deliver consistent results that align to the broader Business Division or IT strategy in order to better enable our Business stakeholders and end-users.

The Associate Product Owner will also drive metrics to measure the impact of products/applications on business and stakeholder value. A highly accountable self-starter who wants to make an impact on the enterprise, helping Business end-users articulate their needs, and helping IT deliver these frequently and with high stakeholder satisfaction. Expected to take on small to medium size projects, with small to moderate user bases, small to moderate financial impact/investment/revenue gen, and focused on up to mid-management level stakeholders.


  • Act as the liaison between the product team and business on products, collaborating closely with both groups to ensuring there is clear understanding of what features are needed in the product/application. Cultivate and maintain an effective relationship with all Stakeholders, and help the business create detailed requirements for changes/improvements.

  • Develop and Own Product Vision & Roadmap: articulate 6 month Product Vision & Release Roadmap.

  • Work w/Business Partners to define and prioritize the Product Backlog in order to streamline the execution of program priorities. Ensure clearly-articulated PBIs & User Stories following best practice conventions (Who, What, Why) that help Scrum Team better understand the functionality they need to deliver. Work w/Scrum Developer team as needed to clarify functional requirements.

  • PO has ultimate accountability around quality of released features and owns User Acceptance. Own and define the user experience outputs based on business requirements. Work w/Scrum Team to meet Definition of Done and ensure Acceptance Criteria reflected in product to ensure quality. May coordinate testing efforts and feedback loop with SMEs.

  • Engage in PO-to-PO communication as part of Scaled setting across Product teams (for example, Scrum of Scrums) to coordinate team roadmap commitments/progress, uncover dependencies and system architecture considerations. Take part in Quarterly Product Roadmap/Increment/Release Planning Processes: these may involve other Product Owners, Enterprise/System Architects, Release Train Engineers (aka Agile Program Managers), Scrum Masters, Agile Team-members (Developers, Business Analysts), and may include IT Leadership and People Managers.

  • Help identify and create metrics to measure impact of releases, features.

  • Stakeholder communication, status reports, including budgeting (optional). Provide regular updates to business partners on product changes. Summarize the delivered value for the product changes on a quarterly basis.

  • Actively engage in Communities of Practice forums and communication (via multiple channels) to foster organizational maturity and better Agile understanding, best practices amongst fellow Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Scrum Team-members, as well as Agile Program Managers, People Managers, IT Leadership, and Business stakeholders

  • Work w/other Product Owners on sharing best practices, team challenges and how these were overcome, and organizational issues that may be impacting multiple teams.

  • Supports the 'andersenaccess' and Order Tracking Tool (OTT) software.

  • Bachelor's degree (Management Information Systems, Business Administration preferred).
  • Scrum Certification Preferred: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO).

  • Other Certifications Welcome

  • A minimum of 1 years' experience with Information Technology/Software Development/Operations/Infrastructure efforts with progressive responsibility.

  • A minimum of 1 year experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.).

  • Tools: Working experience with utilizing and configuring JIRA and other Agile Planning Tools (CA Agile Rally, VersionOne, etc.).

  • Display past ability to facilitate communication between business and technical teams.

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