Natalia M.

Product Owner

Outsourcing
9 years
Chisinau, MOLDOVA
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A Fintech of Innovative Cryptocurrencies, Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology ProductsJune 2020 - Present

Technical Product Owner.

1. Working on requirements along with the Product Manager and UX:
 1.1 Analysis
 1.2 Research (functional, technical)
 1.3 Refinement
 1.4 Interaction on impacted departments like marketing, accounting, operations
 1.5 Participating in meetings with third-party
 1.6 Building a plan for technical analysis of third-party solutions for the Product. Follow-up with the Team
 1.7 Participating in taking of decisions for a solution

2. Backlog management:
 2.1 Epics definition. User Stories writing
 2.2 US prioritization basing on PM input
 2.3 Interaction with other TPOs from other teams on dependencies (Agile scaling)
 2.4 Release planning creation, if needed and its monitoring. Sharing of progress
 2.5 Roadmap management together with PM
 2.6 Release management at Product level with other TPOs and PMs (Agile scaling)   
3. Involvement in Scrum ceremonies:
 3.1 Participation on dailies and monitoring of Sprint progress. Sharing of that progress with PM and other TPOs
 3.2 Facilitating of Grooming sessions with Team 
 3.3 Facilitating of Sprint planning sessions (definition of Sprint Goals and proposal of Sprint backlog)
 3.4 Organization and support of Sprint Review sessions
 3.5 Participation in retros
 3.6 Participation in Joint Product planning sessions with other TPOs and PMs (Agile scaling)
 3.7 Participation in Joint Retro/Sprint Review sessions (Agile scaling)

4. Team support:
 4.1 Clarifying of all appeared functional questions. 
 4.2 Support and facilitating on clarification of technical questions
 4.3 Support and facilitating on work with UX.
 4.4 Treatment of dependencies on other teams (Agile scaling)
 4.5 Support on User Stories work in Sprint

5. Investigation of Production incidents 
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Personal Property and Liability Insurance ProviderApril 2019 - March 2021

Product Owner.
  • Correct understanding of the final users’ needs and requirements.
  • Impact analysis of the received requirements.
  • Backlog definition based on the received requirements.
  • Backlog management in JIRA.
  • Release/Sprint Planning.
  • Ensuring the correct understanding of client needs by the project team.
  • Offering visibility on Release/Sprint Progress to the team and to the client.
  • Responsible for Scrum ceremonies such as Refinement Sessions and Sprint Planning.
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Fragrances and Flavours Industry LeaderJanuary 2013 - November 2016

Functional Coordinator.
  • Writing of the specifications according to users inputs and data analysis based on existing analytical information on business processes of customer industry.
  • In charge of updating the existing requirements and assuring the quality of the specifications from iteration to iteration.
  • Responsible for solving conflicts between application modules in terms of specifications.
  • Verification and validation of the requirements, use cases and test cases received from the client.
  • In charge of ensuring the understanding of the requirements by the project team.
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Fragrances and Flavours Industry LeaderSeptember 2012 - January 2013

Application Designer.
  • Writing of specifications according to users inputs and data analysis based on existing analytical information on business processes of customer industry.
  • Design of sketches for new modules and features for existing application according to the information provided by client.
  • Coordination of mock-up developers work.
  • Mock-up and specifications validation with client.
  • In charge of solving conflicts between application modules in terms of specifications.
  • In charge of solving conflicts of understanding of requirements for the development team.
  • Responsible for carrying out existing requirements up to date.
  • Responsible for assuring the quality of the specifications from iteration to iteration.
  • Participation in workshops with key-users to validate requirements in order to start  writing correct specifications.
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Fragrances and Flavours Industry LeaderMarch 2011 - September 2012

Tester.
  • In charge of carrying out the internal validation tests according to the test plan and scenarios.

  • Writing of reports.

  • Participation in the creation of the test strategy and plans.
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    Pentalog High TechFebruary 2011 - March 2011

    Participation in internal trainings such as:

    - Java training;

    - JUnit training.
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    Management of brands and productsNovember 2010 - March 2011

    Validation - Engineer within a project for the development of a catalog which allows a provider to manage all kinds of articles and send to the partners new logistic hierarchies related to existing products.
  • In charge of carrying out files validation.

  • Responsible for performing non-regression tests.

  • Following of the application's certification.
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    Elster CoronisAugust 2010 - November 2010

    Tester.
  • In charge of carrying out functional tests, non regression tests and validation tests etc.

  • Identification and description of bugs.

  • Writing of test reports.

  • Writing of the functional documentation.


  • Team size: 9 persons.

    My education and trainings

    "UX Design - Essentials".2019 - 2019

    "Product Owner - Advanced level”.2019 - 2019

    "Pentalog Foundations" Training: Estimation; Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Planning.2015 - 2015

    Agile Training.2014 - 2014

    "Pentalog Foundations" Training: PM role; Commitments, Constraints and Scope Management; Risk Management.2014 - 2014

    "Developing customer relationships through communication" Training.2014 - 2014

    "SCRUM Management" Training.2012 - 2012

    Bachelor’s Degree in Cybernetics, Faculty of Cybernetics - Academy of Economic Studies in Moldova.2005 - 2009