Olivian P.

Product Owner

Externalisation nearshore
19 ans
Iasi, ROMANIA
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PentalogMars 2021 - Présent

Product Owner for one of Pentalog's internal Agile development teams that work on delivering products and solutions focused on bringing value for a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
The reporting services and data analysis are the main areas for the team.
  • Managing the stakeholders' feedback and their expectations.
  • Translating the stakeholder needs into PBIs and managing the team's backlog.
  • Constantly validating each increment of 'Done' work with the stakeholder(s) who is provided with it.
  • Being available to the team and working together with the team to obtain clarifications, feedback, and validation for each PBI / increment of 'Done' work from the stakeholder(s) who is provided with it.
  • Giving full-scale visibility to the Sprint Review and Sprint Planning outcomes to the stakeholders and the other teams working on Pentalog products.
  • Conducting research to develop prototypes and proof of concepts.
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PentalogDécembre 2020 - Février 2021

Product Ownership Trainee within the Pentalog group.
  • Participation in an internal formation training, focusing on the Agile methodology and Product Ownership principles and concepts:
    - Defining the product vision;
    - Product Backlog, stakeholders and time management;
    - Estimating priorities and determining a team's velocity for the product release;
    - Analyzing the data and feedback gathered from the client and the team;
    - Creating effective user stories.
  • Self-study on Product Ownership (in the Scrum context, but not only), through various books and courses.
  • Following the Product Owner Learning Path on scrum.org (for PSPO I).
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Provider of Intellectual Property Solutions and ServicesOctobre 2015 - Décembre 2020

Proxy Product Owner(October 2019 - December 2020)
  • Analyzing the Use Cases prepared by Subject Matter Experts and Business Analysts in order to identify possible gaps, raising awareness on points requiring further detailing and following-up on open points marked on each Use Case.
  • Splitting the Use Cases into smaller User Stories and sizing up each resulting 'slice' into an increment ready to be introduced in the Product Backlog.
  • Ensuring that the Product Backlog for 2 distributed development teams is providing a balanced variety in terms of item type, size and detail, so each Sprint has a solid foundation when starting and enough backup items.
  • Facilitating the understanding of business requirements in the relation with the development teams and bridging the communication between business and development.
  • Providing clarifications regarding functional requirements to help development and testing in all phases, starting with the Product Backlog Refinement.
  • Following up on UAT results and ensuring the closure of Use Cases results in value delivered to the business.

QA Tester (October 2015 - October 2019)
  • Understanding the business and analyzing the specifications sent by the client.
  • Identifying deficiencies in specifications and helping with their clarification.
  • Manual testing of every feature delivered by the development team.
  • Ensuring regression testing after bug fixing as well as after the implementation of new features.
  • Automating regression testswhere possible and ensuring that the automated test suites are up-to-date.
  • Qualification of the client's reported bugs.
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SoftpediaJuillet 2014 - Juin 2015

Mobile Software Tester / Editor for an Internet website that indexes information and provides primarily software details and downloads.
  • Manual testing of Windows Phone (8, 8.1) applications selected from the Windows Phone Store to assess their performance and usability from the perspective of a regular user.
  • Writing detailed reviews for each app, with the main focus on relevant aspects of their form and function, as well as evaluating and rating individually the design, features, security, battery usage, compatibility and emphasizing the most important advantages and disadvantages.
  • Creating listings for every reviewed application.
  • Monitoring, checking and approving user comments related to any listing belonging to the Windows Phone section of the website.
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SoftpediaNovembre 2007 - Juillet 2014

Senior Windows Software Tester / Editor for an Internet website that indexes information and provides primarily software details and downloads.
  • Performing analysis and evaluation of software submissions received through the dedicated channels from developers all over the world.
  • Thoroughly testing the selected products from the perspective of a power user, so as to determine how  the software will perform under normal conditions.
  • Going through the official documentation and following closely the licensing terms to identify relevant details, as well as potential inadvertences.
  • Identifying possible functional flaws that affect the usability of the program and notifying the developer (email containing relevant snapshots with the errors whenever possible).
  • Advising developers about any virus alerts that were triggered by the antivirus software solutions while the applications were under testing.
  • Capturing snapshots of all relevant modules while testing the software.
  • Individual data entry for each new listing added to the site's database.
  • Regular maintenance and updating activities for the existing listings.
  • Writing in-depth reviews for selected programs to describe in detail the capabilities of the software, with emphasis on strengths and weaknesses.
  • Writing shorter and more concise reviews or original descriptions for newly added applications.
  • Providing support and answering questions and requests sent by users and developers through the specialized online forms or at a dedicated email address.
  • Monitoring, checking and approving user comments related to any listing belonging to the Windows section of the website.
  • Evaluating the performance of job applicants for a position in the Windows department after their initial period of testing.
  • Training new members of the team and helping them reach their top potential in becoming more efficient in their day-to-day activities.
  • Monitoring Junior colleagues and supporting them when facing totally new situations in testing applications or when communicating with developers and users.
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Radio RomaniaSeptembre 2002 - Septembre 2007

News Editor for the national provider and broadcaster of radio services in Romania.
  • Writing and presenting live news bulletins, journals, commentaries, notes and analysis derived from national and international events.
  • Broadcasting rubrics and radio programs concerning Romania’s EU integration Interviews, audio inserts and live translations during national or international events of global interest.
  • Transmitting interviews, audio inserts, news and correspondences for the central station, Radio Romania.
  • Producer and presenter of "Mapamond" radio program, which included historical, geographical, cultural and scientific references.

Mes études et formations

Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (English), Faculty of Letters - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi.1999 - 2003