I spent 6 months at TeachPitch as their Senior Product Owner. In this role I worked closely with the CEO based in London. I was responsbile for articulating his vision and ideas into a managable product roadmap.
I then used this roadmap to communicate the priorities to our development team based in Albania. Managing an overseas development had it’s own challenges but was really enjoyable. Working in a commerical environment allowed me to push our iterative changes live within a short development cycle.
Within this role I led on the development of several new features for the TeachPitch platform including their own cloud based document storage, this was really popular with our clients based in China and India.
This role showed me how different and sometimes frustrating IT development within the Public Sector can be. However it really showed me the importance of unambigious acceptance criteria and the importance of priortisation of work.