Tessa AbbottTA

Tessa Abbott

@tessaabbott

Product Manager based in the South of England, UK

United Kingdom
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An experienced Product Manager, with a strong background leading teams to define user stories, manage change, and deliver innovative customer-led solutions with great market success. An analytically accurate and confident communicator, who approaches problems with determination and tenacity. Experienced across a large range of market sectors from finance to telecoms to criminal justice.

Experience

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Current

Lead Product Manager

Black Rainbow

May 2021 - Present (2 years 11 months)

Established a product management function, built out my product team, and brought structure and resilience to development.
• Formalised product visions across our 3 core products, defining roadmaps and ensuring a unified direction of travel across all departments.
• Lead product delivery, managing scope and defining sprint priorities (Azure DevOps) for 2 cross-functional agile teams (Scrum)

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Digital Product Owner

ISupply Energy

Jan 2020 - Mar 2020 (2 months)

Product owned customer journeys working with stakeholders across the business to define product vision, develop roadmaps, and deliver value through both continuous small-scale enhancements and larger agile (Kanban) projects.
• Established project governance and founded a cohesive team to take control of a critical compliance breach.
• Sharpened story traceability/tracking to ensure full value was

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Senior Product Manager

4Com

Apr 2020 - May 2021 (1 year 1 month)

Simultaneously product owned 2 high-profile SaaS profile product deliveries, working to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology in a challenging multi-tasking delivery environment.
• Launched a mass re-planning exercise to re-set the private branch exchange (PBX) phone system project from crisis to success - communicated and updated unrealistic deadlines stakeholders; negotiated for extra resou

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Product Owner

Fidelity Worldwide Investments

Feb 2015 - Jan 2017 (1 year 11 months)

Product owned and transformed a SaaS application/platform for global Ideation and Crowdsourcing – accelerating collaboration and innovative thinking across the business.
• Spearheaded continuous development of Fidelity’s internal ideation platform before orchestrating the development of a new, scalable, 3rd party SaaS application.

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Product Owner/Business Analyst

Franklin Templeton Investments

Aug 2017 - May 2019 (1 year 9 months)

Striving on several organisation-wide projects simultaneously, I worked to both waterfall and agile methodologies as part of a geographically distributed team.
• Product managed a project to introduce a new calculations engine as part of a team following the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework (scrum). Drove agile adoption and led user story creation through sprint planning sessions.

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Business Analyst

Fidelity Worldwide Investments

Sep 2012 - Feb 2015 (2 years 5 months)

Transformed the ecommerce web platform, working with proposition and user experience design teams to identify and solve business opportunities, as part of a multi-million pound agile (Scrum) digital transformation programme
• Applied analytical problem-solving skills creatively, in conjunction with wireframe and visual designers, to find user experience solutions and build user interface designs/a

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Graduate Business Analyst

Fidelity Worldwise Investments

Sep 2012 - Aug 2014 (1 year 11 months)

Steered requirements to introduce a new service fee as part of a multi-million-pound waterfall programme to transform how we charged customers & priced funds due to regulatory changes.
• Delivered documentation to tight timescales, in constant communication with solution architects to identify achievable requirements and negotiate these with stakeholders to manage scope.

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