Posted by Alan Mac Neela on March 1, 2013
Application owner or application product manager roles are increasingly common in many organizations and these roles play a critical part in application rationalization efforts. Organizations fill these roles with staff from a diverse range of backgrounds including enterprise architecture, business analysis, application development and business operations. In some cases, it is not a discrete role, rather an additional responsibility for an individual staff member or group of staff members. However the role is organized and structured, it is important both in terms of accountability for the application as well as defining and delivering the application's direction and value add. So what are the key skills or characteristics that makes this role successful? What are the knowledge domains, behavioral characteristics and aptitudes that differentiate high performers in this role?