Chris Barr
Skill Score
Rookie (2/6)
143
Industries
Enterprise Tech Finance Tech Information Technology
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Product Manager | Product Owner | Business Analyst | Leader

Why me

  • I’ve taken non-existent business functions and developed structure around them with tangible results in user satisfaction, external profitability, and internal efficiencies.
  • I’m a curious, continuous learner and will quickly develop an understanding of your technology stack, business context, and customers to deliver value in short order.
  • I’ve been on both sides of the product aisle – IT and product management. I understand how to empathize and work with software engineers and end users alike.
  • I’m certified as a PO and have over 6 years of serving in Product positions.
Skills
Evaluated for Product Manager and Enterprise PM role archetype
Performance by Category
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Top Skills
Distribution planning Data retrieval Product requirements User journey and personas Metrics definition User research Listening Wireframes and mocks User feedback review Negotiation Writing and presentation Agile methodologies Performance tracking Business model design Market analysis Pricing strategy Product roadmap Market positioning Build vs buy vs partner Feature prioritization Sales training and support
Skill Progression
Experience

Product Owner and Product Strategy Business Analyst

  • Consolidated product management initiatives and realigned strategic roadmap towards business goals, resulting in $3M+ of savings and reduced duplicative product requirements.
  • Acted as product manager to the internal team of 30 product managers. Recommended an internal product management tool (road mapping, product ideation, prioritization, budgeting) with anticipated time savings to PMs of 20%.

Associate Director of IT Solutions

  • Managed full product lifecycle of $10M annual budget, including customer discovery, requirement development, testing, and deployment.
  • Completely redesigned customer support and compliance business functions, resulting in a 20% increase in user satisfaction while the company grew from 80 to 240 employees.

Product Owner and Business Analyst

  • Aligned multiple teams on product strategy and requirement prioritization (IT, Product Management, Customer Success, and Sales) to increase development speed from requirements to implementation.
  • Enhanced process for QA and User Acceptance Testing to catch more edge cases through testing of prototypes, resulting in 10% reduction in bugs.

Registered Representative

• Tailored personalized investment experience from client needs, interests, and values discovery

Director of IT and Product Manager

  • Recognized that the lack of a centralized IT department was causing business waste and reduced customer satisfaction. Built and scaled an internal IT department for a $60M enterprise, resulting in increased user satisfaction of 25%.
  • Increased profitability by 25%, implementing an order management system and streamlining fulfillment processes for transition to low-cost labor.
  • Developed a field service offering by meeting with customers and frontline workers. Revenue grew 20% year-over-year on a multi-million dollar revenue number.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Licenses and Certifications

Certified SAFe® 6 Product Owner/Product Manager

A Certified SAFe® 6 Product Owner/Product Manager adopts a customer-centric approach to building products, using Scaled Agile Framework® to deliver more value, faster. A Certified SAFe® 6 Product Owner/Product Manager collaborates with engineering teams and business stakeholders; writes Epics, Features and Stories; and designs, prioritizes, builds, tests, and delivers products with increased productivity and higher quality

PMC, Product Manager Certification

Product School Certifications raise the bar for Product Management credentialing by combining coursework, a rigorous examination, and ongoing involvement in the professional community. These certifications are based on extensive research to identify and verify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be a successful Product Manager. Students learn these skills from real-world Product Managers at top tech companies such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and demonstrate their mastery by passing a rigorous credentialing exam. Certified Product Managers engage in ongoing continuing education opportunities and participate in a vibrant community of product professionals working to improve their craft. Employers can rely on Certified Product Managers being fit for the role and actively engaged in further improving their skills.

Skills / Knowledge

  • Product Management
  • Audience Awareness
  • Persuasion And Motivation
  • Storytelling
  • Meeting Management
  • Presentations And Demonstrations
  • Team Collaboration
  • Team Identity
  • Business Problems
  • Expectation Management
  • Communication
  • Cross-Functional Leadership
  • Applied Motivation
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Communicating Outcomes
  • Market Analysis
  • Market Expansion
  • Prioritization
  • Roadmapping
  • Setting Objectives
  • Defining Problems
  • Designing Solutions
  • Customer Discovery And Research
  • Development Execution
  • Product Requirement Documents
  • User Stories
  • Jobs To Be Done
  • Estimations And Velocity Planning
  • Working With Designers
  • Working With Engineers
  • Technology Strategy And Acquisition
  • Release Management
  • Assessing Assumptions, Risk, And Issues
  • Product Marketing
  • User Activation
  • Streamlining
  • Improving Through Iteration
  • User Personas
  • User Behavior
  • Empathy Maps
  • Use Cases
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Acquisition And Retention
  • Success Metrics
  • Data Analytics
  • Constructing Hypotheses
  • Testing With Experiments
  • Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods
  • Applied Research
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Product-Market Fit
  • Technology And Innovation
  • Aligning Values
  • Longterm Planning
  • Growth Loops
  • Monetization And Pricing
  • Product Mindset
  • Product Lifecycle
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Types of Product Managers

ISSUED ON

July 24, 2023

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Credential 006086

Product Leader Certification

Product Strategy and Data Analytics