Russ Bench Direct Product Owner and Business Analyst Top Available IT Contractor

20 years experience. Indicative day rate £600. Geo – South East, London & Remote.

I work with companies on projects of various size, normally with distributed teams, demanding stakeholders, and a high level of complexity & ambiguity. Working on such projects, I use my understanding of the needs and concerns of business users throughout the entire project lifecycle to drive clarity into the project, making risk & issue management more efficient, and increasing stakeholder confidence.

With years of Agile experience, I work well with scrum teams, seeing my role as helping to ensure that maximum value is delivered at every sprint. I am certified by as:

  • Professonial Product Owner PSPO Level 2.
  • Professional Scrum Master PSM Level 1.


I have vast experience of the entire spectrum of Retail business architecture from forecasting, purchasing & inventory management, warehouse management, distribution, point-of-sale, eCommerce, workforce management, payroll & HR.

Skills & traits:
Business architecture.
Enterprise analysis.
Business process management.
Product ownership.
Product backlog management.
Requirements elicitation & analysis.
User stories.
Conflict management.
Solution assessment.
Stakeholder analysis & management.
Communication plans.
RAID analysis & management.
Change management.
Interface requirements specification.
Non-functional requirements elicitation.
Acceptance and evaluation criteria.
UAT defect management.
Vendor assessment.
Management of 3rd party suppliers.
Project management.
Root cause analysis.
Identifying changes to project process.
Championing the Agile Framework.
Sharing best practice with team.


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