Helping education technology teams work on the right thing at the right time to deliver student success.

Hello, my name is Dan Stewart. I am a product owner. Welcome to my personal website. The best way to learn something is to teach it. Having a website energizes me to study and share my experience. Please invite me to connect with you on LinkedIn. I would love to be a part of your network.

My Process


Leadership communicates their organizational goals. I align our team with those goals and develop a roadmap using Smartsheets. I do this by working alongside an executive director.

Why Roadmap?

Gather Requirements

Once the roadmap is decided, I start to gather requirements with stakeholders. They attend design meetings where the team creates rapid prototypes using Figma.

Ask Good Questions

Backlog Management

From the requirements, specifications, and designs, I start building and prioritizing a backlog of issues in Jira.

Organize and Begin

User Acceptance Testing

I work with a quality assurance team using Enterprise Tester to review the work that was completed. Then I schedule user acceptance testing sessions.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Release Notes

After the feature is released, I write release notes and post them to a Google Site. I also email them to certain distribution groups and individual stakeholders. Release notes describe the feature and the business value it brings.

Have a Voice


I measure the value of the product. This can come from direct user engagement, stakeholder interviews, and reviewing Dynatrace log entries.

Gather Feedback

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