Agile@Scale - Expert Project Leader or Principal

Location:

Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Geography:

Asia Pacific

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

About Us

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with more than 90 offices in 50 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com

Practice Area Profile

BCG’s Technology Advantage (TA) practice focuses on helping clients deliver competitive advantage and business superior performance through the use of data, technology and digital. TA is the fastest growing practice at BCG and at the heart of the strategic impact we have with our clients. Our consultants and experts globally work across all industries and provide deep experience and expertise across a number of topics including: * Digital Transformation * Data & Digital Platforms * Software & Agile * Digitizing the Tech Function

Role Profile

BCG’s Digital and Agile at Scale business is growing rapidly and we are aggressively building our team. By combining deep expertise in agile with battle-tested transformation experience, we advise clients on how to design, build and operate world-class agile organizations. This new agile way of working enables enterprises to be more nimble, more focused on business value, better able to drive outcomes, achieve faster time-to-market when delivering products/propositions, all while delivering higher employee engagement.


We seek agile practitioners with demonstrated experience leading agile transformations for large enterprises. In your role, you will drive engagements of cross-functional, joint BCG / client teams to transform organizations to agile ways of working. You will be responsible for shaping key insights and thinking about the new model, motivating and managing the BCG team, engaging key junior and senior clients and ensuring seamless delivery and implementation of the transformation. You will set the high-level structure for how to deliver the project, manage to tight timelines and client deliverables, provide hands-on training and coaching on agile concepts and deliver the key enablers needed to address and deliver the project. Your team will include senior BCG leadership, teams of BCG Consultants, and both junior and senior client leaders working collaboratively to drive the transformation, and shared services/control functions. You will roll up your sleeves with clients to work through both macro and day-to-day problem solving in an agile fashion and often times, you will also work side-by-side with agile coaches in an apprenticeship model to help our clients develop their internal agile coaching workforce.


Our teams work with client members from all levels of the organization in order to integrate our staff’s strategy, operational, and industry experience with the client’s knowledge of its particular situation, culture, and constraints.


Individual assignments can last anywhere from two to twelve months or more, depending on the complexity of the challenges and the client’s needs.  We usually break each project into modular phases so that our clients see results well before the engagement’s end.  Assignments normally proceed through three stages over a period of several months: 1) identifying and analyzing opportunities for change and laying out different options for senior management to consider, 2) fleshing out the best options in order to create detailed action plans, and 3) assisting in execution.  We believe that working with a client until results are assured is vital to their success.

Your Qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in industry or 5 years of a combination of industry and consulting (preferred)
    • Industry experience may include product management or agile development experience at technology start-up, software vendor, professional services organization, or IT system integrator among others
  • Experience leading and managing large, complex enterprise-level agile transformations, with expertise around specific issues that arise with agile in IT, and non-IT functions and / or scaling agile across the broader enterprise
    • Working knowledge of approaches ranging from frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS) to engineering practices (test-driven development) and DevOps
    • Coaching clients on a variety of digital topics such as product management, engineering culture, agile values and principals, agile leadership behaviors
    • Demonstrated agile way of thinking to oversee multiple aspects of an organization in a technical or non-technical function
    • Design and implementation of agile governance & funding, structure, processes, culture & behaviour, leadership & talent
  • Experience delivering large-scale reorganization projects and successful implementation including staffing and leadership development while taking a hands-on approach with clients
    • Experience in managing workshop/discussions with senior client
    • Passion for working with leaders and helping them develop new skills
  • Certified in Scrum Alliance (CSM/CSPO/CSD/CSP), Scrum.org (PSM/PSPO/PSD), SAFe Scaled Agilest, PMI-ACP is desired but not required
  • Strong technical and non-technical influencing abilities
  • Outstanding academic track record from a leading MBA or engineering school a plus

Expertise is of vital importance to BCG and our clients. With our clients, we tailor solutions to their specific needs. Increasingly, clients expect us to bring deep industry and functional expertise to the table. Our continued investments in knowledge and expertise have been a critically important driver of our success. The growth and development of the ECT cohort is a core component of these investments. The Expert Career Track (ECT) is a valuable complement to the generalist track, and helps BCG to provide expertise depth that our generalist track does not cover or ordinarily develop. The Track enables individuals to bring significant value to BCG with significant operational or technical experience in a specific field, usually gained outside of BCG either in industry, academia or specialized consulting.


All applicants must complete an online application to be considered.

Date Posted:

06-Apr-2018

Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
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