Agile Delivery Manager

Location:

Nagoya, Tokyo

Geography:

Asia Pacific

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

About Us

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group’s existing capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab, to grow our capabilities around technology and design. We support our clients’ total digital transformation through technology, design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion’s interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new business platforms, application consolidations, and major system implementations.

Role Profile

Interested in addressing our client’s most strategic and difficult challenges? Ready to bring your Agile expertise to clients who are transforming their ways of working? Excited to work with a team of senior executives one day, and a scrum team the next to advance a transformation on all levels? 

We are looking for Senior Agile Coach / Agile Delivery Manager / Senior Agile Delivery Manager that are representing the BCG / DigitalBCG brand, working at different levels and project portfolios, with deep exposure to our client senior executives.

In this role, you will work as part of a cross-functional joint BCG / client teams, collaborating across Agile teams, their managers, senior leaders, and shared services/control functions to change work routines and optimize flow. You will provide insights on Agile concepts, values, culture, behaviors and practices, and engage hands-on, supporting key Agile project roles to help clients teams implement or accelerate Agile transformations.

Together with national and international clients you will define new ways of working based on Agile principles and actively steer the implementation of such initiatives. Using your sound Agile experience, understanding of business contexts, your technology background, and analytical and conceptual skills, you have the chance to make a big impact on enterprises during key digital transformations.

  • A Senior Agile Coach typically works closely together in a mixed BCG/client team and takes responsibility for mid to large-sized modules. You independently support our clients and present concepts and solutions to client decision makers.
  • An Agile Delivery Manager takes responsibility for promoting and managing the project. In addition to practical guidance to project team members, you will work with the client manager to provide the necessary consultation / solutions to make quick and appropriate decisions within the client.
  • A Senior Agile Delivery Manager takes responsibility for the manager role in multiple projects. You will also participate in new project proposal activities related to agile promotion and activities such as building relationships with new clients.

Typical tasks include the following:
  • Tailoring Agile frameworks and functional concepts for client implementation (including DevOps thoughts )
  • Agile maturity assessments of enterprise clients
  • Definition of change management strategies and implementation plans
  • Temporarily taking on Feature Owner/Scrum Master roles in client teams or coaching client managers in these roles
  • Restructuring of organizations and core processes to facilitate Agile work principles
  • Directly supporting Agile client teams delivery against key sprint or quality goals

Your Qualifications

  • A university degree with above-average academic performance in information technology, business administration, or a related field
  • Professional experience in the execution and management of (sub)projects:
    • Experience as a project- or team-lead, managing small to mid-size teams (>3 people)
    • Proven ability to navigate technology environment and deliver IT solutions
    • Track record of delivering results as part of or leading an Agile team
    • Proven change management and transformation experience
    • Ideally, experience in DevOps
    • Certified in Scrum Alliance (CSM/CSPO/CSD/CSP), Scrum.org (PSM/PSPO/PSD), SAFe Scaled Agilest, PMI-ACP desired but not required
  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills
  • Distinct client and results orientation
  • Team spirit, communication and presentation skills, and mental agility
  • A confident and convincing manner
  • Flexibility, ability to work under pressure, and willingness to travel
  • Bilingual skill – Business or higher level English skills for collaborating with our global consultants and experts (hands‐on experience)

Date Posted:

05-Nov-2019

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