Expert Project Leader - Agile@Scale

Location:

Milan

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

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’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 has a long history of driving growth by embracing innovation and new ways of thinking. Through DigitalBCG, we bring together a diverse mix of consultants and digital specialists to ensure that we are supporting our clients throughout their digital transformation journeys. We work with our clients to fully understand the impact of digital on their business and set priorities that will transform their vision into value. Whether it be developing new technologies to support their core business, making better use of their data, or pursuing entirely new sources of revenue, our aim is to achieve radical improvements in productivity, flexibility, and speed. We are innovating how our clients are using artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, internet of things, and blockchain technologies to gain competitive advantage. 

DigitalBCG encompasses a broad set of data, digital, and technology capabilities from BCG consulting teams and practices, along with our business units such as BCG Digital Ventures, BCG Platinion, and BCG GAMMA.  

BCG’s Agile at Scale offering is a joint product of the People & Organization (POP) and the Technology Advantage (TA) consulting practice which offers advisory and transformation services with a clear focus on business value and application of a strategic lens to people and organizational issues.

What you will do

As Project Leader, you will manage 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 clients and ensuring seamless delivery and implementation of the transformation. You will plan the project delivery, manage to tight timelines and client deliverables, provide hands-on training and coaching on agile concepts. 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 to help our clients develop their internal agile coaching workforce. 

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.

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG's most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG's thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the ‘best of BCG’ to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

Your Qualifications

You are good at

You have solid people management skills 
You have excellent communication skills 
You are able to build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients 
You have a good business sense 
You are able to work creatively and analytically in a time-limited, problem-solving environment 
You are willing to travel and to work on client sites 
You are a real team player and you will be open to collaboration with other BCG offices and contribute to the dynamic of the Technology Advantage Practice Globally
You have intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural teams
You are fluent in English, other languages would be of added benefit

You bring (experiences & qualifications)

We’re looking for exceptional talent from consulting or industry to join us. You would typically:

Have a minimum of 5 years in consulting, or 6 years of experience in industry or a combination of both 
  • 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 
  • Industry experience may also include first responsible line management functions driving agile transformations of functions or departments 
  • Consulting experience should include responsibilities for company transformations towards new organisational concepts (e.g. agile, lean, holocracy) 
Have managed agile transformations (i.e. introduction of agile working in a portfolio of teams, implementing agile organization elements in selected functions or business units), with expertise around specific issues that arise with agile functions and / or scaling agile across the broader enterprise 
  • Working knowledge of scaled agile approaches ranging from frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS) to engineering practices (test-driven development) and DevOps 
  • Coaching clients on topics such as product management, enterprise culture, agile values and principals, agile leadership behaviours 
  • Demonstrated agile way of working to oversee multiple aspects of a technical or non-technical function 
Bring experience in delivering reorganization projects, including staffing and leadership development while taking a hands-on approach with clients 

Have strong technical and non-technical influencing abilities 

Have an advanced degree in Computer Engineering, Business Administration or other advanced degrees are accepted as well, e.g. Law, Mathematics, Physics) from a renowned University

Have strong academics from top-tier institutions 
You´ll work with

Our consultants within DigitalBCG are an integral part of BCG's core consulting team; we work side-by-side with all practice areas to create value & competitive advantage for our clients. 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.

Date Posted:

18-Jul-2019

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