Agile Coach Manager

Location:

Dallas, Mountain View/Silicon Valley, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle

Geography:

North America

Capabilities:

Technology & digital

Industries:

Technology industries

Who We Are

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.


BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is entrepreneurial – nimble and innovative, with multifaceted, cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery excellence.


Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

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.

What You'll Do

At BCG Platinion, we’re bringing design to the front line of business challenges, creating work that solves problems in novel, feasible, and desirable ways. Our Agile team addresses clients’ most critical challenges, enabling them to build Agile enterprises that are more nimble and focused on business value. Our team thrives on helping organizations achieve more – drive better outcomes, achieve faster time-to-market, and enable teams to work smarter rather than harder. In this role, you will apply deep expertise, practical experience, and battle-tested transformation practices, to guide organizations in increasing organizational agility, promoting rapid innovation, and delivering real customer value.

Agile Coaches at BCG Platinion are:

·        Collaborative. They are interdisciplinary team players who seek alignment and establish relationships ranging from cross-functional stakeholder groups to existing teams.

·        Agile Experts. They have a deep understanding of the theory behind Agile principles and can leverage this knowledge to drive meaningful client impact and tangible results.

·        Comfortable with ambiguity. They know the path forward isn’t always well-defined. They are comfortable and confident working through the unknown.

·        Technical experts. They are critical thinkers and have extensive IT expertise that drives novel solutions routed in complexity.

·        Pioneers. They are up-to-date with the latest in Agile learnings and innovative techniques and push their clients to pilot best-practices that will set them apart from competitors.

·        Change agents. They know how to make change happen across an organization. They can align and onboard teams to implement new Agile processes and toolsets. They embrace complex challenges and guide an organization to optimize best practices.

You’re good at:

  • Coaching across the “stack”, from individual Agile team members all the way to BU / P&L Senior Leadership, as part of a broader cross-functional, joint BCG-client team
  • Delivering large-format Agile trainings on content including Agile values, principles, practices, and other enablers (e.g., measurement frameworks, leadership behaviors, etc.)
  • Designing Agile teams and team-of-teams and navigating the implications to the client’s organizational structure
  • Working side-by-side with ‘Coaches-in-training’ in an apprenticeship model to help develop a client’s internal coaching capability
  • Directly embedding in Agile teams as a ‘Player Coach’, engaging in hands-on coaching while also assuming responsibility for the teams’ output
  • Helping teams build DevOps capabilities including adoption of new operating models / processes and toolchains
  • Applying Agile values, principles, and practices to non-software development contexts

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

You also bring:

·        BA / BS in Information Technology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Business Management, System Controls, or a related field

  • A collection of industry certifications, for example:
    • Scrum Alliance (CSM / CSPO / CSD / CSP)
    • Scrum.org (PSM / PSPO / PSD)
    • SAFe (Scaled Agilest / SPC)
  • 6+ years of experience as an Agile practitioner, having worked in, on, or with Agile teams
    • Industry experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Coach preferred
  • Familiarity with both modern and legacy technologies and design patterns in order to:
    • Analyze and evaluate functional and technical architectures
    • Evaluate different IT products / services and provide recommendations
    • Perform current-state assessments, provide future-state designs recommendations
  • Ability to support the lifecycle of a consulting engagement / project
    • Develop and manage current and new client relationships, advancing business through a functioning network
    • Draft and write project proposals
    • Manage team processes and operations
    • Developing project frameworks and supporting content
    • Communicate insights and recommendations with steering committee members
  • Ability to develop more junior talent by providing meaningful apprenticeship opportunities
  • Ability to manage a team to ensure the right pace and quality of output
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Can effectively engage individuals with diverse backgrounds (business and technology), at different levels (individual contributors to senior business leaders)

o   Ability to communicate using strong narratives and storylines (e.g., through rigorous use of PowerPoint)

  • A passion for driving transformative change to clients
  • Strong business acumen; Can frame complex problems in appropriate business contexts
  • Rigorous work ethic, with the highest ethical standards and strong judgement
  • Willingness to travel; extent will depend on client needs and nature of projects

BCG pioneered strategy consulting more than 50 years ago, and we continue to innovate and redefine the industry. We offer multiple career paths for the world’s best talent to have a real impact on business and society. As part of our team, you will benefit from the breadth and diversity of what we are doing today and where we are headed next. We count on your authenticity, exceptional work, and strong integrity. In return we are committed to supporting you in discovering the most fulfilling career journey possible—and unlocking your potential to advance the world.

Date Posted:

20-Feb-2019

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