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Expert Project Leader (Agile at Scale)

Company: Boston Consulting Group
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Job Description:


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.


Agile at Scale Position 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.

The Expert Career Track (ECT)

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 expert 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.

Roles & Responsibilities

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.


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 functions including IT and beyond (e.g. Finance, HR, Legal) 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

* Experience coaching clients on a variety of digital topics such as product management, engineering culture, agile values and principals, and agile leadership behaviors

* Demonstrated agile way of thinking to oversee multiple aspects of an organization specifically in different functions (e.g. IT, HR, Legal, Finance)

* Experience delivering large-scale reorganization projects and successful implementation including staffing and leadership development while taking a hands-on approach with clients

* Experience in pulling all levers in organization design an transformation including operating model, HR and staffing, systems and tools, structure, governance

* 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), (PSM/PSPO/PSD), SAFe Scaled Agilist, 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


We are hiring for our US and Canada offices.

Date Posted: 17-Jan-2020

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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