Agile Project Management Consultant

Accenture – Chicago, IL

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 425,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward. Job Description Program/Project Management professionals manage multiple, ongoing, interrelated projects to achieve a specific set of client business goals. Coordinate service levels and agreements and prioritize resources across projects and entities. Organize and manage resources and plans all work required to complete a discrete project within defined scope, quality, time and cost parameters. Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting small to large projects
  • Providing stakeholder management, work-plan management, and status reporting
  • Demonstrating leadership qualities, as well as customer interface/relationship skills
  • Providing direction to other resources, estimating work accurately, and assessing the impact of issues on cost and schedule
  • Responsible for performance, cost, scope, schedule, quality, and appropriate business measurements for the project
  • Working with client to identify business requirements and subsequently leads a team in the initiating, planning, controlling, executing, and closing tasks of a project to produce the solution deliverable
  • Encourage an atmosphere of trust, openness and communication and an attitude based on working together and shared objectives
  • Effectively project manage initiatives and drive deliverables to completion
  • Effectively manage own time and work priorities
  • Ability to manage component(s) of complex initiatives/change
  • Ability to manage status and keeps stakeholders apprised; Identifies, assesses and resolves issues when possible
  • Leverages the skills of team to meet defined business objectives
  • Basic Qualifications
  • 3 years project management experience
  • 1 year of Agile delivery methodology experience including hands on experience with Agile tooling suite (i.e. Jira and Confluence, Rally, Agile Central, Agile Manager)
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Hybrid Agile
  • Ability to work across agile and waterfall efforts with experience managing program increment planning
  • Experience creating a program board
  • Experience with integrated work plan creation, tracking, financial reconciliation, budget management, status reports, executive level summaries, issues risks, etc.
  • Familiar with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • In-depth Agile knowledge around specific agile ceremonies
  • PMP Certified
  • Scrum Master Certified
  • Client facing experience
  • Professional Skill Requirements
  • Ability to travel 100% Monday - Thursday on a weekly basis throughout the United States.
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career. Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status). Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Equal Employment Opportunity All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process. Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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