Scaled Agile Scrum and Transformation Manager

Accenture – Chicago, IL

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career. People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales. Accenture’s Communications, Media and Technology practice works with the world’s most innovative, technologically advanced and exciting companies. From the disruptors of Silicon Valley and China to established media and communications players, to the high-tech companies who are building the infrastructure on which our modern society depends, CMT is planted firmly in the middle of what matters most in business and society across the globe. Are you ready transform the way the world connects, lives and works? If yes, join us and help move the world forward today! The Scaled Agile Scrum and Transformation Consulting Manager is responsible for architecting, setting up, managing, and evangelizing the tools and processes that enable the business of software development. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the SDLC, the various points at which development could be improved by better tools, automation, or process improvement, and metrics that can be gathered to improve management of developers involved. Finally proven experience in assessing and/or implementing Agile Transformation programs. A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

  • Identifies, assesses and solves complex business problems for area of responsibility, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Closely follows the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals. Interacts with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach.
  • Has some latitude in decision-making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility.
  • Manages large - medium sized teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
  • It is our intention for our people to live where they work and work where they live. However, in the context of our profession and serving our clients there may be times when you will need to travel. Basic Qualifications:
  • Certified Scrum Professional / Master with a minimum 5 years of experience leading scaled Agile and transformational cross-functional IT initiatives for Fortune 500 enterprises.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience applying Agile scaling frameworks in large organization at the program level, walking hand in hand with organizations to achieve a successful Agile adoption:
  • Setting up medium/large Agile Transformation Programs
  • Driving transformational changes in organizations to adapt Agile frameworks, pivoting them from implementing Waterfall to Agile frameworks (including necessary organizational changes as well as technology changes)
  • Assessing large Scale Agile programs (recovery)
  • Ability to identify, shape, sell and lead consulting work, working collaboratively with client and Accenture senior leaders and teams
  • Ability to cope with business teams and management levels and to lead initiatives
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Scrum Master, leading agile teams, with valuable experience on some scaling model: SAFe, Nexus, LESS, and working with multiple sprint teams (onshore/offshore)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in SDLC Automated Build Processes, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Delivery, and the associated software toolsets (Examples: Maven, Jenkins, BuildBot, Puppet, interfaces to Rally, Git repositories for projects, etc.)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferred Technical Experience and Certifications:
  • Well versed in transformational initiatives and establishing Agile best practices. Desirable experience in launching and executing Agile transformation programs in large clients, with dialogue with Directors, executives and business / IT managers
  • Previous experience in Scaled Framework
  • ART, Program Maturity Assessments, Organizational Readiness Assessments, ART Re-baseline
  • PI Gap Analysis & PI planning Facilitation
  • Value Stream / Portfolio / Program Coaching
  • SAFe certification: SAFe Scaled Agilist certified, SPC (Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe, Program Consultant Certification)
  • Well versed with software development life cycle (SDLC), Agile, Scrum, Waterfall methodologies - Knowledge of other methodologies and frameworks, to adopt the one that best suits the needs of the team / client (Lean, Kanban, etc.).
  • Experience as Agile coach and with training teams on the use of ALM tools (Portfolio structures, user stories, iterations, releases, etc.) and KPI/metric dashboards (e.g.: in Rally)
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment and excellent communication (written and oral)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership and management skills
  • Professional Skill Requirements
  • 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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