Slalom

5,001-10,000 employeeshttps://www.slalom.com/

Description

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. We redefine what's possible, and create what's next. At Slalom, personal connection meets global scale. We build deep relationships with our clients in 39 markets around the world, while sharing insights across markets to bring the full breadth of Slalom's expertise to every engagement. Our regional Build Centers are hubs for innovation, attracting top talent to rapidly co-create the technology products of tomorrow. We also nurture strong partnerships with over 300 leading technology providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Tableau. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 8,000 employees. We have been named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For five years running and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. Learn more at slalom.com.​

Locations
Head office

821 2nd Avenue Suite 1900 · Seattle, WA 98104, Seattle, WA, USA, 98104

Senior Consultant - Project/Program Manager

Information Technology

Computer Software

Management Consulting

9 days ago | Los Angeles, California, United States | Slalom

Senior Consultant - Project/Program Manager

9 days ago | Los Angeles, California, United States | Slalom

Slalom

Opening date:July 22

Closing date: August 22 2021

Industry:Information Technology, Computer Software, Management Consulting,

Type:Full Time

Seniority levelAssociate

Job description

Who You’ll Work With

Our Business Advisory Services teams help organizations of all kinds redefine what’s possible, give shape to the future—and get there. We focus on high-impact projects, meeting our clients where they are to uncover business needs and deliver results. Our teams go beyond the expected to help clients move confidently through ambiguity and risk and drive more transformative outcomes.

Slalom Los Angeles is seeking experienced Project & Program Managers to join its Delivery Leadership team within Business Advisory Services (BAS). Qualified candidates will have consulting experience that demonstrate core consulting skills, understanding of methodologies and the ability to build rapport with clients and Slalom team members to identify, assess and resolve complex issues/risks while driving completion of projects according to defined timelines.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage technical projects through the SDLC process and/or an agile, iterative process
  • Understand the client’s strategic direction and apply it to project team specific outcomes
  • Mentor clients, work on projects independently, participate as a team member, or lead teams of less experienced consultants and/or clients to successful project delivery
  • Operate effectively in a multi-vendor environment
  • Multi-workstream program management
  • Analyze, document, and optimize processes and requirements
  • Estimate effort at varying levels (e.g. high level, work package level) and using various techniques (e.g. cost per hour, story points)
  • Evaluate and analyze data to present findings in a logical and easy-to-understand manner, tailored accordingly to audience
  • Create and track against a project plan or sprint plan
  • Proactively manage issues and mitigate risk
  • Build client knowledge and credibility quickly
  • Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance, and develop specific plans to mitigate and address concerns

What You’ll Bring

  • Experience leading projects in an internal or external consulting environment; ideally with experience leading projects consisting of 5 or more people, or projects exceeding 10,000-man hours, or $1MM in budget
  • Able to serve as a liaison between both business & technical teams to drive effective, timely solutions that fulfill both strategic and operational needs
  • A history of mentoring and/or teaching others around work plan development, progress tracking, time tracking, status reporting, and risk management
  • Experience or transactional familiarity with Waterfall and/or Agile methodology (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, etc.)
  • Strong logical and analytical problem-solving skills; a rigorous approach to project management to deliver enterprise-level projects in ambiguous environments

About Us

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In 39 markets around the world, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right. They are backed by regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world's top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 8,000 employees. Slalom has been named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For five years running and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work. Learn more at slalom.com.

Slalom prides itself on helping team members thrive in their work and life. As a result, Slalom is proud it invest in benefits that include: meaningful time off and paid holidays, parental leave, 401(k) with a match, a range of choices for highly subsidized health, dental, & vision coverage, adoption and fertility assistance, and short/long-term disability. We also offer additional benefits such as a yearly $350 reimbursement account for any well-being related expenses as well as discounted home, auto, and pet insurance.

Slalom is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

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  • Perform ongoing assessments of teams’ agile maturity and support continuous improvement
  • Nurture communities of practice (internally within Slalom and at the client)
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  • Evangelize Agile methodology including ceremonies (stand-ups, demos, retrospectives), road mapping, backlog management (definition, grooming, prioritization), sizing and task estimation, and velocity tracking. Ability to explain all these concepts in terms that resonate with the client
  • Ability and willingness to step in and facilitate all agile ceremonies (when needed) such as stand-ups, backlog grooming, estimation, sprint and release planning, demos, and scrum-of-scrums, and retrospectives
  • Recommend appropriate metrics and measurement for both the team and broader transformations
  • Resolve conflicts, build alignment, and influence senior leaders to create a pathway to adoption
  • Ability and knowledge to have 1 on 1 coaching sessions with all team members ranging from interns up to C-level executives
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  • As needed, work collaboratively with other coaches and/or a transformation office to share best practice, collaborate, and guild overall strategy

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  • 2 to 6 years of experience leading Agile projects
  • 3+ years overall project management experience leading enterprise-level projects through a full lifecycle or 3+ years experience in a technical role showing progressive growth in responsibility
  • 2+ years of consulting experience at a consulting firm (or 4+ years’ experience at two or more employers and demonstrated leadership growth)
  • Comfortable with Agile project management tools (Jira, Rally, VersionOne, Azure DevOps)
  • Experience with mentoring and training teams in various Agile methods (Scrum, Kanban, Lean) and can apply the appropriate one to the situation
  • Experience leading software development efforts for large scale web applications using Agile and Lean methodologies with in-house and outsourced teams
  • A deep understanding of MVP and the ability to guide product development from inception to deployment
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Slalom is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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