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Agile Management Support / SME

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its ETS service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

Must have an in-depth understanding of the practices and principles of Agile / Scrum and real-world experience on Scrum projects. Must be an experienced Agile / Scrum practitioner. Should have hands-on, in-depth experience in each of the Scrum core team roles, and experience and skills in the following areas:

Advisory and consultancy skills

Large group facilitation

Agile leadership

Release Planning and Feature Roadmapping

Feature and User Story decomposition

Data analysis

Lean Six-Sigma based process improvement

Individual will be responsible for leading clients to effectively apply and improve upon Agile practices. Individual will be responsible for serving as a SME for all core roles as defined by the Scrum Body of Knowledge

Individual will be responsible for supporting the HRM PMO to achieve the following objectives:

Ensure common understanding of product/project charter

Improve backlog management and release planning rigor

Assess release plans that offer realistic means of achieving commitments

Provide means to track/report release plan execution performance and adjust, as needed

Traditional PMO activities in the Agile paradigm (i.e., quality management, risk & issue management, etc.)

Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.

Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work.

Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).

Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities.

Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.

Required Capabilities: Business Program Management

Required Skills: Agile - SCRUM, Agile - SaFe, Project / Program Agile Lifecycle Management

Required Technologies: Microsoft Project

Bachelor's Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.

Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.

U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.

Travel may be required.

Coach and mentor junior staff members.

Ability to work overtime required on occasion.

Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.

Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.

Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

10 years of professional experience (if they have a Masters degree - can be 5 years of experience)

Agile PM Experience

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or comparable, required

Hands on experience with an Agile Lifecycle Management tool (e.g., Rally, Jira) preferred

Scaled Agilist (SA) or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) preferred

PMP, preferred

Grant Thornton Public Sector LLC ("Grant Thornton Public Sector"), based in Arlington, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton's Public Sector at

It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Grant Thornton LLP, Arlington , Agile Management Support / SME, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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