McKinsey’s Digital Labs (MDL) combines unparalleled business knowledge with a world-class agile development process to offer distinctive support for enterprise IT enablement. Our highly skilled system architects and development managers configure software packages and build custom applications, creating the foundation for rapid and cost-effective implementation of systems that maximize value from day one.
An Agile Advisor at McKinsey is typically versed in the product, process and technology aspects of the agile approach. He/she is a practitioner in all aspects of the scrum process in agile, which include planning poker, running daily stand-up, conducting sprint reviews and facilitating retrospectives. He/she would also be proficient in all aspects of the agile deliverables required for a technology team to build beautiful software. This includes hands on development of storyboards, wireframes, product backlog, user stories and acceptance criteria. Lastly, the individual would also have a strong understanding of key agile engineering practices to guide senior client IT leaders on improvement opportunities in their engineering practices.
Key candidate attributes:
At MDL, we’re looking for an Agile Advisor that is multifaceted and has a real passion for agile software development and driving change in people and organizations. Typical candidates are evangelist in the agile community that regularly publishes papers, speaks at conferences and contributes to agile interest groups. Despite multiple years of experience leading agile teams, the individual is still an active learner and is excited about driving change and continuous improvements using agile. The individual is passionate about being a change agent and can strike the balance between ‘doing’ and ‘teaching’ to effective build our client capabilities in Agile.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or equivalent degree
- Minimum of 4-6 years of experience leading agile projects as a product owner and/or scrum master
- Strong command of English language (both verbal and written)