ADVISOR - AGILE
Solution Delivery | Milwaukee, WI
Who We Are
We are Change Navigators, Project Leaders, Process Experts and Continuous Improvement Champions. At our core, we are a team of humble, collaborative advisors who love solving problems and accomplishing ambitious goals.
Employee Experience (EX) is the foundation of our organization. Our EX mission is to grow an organizational culture fostering Community, Career and Cause. When this happens, work is meaningful, we achieve higher levels of fulfillment, and as a result, we create incredible experiences for our clients. To take care of our clients, we put our team members first.
Our Core Competencies
Ensure Accountability. Taking responsibility and owning up to commitments. Being accountable for your actions and the actions of those you lead. On critical projects, it instills confidence in others when they know you have a vested interest in the positive outcome everyone is striving towards.
Collaborate. We openly and willingly share our ideas and knowledge. We work together, with our teammates and customers, to navigate complex business changes.
Value Differences. Creating a work environment where people can, and want, to do their best. As the workforce has become increasingly global, it has also become more diverse. The typical definition of diversity - race, ethnicity, culture – now includes perspectives, styles and thought. It opens the door to new ways of thinking and new opportunities for success.
Have Self-Awareness. Having the ability to clearly assess your own capabilities provides a foundation upon which to grow, develop and take on new challenges. Deploying yourself within life and work is greatly enhanced by really knowing your strengths, limitations, and opportunities for growth. This self-awareness allows us to bring our ‘best-selves’ to work.
Instill Trust. Trust lies at the heart of effective relationships. Whether inside or outside the workplace, trust generates feelings of goodwill. Trust enables successful and more productive outcomes. When there’s trust, things run more smoothly.
We use our Core Competencies to deliver results by being…
Solution Focused. [Collaborate, Ensure Accountability] Sifting through the various complexities that naturally occur within project teams and working with team members to deliver the best solution for a given opportunity.
Flexible. [Self-Awareness, Instill Trust] Adapting to different roles and responsibilities while continuously adopting new skills. This flexibility results in successful solutions and translates into professional growth.
Emotionally Intelligent. [Self-Awareness, Value Differences] Controlling, identifying, and managing your emotions, as well as the emotions of others, while handling sensitive situations with respect and empathy.
Additional things you should know about us!
Perks. FarWell pays 80% of your medical premiums and 90% of dental premiums for individuals. We include a 3% company contribution to your 401k, financial coach, Fringe (www.hellofringe.co) subscription services, Employee Assistance Program, and more.
Farwell Project Advisors, LLC is looking for an Advisor to join our team.
Breadth + Depth.
We are ideally looking for a "T-shaped” advisors.
Our team members have a broad interest and understanding of managing teams and business methods. We also have a deep interest in a specialized area. In addition to our client work, our team members have their own big ideas, love brainstorming sessions, and participate in service-innovation to drive our internal FarWell improvement.
At this time, we need people who have a depth of knowledge as…
Agile Practitioners. We are looking for an experienced agile practitioner (3 to 5+ years). Some of the frameworks that we regularly utilize are SAFe, LeSS, Scrum at Scale, Scrum, Kanban, etc. Our general approach is framework agnostic, choosing the best framework for the situation.
Executing + Advising. Being able to lead an agile team and succeed in any environment – regardless of maturity level, managing a budget, deadlines & scope, knowing when to push back on requirements, mentoring other agile practitioners, holding yourself and others accountable, and providing meaningful feedback will all be very important parts of this role. Knowing an agile framework or two like the back of your hand will also come in very handy.
It would also be great if you have a breadth of experience across…
Project Management. Having experience formally and independently managing the scope, budget and schedule of a project is ideal. Additional experience with Stakeholder, Communication and Risk Management Plans is also helpful.
Change Management. Having some awareness of the processes, tools and techniques needed to help manage the people side of change is ideal. If you have managed people in the past, even better!
Continuous Improvement. Having some awareness of Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, or PDCA would make you a well-rounded advisor. Experience or certifications would be even better.
Business Consulting. Have you created Journey Maps or Operational Playbooks? We could use some of that from time to time.
Required Skills & Competencies:
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications conveying a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.
Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Directs Work: Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.
Drive Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Proficient knowledge in modern office productivity, communication, and collaboration toolsets.
Preferred Skills & Competencies:
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelors or Masters in any field, or 3+ years of applicable experience.
Travel can be frequent and required for this position.
Engagements are often performed at customer sites, which may be outside of Madison or Wisconsin.
Work site locations may vary depending on project engagement. Engagement letters will delineate assigned work site location.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
Work is generally performed in an office environment and routinely requires employees to perform the following while carrying out the essential functions of this job:
Use standard office equipment (computer, phone, printer/photocopier, etc.)
Sit for long periods of time
Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
Travel occasionally to client sites and other locations for events, meetings, etc.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Note: This job description describes the general nature and scope of responsibilities for this position. Please note other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or removed at any time.