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Internship Agile Strategy Management - Amsterdam

Job Location: Amsterdam

Regional Description: Netherlands

Job Number: 00544713

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Internship – Agile Portfolio Management - Amsterdam


Take on the challenges of an ever-changing business landscape with your flair for strategy and help clients seize global opportunities. Bring business and technology together, and change the way leading global organizations interact with the world. Join Accenture Strategy and shape the future of business!    


Your Impact

Within the stretegic Agile team we have two different assignments:

Agile portofolio management

Increasingly IT organizations use Agile or DevOps delivery methods and organization structures to deliver value quickly. Work is no more defined in projects but in User Stories, Epics and Value Streams. Value is less defined in project business cases and more in “points” that are defined relative to other work packages. And the task of prioritizing work is shifting from IT to product owners and tribe leads. Roles often filled by business. This affects the ability of IT leadership (CIO’s) to manage the IT portfolio and budget and demonstrate realized value. 


Your research will focus on exploring the new role of IT leadership in managing the portfolio, budget and value in a (scaled) Agile/DevOps IT environment. By researching the different methods currently used in organizations you explore patterns that prove successful. Together, we will develop a research question that suits you, your university and us.


Agile Operating systems

Increasingly IT organizations use Agile or DevOps delivery methods and organization structures to deliver value quickly. New roles, like product owners and scrum masters, are introduced to prioritize work and organize people. Old roles, who managed the old ‘gates’ between business and IT of between IT development and IT operations, are becoming obsolete. Furthermore, to facilitate quick decision-making organization are becoming less hierarchical, leading to different career models. These shifts demand a full transformation or the IT and Business organization.


Your research will focus on exploring the impact of a (scaled) Agile/DevOps IT environment on IT and Business roles & career models as well as drawing up recommendations for target operating models and transformation towards that target. By researching the different case studies currently used in organizations you explore patterns that prove successful. Together, we will develop a research question that suits you, your university and us.


Place in the organization 

Accenture Strategy combines deep business insight with understanding how technology will impact industry and business models to shape client futures. With a focus on digital disruption, competitive agility, operating and business model, as well as the future workforce, Accenture Strategy creates value and growth in a digital world.


 

Your background

You are a Master student, in the final year of your graduation from university, preferably a specialization in the areas of technology, business or economics;

You have affinity with (Scaled) Agile and Portfolio Management;

You are a team player with excellent communication skills;  

You are fluent in Dutch and English;  

You can work independently;

High level of motivation and drive and an eagerness to learn


What can we offer you? 

Within Accenture we offer you a work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility and will be guided by a team of experienced consultants. You will work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. You will also receive a compensation and a laptop.


Additional information

Period:         6 months

Hours a week: 40

Location: Amsterdam: Flexible workplace 

Startdate: Immediately


Are you interested? 

Are your ready to join Accenture as a Strategy intern and change the world around you? Apply online or send your resume and cover letter to Emma White via stages@accenture.com  For questions about this position feel free to call (020) 5728646.


About us

Accenture solves the toughest technological challenges through standout strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Working with over three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we drive innovation and shape world around us. With expertise in more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver ground-breaking outcomes for a new digital world.


Equal opportunities 

Innovation is about bringing different people, ideas and perspectives together. As an equal opportunities employer, Accenture welcomes all applications and does not discriminate


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