How would you describe your field and main tasks?
At Accenture Technology, I work in the functional spectrum within technology delivery. This means that (1.) I do Business Analysis work on client projects where I collaborate with the client to design the best and most suitable solution to accommodate their needs, and afterwards deliver the solution together with the developers and (2.) I do Project Management (both utilizing Agile and traditional Waterfall methodologies depending on the project) of several projects and makes sure the solutions are delivered on time and budget.
I am currently deeply involved in several business-critical projects at a large Financial Services client in Denmark where in one of them I act as a Scrum Master facilitating the entire delivery of a brand new digital customer quote flow that enables the business to speed up their processes as well as improving the customer experience – very exciting!
What are the most exciting and challenging parts of your job?
One of the most exciting tasks in my job is to collaborate and interact with the client throughout project lifecycles. This applies to both my role as a Business Analyst, Scrum Master & Project Manager where I am to align requirements, challenge them, propose solutions, facilitate and drive progress, control budget and timelines. These are also the most challenging parts as the projects are usual quite complex and requires a lot of coordination and communication.
How do you use your education in your position?
I use my education every single day. I use it when I am to propose new solutions that can be strategically used to create a new value proposition for the end customer of the client, I use it when I am to manage the software delivery life cycle (either traditional Waterfall or Agile), but most importantly I make use of my gained sense of method and structure from my studies. Being extremely structured is to me the most important skill to possess when being in the position I am in.
What are the three most important things for you in your job at Accenture?
1. Constantly get new challenges. I want to develop and challenge myself as much as possible and I do that by getting stretched targets that I do not always know how to reach. Accenture lets me do that while providing a solid frame of support and they are always ready to help guiding me.
2. Being around skilled and engaged colleagues. I get motivated by being around motivated and skilled people and this gives an upward “positive spiral” effect in client projects as well as in internal projects. In Accenture I am surrounded by people with these traits.
3. Making a difference and experiencing many different client engagements. The whole point behind my work should be that my work is valuable and is used to either optimize/change a process, enhance or create a new experience, drive a new value proposition or completely change a paradigm. Moreover I want to work across different industries to experience different client challenges and realities. Accenture’s client engagements are always of a transformative character and since the clients are positioned in every imaginable sector I can always find a project that is of my interest.
Why is Accenture an attractive company for you?
What really makes me happy about working at Accenture is the feeling of being able to make a difference for the clients in transforming their business, as well as being surrounded by such skilled and engaged colleagues who are always ready to help whether it is related to client work or when organizing a social team event.
I chose Accenture because I had heard many positive comments about the company and the skilled and great people that work here as well as the numerous opportunities that I as an individual can develop both professionally and personally on different projects with different clients. Every day at Accenture is different from the day before.