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Agile Coach

Location San Francisco, United States
Posted 23-January-2019
Description

 

 

Enterprise Agile Coach

 

 

Description

 

An Agile Coach is an expert in lean/Agile practices and has excellent facilitation, mentoring, training, and professional coaching skills. The Enterprise Agile Coach performs agile coaching at Portfolio, Program, and Team levels across both the business and IT. They should be comfortable working at all levels to help the organization use Agile as a strategic asset of culture change and business value generation. The Agile Coach is pragmatic, not dogmatic, about adopting Agile, and is proactive in driving sustainable, incremental change to improve organizational agility. The Agile Coach is outcome focused and can demonstrate and speak to how certain Agile practices drive valuable business results.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Support and contribute to the organization-wide Agile transformation strategy

 

Embrace servant leadership and display the behaviors that come with the key mindset shifts associated with Agile methods

 

Provide coaching to the business roles of Product Management

 

Coach and partner with Product Owners on technical teams with backlog creating and refinement to ensure vision and program roadmap are well-defined and understood

 

Work with agile leaders to design and promote scaled agile transformation

 

Attend Agile ceremonies and events (such as PI Planning, Inspect and Adapt workshops, Scrum of Scrums, etc.) to provide guidance

 

Help mobilize communities of practice for specific roles to enable local thought leadership and collaboration

 

Help identify organizational impediments to a successful Agile transformation and work with the leadership teams, coaches and delivery teams to create effective strategies to overcome them

 

Facilitate classroom/workshop training for professional levels through management on Agile frameworks, competencies, and methodologies

 

Be an agent of change who continuously drives Agile maturity levels (including self-organization, servant leadership, flow, respect for individuals, transparency, balance, etc.) by challenging assumptions and current ways of thinking and proposing actionable steps to make incremental, sustainable change

 

Act as a subject matter expert to instill a culture of measurement with respect to both the impact of change to the business and the effectiveness of the system of delivery

 

Support the quarterly Program Increment (PI) planning processes

 

Potentially serve as Release Train Engineer for Programs, facilitating PI training

 

Acts as change agent and demonstrates to the teams how the Agile processes and systems work

 

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

Bachelors degree in a relevant field.

 

5+ years of experience in an agile capacity such as Enterprise Agile Coach, Product Management, Product Owner, Scrum Master, etc

 

Experience in coaching and mentoring at Team, Program, and Portfolio levels preferred

 

Relevant business process improvement and facilitation

 

Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, negotiation, solving problems and issues, resolving conflicts, communicating and influencing effectively at all levels of an organization required

 

Understanding of Scaled Lean-Agile with hands-on experience in Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and/or eXtreme Programing

 

Skills and experience in leading and managing process assessment (documenting as-is) and process analysis (identifying improvement opportunities and defining future state)

 

Superior analytical and problem solving skills

 

Strong skills in MS Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Viso, Access)

 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work through people to get things done especially when dealing with executive level leadership

 

At least 1-2 Agile certifications such as SAFe Program Consultant (SPC),SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), SAFe Agilest (SA), SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) or SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE)

 

Ability to involve and encourage others to explore ways to be part of the change process

 

Actively facilitate the implementation and acceptance of new processes or procedures in the workplace

 

Develop, coach and mentor team members and encourage them to take risks

 

Preferred Requirements

 

Bachelors degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education

 

1+ years in an Agile coaching or enterprise coaching role in various enterprises

 

2-5 years in a delivery role, whether Waterfall or Agile (Scrum Master, Project Manager, Technology Lead, Business Lead, Product Owner, Solution Architect, etc.)

 

Experience in creating Agile training/workshop material

 

Experience working with large, small, remote, and collocated Agile teams

 

Experience in the use of scaling methods such as SAFe, LESS, or industry equivalents

 

Solid background utilizing an Agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban) in software development

 

Strong presentation and facilitation skills, coaching and mentorship experience

 

Solid oral, written, and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills

 

Demonstrated experience with lean thinking Required:

 

Perform as a Scrum Master as needed for one or more scrum teams

 

Lead/Participate in quarterly Program Increment planning sessions

 

Facilitate road mapping, sprint planning sessions, retrospectives, and demos

 

Assist the product owner with backlog grooming

 

Support the triage and resolution of critical issues

 

Ensure cross-team coordination

 

Participate/facilitate scrum of scrums.

 

Provides relevant metrics to gauge team progress with a continual focus on improvement

 

Work with other scrum masters to define, reinforce and maintain a consistent practice across the organization

 

Prepare and deliver verbally and orally effective communications regarding progress and status for both internal and client teams

 

Perform hands-on work, including analysis, design, testing, change management, as needed by the team

 

Strengthen the presence of our team as an Agile center of excellence

 

 

Qualifications

 

Specific qualifications for the Agile Scrum Master position include:

 

5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master.

 

Expert using an ALM (VersionOne, Rally, etc)

 

Agile practitioner mindset and proficiency in Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and iterative development practices

 

Minimum 3 years of experience in IT full development life cycle

 

CSM, SSM certification or equivalent

 

Demonstrated track record of successful ability to manage large and complex projects or engagements

 

Ability to help teams write user stories/features, identify dependencies, testing, and design optimal solutions

 

Flexibility to work with teams, individuals and executives and willingness to help with a wide variety of work products and people

 

Ability to establish immediate credibility with business stakeholders, build consensus, and achieve goals through influence

 

Excellent interpersonal/communication skills

Even if this job isnt the perfect fit for you, please contact Cole Brand at 415 343-6055, or email your resumesWe have a wide range of opportunities available and can be a valuable resource for you in the local market.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

 

 

 

About TEKsystems:

Were partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. Thats the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

 
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