Job Description

Agile Coach

Location:

JohnstonRhode Island

Date Posted:

8/12/2022

Employment Type:

Consulting

Recruiter:

Clayton Minnich

Recruiter Email:

clayton.minnich@avidtr.com

Job ID:

JN -082022-15187

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • The Agile Coach promotes the Agile mindset and acts as an effective change agent for Agile teams to improve the effectiveness of development and business efforts by facilitating improved Agile adoption and maturity across the enterprise. 
  • Works to help transform an entire portfolio by observing, evaluating, and implementing changes to solve organizational and cultural impediments. 
  • Develops strategies to enable the agile transformation of a program or a portfolio while implementing best practices across the enterprise. 
  • Coach and mentor teams, TE Chapter leads and other Scrum Masters as needed, in lean-Agile mindset and practices empowering the teams to deliver business value early and often. 
  • On an organizational level, promotes an Agile mindset, and supports Agile chapter in Agile adoption and implementations. 
  • Practices servant leadership focusing on the needs of the team and those they serve, with the goal of achieving results in line with the organization’s values, principles, and business objectives. 
  • Acts as mentor, teacher, trainer or coach to teams, Product Owners and Scrum Masters helping to develop an Agile mindset, business value, and Agile at scale. 
  • Helps teams manage and optimize the flow of value across multiple teams using various Agile frameworks, tools, and information radiators. 
  • Collaborates with other Coaches on developing, aligning and maintaining team standards, performance metrics, tools, and best practices, including working agreements, definition of done, and definition of ready 
  • Participates and promotes a Community of Practice; shares knowledge and experience with Agile Chapter through presentations, discussions, and activities 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
EXPERIENCE: 
  • 6 plus years of combined experience working in complex Lean-Agile environment supporting multiple teams and dependencies in an enterprise organization using Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc. 
  • 2 plus years of experience as a Scrum Master and Sr. Scrum Master working with multiple teams in a complex environment 
  • 2 plus years of experience as an Agile Coach working with multiple Scrum Masters and Coaches 
  • 1 plus year of experience working in scaling Agile environment using SAFe or similar frameworks 
  • Experience working with Agile tools e.g. Jira, Rally, ADO, VersionOne, etc. 
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE: 
  • Deep knowledge and expertise in Lean & Agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, etc. 
  • Thorough understanding of one or more Agile @ Scale frameworks – e.g. SAFe, LeSS, S@S, etc. 
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills: ability to facilitate teams through tough conversations and maintain a positive and supportive team environment. 
  • Able to challenge and remove team, organizational and/or cultural impediments promoting and supporting change that increases the Scrum teams’ productivity. 
  • Able to resolve conflicts within the team before they become an issue – strong facilitator. 
  • Agile champion, promoter, and easy to work with coach. 
  • Able to create, teach and help teams maintain Agile performance metrics like Velocity, Lead/Cycle Time, Technical Debt, Automation, etc. 
  • Passionate about change and continuous improvement; willing to challenge status quo 
EDUCATION: 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • Degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science would be nice to have 
  • One or more Agile certifications e.g. CSM, CSPO, CSP, PSM, PSPO, SSM, SA or similar
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