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Agile Coach/Process Lead

Posted on Jan 3, 2020 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Bloomington, IL 61701
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking an Agile Coach and Process Lead.

Candidate will evaluate and assess various processes and composes specifics plans to use that analysis to improve business performance, as well as gather necessary information, perform data analysis, and maintain data and analyses. Candidate will determine, implement, and evaluate business metrics to meet ongoing client or customer information needs. Candidate will have the ability to influence and lead the organization through transformation, while building and maturing our practices, regardless of delivery method. This role requires the aptitude to take a pragmatic approach in coaching teams with the ability to adapt based on their "readiness" to pivot to SAFe, Agile, or a hybrid approach to delivery execution.

Responsibilities:

Strong program and project management experience with leadership and proven ability to influence and drive change
Enabled to deliver scaled agile framework classes (ie Leading SAFe, SAFe for Teams, Scrum Master, PO/PM)
Deliver workshops and training on Scrum & Kanban practices, techniques, and ceremonies
Develop and refine content material as needed for workshops, training, and team coaching sessions
Coach teams on collaboration and backlog creation and prioritization
Conduct readiness assessments to determine agile type and readiness to transform to agile
Act as a role model for change, transition, learning, and growth
Leads problem solving activities to define problem, assess root causes, and identify solutions leading to desired outcomes
Provides feedback to management at all levels regarding the progress of Agile transformations
Anticipates and identifies issues, and provides recommendations to address roadblocks
Conducts and evolves health check metrics across the teams and ARTs for executive reporting
Coaches teams and management towards improving agile processes and metrics
Develop and evaluate team metrics and make recommendations to teams and management for improvements
Captures feedback and continuously improve Agile guidance, training materials and content
Guides the organization towards Agile maturity, including transforming to Lean Portfolio Management

Qualifications:

Experienced and certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant (SPC) with in-depth knowledge of Scaled Agile, Scrum, and Kanban
5+ years working in an Agility training/coaching role with exposure to large size organizational transformations
Solid oral, written, and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills
Experience with independently transitioning teams to a variation of Agile process
Experience coaching and mentoring software teams on Agile process transitions
Experience in creating and delivering Agile training/workshop
Able to handle conflict resolution well, facilitating discussion and alternatives of different approaches
Ability to assess product organization and advise on team structure
Ability to help craft, develop, and deliver training content

Reference: 821305020

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