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Agile Coach / Consultant

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At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project teams overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. IBM is a leader in the global transformation so there is no better place to launch your career or further your career.

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) consultants can help organizations fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent operations for greater efficiency and transform entire enterprises through cognitive. Take advantage of IBM's global reach, outcome-focused methodologies, domain skills and deep industry expertise today.

Successful candidates will have the ability to act as an Agile Coach / Consultant enabling agility at multiple levels within an organization:
At team level, supporting multiple teams in agile adoption
At program / project level supporting not only the teams but also the associated delivery, support and governance structure
At enterprise level tackling the more challenging organization level transformation programs

They must have both Agile Subject Matter Expertise and ability to lead, mentor and coach at all levels through to the c-suite. Several years of agile experience to draw upon will be key and these people are likely to be well connected into the wider Agile community.

Agile Consultants work closely with business and technical people to develop and perform activities allowing the development of Agile skills, the improvement of processes and, ultimately, self-sufficiency in Agile approaches. The role of the Agile Consultant is to share their experience and observations with all people involved in an agile initiative (executives, other stakeholders, delivery team, project managers, governance committees, project office, architects etc.) to make sure that the best practices are being used. Agile Consultants support the start-up of teams/projects, give advice to improve the application of agile ways of working throughout projects, and spread best practices. At the more senior levels they craft transformation roadmaps which enable organizations to successfully adopt Agile at scale and often in a distributed environment.
When acting as an Agile Lead they serve as a facilitator for both the Product Owner and the team. They ensure a power balance between both & management. They enable the team to focus on achieving their goals; they educate the teams in agile ways of working, the use of agile tools; they solve impediments, encourage transparency, protect self-organization, and they lead and coach regarding agile ceremonies. They bring discipline to the team, ensuring the team adopts their chosen agile approach and strives for sustainable improvement.

When acting as an Agile Trainer they lead training courses for project teams and / or client teams, at all levels through to c-suite. All Agile Consultants should have substantial experience with industry recognized agile frameworks (e.g. Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, Kanban, DAD). Agile Consultants acting as Agile Coaches will hold advanced agile certification, with experience of operating in complex project environments. Agile Trainers may have additional specialized certification allowing them to certify others, along with advanced Agile certifications.

At IBM you will help reinvent businesses and industries by developing and utilizing specialized knowledge of industry-specific and cross-industry competitive strategies. Manage complex components of an engagement, working closely with clients and their customers to understand their pain points. Your strategic recommendations will drive change in a digitally-enabled era and give you the opportunity to collaborate with highly talented IBMers. Are you ready?

Candidates located in New York or Chicago strongly preferred.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Practitioner level Agile certifications, e.g. CSP, PMI-ACP, ICP-ACC, SAFe-SPC, LeSS Practitioner
3+ years of experience using one or more of the Agile approaches in an enterprise either from a delivery and/or coaching role through several project life cycles
3+ years of business experience of coaching agile teams and / or projects
3+ years of business experience within Consulting
Evidential business experience of scaled and / or distributed agile
3+ years of project life cycles and experience of systems development
1+ years of C-Level Transformation Coaching experience

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
6+ years of Consulting experience
5+ years of experience with scaled and / or distributed agile
CSP certification, SPC Certification positive
CST, CSTC, CSC - very desirable
Strong Managerial / Team leader skills

About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-09-26 Expires: 2019-10-26

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