10 days old
2017-12-012017-12-29

Enterprise Agile Coach

Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Job Code
    585916
  • Payrate
    $59 To $74

Primary Responsibilities:


-Act as an Agile Coach, concentrating on developing Execution leaders (RTE and Scrum Masters) and closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train


-Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, HIP Sprint)


-Work with other program leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog


-Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the agile program and scrum teams


-Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration


-Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for the Scrum Masters and scrum teams


-Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality


-Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams


-Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups, act in a single voice


-Actively contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice, Agile Coach, RTE and Scrum Master Forums


-Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career


-Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams


-Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution


-Be a change agent and foster a "learn by doing" environment


-Act as a mentor to Agile Team Coaches, RTE's, Scrum Masters and Product Owners


Requirements:


-8+ years of IT experience


-4+ years of experience in an Agile delivery environment


-3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach


-3+ years Project Management experience


-2+ years of leading people from an HR perspective


-2+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple scrum team projects


-2+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)


-SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) Certification and relevant work experience


-Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field


-Experience with Agile Planning Tools, preferably Rally


-Communicative and social - Must be able to clearly interact with teams


-Facilitative - Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team


-Assertive - Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.


-Situational Awareness - Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management


-Enthusiastic - Must be high-energy


-Continual improvement - Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team


-Attitude of empowerment - Must be able to lead a team to self-organization


-Attitude of transparency - Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust


-Quick learner - Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the Scrum teams


-Ability to coach others in basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures


-Ability to coach others in backlog refinement, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition


-Ability to coach others in incremental delivery and the value of metrics


-Excellent English communication skills in written and spoken form


Assets:


-Agile / Scrum Industry Certification(s)


-SAFe Certification(s)


-Project Management Industry Certification(s)


-Healthcare experience


-Understanding of other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise


-Understanding of the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team


-Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices


-Participation in industry agile communities

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