Agile Coach

Location: Irving, Texas
Posted On: 8/8/2017
Job Code: 2320_ACCollabera
Job Description
The core requirements will be to advocate, coach and support existing teams on Agile methodology and scrum practices in alignment to current agile activities within the functional area
• Coach and mentor Scrum Masters, Product Owners and where required the business with regards to the application of Agile practices
• Guides teams in the adoption of Agile and continuous improvement practices.
• Regularly assess and guide the development of scrum masters through coaching and via retrospectives
• Support Scrum masters to grow the maturity of the teams through retrospectives and provide guidance on coaching requirements to ensure all teams grow, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the business
• Be a change agent and foster a learn by doing / Continuous improvement environment
• Support the scrum masters and agile teams in the identification of opportunities for improvement and supports the current, re-engineering function to provide continual and consistent challenge and to deliver problem solving activities focused on the business developing innovative solutions.
• Persuade and influence others through strong and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills.
• Drive agile transformation initiatives serving in a consultant and coaching capacity.
• Strategize and formulate a plan to increase organization's agile maturity, at the appropriate time and with the appropriate business climate in mind.
• Partner with multiple management teams including GRMO senior team to ensure appropriate integration of functions to meet goals
• Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Scrum Master and/or Agile Coach; experience working within Agile delivery in operational environments as opposed to purely IT and driving organization through transformational changes; experience scaling agile to a product line and organization with a lean/agile approach while meeting the controls needed in a financial industry and agile frameworks (Kanban, scrum, lean etc.); knowledge and experiences with agile techniques, processes and tools that enable the rapid definition
• Experience working with senior executives and proven ability to effectively communicate and influence senior executives in decisions critical to adoption and implementation of Agile practice.
• Possesses a comprehensive understanding of how areas and functions collectively integrate to contribute towards achieving business objectives.
• Excellent interpersonal communication and facilitation skills and proven ability to work with diverse personality types.
• Ability to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches; must be able to be a voice of reason and authority.
• Excellent soft / people skills and knowledge situational awareness, conflict resolution, empowerment, and increasing transparency
• Excellent knowledge of continuous improvement culture and techniques as well as practical experience of organizational change management
• Education: BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
Category:IT  code:new
Job Requirements
Agile, Scrum, Mentoring, Coaching, CSM, Sprint Planning, Scrum Sessions

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