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Agile Coach

Company: KellyMitchell Group, Inc
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Program Agile CoachLocation:Riverwoods, IL 60015Job SummaryThe Program Agile Coach is responsible for mentoring team agile coaches, advising managers and developing/enhancing agile maturity levels of teams. Program Agile Coach is also responsible for training agile teams and leaders on the Company's agile principles & processes. The Program Agile Coach will be Subject Matter Expert (SME) on agile and scaled agile development methods and processes as well as an experienced IT leader.Job Responsibilities* Work with IT and Business senior leaders to define strategies for transitioning to Lean/Agile practices* Act as a trusted advisor to organizations when guiding them through their Lean/Agile transformations* Lead workshops & training sessions to educate individuals on Agile Values, Principles, and Practices* Mentor and pair with change agents within client organizations on becoming true Lean/Agile champions* Coach and mentors Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers, Product Managers, Product Owners, Team Coaches and other key agile roles on influencing organizational change* Coach teams & leaders on the "mindset change" required to transform their existing development practices to follow agile methodologies* Help teams to adopt and improve agile methods and practices* Apply lean thinking to team specific issues to bring a holistic approach to maturing a team* Ability to collaborate effectively with the teams and individuals that they are coaching/training to build trust* Assist Scrum & Kanban teams to improve delivery performance through coaching and mentoring on team roles, tools, processes and ceremonies* Leverage the metrics to monitor/enhance team's performance and agile maturity level* Drive the required cultural transformation in adopting the new way of working i.e. agile development methodologies* Participate and contribute actively to continuous evolve processes to align to enterprise agile transformation strategy* Aid in the establishment of agile teams, programs and value streams and initial coaching to a variety of key stakeholders* Coaches Senior Managers in Agile & Lean practices. Enable them to be effective Agile Champions* Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Agile development methods and processes* Lead Community of Practices / workshops based on roles or specific topics* Assess the agile maturity of existing teams and coaches to higher levels of maturity* Expert in visualizing flow of work, controlling Work in Progress (WIP), managing queue sizes and batch optimization of work* Former experience as Scrum Master or Product Owner, master of Servant Leadership* Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processesJob Requirements* Bachelor's degree* 5+ years of relevant Lean / Agile experience* Demonstrable expertise in influencing organizational change* Hands on experience scaling Lean/Agile practices* Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) or Scaled Agilist (SA) Certification* Highly proficient in Agile practices and able to clearly coach teams and programs at varying maturity levels* Profound understanding of agile methodologies such as Scrum & Kanban & Scaled Agile principles and practices* Experience in agile methods such as DevOps, Agile testing, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Agile development, XP practices and Agile architecture* Experience in creating/enhancing training materials and deliver training* Share knowledge at different levels, be hands-on with the team as required* Excellent planning, conceptual, consulting skills, analytical ability, strong judgment and management skills and the ability to interact with senior business areas, IT management staff and business partners* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills* Excellent problem solving and influencing skills* Skills in translating broad strategic intent into tactical plans and directions* Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills

Keywords: KellyMitchell Group, Inc, Arlington Heights , Agile Coach, IT / Software / Systems , Deerfield, Illinois

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