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The Agile Coach is responsible for coaching & training multiple agile teams and leaders on Discovers agile principles & processes. The Agile Coach Consultant will serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on agile and scaled agile development methods and processes
Coach teams & leaders on the mindset change required to transform their existing development practices to follow agile methodologiesHelp teams to adopt and improve agile methods and practicesApply lean thinking to team specific issues to bring a holistic approach to maturing a teamAbility to collaborate effectively with the teams and individuals that they are coaching/training to build trustOn-board new teams adopting agile practices such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.; provide role based support & assistance as requiredCultivate the capabilities of each team member in their specific roles and enable them to deliver customer value rapidlyAssist Scrum & Kanban teams to improve delivery performance through coaching and mentoring on team roles, tools, processes and ceremoniesResponsible for capturing metrics at team level; leverage the metrics to monitor/enhance teams performance and agile maturity levelDrive the required cultural transformation in adopting the new way of working i.e agile development methodologiesParticipate and contribute actively to continuous evolve processes to align to enterprise agile transformation strategyCoaches Senior Managers in Agile & Lean practices. Enable them to be effective Agile ChampionsServes as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Agile development methods and processesLead Community of Practices / workshops based on roles or specific topicsExpert in visualizing flow of work, controlling Work in Progress (WIP), managing queue sizes and batch optimization of workFormer experience as Scrum Master or Product Owner, master of Servant LeadershipMentor to the teamsPromote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes
Job Requirements:Bachelors degree
5+ years of relevant Lean / Agile experienceAt least 10 years of Project/Process Management experienceHighly proficient in Agile practices and able to clearly coach teams and programs at varying maturity levelsProfound understanding of agile methodologies such as Scrum & Kanban & scaled agile principles and practicesDemonstrate expertise in influencing organizational changeExperience in agile methods such as Agile testing, Agile development, XP practices and Agile architectureHands on experience scaling Lean/Agile practices, preferred Scaled Agile Framework experienceExperience in creating/enhancing training materials and deliver trainingShare knowledge at different levels, be hands-on with the team as requiredExperience using any agile development management tools (preferred Rally)Strong communication and interpersonal skillsExcellent problem solving and influencing skills
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