Agile Coach

Job Overview

Our client in New York City has an excellent opportunity for an Agile Coach!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for functional excellence and building up Agile project delivery capabilities.
  • Drive DevOps, Lean practices; coach and mentor team members.
  • Support the team on their understanding of Agile and deliver a product. Teach the team Agile practices, facilitate Scrum ceremonies, remove impediments and shield them from external distractions.  Bring the Product Owner and the team together and help them understand each other.  This individual is also a personal coach for team members and an innovator who constantly seek continuous improvement and builds high performing teams.
  • Build and coach high performing teams.
  • Facilitate the team with knowledge of Agile / Scrum concepts and principles.
  • Provide training to the team on the Agile process; training will continue all the time during the project execution on velocity, quality, processes, etc.
  • Ensure teams actions are aligned with the project goals / vision.
  • Bring transparency to Business and IT organization about development and grow trust.
  • Identify trade-offs between short and long term benefits to drive shared vision between the team and product owner.
  • Ensure team follows Agile processes in each Sprint at user story level as per the Definition of Done (DoD). Help the organization and Key stakeholders in adapting the Agile mindset.
  • Identify project risks and raise them proactively.

 

Requirements:

  • Experienced building Agile capabilities, supporting team development and coaching senior leaders on Agile mindset.
  • Experience working closely with product managers / product owners, tech leads, design leads and Scrum masters.
  • Actual experience working with business and IT leaders to define and execute organizational change in project delivery, as well as change to mindsets in organizational culture.
  • Knowledgeable about various Agile methodologies; experienced in especially SCRUM and KANBAN.
  • Fluency in Scrum fundamentals; comfort with facilitation of key ceremonies; proactively recognize and remove impediments for team; work in cross-functional teams; partner with product owner to prioritize backlog.
  • Strong experience in Sprint 0 with the ability to convert a waterfall team to using Agile.
  • Experience introducing Agile to new product teams (design + development); not just transforming Waterfall into Agile.
  • Experienced in assessing how the team is doing and drive necessary actions to improve.
  • Able to develop and foster teamwork and facilitate team dynamics.
  • Cultural / personality fit with Agile values (responding to change over following a plan, working software over working pieces, individual and interactions over processes and tools, self-drive to solve problem vs. getting told what to do / delegating).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) or Certified Scrum Coach (CSC).
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