Agile Coach

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  • Location:

    Charlotte

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Job ref:

    373144

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months plus

  • Expiration date:

    07/06/2022

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Agile Coach for an opportunity with a client located in Charlotte, NC.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise and engage at various leadership levels to drive Agile leadership principles
  • Contribute to the development and sharing of lean-Agile best practices
  • Formal teaching via classroom curriculum and workshops
  • Help teams and programs identify improvement opportunities through Agile ceremonies
  • Mentor Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and other Agile roles on Agile practices, processes and, behaviors, such as continuous integration and test-driven development
  • Provide hands-on coaching to managers, support organizations, and individual teams in all aspects of Scrum and/or Kanban
  • Support Agile transformations on both small- and large-development programs

Required Abilities/Experiences/Skills:

  • Ability to:
    • Coach Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Release Train Engineers
    • Coach Scrum and Kanban teams
    • Coach teams with PI Planning, System Demo, and Inspect & Adapt, as well as make recommendations for improvements
    • Conduct workshops (User Story, Feature Writing, and Program Kanban)
    • Curate Agile content to support InfoSec Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE)
    • Identify value streams and support teams in identifying and documenting their VSM
    • Lead Agile at scale (creating networks of teams: program and portfolio level teams)
    • Monitor organizational progress toward an Agile transformation
    • Recommend metrics at the team and program level
    • Setup and launch Agile Release Trains
    • Train teams to navigate Agile principles and practices
  • 10+ years of experience in Project Management, with at least 5 years in Agile projects using SPC
  • Advanced Agile Certification(s): Advanced Scrum Master, Product Owner, SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Advanced knowledge of coaching at the team level
  • Held prior Agile Transformation Coach or Agile Coaching role
  • Previous experience in an Advanced Scrum Master role
  • Prior exposure or direct experience with large organizational Agile transformations
  • Working knowledge of Agile governance
  • Working knowledge of backlog management tool (Azure DevOps [ADO] or JIRA)
  • Working knowledge of lean practices and principles
  • Working knowledge of SAFe core competencies

Preferred Abilities/Experiences/Skills:

  • Ability to:
    • Communicate persuasively and interact with all levels of leadership (including Executive)
    • Effectively communicate the Agile practices and principles and instill best practices
    • Effectively identify and support change management
  • Additional SAFe certifications
  • Advanced facilitation skills
  • Experience working in IT or Information Security
  • Prior experience supporting Agile Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Understands and practices servant leadership
  • Working knowledge of aligning business, organizational, and technology architecture in an Agile transformation

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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