Randstad Agile Coach in Charlotte, North Carolina
date posted:Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The Agile Coach coaches scrum masters and teams in Agile best practices and drives complex cross-term issues to effective resolution.
Incumbents are expected to develop advanced skills and to have the ability to work independently, with guidance limited to unusual or complex projects or issues.
They are fully competent in use of Agile concepts and procedures .
This role should be fully adept to assess/modify approaches in managing multiple Agile frameworks.
With Minimal Supervision and Increased Latitude for Unreviewed Work:
Exemplifies a servant leadership style; role models situations and behaviors for Agile teams to include:
Actively coaches Scrum Teams using hands on mentorship and support of planning and optimization of Agile;
Guides team to successful Agile practices;
Provides proactive feedback to team members, Scrum Master, Product Owners and Lean leaders through individual and group sessions;
Assesses team performance and recommends ongoing training / coaching needs to make teams better.
Expertise in the following high level/best of class Agile practices and processes to ensure a high quality Agile framework: Strategizes with Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager and Lean Leaders for Agile optimization and Team Success;
Attends team ceremonies to coach team to maximum potential;
Co-Locates with team as much as possible to ensure informal communications;
Escalates impediments as needed; Engages PMO Agile Team as needed.
Provides process and role-based training to new and existing Agile teams and stakeholders and works to promote and enhance Agile best practices.
location: Charlotte, North Carolina
job type: Contract
work hours: 9am to 5pm
Actively coach Scrum Teams using hands on mentorship and support of planning and optimization of Scrum-based Agile Software Development Methodology (ASDM) o Act as a servant leader in guiding a team to successful Agile practices o Attend team ceremonies to coach team to maximum potential o Co-Locate with team as much as possible to ensure informal communications o Strategize with Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager and Lean Leaders for ASDM optimization and Team Success.
Contribute to the Enterprise implementation and optimization of Client's Agile Scrum-based software development alternative to waterfall
Provide process and role-based training to new and existing Agile teams and stakeholders
Evangelize Agile best practices and support development of Agile culture
Assess team performance and recommend ongoing training / coaching needs o Provide proactive feedback to team members, ScrumMaster, Product Owners and Lean leaders through individual and group sessions o Provide role based or topic based training as need for the team o Escalate impediments as needed o Engage PMO Agile Team as needed
Communicate forecasted coaching commitment to the Agile Lead for planning purposes
Contribute to the continuous improvement of Client's Agile methodology (ASDM) and assets o Provide insight into process and rigor training, best practices and team trouble spots
Active participation in implementing and supporting Client's Agile Community of Practice (CoP) o Engage in CoP events as a SME in general Agile Practices, ASDM and team member development o Facilitate Role Based Practioner Groups, training sessions, Lunch and Learns, feedback sessions and focus groups
Educate knowledge-seekers through group instruction and 1x1 consults
Keep up to date on industry best practices and recommend new tools and processes, communicate best practice discoveries applicable to Client.
Graduation from a four -year college or university or 9 years experience in lieu of a degree.
Work experience in addition to degree:
5+ years experience with project concepts and practices;
5 years of Agile experience of which 3+ years are Scrum Master experience.
Scrum Master certification (CSM). Proficient in multiple Agile frameworks (e.g. Scrum, Kanban).
Masters degree - MBA or technical field.
Agile Coach Certification. PMI-ACP (PMI Agile Certified Practioner).
Experience moving teams and organizations from waterfall to Agile methodologies.
Excellent analytical, consulting, and change management skills across large audiences and executive leadership. Interacts effectively with others at all levels of the organization; makes persuasive and informative presentations.
skills: Key Experience / Skills Required:
Agile Scrum experience. 5+ years Scrum Master experience with a strong overall knowledge of Agile Methodologies and Scrum Master Certification (CSM) 3+ years of recent, relevant pure Agile Coach Transformation experience.
Experience with Agile software development tools. Agile process setup and management of industry-leading tools such as VersionOne, Rally, TFS, JIRA, etc.
Prior Agile training and coaching experience.
Strong collaboration and partnership skills- servant-leadership approach and mentality
Strong communication and presentation skills - personable and comfortable facilitating discussions from C-level to practitioners
Effective negotiator and team player. Enjoys collaborating and effectively manages conflict with a goal of establishing win-win situations Bonus
SAFe experience. Experience either working within a SAFe program or coaching teams using SAFe
Experience moving teams and organizations from Waterfall to Agile methodologies / Agile Transformations
Education Requirement: Bachelor Degree.
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