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Agile Program Coach - Remote

  • Location: Phoenix, 85040
  • Salary: 67.3
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 7 months ago

  • Function: Agile
  • Job Ref: 220269
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Position: Agile Delivery Manager
Location: Remote
Hourly Rate: $67.30/hr.
Term: 2 Month Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate learning and development through individual, team and senior management coaching in agile practices to ensure adoption of best practices. Effectively communicate agile principles, scrum practices and overall operating model across the organization, working to empower business leaders in key Agile roles at all layers of the organization. Can proactively identify the most valuable mentoring & coaching opportunities.
  • Coaching objectives include:
    • Working with project teams to analyze current systems and processes and design a strategy for the adoption of agile best practices.
    • Guiding teams to help them stay on track with agile techniques, fine-tuning approaches as needed to ensure the overall strategy is being met.
    • Leading teams to diagnose and resolve complex business challenges.
    • Undertaking daily follow-ups with individual team members to ensure projects are on track and goals are being met
    • Holding stand-up meetings with cross-functional teams to review project status
    • Supporting teams in determining the resource allocation to maintain agile practices and ensure smooth project delivery
  • Lead and/or facilitate training sessions and workshops (virtually and in-person) for both development and functional teams, as well as key stakeholders, aimed at rolling out and sustaining department-wide adoption of Lean-Agile methodologies, with particular focus on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum and Kanban delivery.
    • Training will include introductory, advanced, and role-specific training to further the organization’s agile practice.
    • Willingness to travel 3-4 weeks of each quarter.
    • Able to train using SAFe’s prescribed material as well as put together own material to support specific training/overview requests (using tools such as MS Teams, PowerPoint, WebEx and Miro).
  • Define, create, and support implementation of: (in partnership with Agile Transformation team leadership and other coaches)
    • Training, learning and development strategies
    • Delivery plans
    • Agile maturity assessments
    • Agile improvement backlogs
    • Advanced trainer plans
    • Solution roadmaps
  • Collaborate with Program and teams to support creation and evolution of the Agile transformation roadmap and drive Agile activities across the team/organization in accordance with Program transformation strategy. Promote and advocate a culture of continuous improvement, setting goals and milestones and being accountable for them.
  • Align, define, and socialize strategy in agile work management tooling, including delivering training and coaching business colleagues to use tools (Miro, Rally, Retrospective tools).
  • Develops and tracks key metrics to help in speeding the Agile transformation efforts and gauge the maturity of the teams.
    • Lead working groups to meet transformation deliverables such as identifying a standard set project metrics, revising project templates, setting up communities of practice and updating processes.
    • Work with the team to create a plan to meet deliverables, facilitate meetings, track progress and action items, take minutes and update wikis.

Is it a good fit? (Requirements):
  • 5+ years Agile Coach / Management consulting experience with teams that are new to Agile practices
  • 7+ years delivering Agile projects utilizing a variety of methods including Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe), etc., using collocated and distributed delivery models.
  • Experience running agile projects of varying size and complexity, including large transformational programs
  • Facilitating small- and large-group sessions, (examples include: Communities of Practice (COP), Inspect and Adapts workshops, and Value Stream Identification workshops)
  • Strong leader, educator, and coach
  • An excellent communicator and motivator
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred.
  • Other Certification(s): SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC); ICC-ACC; SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
  • Other License(s): SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE), SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), advanced Agile Coaching certification

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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