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Agile Coach

Charlotte, North Carolina;

Job Description:

Position Summary

  • Agile Coach position responsible for the AGILE implementation and facilitation of AGILE learning solutions (training, communication, coaching)
  • Lead teams in project initiation, organization, goal and change management aspects of Agile
  • Discover opportunities to champion agile values and adoption across the organization
  • Develop agile training materials and process guidelines
  • Deliver Agile training sessions, workshops, and one-on-one coaching for Business and IT participants at the team level
  • Facilitate cross functional team mediation and communication across various technical teams
  • Identify, define and implement enhancements in engineering methods, standards and processes
  • Partner with senior leadership to ensure alignment with Agile methodology
  • Assess application product teams against Agile best practices and provide recommendations to Information Technology leaders

Agile Coach Duties and Responsibilities –


Educate Colleagues- The Agile Coach must educate teammates at all levels, including senior, on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work. Provide training sessions and teach valuable skills that lead toward the organization-wide adoption of Agile methodologies.


Mentor Team - As mentor, Agile Coach is responsible for guiding teams into the Agile methodology, providing employees with feedback and means of improvement, catalyzing organizational growth and answering questions. They provide hands-on support to all employees, collaborating with people across widely varying levels and roles, leading teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile as well as overall company growth and improvement.
Develop Agile Adoption Strategy - The Agile Coach is responsible for designing a strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile. This includes every stage of adoption, from the introduction of Agile and employee education, to fostering teams and cultures that practice Agile, to sustaining Agile methodologies and continually offering strategies for improvement;
Implement Agile Methodology - This task entails implementing Agile process, principles and practices across all levels and departments in an organization. The Agile Coach must use techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation. In order to do this, the Agile Coach must also embody the Agile principles and lead by example.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of Agile Coaching experience
  • Experience assisting in sustaining Agile Communities of Practices and participates in the Agile Center of Excellence.
  • Works independently, with limited direction, and is evaluated through end results.
  • Initiates and provides leadership, strategic/tactical direction and planning input on all the development of a Lean-Agile environment which meets current and anticipated business requirements and objectives.
  • Both strong leaders and advocates for the adoption of Agile, Agile Coaches must be assertive about adherence to Agile processes and enthusiastic about Agile practices and their benefits.
  • Leads a large initiatives or multiple initiatives that are significant in scope and impact.
  • Coaches are both educators and coaches, and thus possess great interpersonal skills, teaching abilities, and a capacity to inspire and motivate.
  • In order to stay ahead, Agile Coaches must be self-taught, and they must constantly be updating their information, attending conferences, and continuously learning.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong project financial management skills
  • Guides projects through all phases, ensuring required standards and processes are followed, required documents are completed, and required tracking systems are kept updated
  • Develops and manages to project plan
  • Identifies, assigns, tracks, escalates, and resolves issues
  • Schedules and facilitates regular meetings to review progress and status, and ad hoc topical meetings; formulates agendas and documents minutes, action items
  • Ability to provide project status on deliverables or escalate issues to sr. leaders and executives
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) proficient
  • Having programming experience is plus
  • Demonstrating strong knowledge of and background with Agile concepts
  • Possessing prior experience coaching teams in Agile adoption or as a Scrum Master
  • Have Agile/Scrum Coach certification
  • Have Scrum Master certification
  • Have SAFe Certification
  • Experience coaching at large organizations or Fortune 500 companies

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Position Summary

  • Agile Coach position responsible for the AGILE implementation and facilitation of AGILE learning solutions (training, communication, coaching)
  • Lead teams in project initiation, organization, goal and change management aspects of Agile
  • Discover opportunities to champion agile values and adoption across the organization
  • Develop agile training materials and process guidelines
  • Deliver Agile training sessions, workshops, and one-on-one coaching for Business and IT participants at the team level
  • Facilitate cross functional team mediation and communication across various technical teams
  • Identify, define and implement enhancements in engineering methods, standards and processes
  • Partner with senior leadership to ensure alignment with Agile methodology
  • Assess application product teams against Agile best practices and provide recommendations to Information Technology leaders

Agile Coach Duties and Responsibilities –


Educate Colleagues- The Agile Coach must educate teammates at all levels, including senior, on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work. Provide training sessions and teach valuable skills that lead toward the organization-wide adoption of Agile methodologies.


Mentor Team - As mentor, Agile Coach is responsible for guiding teams into the Agile methodology, providing employees with feedback and means of improvement, catalyzing organizational growth and answering questions. They provide hands-on support to all employees, collaborating with people across widely varying levels and roles, leading teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile as well as overall company growth and improvement.
Develop Agile Adoption Strategy - The Agile Coach is responsible for designing a strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile. This includes every stage of adoption, from the introduction of Agile and employee education, to fostering teams and cultures that practice Agile, to sustaining Agile methodologies and continually offering strategies for improvement;
Implement Agile Methodology - This task entails implementing Agile process, principles and practices across all levels and departments in an organization. The Agile Coach must use techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation. In order to do this, the Agile Coach must also embody the Agile principles and lead by example.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of Agile Coaching experience
  • Experience assisting in sustaining Agile Communities of Practices and participates in the Agile Center of Excellence.
  • Works independently, with limited direction, and is evaluated through end results.
  • Initiates and provides leadership, strategic/tactical direction and planning input on all the development of a Lean-Agile environment which meets current and anticipated business requirements and objectives.
  • Both strong leaders and advocates for the adoption of Agile, Agile Coaches must be assertive about adherence to Agile processes and enthusiastic about Agile practices and their benefits.
  • Leads a large initiatives or multiple initiatives that are significant in scope and impact.
  • Coaches are both educators and coaches, and thus possess great interpersonal skills, teaching abilities, and a capacity to inspire and motivate.
  • In order to stay ahead, Agile Coaches must be self-taught, and they must constantly be updating their information, attending conferences, and continuously learning.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong project financial management skills
  • Guides projects through all phases, ensuring required standards and processes are followed, required documents are completed, and required tracking systems are kept updated
  • Develops and manages to project plan
  • Identifies, assigns, tracks, escalates, and resolves issues
  • Schedules and facilitates regular meetings to review progress and status, and ad hoc topical meetings; formulates agendas and documents minutes, action items
  • Ability to provide project status on deliverables or escalate issues to sr. leaders and executives
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) proficient
  • Having programming experience is plus
  • Demonstrating strong knowledge of and background with Agile concepts
  • Possessing prior experience coaching teams in Agile adoption or as a Scrum Master
  • Have Agile/Scrum Coach certification
  • Have Scrum Master certification
  • Have SAFe Certification
  • Experience coaching at large organizations or Fortune 500 companies

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-22048275

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Lynne West [C]

Referral Bonus:

0