Agile Coach

IT - Application & Software Development
Markham, ON
Contract
Sep 21, 2021

Duration:  6 months with possible extensions 

 

Our Client: 

One of North America's most recognized and respected brands, undergoing major transformation including enterprise level scaled Agile and the development of a new Lean Agile Center of Excellent (Lace).

 

Responsibilities 

  • Act as a servant leader and change agent providing thought leadership and hands-on guidance to Product Suite Teams and stakeholders across  the enterprise to drive smooth transition into the Agile mindset and culture.
  • Utilizing organizational and industry best practices, engage with teams through observation/interaction, workshops, and training as necessary to increase understanding and productivity improvements and foster a cohesive Agile approach within the product suites. 
  • Work with the product suite teams and services teams within the context of specific coaching engagements to support LACE goals and KPIs
  • Lead the change to strengthen the Agile culture. working with teams and individuals  to inspire the adoption of agile mindset and behaviors. 
  • Help the teams and initiatives to identify and define value, organize and work around value
  • As an active member of the “Agile Academy” design and deliver trainings to create awareness and educate the teams, scrum masters, product owners, managers and leaders to better understand their roles and how they can best support transformation to lean-agile ways of working.
  • Collaborate to develop Agile training materials and support communities of practice (CoP) as they relate to Agile practices.
  • Work with the teams to ensure the appropriate tools are being leveraged and aligned practices are being followed to enable consistency and metrics where needed. 
  • Assess the health and agility of teams, teams-of-teams (ARTs) to help them identify areas for further improvement and support them on their agile journey.
  • Coach and train the teams and leadership in identifying and defining objectives and key results (OKR).
  • Build the in-house Agile Coaching capability through “Agile Coaching Apprenticeship Program”
  • Act as a bridge for establishing the scaling practices and principles strategized by the Business Agility Coaches

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of working experience as an Agile Coach within a scaled Agile eco-system.
  • Knowledge and experience in coaching the organization in practicing OKRs.
  • Expertise in Scrum and Kanban
  • 5+ years of experience working in an Agile role with distributed teams / ARTs
  • Experience coaching non-IT teams is as asset
  • 5+ years of facilitation experience
  • 5+ years of experience facilitating cross team collaboration events
  • 5+ years of Training experience

 

 

Education/Training:

  • Advanced Agile certification such as Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • ICP-ACC
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) II
  • Kanban related certifications
  • Other Agile/SAFe related certifications

 

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