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Lead Agile Coach

2021-09-17 USD 100 1000000 Contract to Hire 2021-10-17
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    Information Technology
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600 Corporate Drive, Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale FL 33334 USA
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: Lead Agile Coach

Location: Detroit, MI


Work Requirements: Third-party candidates are not being considered at this time; Candidates must have valid authorization to work in the US as a W2 employee.

Overview:  The Sr. Agile Lead, works hand in hand supporting the Agile Manager.  This role serves to help the Agile Squads (Scrum Masters & Product Owners) perform at their highest level. This involves removing any impediments to progress.

Extensive experience around Agile Transformation and Agile Transformation to Full Transition is extremely helpful in this role. Facilitating meetings and working with the product owners to ensure product is ready for the next sprint.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience guiding, mentoring and coaching teams and organizations on how to use Agile in all practices (SCRUM, KANBAN, & SAFE) and values to increase customer satisfaction. This position will report to Director, Cyber Security.

  • Facilitates the sizing of stories during the planning sprint, backlog grooming, or sprint planning sessions for the team. 
  • Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with business owners, product owners, project sponsors, vendors and key clients. 
  • Establishing team level cadence and driving team level ceremonies (e.g. sprint planning, team retrospectives, backlog grooming, etc.) 
  • Work with the teams to drive the definition and refinement of the program and team backlogs. 
  • Escalate to leadership where needed and where possible to remove impediments for the team(s). 
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on team-level progress and quality. 
  • Act as a liaison to assigned program manager and project managers. Take responsibility for managing dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other scrum teams.
  • Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on Agile experience. 
  • Ensures scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests and critical issues are effectively communicated to appropriately.
  • Conducts formal review with business sponsor at project completion to confirm acceptance and satisfaction. 
  • Tracks and measures client satisfaction levels and make and implement recommendations. 
  • Generates appropriate communication, process and educational plans for mitigating the disruption of change while facilitating identification and removal of obstacles to change. 
  • Identify and remove technical and/or organizational challenges standing in the way of allowing your team to reach its full potential.
  • 10+ years of Agile, Agile Transformation and Agile Transition, Coaching and mentoring required.
  • Able to use JIRA and Confluence heavily, and train others in these tools at an beginner, intermediate and advanced level.
  • Ability to keep team engaged and on task, and leadership apprised of any potential risks.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or relevant field of study
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM or related certification strongly preferred)
  • Thorough understanding and experience working with both in all agile practices and methodologies on large scale, technically complex projects. 
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and programs.
  • Thorough understanding of Agile execution, transformation, JIRA and Confluence.
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems. 
  • Data driven analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery. 
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate. 
  • Ability to understand and communicate business, resource and technical issues. 
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams. 
  • Situational awareness of when to listen and when to be assertive. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.

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