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Agile Coach in Burnsville, MN at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/11/2019

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Responsibilities Agile Coach

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. They 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

  • • The Agile Coach must educate employees at all levels, including senior, and at times clients, on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work. They provide training sessions and teach valuable skills that lead toward the organization-wide adoption of Agile methodologies.
  • • As a mentor, the 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.
  • • 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.
  • • Conduct practice observations and communicate immediate feedback (coaching) to teams and individuals
  • • Establish rapport and build relationships with teams. Create a trusting environment for software development teams and facilitate collaboration
  • • Stand up teams including team working agreement, definition of done, definition of ready backlog creation, and refinement
  • • Immediately identify impediments and anti (success) patterns and coach on the best ways to resolve
  • • Collaborate on the best way to address highest priority backlog, own and deliver on agreed action items to ensure agile transformation team success
  • • Provide as needed training to executives, Agile teams, and other stakeholders
  • • Provide subject matter expertise on a wide range of Agile topics including: Scrum, Lean, Test Driven Development, Retrospectives, Product Ownership
  • • Deliver presentations and lunch and learns to help raise awareness of the benefits and impacts of the Agile adoption throughout the organization to create a supportive environment for Agile adoption

Requirements of the Agile Team Coach:

  • • Demonstrating strong knowledge of and background with Agile concepts
  • • Possessing prior experience coaching teams in Agile adoption or as a Scrum Master
  • • Has background in leadership of IT Teams and demonstrated knowledge of helping Technology teams overcome delivery challenges
  • • Experience coaching at large organizations or Fortune 500 companies
  • • 5+ engagements working as an Agile Coach with multiple software development teams 10 teams of 7-10 team members to mentor on Scrum and Agile best practices