- Agile Coach
- Lean Agile Coach
Position Name: Program & Portfolio Management - Agile Coach
Work Location: PARK5
City & State: Reston, Virginia
Serves as a strategic change agent, who champions enterprise-wide lean agile enablement and transformation. Drives continuous improvement across the organization through the use of Agile, Scrum and Product Management practices and servant leadership . Comfortable working at all levels (team, stakeholder, and organizational leadership) to help the organization use Lean Agile as a strategic asset for culture change and business value generation. Creates and nurtures a culture of continuous learning, growth mindset and agile maturity at the enterprise level by partnering with stakeholders at various levels; and through Lean Agile coaching. Influences leaders and associates in the enterprise to be Product Management Leaders demonstrating a Product Management Mindset.
- 40% Champions enterprise-wide lean agile adoption and continued improvement across the organization. Comfortable working at all levels (team, stakeholder, and organizational leadership) to help the organization use Lean Agile as a strategic asset for culture change and business value generation. Works with peers and management to define and refine the enterprise agile vision, drives the organization-wide lean agile enablement/transformation strategy and roadmap. Develops, implements and improves lean-agile metrics, support roll out. Continuously improves enterprise lean agile practices, enhances/develops training materials. Works with stakeholders to understand the flow of value across the enterprise, identifies and removes enterprise level blockers that impact business agility.
- 40% Provides coaching to teams and programs on all aspects of Lean Agile, and helps them decide team and program level frameworks (e.g. SAFe, Scrum, Kanban etc). Works with the teams to mature their agile mindset, practices, ceremonies, and coaches the key roles to achieve business results. Helps teams improve predictability, productivity, quality, flow etc. Supports and guides efforts to bring transparency across the organization and the stakeholders. Drives the journey towards high performing team/program by creating psychological safety and trusts to enable self managing teams, transparency, team empowerment and continuous learning. Helps identify Value Streams, Agile Release Trains (ARTs), prepares the teams for ART launch, trains teams and leadership, coaches ART execution, and helps drive continuous improvement at the ART level.
- 15% Organizes workshops and presentations that helps promote agile maturity across the organization. Conducts training which includes, but is not limited to, the areas of release planning, backlog grooming, story writing, roles and responsibilities, the ceremonies of Scrum, Kanban and technical best-practices; product management teams, Scrum masters and other roles.
- 5% Remains current with industry trends in order to identify characteristics of high performing teams/organizations and to help improve business agility within the enterprise
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Education Details: Business Administration or related field
Experience: 10 years or equivalent in the use of Lean, Agile methodologies. Proven success leading large-scale Product Management transformation.
In Lieu of Education
In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.
Three years coaching and training teams in Agile enablement and transformation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Expert knowledge of Lean, Agile principles and Product Management practices., Expert Expert knowledge of lean/agile theory, different methodologies like SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, XP, DevOps; practices, ceremonies, etc. , Expert Knowledge of DevOps, Test automation, and other supporting functions required for delivering business value like infrastructure, InfoSec, Architecture etc, , Advanced Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and industry standard Agile tools. , Advanced Ability to organize data and generate comprehensive reports. , Advanced Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. , Expert Excellent communication skills both written and verbal., Expert Self-starter with an ability to prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines, Expert Ability to drive change at all levels, manage conflicts constructively., Expert
The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes them ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs. Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.
Certified SAFe Program Consultant Upon Hire Pref Certified Scrum Master (CSP) Upon Hire Req Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Upon Hire Req PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Upon Hire Pref IC Agile ICP-ACC Upon Hire Pref Certified Scrum Professional Upon Hire Pref
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