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Senior Agile Coach

Company: Eliassen Group
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Eliassen Group Senior Agile Coaches focus on securing a foothold and making incremental progress in delivering value within Portfolio and Programs. Coaches should be able to coach Portfolio and Program leadership / stakeholders on Enterprise Operating Models, Lean Portfolio Management, Scaling Agile (SAFe).
Scope of Coach influence and interaction level will be at Program and Portfolio level. These are NOT an Agile Team Coach positions.
Positions will interview, hire, and begin work in January 2022, February 2022, and March 2022. Candidates will be introduced to Agile Center of Excellence leadership stakedholders in an enterprise financial services organization upon qualification with Eliassen Agile (Zach Hannon - ZHannon@eliassen.com)
Required skills:

  • Multiple (5+) engagements standing up multiple teams to operate utilizing Agile Project Management and Software Development Practices
  • Have taught others the purpose of the following topics and have installed, configured, and taught others how to use at least 1 tool associated with each topic, and at least 2 tools in 2 additional topics: Scaling (SAFe), LPM-Lean Portfolio Management Software Configuration Management, Deployment, Continuous Integration, Unit Test frameworks, Agile Project Management
  • Extended track record of delivering team training in a manner than ensures knowledge transfer
  • Specialized skill set in one of the following areas: Technical, Product Management, Project Management or User Experience
  • Track record of resolving impediments that exist outside of the team environment - this might be working with line managers to prepare the technical environment for teams, or align team structure to ensure team success (e.g. collaborating with Enterprise Architecture group to on-board/off-board Enterprise Architects into a team for the first few sprints.
  • Strong understanding and ability to articulate the business value of specific Agile Practices
  • Strong facilitation and diplomatic skills with the ability to read an organization and bring the right people into the team at the right time to get impediments resolved.
  • Played multiple roles on an Agile team
  • Strong Scrum Master skills
  • Demonstrated expertise working with KANBAN or SCRUMBAN

Keywords: Eliassen Group, Richmond , Senior Agile Coach, IT / Software / Systems , Columbia, Virginia

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