Agile Transformation Team Coach

Location: Roseland, NJ
Date Posted: 08-23-2018
As an Agile Transformation Coach, you will design and implement a strategy for teams and clouds (org or business unit) to continuously improve their use of Agile principles and practices. Help teams inspect, adapt, deliver and mature. You will leverage your agile/lean mindset and coaching expertise to facilitate the process and partner with internal stakeholders within the Technology and Products organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Be highly entrepreneurial. Influence executives, leaders, business units, and technology teams on Agile principles, values, how to build, grow, and maintain a thriving agile organization at scale.
  • Design and support full Agile transformation roll-outs.
  • Provide Agile Leadership coaching and training to Scrum Masters/Flow Managers, Product Owners, functional managers, and executives.
  • Collaborate directly with software and operations teams to coach and guide them on the mechanics of Lean and Agile methods to achieve optimal team effectiveness.
  • Deliver hands-on coaching of individual teams in all aspects of scrum and Kanban - daily meetings, planning, self-organization, collaboration, iterative development, managing flow, limiting WIP, etc.
  • Expose our technology teams to the latest innovative thinking and ideas from the Agile community to increase agility, leveraging lean, Scrum, Kanban, and other agile thinking.
  • Create Enterprise wide initiatives: internal certification (SM, PO).
  • Clearly define enterprise-wide guidelines (e.g., Definition of Done, SM, and PO qualifications and responsibilities).
  • Ensure strong organizational information flow (scaling the coach).
  • Create, launch, and facilitate Agile collaborative groups, Communities of Practice, and Agile Working Groups.
  • Continuously develop potential and existing coaches impacting all levels of the organization.
  • Embrace servant leadership and display the behaviors that come with the key mindset shifts associated with Agile methods.
  • Coach teams and management towards improving Agile process and metrics, evaluate and mentor existing Scrum teams, and deliver training classes for product owners, developers, and testers.
  • Create, build, and deliver customized Agile training.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree.
  • 5+ years’ experience in technology organizations.
  • 3+ years of Agile coaching experience with methods such as XP, Scrum, Lean, or Kanban.
  • Hands-on experience applying lean/Agile methodologies within infrastructure, hardware, and operational environments.
  • Deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices and the ability to transfer that understanding at all levels of the organization.
  • Consulting and facilitation skills in leading technical teams in the adoption and improvement of Agile methodologies.
  • Senior Agile Leadership skills with an ability to lead by example and challenge command and control behaviors.
  • Excellent presentation and training skills.
  • Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner or equivalent.
  • Application of Agile principles in one or more of these development disciplines: design, development, testing, and management; can relate principles, practices into performing these disciplines in an Agile environment.

If you are interested in getting more information about this opportunity, please contact Irina Rozenberg  irozenberg@arielpartners.com  at your earliest convenience.


At Ariel Partners, we solve the most difficult problems that inhibit technology from enabling our customers to achieve their goals. Our vision is to be recognized by our stakeholders as an elite provider of IT solutions, so when they have their biggest challenges we’re on their short list. We’re looking for team members who share our values of: Integrity to do the right thing even when it hurts; Commitment to the long term success and happiness of our customers, our people, and our partners; Courage to take on difficult challenges, accept new ideas, and accept incremental failure; and the constant pursuit of Excellence

Ariel Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

 
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