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Agile Coach - Enterprise Delivery Managment

Agile Coach - Enterprise Delivery Managment

# Positions 
1
Location 
US-GA-Atlanta
Category 
Information Technology - All Openings
Travel Requirements 
0-20%

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Overview

Under general direction the Agile Coach, EDM is primarily responsible for ensuring the successful implementation and ongoing support of Agile within NASCO and with Plans desiring to use Agile.  Perform coaching, training and guidance to newly formed Agile project teams (and extended team stakeholders) who may have little to no Agile experience.  Additional engagement responsibilities will be to utilize ideas out of project retrospectives to support process improvement initiatives.  Communicates to manager on status of projects and initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Coaches the team, Scrum Master, Product Owner and other related leaders on Agile principles (e.g., collaboration, transparency, inspection and adaptation)
  • Guides and influences the team and organization by modelling Agile practices and methodologies through high-energy and passion
  • Initially leads daily scrums, sprint reviews, and planning meetings in a way that ensures full team engagement; sets example that Scrum Masters should exhibit
  • Coaches and mentors, demonstrating servant leadership, with the goal to grow and maximize the team’s potential
  • Fosters close cooperation across all team members, roles and functions; encourages cross-training and supporting each other
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration inside and outside the team; holds team members accountable to exhibit behavior consistent with team norms
  • Inspires excitement within the team for the use of Agile
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager.

Qualifications

  • Prior Agile coaching experience (1 – 3 years) required including training Agile concepts and methods to project teams and stakeholders
  • Demonstrative expertise on Agile values, principles, functions and roles.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience using Scrum or equivalent Agile methodology
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as either Scrum Master, Product Owner or equivalent Agile functional role
  • Must have knowledge of standard Agile functions and Ceremonies including but not limited to: Scrum Planning, Story Mapping, Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Up, Backlog Grooming, Sizing/Agile Estimating, Review/Demo, Retrospective
  • Must have knowledge of standard Agile techniques for identifying project deliverables and measuring team performance including but not limited to: Product Roadmap, Release Plan, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Goal, Kanban/Task Board, Burndowns, Burnups, Velocity, team norms, impediments, team calendar
  • Ideal candidate would have previous experience in traditional Project Management role, including PMP certification. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Agile engineering practices (e.g., Behavioral driven development (BDD), Code refactoring, Pair programming etc.) preferred
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Testing and Deployment automation (e.g., Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Automated Testing) preferred

Required Training and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), certified Agile/Scrum coach or equivalent preferred
  • Scrum Alliance recognition of certifications required (or equivalent Agile certifications from Agile organizations)

 

NASCO is a Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Affirmative Action Employer.