Job summary:


Title:
Agile Coach

Location:
New York, NY, USA

Length and terms:
Long term - W2 or C2C


Position created on 02/27/2020 01:52 am

Job description:


**** Webcam interview; Onsite - no remote *** Long term contract; 

  •  Uphold and reinforce Clients Operating Model principles, terminology and best practices
  •  Enable the organization s new way of working through hands on coaching of Pilot teams, including technology and business participants at all levels of the organization
  •  Engage with Agile teams and coach them through a journey of Agile adoption over 1-3 months. Take immature Agile teams and teach the skills and practices to develop self-sufficiency and maturity.
  •  Hands on coaching and teaching for new teams including how to perform key Agile ceremonies such as planning sessions and daily stand ups and how to effectively utilize Agile artefacts such as product backlogs o Lead agile teams through product framing and discovery, including defining business KPIs, product vision, user story mapping, and other framing activities
  •  Identify and raise challenges and obstacles, and work collaboratively with the Center of Excellence and coaches to resolve them
  •  Enable teams to realize their mission and deliver on their KPI s o Anticipate and resolve or escalate potential blockers, e.g., resource constraints or skill gaps, that prevent the team from doing its best work o Ensure that teams are interacting with dependent stakeholders effectively
  •  Assess and enhance the maturity of teams o Observe and engage with individual team members to identify opportunities to improve Agile performance o Perform maturity assessments to base line team performance and identify opportunities for improvement
  •  Providing ongoing training and resources to equip team members with practices to enhance their Agile maturity
  •  Embed a culture of continuous improvement within each team - Establish self-sufficient coaching expertise
  •  Providing mentoring and training of Client s Agile Coaches
  •  Participate in the Agile Coach community groups to share best practices and ways of working o Collaborate with the Agile COE to recommend, test, and establish practices and principles for Ag ile at scale 3
  •  Provide continuous feedback on the Client s operating model and practices from both prior experience and observations from ongoing implementation and coaching Coach experience
  •  Experience in coaching Agile teams through the adoption of agile practices in multiple prior engagements
  •  Experience in one or more large scale Agile transformation programs within multinational finance organizations
  •  Deep background in coaching and developing people and teams, influencing behavior change and establishing sustainability through cultural change
  •  Experience coaching agile teams across business and technology, aligning teams with business KPI to drive value Coach characteristics 
  •  Are strong change agents and can influence mind set and behaviors, including those of senior leaders 
  •  Love coaching and supporting people to adjust to and embrace changes to their ways of working 
  •  Are passionate about Agile principles and are excited to embed them across the organization 
  •  Apply innovative and creative thinking in order to solve problems and get things done 
  •  Are intellectually curious and love learning new skills and capabilities, e.g., Agile principles
  •  Are courageous and will be comfortable challenging, advising, and coaching Product Owners, Pilot Leads and Senior Leadership

Expected coach responsibilities:

  •  Uphold and reinforce Clients Operating Model principles, terminology and best practices 
  •  Enable the organization s new way of working through hands on coaching of Pilot teams, including technology and business participants at all levels of the organization 
  •  Engage with Agile teams and coach them through a journey of Agile adoption over 1-3 months. Take immature Agile teams and teach the skills and practices to develop self-sufficiency and maturity. 
  •  Hands on coaching and teaching for new teams including how to perform key Agile ceremonies such as planning sessions and daily stand ups and how to effectively utilize Agile artefacts such as product backlogs 
  •  Lead agile teams through product framing and discovery, including defining business KPIs, product vision, user story mapping, and other framing activities 
  •  Identify and raise challenges and obstacles, and work collaboratively with the Center of Excellence and coaches to resolve them 
  •  Enable teams to realize their mission and deliver on their KPI s o Anticipate and resolve or escalate potential blockers, e.g., resource constraints or skill gaps, that prevent the team from doing its best work 
  •  Ensure that teams are interacting with dependent stakeholders effectively 
  •  Assess and enhance the maturity of teams 
  •  Observe and engage with individual team members to identify opportunities to improve Agile performance 
  •  Perform maturity assessments to baseline team performance and identify opportunities for improvement 
  •  Providing ongoing training and resources to equip team members with practices to enhance their Agile maturity 
  •  Embed a culture of continuous improvement within each team 
  • Establish self-sufficient coaching expertise and support within Client 
  •  Providing mentoring and training of Clients Agile Coaches 
  •  Participate in the Agile Coach community groups to share best practices and ways of working 
  •  Collaborate with the Agile COE to recommend, test, and establish practices and principles for Agile at scale 3 
  •  Provide continuous feedback on the Clients operating model and practices from both prior experience and observations from ongoing implementation and coaching 

Coach experience:

  •  Experience in coaching Agile teams through the adoption of agile practices in multiple prior engagements 
  •  Experience in one or more large scale Agile transformation programs within multi national finance organizations 
  •  Deep background in coaching and developing people and teams, influencing behavior change and establishing sustainability through cultural change 
  •  Experience coaching agile teams across business and technology, aligning teams with business KPI to drive value 

Coach characteristics:

  •  Are strong change agents and can influence mind set and behaviors, including those of senior leaders 
  •  Love coaching and supporting people to adjust to and embrace changes to their ways of working 
  •  Are passionate about Agile principles and are excited to embed them across the organization 
  •  Apply innovative and creative thinking in order to solve problems and get things done 
  •  Are intellectually curious and love learning new skills and capabilities, e.g., Agile principles 
  •  Are courageous and will be comfortable challenging, advising, and coaching Product Owners, Pilot Leads and Senior Leadership



Contact the recruiter working on this position:


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The recruiter working on this position is Shaji Ahmed
His/her contact number is +(1) (202) 4703255
His/her contact email is shaji@msysinc.com

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