IT - Agile Coach Expert (75160-1-M)

Location: Toronto, ON M, Canada
Date Posted: 13-07-2018
Job Description :

•    Over 6 years of experience as an Agile coach
•    Over 15 years of experience in software development and/or project delivery and/or business (system) analysis
•    Experience as an Agile coach with demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply client Agile Management Framework and SAFe and well documented Agile techniques (User Stories, Burndown techniques, Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous testing, etc.)
•    Experience with coaching multi dependent agile teams highly desirable
Build individual and team capabilities
•    Trains agile teams and coaches them through the process of onboarding, initial project sprints, and as needed throughout the project lifecycle, to help team members develop their skills and become self-sufficient.
•    Demonstrates and shares experience and observations with all team members and to make sure that the best practices are being used and recommends improvement of development processes
•    Effectively communicates and builds rapport with team members, stakeholders and business partners using a variety of techniques and collaboration from initiation to close.
•    Sees to the overall objective cohesion of initiatives involving many scrum teams.
•    Provides visibility on initiative performance.
   Undergraduate Degree or equivalent experience
   Agile Certification (e.g. SAFe, Scrum Master, Scrum Coach, Scrum Master Trainer, Rally)

Professional Capabilities:
Agile Leadership: Assuming a leadership role in enabling an agile work environment
Adaptability: Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups.
Impact and Influence: Influencing and gaining others' support
Interactive Communication: Listening to others and communicating articulately, fostering open communication.
Managing and Measuring Work (Level 3): Organizing time, work and resources (e.g., people) to accomplish work objectives effectively and efficiently; tracking progress toward accomplishing the work objectives.
Teamwork: Coaches others and resolves conflicts
Teamwork (Collaboration): Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.
   Strategic Thinking: Understands and processes complex information and exercises sound judgment, considering the situation, the issues, the key players, and levels of authority involved. Proposes course of action that furthers the objectives, priorities and vision of organization

Technical Capabilities:
   Agile Framework and Practice: Working within and implementing the principles of agile methodology.
Build organizational capabilities
•    Collects lessons learned through involvement with projects and incorporate into frameworks and methodologies
•    Participates in Agile COE-sponsored Communications Program including road shows, quality kickoff meetings and departmental presentations that will promote the principles and value of the Agile Community of Expert Practitioners.
•    Implements action items that will ensure the institutionalization of Agile best practices across client .
•    Assists in determining which delivery frameworks and methodologies are relevant to different complex initiatives (e.g. scrum, Kanban, scaled Agile)
•    Prepares and delivers presentations to business and technology partners, senior management and executives, selecting the appropriate approach based on the audience.
•    Researches emerging trends/best practices and determines implications of proposed methodologies on meeting business unit strategy.
•    Provides Senior Executives with Management Reports showing trends & key performance indicators for strategic Agile initiatives across the Enterprise

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