IT - Agile Coach Expert (77552-1)

Location: 145 WELLINGTON STREET WEST --- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 13-09-2018
Agile Coach

What is the opportunity? 

Client has developed a multi-year business transformation strategy, Advanced Client Engagement (ACE), that focuses on aligning our clients’ requirements with system enhancements designed to improve their overall experience, enhance operational efficiency and reduce risk – and we’re just getting started! 
You will be part of a highly skilled agile team and work in a collaborative environment where you will have continuous learning opportunities and challenging work – we just can’t afford to be boring!
We are using continuous integration, cloud based solution and leading edge architecture to quickly deliver a next-generation portal for our clients. Our technical team is very important to us, and we make our best to build an environment where you can enjoy the work and shine. So review the description below and tell us why you’re the winning candidate? Don’t go unnoticed!


What will you do?

The Agile coach drives the implementation of the overall philosophy, strategy, tools and processes for wide spread adoption of the Agile methodology and principles. The Agile coach is engaged in consulting, education and coaching support to Agile teams, scrum masters, product owners, the executive ranks and management throughout RBC. This role is key to ensure broad Agile methodology adoption, corporate productivity improvements, enhanced delivery and quality, cost optimization, speed to market and increased customer satisfaction. A key role of the Agile coach is to promote the Agile culture and mindset throughout the organization.

What do you need to succeed?

Skillset:
§ Ability to coach teams and individuals for process and soft skills. 
§ Deliver ART level training on more complex frameworks (such as SAFe, LESS)
§ Ability to advise and setup one or multiple ARTs
§ Can advise and setup on an Agile framework across a whole dept / organization
§ Ability to coach organizations and lead Agile transformation initiatives
§ Ability to be an effective and hands-on scrum master on top of your coaching activities

Agile Mindset & Communication:
§ Looks for areas of improvement, people and process, and recommends approaches
§ Able to relate agile principles to real life examples.
§ Fosters the culture of challenge
§ Knowledge of market standard practices and technologies 
§ Be a quality advocate - Continuously encourage/challenge/collaborate with the team to improve process/productivity.
§ Embraces the Agile Manifesto and applies practices to encourage adoption
§ Autonomously handle conflicts / issues / impediments within one or across teams
§ Can efficiently communicate with a non-technical audience
§ Can challenge purpose, value and priorities of user stories
§ Ability to effectively communicate and engage a technical and non technical audience
§ Work with External PO’s, SM’s, TL’s across large Agile Delivery Program
§ Plan and execute initiatives to solve program wide issues
§ Strong facilitation skills
§ Promote Agility within the ART and the organization through initiatives such as Lunch & Learns
§ Can make and propose trade-offs based on a strong sense of priorities
§ Team advisor 

Leadership Model Capabilities
§ Adapts style dependent on the audience.
§ Can seamlessly engage a large group
§ Listens and relates
§ Ability to Coach teams and individuals in regards to their Scrum practices
§ Ability to advise group of people around how to best organize themselves in order to achieve a goal
§ Facilitation of problem solving sessions
§ Deliver training on Scrum and other frameworks to small groups
§ Consistently questions all parts of the process to ensure the team is producing the desired output
§ Create/Lead community of practices

Business Alignment:
§ Ensure a long term vision is provided for the team and structure them for success to meet business objectives
§ Mirror Product Owner capabilities to ensure vision of product is clear and maintained
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