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SkillStorm is seeking an Agile Coach for our client in Charlotte, NC. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • The Agile Coach will work with executive leaders that span the organization to the portfolio level providing guidance around facilitating and leading an Agile transformation as well as providing consultation around organizational Agile practices/processes.

Manager Top Three Qualifiers:

  • 5+ years of Agile Coaching Experience
  • SPC5 Certification
  • JIRA Expertise

The Agile Coach:

  • is responsible for providing knowledge, architecture and expertise around enterprise Lean Agile processes while coaching leadership roles in the organization to successfully lead and manage concepts at the enterprise level.
  • is responsible for providing knowledge, architecture and expertise around enterprise lean agile processes while coaching leadership roles in the organization to successfully lead and manage concepts at the enterprise level.
  • is an Individual Contributor that coordinates and coaches executive leaders across an organization within the framework architecture of Agile methodology, specific to Scrum, Scrum Master skills, Lean and Kanban.

Position Summary:

  • The Agile Coach must educate teammates at all levels, including senior, on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work. Provide training sessions and teach valuable skills that lead toward the organization-wide adoption of Agile methodologies.
  • Mentor Team - As mentor, Agile Coach is responsible for guiding teams into the Agile methodology, providing employees with feedback and means of improvement, catalyzing organizational growth and answering questions. They provide hands-on support to all employees, collaborating with people across widely varying levels and roles, leading teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile as well as overall company growth and improvement.
  • Develop Agile Adoption Strategy - The Agile Coach is responsible for designing a strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile. This includes every stage of adoption, from the introduction of Agile and employee education, to fostering teams and cultures that practice Agile, to sustaining Agile methodologies and continually offering strategies for improvement;
  • Implement Agile Methodology - This task entails implementing Agile process, principles and practices across all levels and departments in an organization. The Agile Coach must use techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation. In order to do this, the Agile Coach must also embody the Agile principles and lead by example.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of Agile Coaching experience
  • Experience assisting in sustaining Agile Communities of Practices, and participates in the Agile Center of Excellence.
  • Works independently, with limited direction, and is evaluated through end results.
  • Initiates and provides leadership, strategic/tactical direction and planning input on all the development of a Lean-Agile environment which meets current and anticipated business requirements and objectives.
  • Both strong leaders and advocates for the adoption of Agile, Agile Coaches must be assertive about adherence to Agile processes and enthusiastic about Agile practices and their benefits.
  • Leads a large initiatives or multiple initiatives that are significant in scope and impact.

Desired Skills:

  • Have Agile/Scrum Coach certification
  • Have Scrum Master certification
  • Have SAFe Certification
  • Experience coaching at large organizations or Fortune 500 companies

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