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.
This role is responsible for optimizing the flow of work and the value delivered by one or more scrum teams or Agile Release Train (ART) and is focused on serving the needs of the team(s) to drive performance and growth. Key responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating the scrum and/or ART ceremonies, managing dependencies across teams, and providing visibility into the health of delivery and the overall program increment. This role ensures impediments are resolved quickly and protects the teams from outside disruptions to delivery. In addition, they promote and coach the Agile mindset and principles, empowering individual teams to become self-managing and fulfill their cross-functional potential.
5+ years agile experience, including 2 years as RTE
Good communication/negotiation skills and have the ability to:
Guide and coach one or more teams on Scrum practices and develop their understanding of Agile principles. This may include guiding/coaching the teams on the Agile Release Train on Scrum practices, and develop their understanding of Agile principles
Help define norms/agreements for teams and enforce the agreements
Coordinate and facilitate ART ceremonies (for example, Backlog Refinement, Program Increment (PI) Planning, ART Sync or PO Sync, Scrum of Scrums), System Demos, and Retrospective
In collaboration with the Product Manager(s), ensure the program has a healthy product/program backlog
Facilitate dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the ART
Promote/facilitate communication and collaboration within the ART to support value delivery and PI commitments
Responsible for providing status updates and reporting pertaining to ART plans/delivery/timelines/impediments to stakeholders and leadership
Ensure Enterprise Change Management and other policy requirements for technology solutions are met
Measure team/ART delivery, maturity, and performance and review the metrics with the ART to identify improvement opportunities
Capture data to help determine/track product funding and resource acquisition needs
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.