Agile Coach – ScrumMaster

Agile Coach – ScrumMaster

ProViso Consulting

Story Behind the Need:

• Project Summary : The Agile Coach is responsible for driving cultural change within agile teams, by providing ongoing coaching for teams and leaders.
• They guide them through an agile transformation so they can focus on delivering business value to our customers.
• In addition to promoting the use of agile practices and being a champion of agile principles and values, the Agile Coach will actively support the use of communities of practice. Fostering a positive dialogue with stakeholders, the incumbent will facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, retrospectives and other artefacts to continually improve and enhance agile practices at the Bank. An experienced agilist, you will be supporting a culture of continuous improvement and shared practices.

Major Accountabilities:

• As an Agile Coach you will maximize the efficiency and performance of agile teams:
o Working as a Scrum Masters in supporting them to accelerate team productivity
o Consult the Business and stakeholders to remove barriers and evolve practices to facilitate the delivery of agile solutions at scale
o Coach Product Owners, agile teams and management in addition to introducing thought provoking techniques (i.e. impact mapping and design thinking), tools and concepts in order to enhance release planning, agile ceremonies, continuous integration and continuous delivery practices
o Transfer knowledge and help teams continuously reflect and improve, becoming more effective in their roles and increasing the outcome, collaboration, and quality practices
o Understand long-term product planning/ roadmap and help inform development teams to create quicker gains for the benefit of the end user
o Participate in improving the teams development practices, to ensure sustainability, security, and efficiency of the code base
• Contribute to building organizational capability and expertise on agile transformation:
o Lead and coach the organization in its digital transformation, sharing successes, lessons learned and provide vision to accelerate transition
o Communicate effectively across diverse audiences, departments and levels acting as an advocate of the agile methodology
o Identify opportunities for continuous operational and/or team improvements
o Ensure cross-team coordination and sharing of lessons learned
• Act as a role model and as change agent to support the organization through successful change:
o Build a collaborative, trusting and safe environment across agile teams, fostering open communication to help surface/remove constraints, structure cohesive retrospectives and promote creativity within the team
o Foster an environment where failures represent learning opportunities, with an emphasis on problem solving
o Coach the team and provide guidance in organizational environments in which agile is not yet fully adopted and understood
o Coach product owners/business sponsors, partners and stakeholders to fully understand and feel empowered to incorporate agile in their lines of business

Qualifications/Must Have skills:

• 10+ years of experience as part of an agile delivery team or as Scrum Master and/or leading large cross-functional teams on major agile organizational initiatives
• 6+ years of People Management experience
• 6+ years of experience as an Agile Coach
• Certified Scrum Professional Certification or similar advanced certification (CST)

Nice To Have:

• Kanban Certified Professional or similar advanced Certification (AKP) is an asset

Education:

• Bachelors Degree in computer engineering, business, information sciences or other related field

Candidate Review & Selection Process:

• 1 Round of Interviews

Job Details

7347

Contract

12 Months

Scarborough

 





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