Agile Coach

Agile Coach

ProViso Consulting

The opportunity

• This role is a change agent with a passion for coaching and empowering teams to transform their behaviors towards a more Agile way of thinking, behaving and working. You will regularly assess delivery teams’ Agile maturity, which will inform your coaching and development approach for each team or individuals members of a team as appropriate. This role is a key role within the organization tasked with strengthening Agile practices and enhancing Client’s Agile playbook through becoming a champion for modeling and growing an Agile culture and behaviors.

Who you’ll work with

• This role requires you to thrive in a servant-leader role. As an Agile Coach, you will support multiple teams, engaging with senior leadership, team leaders, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and delivery team members to encourage, cultivate and champion the Agile mindset. You will be a thought partner to the Product Owner and to the Agile teams, supporting them in identifying solutions to obstacles as they arise and assisting in raising issues that are out of their control.

What you’ll do

Ensure effective Agile team onboarding and training

• Provide ongoing coaching, support, and guidance to team members and all relevant partners to grow and mature an Agile mindset and behaviors
• Support the development and refinement of our Agile coaching framework, including continuously improving and updating the training curriculum to address any skill gaps
• Inspire and mentor Scrum Master and Product Owner motivate their teams leading to an effective execution of their roles
• Champion regular “health” checks for fully functioning agile teams as well as “on demand” support of troubled teams

Support consistent Agile process improvement and enables Agile teams to deliver on KPIs

• Observe and engage with teams members to identify opportunities to mature Agile thinking
• Help anticipate and resolve potential blockers; Ensure the facilities and artifacts of Agile teams are valued and up to date
• Collaborate with other Agile coaches to continuously improve the Agile processes

Assess and enhance the organization’s Agile maturity

• Work with senior leadership to develop strategies that instill an awareness of Agile principles and values throughout the organization
• Works with teams and senior stakeholders to provide key metrics and feedback loops with the intent of encouraging a culture that strikes a healthy balance between governance and autonomy
• Lean into difficult conversations, and help foster an atmosphere of safety for team members and their eco systems to have safe conversations
• Work with delivery teams to continuously improve their delivery by focusing on performance improvement, continually consistently and regularly identifying areas for improved delivery
• Conduct Agile maturity assessments and 1:1 feedback sessions with key partners

Enable a better way of working and drives adoption of Agile mindsets

• Bring a continuous improvement and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) mindset to the Agile teams’ work
• Reinforce the right culture, behaviors, and mindset within Agile teams and also across the business, based on our corporate leadership principles
• Models behaviors to support our transformation to a better way of working
• Helps embed the “nervous system” of the new way of working (e.g., cross-functional collaboration, etc.) within Agile teams and also across the business

What you’ll need

• Bachelor’s degree with Five years or more proven experience as an Agile Coach
• An undergraduate degree is required, with a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification; Certified Product Owner (CSPO) certification being a plus
• Technical delivery experience, with familiarity with IT concepts, methodology and vocabulary is an asset
• A passion about Agile principles and an excitement to embed them across the business
• Three or more years’ experience cultivating agile principles and values and applying these principles to working with or in Agile teams
• Change management and process excellence (“Lean methodology”) experience an asset
• Proficient in the application of Agile methodologies and employment oof multiple coaching frameworks, methodologies and techniques
• Experience leading or being part of a Guild or equivalent support network an asset

Job Details

4340

Contract

6 months

North York

 





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