Agile Coach

  • location: Boston, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $85 - $100 per hour
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Agile Coach

job summary:
As a Lean-Agile transformation expert, you'll be sharing your knowledge and experience on how to improve and support the team and enable the Scrum Master, Product Owner and other roles to effectively perform their roles. You will coach teams through Agile routines, events and ceremonies including Iteration Planning, Daily Standup, Backlog Refinement, Iteration Demo, Retrospective, and PI Planning - transitioning responsibility to the team over time This may include management level consulting and training, program level engagement and training, coaching and mentoring team level coaches, release train engineers.

location: Boston, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $85 - 100 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
As an expert from the Agile industry and with the technology experience, you'll advise, coach, guide and inspire through lean agile practices and principals. You'll be responsible for working with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, RTE's, and giving them the information, advice, knowledge, tools, techniques and networks to create lasting change and sustainable transformation.

  • Help establish and support consistent reporting practices across the teams
  • Assess teams, create outcome based plan to enable successful transition of team to self-sustainability
  • Successfully partners with/influences leadership (through Director level)
  • Coach PO/team on story quality, vertical story slicing, TDD.
  • Coach team to examine/adjust/improve ceremonies/process to appropriately to fit their changing needs.
  • Coach team on creating, measuring and adjusting improvement plans.
  • Connect with appropriate resources to accelerate achievement of target technology state (automation, cloud, etc.)
  • Dependency Management and Systems Thinking
  • Able the team to continuously improve through intentional Lean and data driven inspect and adapt cycles
  • Coaching teams within the organizations in various Agile maturity states - beyond transition from waterfall
  • Help support agile tool adoption and consistent utilization - ensure the team is tracking and communicating team progress and metrics (i.e. burn down / velocity) - using these tools to inform coaching and continuous improvement
  • Help resolve team conflict inherent in transformation
  • Coach the team to achieve Iteration Goal and adhere to Iteration timelines
  • Help establish and support consistent reporting practices across the teams
  • Facilitate and foster an environment of collaboration, innovation and creativity
10+ years overall enterprise IT experience leading teams/initiatives

7+ years of Agile/Scrum experience

skills: 3+ years of focused Agile Coaching experience (not just Scrum Master)

Experience overseeing DevOps or automation projects

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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