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Agile Coach (W2 and Local only)

Company: Sharp Decisions
Location: Rosemead
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

A client of Sharp Decisions Inc. is looking for an Agile coach to be based in Rosemead, CA. The position is on a Hybrid model. The duration is 18 months. W2 and local only. Day to Day Responsibilities: --- Team Coach - coach for 4-8 teams at various maturity and development stages responsible for: o Identifying team performance opportunities and establishing Agile best practices o Implementing and championing Agile Maturity Metrics o Facilitating setup and optimization of team performance and work product tracking (Octane and UMTPI - analogous to Jira/Ado) o Supporting Scrum Teams by ? Training and bolstering key roles (typically Product Owner and Scrum Master) ? Observing and recommending improvements to Scrum Events ? Implementing Key Scrum Performance metrics ? Laying foundation for Agile at Scale (Scrum of Scrums and Product Lines) o Supporting Kanban Teams by ? Facilitating establishment and maintenance of team agreements and policies ? Implementing key Kanban performance Metrics ? Laying foundation for Agile at Scale (Up/downstream handoffs) o Conducting assessments and reporting on team performance o Rehabilitating troubled teams --- Agile Trainer - Deliver team and organizational training on following topics o Intro to Agile o Scrum Master Role (Intro and Advanced) o Product Owner Role (Intro and Advanced) o Agile Leader o Scaled Agile o Kanban (Intro & Advanced) o Workshops Scrum Ceremonies ? Backlog Shaping ? Agile BRD ? Agile Procurement ? Story Writing ? Roadmap Planning and Creation --- Organizational Transformation and Change - Support Agile transformation by: o Conducting assessments and reporting on team performance o Influencing policies and processes to benefit agile practitioners o Supporting adoption of key change metrics o Support teams through change Required Skills/Attributes: Responsibilities - Minimum 5 years combined experience as an Agile coach at Fortune 500 company(s) - Minimum 5 years as Project Manager in a waterfall environment at Fortune 500 company(s) - Agile at Scale Cert (SAFe, LeSS, or equivalent) - Certified Agile Trainer by accredited organization (Scrum Alliance or equivalent) Desired Skills/Attributes: In addition to meeting all qualifications listed above looking for Key Differentiators --- Listening skills --- Temperament (looking for a facilitator and enabler, not a task master) --- Facilitating team and organizational maturity --- Data based performance measurement and tracking --- Agile Transformation Experience o Identifying key success factors o Creating Key Change metrics --- Experience with Agile procurement --- Experience in project environments with numerous stage gates and phased development --- Experience partnering with Managed Service Providers --- Organizational Change experience --- Organizational Change Analysis Education: Bachelor's Degree

Keywords: Sharp Decisions, Rosemead , Agile Coach (W2 and Local only), IT / Software / Systems , Rosemead, California

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