Kforce

Agile Coach

3+ months agoProvidence, RI

Responsibilities

Kforce has a client in search of an Agile Coach in Lincoln, RI.Key Tasks:

  • Train and coach the IT workforce on Agile practices, and ceremonies, building upon current Agile successes within IT, while promoting continuous improvement in the ongoing adaption, and sustainment of those practices
  • Provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to roles critical to the success of Agile adaption and sustainment
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement actions to increase organizational Agile maturity, as measured through an established and quantified Agile Maturity Model
  • Improve and develop Agile practices that promote innovation, rapid delivery, methodology sustainment, and pragmatism
  • Develop and deliver training curriculums focused on general Agile awareness, Agile roles and responsibilities, Agile ceremonies, Lean processes, and continuous improvement
  • Further develop, standardize, and publicize Agile metrics to optimize team performance and promote continuous improvement
  • Be a trusted advisor and consultant with Management staff on continued Agile deployment, organizational changes facilitating that deployment, and portfolio planning enabled by that deployment
  • Understand the organization's technical, product, and overall business strategies to best align Agile deployment and practices to meet strategic objectives
  • Assist in resolving organizational impediments that prevent Agile teams from completing sprint commitments


Skills

  • 4-year degree and a minimum of 9 years of experience delivering multiple and/or highly complex projects (Agile and Waterfall methods)
  • Agile certification in any form of the following: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified SAFe Agilist
Mastery of Agile methodologies and practices as demonstrated by any of the following:
  • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or Agile Program Manager
  • 3+ years of Agile coaching experience with teams that are new to Agile processes
  • Agile curriculum development, training material preparation, and delivery
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills, to include delivery before varied organizational entities
  • Exhibited passion for the benefits of Agile methodologies, and organizational change
  • Experience in the utilization of JIRA for Agile planning and task execution
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • Master's degree (MBA or technical degree)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project delivery roles (Agile and -Waterfall- methods)
  • Professional experience within an Information Technology organization (developer, tester, systems analyst, management role)
  • Publication of original content related to Agile practices and methodology (professional journals, blogs)
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."