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Agile Coach
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Recruiter: Schroders
Listed on: 7th July
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 69348566-LON35509
Contact Name: Schroders

Overview of Key Duties:

 

Key Accountabilities:

 
   •   Coach a range of Agile teams and support our Agile transformation working with cross-functional, distributed teams to achieve higher levels of agility and driving adoption of best-practices based on previous experiences
   •   Coach and facilitate the maturity of agile release trains (ARTs) and any new ones aligned to value streams
   •   Developing and aligning the coaching practice with the strategic direction of the organisation, managing deviations, and effectively communicating solutions and their justification to relevant stakeholders
   •   Play a pivotal role in the evolution and maturity of the Agile methodology,  supporting teams and management in reducing feature delivery times and gaining maximum alignment to business priorities
   •   Conduct training, facilitation and coaching of distributed teams across the Lean-Agile values and specific techniques/methods, preferably within the Scaled Agile Framework (but also within Scrum, Kanban, DevOps etc.)
   •   Support the solution implementation: assure that delivery is aligned with the overall vision and that reaching sprint goals brings visible benefits in terms of time-to-market and business relevance
   •   Champion and embody the Lean-Agile core values and promote their usage across the organisation: acts as an Agile change agent both internally and externally
   •   Can easily operate at CxO and board room level to help innovation and ensure the medium and long term strategic goals of the organisation are achieved

 

Factor Summaries
 
Key Competencies:

 
   •   Seasoned Agile Coach with proven solid, hands-on experience with Lean-Agile transformations
   •   Be a recognised thought leader who easily becomes the trusted advisor
   •   The role requires demonstrable experience with agile implementations at enterprise level, in large organisations, engaging from team to CxO levels.
   •   The day-to-day job of the Agile Coach will require working directly with the onsite/offsite teams and their stakeholders (including senior and executive-level management).
   •   Most of these competencies are needed for successful role fulfilment:
   •   Applied workshop facilitation and mentoring/coaching skills, in particular at team and individual level for solving/removing impediments and improving productivity
   •   Is capable of quickly becoming recognised as an ally of the team and can develop trust within the client organisation
   •   Excellent influencing, problem solving/troubleshooting skills
   •   Ability to work effectively under pressure in a resilient and flexible manner


Knowledge

 
   •   Exposure across the end-to-end software delivery, project management and/or service management methodologies
   •   Extensive knowledge of Lean/Agile development tools and techniques
   •   Experience of on-site / off-shore delivery model
   •   Fluent English language skills (written, spoken)

 
Experience

 
   •   Relevant Agile Leadership/Consulting experience (including recent, active experience as part of an agile transformation)
   •   Relevant Scrum Master/Agile Team Facilitator experience (with active experience as part of an agile team)
   •   Hands-on experience in application development and support, including Agile product development experience with planning, estimating, progress reporting and release management
   •   Experience in scaled agile implementations, preferably using the scaled agile framework (SAFe)
   •   Experience in an on-site / off-shore delivery model
   •   Experience in multiple roles of an Agile team
   •   Experience of coaching teams
   •   Experience in workshop facilitation
   •   Proven Business and IT experience ideally supported with relevant professional qualifications

 

Qualifications:

 

   •   Suitable Scrum qualification (from Scrum alliance or Scrum.org)

 

Preferred

 

   •   Agile coaching qualification
   •   Certified SAFe® Program Consultant

 
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.

 





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