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Agile Coach

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Contract with potential for perm with Fortune 500 Tech company in Indianapolis!

Top Skills outlined by Hiring Manager:
- Experience leading large Agile transformations (1 or more start to finish).
- Experience providing on-going training and coaching to others
- Experience providing training to large audiences and 1:1
- The ability to create trusting relationships with people and gain credibility quickly .

As an Agile Coach, you will join a team to coach and influence all levels of the Technology organization in our Adaptive Delivery Methodology to drive increased agility, throughput, predictably, innovation, and quality across an enterprise organization. You will be using cutting edge Agile methods and tools to enable teams to rapidly deliver functionality that drives customer satisfaction.

Your Impact:
● Be highly entrepreneurial. I​nfluence executives, leaders, business units, and technology teams on Agile principles, values, how to build, grow, and maintain a thriving agile organization at scale.
● Design and support full Agile transformation roll­outs.
● Provide Agile Leadership coaching and training to ScrumMasters, Product Owners, functional managers, and executives.
● Collaborate directly with software and operations teams to coach and guide them on the mechanics of Lean and Agile methods to achieve optimal team effectiveness.
● Deliver hands ­on coaching of individual teams in all aspects of scrum and kanban ­daily meetings, planning, self ­organization, collaboration, iterative development, managing flow, limiting wip, etc.
● Expose our technology teams to the latest innovative thinking and ideas from the Agile community to increase agility, leveraging lean, scrum, kanban, and other agile thinking.
● Create Enterprise wide initiatives: internal certification (SM, PO).
● Clearly define enterprise ­wide guidelines (e.g, DoD, SM, and PO qualifications and responsibilities).
● Ensure strong organizational information flow (scaling the coach).
● Create, launch, and facilitate Agile collaborative groups, Communities of Practice, and Agile Working Groups.
● Continuously develop potential and existing coaches impacting all levels of the organization.
● Embrace servant leadership and display the behaviors that come with the key mindset shifts associated with Agile methods.
● Coach teams and management towards improving agile process and metrics, evaluate and mentor existing Scrum teams, and deliver training classes for product owners, developers, and testers.
● Create, build, and deliver customized Agile training

Minimum Requirements:
● BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree.
● 5+ years experience in technology organizations.
● 3+ years of large­ scale Agile coaching experience with methods such as XP, Scrum, Lean, or
Kanban.
● Deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices and the ability to transfer that understanding at all
levels of the organization.
● Consulting and facilitation skills in leading technical teams in the adoption and improvement of Agile
methodologies.
● Senior Agile Leadership skills with an ability to lead by example and challenge command and
control behaviors.
● Excellent presentation and training skills.
● Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner or equivalent.
● Application of Agile principles in one or more of these development disciplines: design,
development, testing, and management; can relate principles, practices into performing these
disciplines in an Agile environment.

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