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Agile Coach 52665

Company: Fast Switch, Ltd.
Location: Lansing
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Job Description:

Agile Coach We encourage new ideas that will differentiate our company and improve the plans and services we provide. We also encourage teamwork as an essential element of our shared success and provide a work environment in which all people, ideas and backgrounds are respected, supported and valued. Job Description An Agile Coach is an expert in leanAgile practices and has excellent facilitation, mentoring, training, and professional coaching skills The Enterprise Agile Coach performs agile coaching at Portfolio, Program, and Team levels across both the business and IT They should be comfortable working at all levels to help the organization use Agile as a strategic asset of culture change and business value generation The Agile Coach is pragmatic, not dogmatic, about adopting Agile, and is proactive in driving sustainable, incremental change to improve organizational agility The Agile Coach is outcome focused and can demonstrate and speak to how certain Agile practices drive valuable business results Responsibilities Support and contribute to the organization-wide Agile transformation strategy Embrace servant leadership and display the behaviors that come with the key mindset shifts associated with Agile methods Provide coaching to the business roles of Product Management Coach and partner with Product Owners on technical teams with backlog creating and refinement to ensure vision and program roadmap are well-defined and understood Work with agile leaders to design and promote scaled agile transformation Attend Agile ceremonies and events (such as PI Planning, Inspect and Adapt workshops, Scrum of Scrums, etc.) to provide guidance Help mobilize communities of practice for specific roles to enable local thought leadership and collaboration Help identify organizational impediments to a successful Agile transformation and work with the leadership teams, coaches and delivery teams to create effective strategies to overcome them Facilitate classroomworkshop training for professional levels through management on Agile frameworks, competencies, and methodologies Be an agent of change who continuously drives Agile maturity levels (including self-organization, servant leadership, flow, respect for individuals, transparency, balance, etc.) by challenging assumptions and current ways of thinking and proposing actionable steps to make incremental, sustainable change Act as a subject matter expert to instill a culture of measurement with respect to both the impact of change to the business and the effectiveness of the system of delivery Support the quarterly Program Increment (PI) planning processes Potentially serve as Release Train Engineer for Programs, facilitating PI training Acts as change agent and demonstrates to the teams how the Agile processes and systems work Qualifications Minimum Requirements Bachelor's degree in a relevant field 5 years of experience in an agile capacity such as Enterprise Agile Coach, Product Management, Product Owner, Scrum Master, etc Experience in coaching and mentoring at Team, Program, and Portfolio levels preferred Relevant business process improvement and facilitation Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, negotiation, solving problems and issues, resolving conflicts, communicating and influencing effectively at all levels of an organization required Understanding of Scaled Lean-Agile with hands-on experience in Scrum, Kanban, Lean, andor eXtreme Programing Skills and experience in leading and managing process assessment (documenting as-is) and process analysis (identifying improvement opportunities and defining future state) Superior analytical and problem solving skills Strong skills in MS Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Viso, Access) Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work through people to get things done especially when dealing with executive level leadership At least 1-2 Agile certifications such as SAFe Program Consultant (SPC),SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), SAFe Agilest (SA), SAFe Product OwnerProduct Manager (POPM) or SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) Ability to involve and encourage others to explore ways to be part of the change process Actively facilitate the implementation and acceptance of new processes or procedures in the workplace Develop, coach and mentor team members and encourage them to take risks Preferred Requirements Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education 1 years in an Agile coaching or enterprise coaching role in various enterprises 2-5 years in a delivery role, whether Waterfall or Agile (Scrum Master, Project Manager, Technology Lead, Business Lead, Product Owner, Solution Architect, etc.) Experience in creating Agile trainingworkshop material Experience working with large, small, remote, and collocated Agile teams Experience in the use of scaling methods such as SAFe, LESS, or industry equivalents Solid background utilizing an Agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban) in software development Strong presentation and facilitation skills, coaching and mentorship experience Solid oral, written, and presentation skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills Demonstrated experience with lean thinking At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Isn't that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra. We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way. We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We're doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ. We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100 consultant and client focused. We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve. Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program) Vision Personal Time Off (PTO) Program Long Term Disability (100 paid) Life Insurance (100 paid) 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3 (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture. In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First "Fast 50" award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members. Ranked "1" supplier by over 50 of our customers nationally. Ranked "Top 3" supplier by over 75 of our customers nationally. To view all of our open positions, please go to and at the bottom of the page click Job Portal, or get there directly at You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.comfastswitch httpwww.twitter.comfastswitch And you can become a fan of Fast Switch on Facebook at httptinyurl.comy9y3gdp httptinyurl.comy9y3gdp

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