Agile Coach
Kforce Inc


Job Info


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Kforce has a client that is seeking an Agile Coach in Minneapolis, MN.Responsibilities:
  • Facilitating the scrum process on scrum teams with cross-functional impacts that involve moderately complex project, non-project, or maintenance work
  • Guides the scrum team(s) and organization to follow generally accepted Agile/Scrum practices and daily activities to actively promote prioritization, team readiness, and commitment for each Sprint
  • Uses empirical data to help the team(s) assess their Scrum Maturity, optimize scrum team velocity to organizational KPIs, and identify improvement opportunities to achieve higher levels of team performance
  • Proactively addresses systemic impediments to team agility and guides the team(s) on methods to escalate when needed to prevent challenges from becoming blockers
  • Coaches scrum team(s) to deliver capabilities using agile practices while also following the Software Development Lifecycle, business process mapping, and various release processes as appropriate to ensure all risk, security, and development requirements are met
  • Partners with discipline managers to convey their concerns to scrum teams about governance policies and adherence to corporate standards
  • Partners with Product Owner(s) to ensure continuous refinement of backlog, which may include stories from multiple projects
  • Completion of some work may depend on non-agile work teams
  • Drives Scrum adoption across all levels in the organization
  • Facilitates and is accountable for owning the Scrum Agile ceremonies for the scrum team(s)
  • Partners with Product owners, Program or Project Managers to communicate delivery of work product from the scrum team and escalates key risks and issues impeding scrum team effectiveness
  • Identifies skills and competencies of scrum team members and makes adjustments accordingly to promote development and highly effective teams


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must understand Agile - not just about scaling, the basic principles
  • Must have worked within the SAFe environment, LeSS environment would be a selling point - but not a requirement
  • Candidates qualifying for this position will have similar experience along with the skills and abilities to perform the duties mentioned
  • Any relevant education and/or training will be considered a plus
Start your career off on the right foot with one of 'America's Top 500 Companies', as awarded by Forbes. Our client is known as a place where people feel included, valued, supported and respected. Innovative thinking and industry-leading technology allow their associates to thrive and grow in their careers. And with a priority placed on their culture and company principles, their commitment to diversity, ethics and the communities in which they operate is their driving force.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.



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