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Agile Coach in St. Louis, MO at DISYS

Date Posted: 12/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The primary responsibilities:

  • Educate partners and internal customers on Scrum and Agile.
  • Coach cross-functional Scrum Teams, guiding them through transformation by facilitating customary Scrum activities with an agile mindset to achieve successful transition to, and adoption of, the desired target state.
  • Support constituent partners by identifying challenging change management activities and processes, and effectively cultivating a safe environment for learning and personal / team transformation.
  • Develop collaborative and cooperative working relationships with multiple organizational, building awareness and generating desire for continuous delivery.
  • Actively contribute to continuous improvements by collaborating to refine and uplift approach, processes, and all related materials.
  • The position may travel up to 30% of the time

Core Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the learning and adoption of Scrum and Agile by individuals and teams as they gain insights and experience with Agile methods and practices.
  • Ask open and thoughtful questions which help people rethink and change the way they structure work: utilize value streams, influence and encourage continuous value delivery, cultivate iterative application development, QA, and project management.
  • Mentor Scrum Masters and teams on best in class Agile practices, and coach technology and business teams in innovative ways to resolve issues inherent in application of the Agile practices.
  • Provide strategic thought leadership on impediments to accelerated delivery through active participation in forums and communities of practice.
  • Guide teams in initial tracking and monitoring of metrics and reporting for transformation diagnostics.
  • Perform periodic methodology maturity assessments for teams: provide coaching and input to reach higher levels of maturity, continuous improvement.
  • Ensure teams understand the need to meet all compliance requirements for our client
  • Aspire to continual self-development, remaining current on all Agile standards and practices; grow understanding of integral Agile and scaling to coach others as transformation expands.
  • Develop well-articulated written and oral communications content (e.g., emails, presentation materials, etc.,) demonstrating a keen understanding and applying the appropriate level of detail dependent upon stakeholders
  • Collaborate with peers and partners to share, and evolve, best practices
  • Design, track, and analyze data for various initiatives, to evaluate adoption and program success and inform future activities
  • Deliver quality and timely work on projects requiring a high level of detail
  • Remain flexible for shifts in priorities navigating with readiness and efficiency

Job Requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: project management, implementation, or strategic planning

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to handle confidential material in a professional manner
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) skills
  • Kanban certification is nice to have, but not required
  • Appropriate Certifications for Coaching Agile including Scrum Master. Scrum Coach, Agile Coach (e.g., I.E Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Agile Coaching Institute Agile Certified Coach (ACI ACC), SAFe, Agility Health Facilitator, PROSCI is a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of Agile delivery methodology, from business and technology perspective (Waterfall [Solution Delivery Lifecycle: SDLC] is a plus to make appropriate comparative assessments when coaching)
  • Proven experience working in large scale Agile as a successful and experienced ScrumMaster
  • Experience coaching, and coordinating efforts with, multiple teams, Agile coaches and SCRUM masters within a matrixed technology organization
  • Experience with one of more Agile tools used for tracking user stories and backlogs (e.g., JIRA)
  • Strong spirit of collaboration, working across large organizations to reach a common goal, while actively promoting authenticity, transparency, and thought leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to develop compelling content and facilitate presentations in an engaging manner, while effectively managing time to ensure full delivery of content to audiences
  • Experience facilitating and delivering training or other related facilitation experience such as large group meetings or presentations
  • Experience working in a geographically dispersed, cross-functional large corporate environment, while influencing and motivating others via multiple media channels
  • Change management or large scale transformation experience
  • Ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate to build successful relationships in a matrixed organization
  • JIRA experience
This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Disys.  Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time. Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because they inquired about, discussed, or disclosed compensation. Email recruitinghelp @ disys.com to contact us if you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation in the application process.Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because they inquired about, discussed, or disclosed compensation. Email recruitinghelp @ disys.com to contact us if you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation in the application process.

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