Contract Spy Chester, UK
Oct 17, 2019Duration not stated
Joining us in this brand new role leading the development and embedding of Agile principles & practises across our client’s business and change communities; you 'll act as a mentor and coach to our senior leaders & Scrum Masters, while being “hands-on” with our Agile teams, driving performance and continuous improvement. You 'll enjoy considerable variety as well as valuable exposure to a range of business functions and programmes. Key Responsibilities and Scope of role: This role will see you initiating & developing Agile practices, supporting the business and IT community’s, from a standing start, on their journey towards Agile ways of working. You 'll contribute to building the Agile culture, coaching the scrum teams, and applying the appropriate Agile framework across the department. Requirements • Be hands on is setting up new Agile teams, ensuring they are equipped with the appropriate skills, processes & tools to meet on their delivery commitments. • Mentor the Scrum team, the Product Owner and senior stakeholders in the adoption of Agile principles & practises • Identify organisational and system impediments, and help to resolve them • Deliver ad hoc and formal Agile and Lean training • Continually build your knowledge of the latest concepts around Agile and the associated frameworks • Equip new teams with the latest Agile techniques and concepts to best serve their needs, being cognisant of their level of agile maturity. • Play a leading role within Agile communities of practice Key Behavioural Skills: Pioneering: Innovate, take bold steps forward Stand up for what’s right Question convention and stay curious Dependable: Use expertise to deliver on promises Persevere to get the right outcome Act with focus and care Stronger together: Collaborate, learn from experience, and adapt Share openly and transparently Listen, to include new perspectives Qualifications required: A scrum coach certification such as CSM, AgilePM, or attendance at any ACI Agile course Active membership of Agile community meet ups/forums would be advantageous Knowledge, Skills & Experience: We 're looking for someone with experience in developing, leading and supporting Agile capability with experience across Agile frameworks and techniques. The ideal candidate will have a software development background with exposure to the complete lifecycle. You 'll have a strong project awareness, and experience changing organisational or team mind sets, cultures and structures. With extensive experience working in a high performing Agile team, you 'll have an in-depth understanding of Agile stakeholder relationship techniques methods and change management practices. You 'll also be able to coach and mentor stakeholders at all levels. As well as this, you 'll demonstrate: • Experience of successfully improving Agile methods and processes in a number of teams • Experience in Agile project planning and control • A Lean mind set and experience in Lean • Experience developing and leading Agile delivery teams.