Director, Enterprise Agile Coach / Program Management
Location: Virtual, Virginia
Internal Number: 264819
What we're looking for is Director, Enterprise Agile Coach / Program Management who is passionate about helping teams realize their full potential by coaching and enabling the organization to deliver outstanding product as fast as possible while having fun. The ability to coach, mentor and teach teams, as well as, work closely with senior management to advance agility at the enterprise level are key components for success in this position. We would like someone who appreciates the depths of agile practices and principles and can help teams appreciate them, too. Someone who can help management at all levels of the organization to understand the benefits of working agile and who can assist in raising and removing organizational impediments.
Those job duties include:
Collaborates on the creation and evolution of the PMO lean-agile transformation roadmap and owns driving activities across the organization including agile in non-it agile teams.
Engage stakeholders and senior leadership to ensure there is alignment between the organization's mission, vision, goals and objectives of technology initiatives including the appropriate level of communication, visibility, and transparency of that alignment with the development teams
Coach/mentor individual leaders, managers, product managers, and agile leads in the agile mindset, principles, behaviors, and values of servant leadership needed to transform the organization
Help define and advance best practices for scaling and optimizing the agile practice in alignment with the PMO vision.
Instigate change and continuous improvement to increase the productivity of the teams and quality of all software engineering deliverables, fostering unified development strategies inclusive of DevOps, QA, Architecture and UX and a customer-feedback driven agile development strategy
Work with Product Management to ensure the organization's product roadmaps align with the vision, mission and goals and that there is a focus on customer value
Develops and monitors metrics to track progress of Agile adoption and maturity to aid in accelerating overall Agile best practices
Participates, organizes, facilitates communities of practice to help foster lean and agile thinking
Develops training materials and deliver across the organization
Works with HR to align and train the agile mindset/skill gaps/job titles
Work with Finance to align the financial needs of active initiatives and the existing budgeting process
Work with Finance to establish flexible budgeting process aligned more to the technology funding process
May at times fill various roles based on organizational needs and your own abilities, including: Scrum Master and Team Coach
Emotional intelligence, level-headed diplomat, skilled listener and clean communicator
Teacher and coach with strong empathy traits, able to remain objective and constructive in all situations
Broad and deep technology experience
Executive, boardroom skills
Patient, persistent, optimistic, self-motivated and determined; results driven and goal oriented
A consummate learner with an open mind. Extremely curious.
Expert in Agile Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development and software engineering principles and practices
Knowledgeable in systems thinking, design thinking and organizational behavior
Knowledgeable in agile scaling frameworks and strategies including SAFe, Lean, LeSS, Nexus, Scrum at Scale, Enterprise Scrum, DaD
Knowledgeable in agile tools and applications such as Atlassian JIRA, CA Rally, VersionOne, Pivotal Tracker, Trello
Knowledge of Organizational Change Management techniques and challenges
Critical thinking, problem solving and lateral thinking skills
Ability to facilitate constructive debate and resolve disagreements and conflicts constructively
Ability to develop and foster teamwork. Ability to gauge how the team is doing and to drive the necessary actions to improve
Comfortable in ambiguous environments, able to lead with little direction and set strategic goals based on experience
Either demonstrable experience in depth and breadth of agile experience or a combination of professional certification(s) along with that experience
Agile Coaching (ability to coach multiple teams in the principles of Agile and the practices of Scrum / Kanban)
A track record of leadership in Agile transformation in large organizations
Proven knowledge of the application of Agile at scale and demonstrated ability to coach and lead the cultural and organizational change to make it work
A passion and commitment to your own personal development demonstrated by participation in Agile Industry activities and groups as speaker, volunteer or organizer
Strong communication/presentation skills to effectively interact with clients, internal teams and leadership
Coaching Certification a plus (ICP-ACC, Co-Active, ORSC, CEC, CTC, SPC)
10 plus years of experience managing
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $122,200 to $230,200. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
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