Agile Process Manager, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Kanban

Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
London (Greater)
From £700 to £750 per day
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Agile Process Manager, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Kanban, Agile Delivery Manager

A leading worldwide technical solutions provider client is currently looking for an Agile Process Manager to join their team on a 6 month contract bases. The successful Agile Process Manager will be working as part of the management team, coaching and developing their Agile practices and culture. They will be passionate about Agile and have experience working and coaching across various Agile methodologies.

Role & Responsibilities of the Agile Process Manager

  • Leading the Delivery Team - managing a small team of permanent and contract staff
  • Working as part of the management team, coaching and developing their Agile practices and culture
  • Ensuring the team facilitates in a hands-on, delivery focused way using techniques like:
    • Creating and analysing data - eg lead time, burn-ups, cycle time etc. to provide insights into team delivery and inspire positive change
    • Use data to forecast delivery schedules and support negotiations around prioritisation and staffing
    • Facilitate planning meetings and retrospectives until the teams can manage this themselves
    • Work with the Product Managers & delivery teams to estimate backlog items and ensure optimal flow through the delivery process
    • Delve into detail to help teams overcome technical problems
  • Lead by example getting hands dirty whenever possible
  • Help to shape and define team practices and processes to continually improve agile ways of working
  • Work at both a team level and a department level to increase delivery maturity.
  • Build collaborative, professional, and successful relationships with direct reports, product, tech teams and the wider business
  • Provide visibility into the status and progress of work at a department level
  • Co-ordinate and synchronise dependent work items across disciplines and teams
  • Build shared understanding of obstacles to progress; negotiate to remove obstacles
  • Communicate with stakeholders and manage their expectations
  • Foster a sense of energy, drive and purpose in the delivery teams
  • Aspire to inspire
  • Essential Skills & Experience of the Agile Process Manager

  • Strong Agile software delivery experience eg with Scrum and/or Kanban
  • Experience of all parts of the product lifecycle including end-of-life
  • Experience negotiating scope and priority of projects with management teams and business stakeholders
  • Proven ability to influence decision-making at all levels within an organization, and in a variety of contexts
  • Evidence of problem solving and providing creative solutions
  • Experience as an Agile/Lean Coach
  • Experience as a line manager
  • Energy and enthusiasm for delivery and implementing change
  • A methodology-agnostic, pragmatic approach to delivery management
  • A technical background in software development, testing or operations is an advantage but not essential
  • Agile Process Manager, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Kanban, Agile Delivery Manager

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