Agile Coach

Recruiter
Black Biro Recruitment
Location
Cambridge
Posted
11 Jul 2018
Closes
11 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
If you are an AGILE COACH contractor with experience in IT and are
looking for an immediate start (for a 6 month contract), please read on!
Our client is working with a major Pharmaceutical Company in Cambridge on
a Transformation IT Programme, and they are looking for an Agile Coach to
work with the team and introduce an Agile Strategy, coach and train team
colleagues and to mentor the team on an ongoing basis.
Required Skills and Experience
· Hands on experience in the software development cycle
· Showing proficiency in relevant programming languages
· Demonstrating strong knowledge of and background with Agile concepts
· Possessing prior experience coaching teams in Agile adoption or as a
Scrum Master
· Experience coaching at large organizations or Fortune 500 companies
Required Qualifications:
· Computer Science qualification
· Scrum Coach certification
· Scrum Master certification
Role:
Educate Colleagues: The Agile Coach will educate all colleagues on Agile
principles who are participating in the Transformation IT Programme. The
role will also provide tools for implementing Agile processes, training
sessions and techniques that lead toward the organisation-wide adoption
of Agile methodologies.
Mentor Team: As a mentor, the Agile Coach is responsible for guiding
teams in Agile methodology, providing employees with feedback and means
of improvement, catalysing organisational growth and answering questions.
They will provide hands-on support to all colleagues, collaborating with
people across widely varying levels and roles, leading teams toward
further understanding and adoption of Agile.
Develop Agile Adoption Strategy: The Agile Coach is responsible for
designing a strategy for the organisational adoption of Agile. This
includes every stage of adoption, from the introduction of Agile and
colleague education, to fostering teams and cultures that practise Agile,
to sustaining Agile methodologies and continually offering strategies for
improvement.
Implement Agile Methodology: This task entails implementing Agile
process, principles and practices across all levels and departments in an
organization. The Agile Coach must use techniques that increase
collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of
experimentation and innovation. The Agile Coach must also embody the
Agile principles and lead by example.
Provide Agile Coach Skills: To be successful in the role the Agile Coach
must be a strong leader and advocates for the adoption of Agile. Agile
Coaches must be assertive about adherence to Agile processes and
enthusiastic about Agile practices and their benefits. They are both
educators and coaches and possess great interpersonal skills, teaching
abilities, and a capacity to inspire and motivate. Agile Coaches must be
proactive in their own development, constantly updating their
information, attending conferences and continuously learning.
Black Biro Recruitment is acting as a Recruitment Partner on behalf of
our client and we will only pass on your details after having spoken with
you regarding the role (GDPR) and gained your consent

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