Agile Coach

Outsource UK Ltd
Milton Keynes
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A Finance client are currently seeking an experienced Agile Coach for a 4 month contract based in Milton Keynes.

The Agile Coach will join a key workstream of the Digital Transformation Programme and deliver the day-to-day coaching needed for new and existing Agile teams across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

* Work closely with your teams to support them in delivering value, quality and a great customer experience, but also to remove non-value adding activities, bottlenecks and blockers
* Be a true servant leader with the ability to step in, build relationships and work with teams at varying stages in their agile journey
* Help teams realise the benefits of self-organisation
* Help teams understand how their work works using techniques such as Value Stream Mapping
* Encourage acts of leadership from all team members and at all levels within the wider organisation
* Lead product exploration sessions using established techniques such as Design Studio, Example Mapping or User Story Mapping
* Know that not everything is a nail and can recognise which tool to introduce from the agile toolkit. Not only by understanding the context but by also recognising the current capability of the team and their readiness to use the approach
* Help project and programme planners understand the benefits of limiting work in progress, establishing flow, focusing on delivering value, building quality in and seeking feedback using iterative development methods
* Identify and seek to resolve systemic challenges to establishing a culture of continuous improvement
* Build and deliver training across a range of agile roles and techniques for Product Owners, Scrum Masters and others
* Collaborate with other Agile coaches to encourage, adopt and evolve the understanding of agility, values, principles, processes and tools throughout the wider business
* Grow the Lean and Agile communities within the organisation, establishing communities of practice and wider experience sharing and development groups.

Essential Skills Required:

* Have strong prior experience in an Agile Coaching role
* Have excellent knowledge & experience of Agile teachings, approaches and behaviours.
* Be ready to help teams and the wider organisation to address the dysfunctions that may result from teams and others misinterpreting, ignoring or rejecting Lean and Agile values and principles
* Have superb communication skills
* Have a rich set of facilitation, training and coaching tools and models
* Be capable of teaching and coaching the adoption of agile practices such as BDD, user story mapping and prioritisation techniques
* Exhibit a real passion for continuous learning and look to provide knowledge to facilitate classes, workshops and other sharing events such as Meet-ups
* Show passion and live the agile values and principles, be an inspiring and confident evangelist. Be an effective collaborator who inspires partnership.

If you fit the necessary skills please click 'Apply' and Outsource Birmingham will be in touch.

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