Agile Coach Job Description
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The Agile Coach’s work results in sustainable team improvement in delivery, knowledge, and ownership of how they work. The coach identifies potential areas of focus to address delivery problems, team dynamics, and systemic issues, recommending strategies for improvement within their scope of impact. We’re looking for an Agile Coach adept at assessing, prioritizing, and facilitating this type of improvement at the team and department levels.
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The Agile Coach supports project teams by providing expert knowledge and coaching in Agile. The Agile Coach is an expert in various Agile methodologies and frameworks and can articulate their usage with deep expertise, but also see them for what they are — tools and techniques to enable you to foster capability in an organization. The Agile Coach interfaces with leadership, including up to the CEO, and business, and supports domains and factories across all business divisions.
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We are seeking an Agile Coach to join our Product and Agile Center of Excellence. In this position, you will be coaching senior leadership through product and agile transformation, enabling leaders to create high-performing product teams through lean-agile leadership. The Agile Coach role within Company serves to connect firm-level strategy and prioritization to the execution activities of product management, teamwork, and responsibility-based management. The Coach serves as a mentor, coach, and guide to the firm and its teams in the implementation and transformation of an agile mindset, processes, and tools to ensure effective outcomes for the firm. The Agile Coach is a champion for change and fostering a continuous learning environment. They continuously seek to identify and clarify team goals, and alignment and foster an environment of trust and innovation aligning and adding to the strategy of the Product and Agile Center of Excellence.
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We are looking for an Agile Coach to coach our clients through the adoption of new Agile practices, advise them on ways to continuously improve, and migrate to Agile implementations using Agile frameworks. You will work with leaders and Agile teams while partnering with other Agile coaches to improve the flow of work and assist clients in identifying and removing challenges.
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The team has an immediate opening for an Agile Coach. Join this growing team to continue the transformation of practitioners and leaders throughout the Federal Reserve System. This is an exciting time of growth and transformation and we’re seeking proactive self-starters to help lead the way.
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As an Agile Coach, you will help drive Company’s agile transformation (agile operating model) by coaching scrum teams and leaders in the adoption and application of agile values and principles, DevOps mindset, and software engineering practices.
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We're seeking an Agile Coach to join our growing team. As an Agile Coach, you will be responsible for advising and facilitating policy, process, and cultural transformation across a major government enterprise, as well as working directly with Agile Programs within the Agency to adopt Agile practices. This includes developing agile guidance artifacts, creating standards and processes, and training/mentoring program personnel and leadership. The Agile Coach will provide hands-on coaching for Programs to facilitate a smooth transformation into Agile processes and capture the best practices for knowledge sharing across the organization.
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In the role, the Agile Coach will work at all levels of the organization, from individual scrum masters to technology executives to foster a robust Agile culture and mindset. An Agile Coach will use all possible tools to guide the portfolios, programs, and products through the changes: Presenting progress to senior leaders, suggesting and promoting organization changes, running a retrospective, delivering training, blogging, writing articles in newsletters, being fluent in Kanban and Scrum or creating value streams are all part of the coach’s arsenal. The successful coach is a consultant who changes organizations, a strategist who drives long-term change, a designer who shapes solutions, a salesperson who grows contacts and networks, an engineer who solves problems, and a teacher for those around them.
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The Agile Coach will provide training, mentoring, and coaching to Agile Teams with a specific focus on the Product Owner and Product Manager roles in both a Scaled Agile and non-scaled environment as we transition to SAFe. The Agile Coach will develop standards and processes as necessary to support the growing Product Management roles at the Company. Additionally, this position will provide mentoring and guidance to other Agile Coaches and will be responsible for assisting leadership in tracking progress towards goals and maintaining consistent standards across the Agile Coaching team. May be asked to lead, facilitate, and participate in value streaming exercises.
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We're seeking a highly-skilled, team-oriented Agile Coach to join our team. You will help build our clients through their Agile transformation at a strategic level, be it executive, portfolio, or program. You will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders across the organization, as well as with Agile coaches, Program Managers, Product Owners, and others.
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Frequently asked questions
What does an agile coach do?
An Agile Coach is a facilitator and mentor who helps organizations and teams transition to Agile methodologies and principles. Here are some of the key tasks and responsibilities of an Agile Coach:
Implementing Agile methodologies: An Agile Coach helps organizations and teams to understand and implement Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean, by providing training and guidance on Agile principles and practices.
Facilitating Agile ceremonies: An Agile Coach facilitates Agile ceremonies such as daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings, and ensures that these ceremonies are effective and productive.
Mentoring and coaching team members: An Agile Coach works with team members to improve their understanding of Agile principles and practices, and to help them adopt a more Agile mindset. This involves providing guidance on how to work collaboratively, how to embrace change, and how to prioritize work.
Assessing team performance: An Agile Coach assesses team performance, identifies areas for improvement, and develops action plans to address these areas.
Promoting Agile culture: An Agile Coach promotes an Agile culture within the organization by encouraging collaboration, continuous improvement, and a focus on delivering value to customers.
Collaborating with stakeholders: An Agile Coach collaborates with stakeholders, including product owners and managers, to ensure that Agile practices are aligned with business objectives and goals.
Continuous improvement: An Agile Coach continuously seeks to improve Agile practices and methodologies, and encourages teams to do the same.
Overall, an Agile Coach plays a critical role in helping organizations and teams to adopt and succeed with Agile methodologies, by providing guidance, training, and support, and promoting an Agile culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.
What are the skills of an agile coach?
Being an effective Agile Coach requires a combination of technical and interpersonal skills. Here are some of the key skills that an Agile Coach should possess:
Deep knowledge of Agile methodologies: An Agile Coach should have a deep understanding of Agile principles, frameworks, and methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean.
Strong coaching and mentoring skills: An Agile Coach should have strong coaching and mentoring skills, and be able to guide and support team members in adopting an Agile mindset and practices.
Excellent communication skills: An Agile Coach should have excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex concepts in simple terms, and to adapt their communication style to different audiences.
Facilitation skills: An Agile Coach should have strong facilitation skills, including the ability to facilitate meetings and workshops, and to manage group dynamics.
Problem-solving skills: An Agile Coach should have strong problem-solving skills, and be able to help teams to identify and resolve issues that arise during the Agile process.
Change management skills: An Agile Coach should have strong change management skills, and be able to help teams to navigate the changes that come with adopting Agile methodologies.
Leadership skills: An Agile Coach should have strong leadership skills, and be able to inspire and motivate team members to embrace Agile practices and principles.
Technical skills: An Agile Coach should have a good understanding of technical concepts and practices, and be able to work effectively with technical teams.
Overall, being an effective Agile Coach requires a combination of technical, coaching, communication, facilitation, problem-solving, change management, leadership, and technical skills, as well as a deep understanding of Agile principles and methodologies.