GovernmentCIO

  • Agile Coach

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1365
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    GovernmentCIO is looking for Agile Coaches to join our Agile Transformation team at the Department of Veteran Affairs. This is a highly challenging role focused on business process reengineering, gap analysis, process improvement, and most importantly, defining SOPs that work for our clients and their partners. The individual must have a proven track record of training and transforming teams and programs to fully implementing Agile (Scrum or SAFe). The position alternates between virtual and on-site workdays, thus the individual must possess exceptional communication and meeting facilitation skills, in-person and virtual.

    Responsibilities

    • Assess projects to determine their level of Agile maturity and use the data to tailor a training plan
    • Coach teams on Agile fundamentals and help them implement Agile ceremonies, identify the roles, and manage the respective artifacts
    • Facilitate Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives and other Scrum ceremonies; Create and manage artifacts; and identify, implement, and track metrics.
    • Identify stakeholders and change agents, and get their buy-in for recommended changes
    • Communicate projects’ transformation progress via weekly updates to management highlighting successes, risks, areas of improvement, and suggested resolutions
    • Act as a thought leader in the Agile space and contribute to whitepapers, magazine articles, proposal writing, and authoring any similar literature that further our mission

    Qualifications

    • At least 7 years of experience working in a software development shop as either a PM, BA, Developer, Tester, DBA, System Administrator or a combination of these roles.
    • Minimum 5 years working in a pure Agile environment (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, DevOps), with at least 2 years of actively coaching and transitioning teams, programs, and portfolios
    • The individual must hold at least one Agile certificate. This includes PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), ICAgile Certified Professional/Expert, SAFe Agilist (SA), or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4)
    • Experience working with at least one the following Agile tools: IBM Rational (RM, CM, QM), CA Rally, JIRA or TFS, ALM, or VerionOne
    • Experience with providing presentations to virtual and in person teams
    • Proven leadership experience in IT delivery, building and sustaining high performing teams
    • An effective communicator skilled in conflict resolution - exceptional soft skills are essential
    • Bachelor’s degree required

     

    Preferred:

     

    • Agile coaching/facilitation certified
    • DevOps certified with at least 2 years of experience implementing the methodology
    • SAFe certified (any of the certifications) with at least 1 years of experience implementing the methodology
    • Experience working for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
    • Big 4 experiences
    • Master’s Degree (MIS or MBA)
    • Solid IBM Rational experience (RM, CM, and QM)

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