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Senior Agile Coach Lead

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Job Description

As a Senior Agile coach within the Agile competence you will

  • lead Transformation of delivery teams by
    • leading engagements with internal leaders to initiate or advance their Agile journey with a sharp focus on outcomes and creating consistency in principles, approaches, language and communications
    • actively participating and driving Agile and digital transformation efforts/initiatives across the whole organization
    • providing expert coaching as teams move through Op model maturity including definition and improvement of delivery methods, used tools, identification of process improvement etc.
    • applying and developing scaling frameworks and approaches, providing counseling on guardrails and industry-proven practices and patterns for how to scale
    • guiding teams through initial lighthouses to ensure consistency and value capture
    • create a culture of identification reusable components, services, solutions helping other team to speed-up delivery
  • be active in building Agile competency by
    • Hire, mentor and build key talents of Scrum Masters/Agile Coaches, Delivery Managers, Project Managers within the product management and agile coaching competence
    • join a team of like-minded passionate professionals in a flexible multi-cultural environment
    • work across teams, groups and organization
    • Model Agile in the way you think and act to inspire cultural change throughout the global organization
    • Oversee coach onboarding and ongoing guidance to effectively support transformation and achievement of outcomes
  • cooperate on Change management by
    • conducting trainings and workshops about Agile principles, Scrum, Compliance, Product Delivery, etc. across the whole organization
    • Provide a combination of micro-trainings, mentoring and coaching sessions to leadership to help the organization get to better decisions faster, whilst also incorporating agile principles like bets / hypotheses, feedback loops etc.
    • Partnering with other leads understand the strategy and the future direction of the CTO organizations
    • Creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance.
    • Driving relevant change management activities to achieve desired goals
    • Managing measurement to evaluate effectiveness of change management and achieving desired outcomes/goals

Number of direct reports: 5+

Team size: 5+

Position Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement: B.A./B.S. required; B.S. Degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a related field); Advanced degree is preferred.

Required Experience and Skills

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with agile software development
  • Prior experience leading teams and working with technology and user experience professionals to define, scope, and prioritize product requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with a variety of audiences and stakeholders including, but not limited to executive management, business leaders, IT peers, and colleagues worldwide
  • Active listening with the demonstrated ability to proactively and confidently engage with key stakeholders to gain an understanding of the business' evolving IT needs, develop and recommend innovative and cost-effective solutions, and explain technology-related issues to non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, leading and supporting an IT vision and direction including experience developing strategic IT plans, developing the associated financial analyses and translating budgeted plans into tactical, actionable operational initiatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership in achieving shared objectives in a matrix organization, managing cross-divisional initiatives, and cross-functional teaesults-orientation with the proven ability and reputation for developing plans and implementing them successfully.
  • Expert working knowledge and experience in advancing Agile Mindset and approaches, at a team and op model level with a track record of results - minimum of 5 years' experience in this field
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation and communication skills, both written and oral, are required to synthesize key issues, and communicate/persuade constituencies towards specific actions and initiatives
  • Well organized, highly motivated, outcome driven and results oriented with the ability to prioritize and drive measurable value
  • Mindset
    • Bold & challenging
    • resilient,
    • adaptive,
    • collaborative, listening,
    • learner

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Prior strategy and delivery experience focused on Data and Analytics, foundation platforms or Automation.
  • Prior experience working in an infrastructure organization that operated in a product team model with emphasis on user experience, agility, and automation.
  • Prior experience working on a large transformational change initiative
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally and cross-regionally across multiple organizational units.
  • Fluency in English.

Furthermore, we will be happy if you know or have heard of one of these

  • Design thinking/Double diamond
  • Lean UX, Interaction design, User research and usability testing
  • Continuous Discovery
  • Design sprint
  • Project & Product Management

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Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

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Requisition ID:R137237

8 hours ago

Five, Czech Republic

Full time


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