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Agile Coach
Ref No.: 18-00160
Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Start Date / End Date: 02/19/2018 to 08/17/2018
Agile Coach (10 Openings)
Multiple Locations - Minnetonka/Eden Prairie, MN; Basking Ridge, NJ; Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL
6 Months CTH

Job Description
 
As an Agile Practitioner you will be responsible for ensuring Agile Frameworks are understood and enacted. Agile Practitioners do this by ensuring that the team and organization adhere to the values of the Agile Manifesto and the twelve principles therein. You are a servant leader. You help employees and stakeholders understand and enact empirical product development. You are a facilitator, trainer, coach, and mentor for the team, organization, and enterprise. You are not defined or bounded by your title, but instead focus on delivering value. You may at times fill various roles based on organizational needs and your own abilities, including: Scrum Master, Team Coach, and Enterprise Coach. You seek to continuously improve your own skills, the effectiveness of your team, and the organization's understanding of Agile. You measure progress using learning milestones. You support the five elements of a learning organization: personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking. You adhere to the five Scrum values: focus, courage, openness, commitment, and respect.
 
Requirements:
2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach or other Agile Role (e.g. Product Owner)
1+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple team projects
Growth Mindset
Bachelor's Degree
 
Preferred Qualifications:
4+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, or Agile Coach
2+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple team projects
Agile Certification(s)
Healthcare Experience
Graduate Degree
 
Competencies:
As an Agile Practitioner, you already have many of the skills listed below, and will continue to develop and expand your repertoire:
 
Agile Frameworks:
  • Crystal Clear
  • Extreme Programming
  • Kanban
  • Dynamic Systems Development
  • Feature-Driven Development
  • Lean
  • Lean Software Development
  • Scrum
Agile Frameworks for Scaling:
  • Crystal
  • Disciplined Agile
  • Large-Scale Scrum
  • Nexus
  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Scrum@Scale
Organizational Change Leadership:
  • ADKAR
  • Contingency Theory
  • Communication Strategies
  • Lewin 3-Step Model
  • Kotter 8-Step Change Process
  • McKinsey 7S Model
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Open Space Design
  • Organizational Design
  • Queueing Theory
  • Systems Thinking & Modeling
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • The Satir Model
  • The Theory of Constraints
 
Product Development:
  • A/B Testing
  • Backlog Prioritization
  • Business & Lean UX Canvas
  • Innovation Games
  • Minimal Marketable Product
  • Minimal Viable Product
  • Minimalist Design
  • Story Mapping
  • Supply Chain Management
  • The 9S Approach
  • User Journey
  • User, Buyer and Extreme Personas
  • Value Stream Mapping
Product Marketing:
  • Distribution Channels
  • Exciters & Delighters
  • Market Requirements
  • Market Segments
  • Points of Parity, Points of Difference
  • Product & Service Catalogs
  • Product Taxonomy
Finance:
  • Beyond Budgeting
  • Cost of Delay
  • Relative Sizing
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Weighted-Shortest Job First
 
Architecture:
  • Building Blocks
  • Decoupled Architectures
  • Emergent Design
  • Microservices
  • Modular Development
  • Service Oriented Architecture
DevOps:
  • Acceptance TDD
  • Automated Tests
  • Behavior Driven Development
  • Configuration as Code
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Continuous Integration
  • Database Change Automation
  • Domain Specific Language
  • Feature Toggles
  • Orchestration Between Items
  • Real-Time Metrics, Reporting
  • Scripted Environments
  • Specification by Example
  • Test Driven Development