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Job Description

Agile Coach / Scrum Master

Location: Arizona (Remote till COVID restrictions)
Experience: 10+ years
Track: Consulting
Practice: Program Management

About Us:
Job Description:

As Agile Coach the candidate will be champion of Agile values and principles with proven expertise in Agile practices at clients. As Scrum Master the candidate will support product teams in building out enterprise data solutions including enterprise data hubs.

Responsibilities

  • Coach client resources on Agile culture, theory, values, principles, and practices – including Agile product and project management – and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders, including other Agile leaders, to ensure the success of Agile practices and, thereby, the success of the clients Agile program
  • Develop backlogs and roadmaps that are well managed, schedule and budget forecasts are reliable, business commitments are met, and value delivery is maximized
  • Ensure product teams (development) understand the business, product vision, and sprint goals
  • Develop and negotiate effective user stories, acceptance criteria, and definition of done with product teams
  • Coach Product Teams in self-organization/management, cross-functional collaboration, team dynamics and interpersonal skills – communication, collaboration, conflict, motivation, etc. – that characterize high-performing teams
  • Ensure Product Teams understand the business, product vision, stories, and sprint goals
  • Coach Product Teams to ensure sprint backlogs are well managed, commitments are reasonable, stories are swarmed, sprint goals are predictably delivered, quality and performance expectations are met
  • Protect Product Teams from interruptions, manage risks, and remove impediments
  • Ensure Product Teams are working on at least one improvement story per sprint
  • The Agile Coach is responsible for Agile Project Management: “Each [iteration] may be considered a project” consisting of “a goal of what is to be built, a design and flexible plan that will guide building it, the work, and the resultant product increment” (Scrum Guide). Project management work and accountability is distributed across the team:
  • Apply technical knowledge of enterprise data solutions to continuously analyze and increase the efficiency of the development processes and monitor the quality of the work results by suitable agile measures.

Experience

  • Professional Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Master credential required; SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) and additional Agile and/or Project Management certifications preferred.
  • 10 years of experience in software and/or product development and/or project management with enterprise data solutions (data integrations, data hubs, data warehouses, etc.) required; understanding of API, ETL, and Database technologies preferred.
  • 5 years of experience collaborating with business stakeholders to deliver quantifiable business value required; experience in healthcare preferred.a
  • 3 years of experience leading-training-facilitating-coaching both Scrum and Kanban-based teams required; experience with Shape Up and bet-based planning preferred.
  • 3 years of experience with Agile processes and tools required, including Jira
  • Proven skills in verbal and written communication required; experience leading-training-facilitating-coaching teamwork, negotiation and conflict resolution preferred.

 
Important Qualifications

  • Agile exp. w/ enterprise data solutions,
  • Exp. as proxy product owner,
  • Healthcare exp
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