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Sr. Agile Coach to participate in the development and coaching of Agile teams including those practicing Scrum and Kanban

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Dec 01, 2022
Job End Date: Dec 31, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 125336
Location: Ottawa
Our valued financial client is seeking a Sr. Agile Coach to participate in the development and coaching of Agile teams including those practicing Scrum and Kanban

For a 1-year contract in Ottawa

  • Provide guidance to Scrum Masters and teams on how to transition to and operate in delivery environments and how to resolve complex problems, growing capability across the organization. Helps anticipate internal and external business challenges and find solutions through process, product or service improvements
  • Includes direct support of work mobilization activities (e.g., road map development, functional decomposition)
  • Ability and responsibility to recognize different Agile approaches / methodologies and align to the standards and be held accountable
  • Drives continuous improvement of Agile practices and processes with an influence on industry best practices; investigates and (where necessary) escalates all delivery issues to support effective resolution and increase team performance
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives and contribute to the project’s overall direction; Provide advice to teams and all levels of leadership, supporting forecasting initiatives and demand in order to help develop annual strategic plan.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships across teams and functions
  • Demonstrates adaptability, flexibility and creativity in their approach to stakeholder engagement and work to support the Agile transformation agenda
  • Supports business and technology ownership to ensure their ability / agile competencies to complete key activities required for agile delivery, including roadmap and story map development and how those activities translate to traditional approaches such as functional decomposition and architectural alignment

Must have skills:
  • 10+ years practicing Agile, including Scrum and/or Kanban
  • 5+ as a coach/transformation advisor at an enterprise level, including coaching senior leaders

Nice to have skills:
  • Design and implementation of Agile work management systems at scale
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Agile Training facilitation
  • Advanced Agile Certification
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Experience with Azure DevOps, Aha!, Planview