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Agile Coach
Ref No.: 17-00092
Location: Holmdel, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 11/19/2018
Agile Coach

The engagement is long term; 1 to 2 years.
The responsibilities of the SPCs include the following:
•            Communicate the business need, urgency, and vision for change
•            Lead Training and Coaching
•            Socialize the new agile concepts and provide orientation and overview training
•            Teach SAFe principles to Client leaders, managers, and stakeholders
•            Coach leaders and stakeholders to build and maintain the Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlogs
•            Provide additional training on specialty roles such as Product Owner, Product Manager, Scrum Master, and Release Train Engineer (RTE)
•            Assist in the establishment of a Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE)
•            Identify Value Streams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
•            Work with stakeholders to identify the flow of value and,
•            Identify value streams and ARTs to find those that are the most opportunistic for launch
•            Create the implementation plan
•            Participate in creating a plan for the rollout
•            Communicate upcoming changes, and establish metrics
•            Prepare for the ART launch
•            The SPCs will work with the LACE to assess, plan and prepare for the ART launch
•            Conduct ART execution
•            Participate in Scrum of Scrums and System Demos
•            Facilitate Inspect and Adapt (I&A) and follow-up on improvement items.
•            Assist in the establishment of a DevOps culture and mindset, the Continuous Delivery Pipeline, infrastructure, and associated Agile technical practices
•            Assist in launching additional ARTs and Value Streams
•            Facilitate the creation of new change agents to increase Client’s capacity to support new value streams, start more ARTs, and expand the reach of LACE.
•            Extend the portfolio practices
•            Help drive new portfolio practices to other areas of the Client, including:
a.           Lean Budgets
b.           Lean Portfolio Management
c.           Lean approaches to CapEx and OpEx
d.           Agile Contracts
•            Oversee Continuous Improvement
•            Foster a Lean-Agile approach to human resources
•            Facilitate establishment of Communities of Practice (CoPs)