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Senior Agile Project Coach
Ref No.: 18-15773
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Title: Senior Agile Project Coach (563919)
Position Type: 12+ Months Contract
Location: Dix Campus Raleigh

Client is seeking a short term Senior Agile Coach to support the organizational adoption of Agile and provide training to facilitate organization-wide adoption of Agile

The Senior Agile Coach must be experienced in implementing Agile in complex enterprise environments and coaching teams from the emergent level of Agile awareness to a team that is able to follow the Agile principles consistently across initiatives. This includes implementing Agile process, principles and practices across the department.
Will develop a strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile and provide training to facilitate organization-wide adoption of Agile methodologies.
Will provide training and guidance to teams of business and IT staff at all levels from leadership to developers, who often may be implementing the Agile methodology for the first time
Should be able to provide disciplined coaching and bring teams quickly through the maturity processes toward become self-sufficient Agile teams.
Should provide support for the development of a sustainable Enterprise Agile Framework
Will focus on improving teams of developers and overall project management staff by increasing collaboration, innovation, and introducing techniques that promote adaptability and flexibility in the face of unpredictable circumstances.
Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning. Acts as an effective change agent, improving Scrum practices and delivering higher quality, higher value software more efficiently.
Lead and conduct training at all levels, including DHHS leadership, business and IT Teams

The Senior Agile Coach should have extensive experience educating/mentoring Agile Teams adopt and follow Agile methodology.
Should have extensive experience in facilitating and assessing Scrum Events and Ceremonies.
Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments
Experience implementing various Agile Frameworks like Scrum of Scrums, Nexus, SAFE etc...
Experience in structuring Scaled Agile Teams
Agile coaching experience with teams that are new to Agile
Excellent communication and facilitation skills
Have strong project work and project planning experience.

Skill Required / Desired  of Experience
At least 7 years of project management experience, preferably with large, complex automation implementation efforts in an Agile development framework Required 7 7  
Experience with managing multiple stakeholders on business process re-engineering efforts including LEAN and quality improvement efforts Highly desired Years  
Proven track record of delivering IT projects within budget, scope and schedule. Required 7 Years  
Objective decision-making ability based on strategic objectives priority, business performance analysis and resource availability. Required      
Hands on experience managing project risk, cost, schedule, quality, testing, and communications Required      
Solid work experience with project management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project) Required 7 Years  
Hands on experience managing application acceptance testing. Required 5 Years  
Demonstrated experience providing strategic vision and implementation roadmap for Agile framework Highly desired    
Experience with MS Office. Required      
PMI certification Project Management Professional (PMP) Highly desired    
Demonstrated presentation and training skills. Required      
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Required      
Solid work experience managing implementation projects in the healthcare arena working with multiple statkeholders Highly desired 7 Years  
Experience managing implementation projects that used .NET, Java, XML, HTML, CSS, VBScript, JavaScript, IIS Highly desired 5 Years  
Solid work experience developing enterprise wide agile framework Required 5 Years  
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) or Certified Product Owner (CPO) Highly desired