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Agile Coach - Contract

PIVOCITY Pittsburgh, PA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $75 to $95 Hourly
  • Contractor
Job Description

PIVOCITY, LLC is seeking a strong Agile Coach to work with our partners supporting an agile transformation and coaching them on the various Agile processes including Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled frameworks (SAFe, LeSS, DaD). This role requires someone to have strong communication and facilitation skills who is able to mentor the client, leadership and team members. Must have a strong grasp of Agile methodologies and coaching / transformation experience, including being able to coach / mentor clients who are implementing agile frameworks from ground up.

Required Experience:

  • Use Agile subject matter expertise to coach client leadership and teams on Agile processes, practices and engineering eco system
  • Influence leadership and team members on the culture change required to shift from a traditional to an Agile mindset
  • Provide SME coaching to specific Agile roles: Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Product Managers
  • Administer Agile team maturity assessments and adapts coaching plans accordingly
  • Prepare a variety of communication artifacts related to agile practice events, progress and plans
  • Develop and deliver presentations to various levels of stakeholders and leaders and facilitates working sessions to identify resolutions to barriers to scaling use of Agile.
  • Provide feedback to Agile team member. Assists with the identification, collection and reporting on Agile Practice metrics
  • Strong understand and experience with TDD, Automation, and modern agile testing tools / methods.
  • Excellent skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: BVIR techniques, approaches to Retrospectives, handling technical debt, etc)
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
  • Knowledge and/or experience with common Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Education and Certifications:

  • One or more certifications: CSM/PSM, CSPO/PSPO, SPC4, SA, SP, ICP-ACC
  • Additional training or certifications in facilitation, coaching, and mentoring preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrable experience as an Agile Coach.

 

Location:

Will be based in Dallas with clients located throughout the DFW Metroplex area. Open to approximately 30% travel.

Company Description
Pivocity is a complete consulting services firm that offers training, consulting, and project services. An innovative approach to training and consulting helps clients pragmatically approach change in an unpredictable reality. Pivocity is currently in a high-growth stage of the company and looking for team members that want to make a difference.

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Why Work Here?
Pivocity is focused on creating sustainable agile organizations through effective, pragmatic consulting practices and training.

Pivocity is a complete consulting services firm that offers training, consulting, and project services. An innovative approach to training and consulting helps clients pragmatically approach change in an unpredictable reality. Pivocity is currently in a high-growth stage of the company and looking for team members that want to make a difference.

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