Agile Coach Job Description

Agile Coach Job Description

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Agile coach provides agile coaching to teams and programs on various aspects of the product development and delivery process, leveraging Scrum, lean, Kanban, SAFe, and DevOps principles and practices, with practical guidance transitioning from waterfall.

Agile Coach Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide Agile coaching to teams on all aspects of the project management framework, with a strong focus on Scrum practices
Coaching and mentoring ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Agile teams and management to enhance release planning, Agile ceremonies, continuous integration and continuous delivery practices
Transferring knowledge and helping teams continuously reflect and improve, becoming more effective in their roles and increasing the outcome, collaboration, and quality practices
Lead the overall relationship between lines of business (LOB) or groups and the Agile COE (and other resources supporting Agile Transformation), relationship building, business development, facilitation of expert resources and alignment with team / leadership needs
Onboard new groups or LOBs into the transformation process, provide overview presentation and evangelize Agile practices
Introduce Agile methodologies and implement agility in the project delivery processes using SAFe and Scrum
Continue to evangelize the need for top-down support for agile culture and values in order to achieve maximum results from the use of agile practices
Demonstrates and shares experiences and observations with all team members and to ensure best practices are being used and recommends process improvement
Oversees the overall objective cohesion of initiatives involving many scrum teams and leads initiative performance
Assesses emerging trends/best practices and determines implications of proposed methodologies on meeting business unit strategy

Agile Coach Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Agile Coach

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMP, ICP, SPC, CSPO, CSM, ITIL, CSP, ACP, PMI, EAC

Education for Agile Coach

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the agile coach job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Education, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Technical, Information Systems, MBA, Project Management, Military

Skills for Agile Coach

Desired skills for agile coach include:

Kanban
Software development lifecycle and methodologies
Scrum
Conflict resolution
Facilitation
Practices
Servant leadership
Situational awareness
DevOps
Empowerment

Desired experience for agile coach includes:

Experiencing implementing SAFE
Typically holds a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science Engineering, or other related engineering field (or has equivalent work experience)
Hands-on experience using various Agile Tools
Advanced industry recognized certifications related to Agile
Removing organizational impediments either within one Rapid lab or across labs/products
Help teams implement Agile development approaches

Agile Coach Examples

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Agile Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of agile coach. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for agile coach
  • 2+ years experience as Scrum Master or Agile Coach
  • Proven ability to facilitate and lead multiple teams in Agile, Lean, and SCRUM Methodologies
  • Provide program and team level coaching of department / program teams on Agile practices, principles, roles, artifacts, and mechanics
  • Leading teams and their partners as they learn and adopt Agile practices by supporting them through coaching, mentoring, facilitating and teaching
  • Perform similar activities where Agile support is needed for initiatives not using Scrum
  • Coach and mentor other scrum masters in our product team
  • You will work with executives to promote Agile mindset and best practices towards delivery success
  • You will write new methodologies and development practices and will help to implement those
  • You will collect feedbacks from the development team and improve current process and practices
  • Act as an Agile Coach, concentrating on developing Execution leaders (RTE and Scrum Masters) and closely partnering with the Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train
Qualifications for agile coach
  • PMP and CSM designations preferred
  • Working knowledge of Agile development methods/techniques (such as User Stories
  • At least 3 years experience in Agile Project Management
  • Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO, CSP, PSM, PSPO)
  • 2 years of experience assessing team performance
  • Will be responsible for coaching and developing a team of Software Engineers
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Agile Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of agile coach. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for agile coach
  • Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values while also meeting delivery commitments
  • Assess scrum maturity of the organization and identify how individual scrum teams can increase their agile maturity level
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the agile program and scrum teams
  • Actively contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice, Agile Coach, RTE and Scrum Master Forums
  • Act as a mentor to Agile Team Coaches, RTE's, Scrum Masters and Product Owners
  • Teach/Mentor/Coach teams, ARTs and leadership on emerging agile, lean and engineering practices
  • Expertly applies emerging industry, agile practices and technology solutions to portfolio initiatives
  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example
  • Understand the customers needs and expectations (benefits)
  • Interact with executive leadership to understand the goals of transformation projects, the business and IT needs, business and IT roadmap, expected accelerators
Qualifications for agile coach
  • At least 3 Years of Software Development
  • 10+ years’ experience leading large projects, transformation efforts, process improvements, product implementations, systems development and integration efforts
  • Hands-on experience applying lean/Agile methodologies within infrastructure, hardware, and operational environments
  • Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of related program experience
  • Must have experience managing projects on a large scale ($5 Mil + in budget) containing multiple lines of implementation stakeholders (Development teams, 3rd party software vendors)
  • Conduct a detailed assessment through interviews, review of process models, current internal discussions, review of documentation
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Agile Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of agile coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for agile coach
  • Provide coaching for leadership, teams, Scrum Masters or others based on assigned engagements and in alignment with our clients best practices
  • Work as an Agile Coach and Scrum Master
  • Serve as a mentor and a coach for teams on Agile practices, and ensure that they are followed consistently across teams
  • Optional) You have first or second level Scrum Master certification
  • You have excellent facilitation and written/verbal communication skills
  • Facilitate agile education workshops for group agile adoptions or other education needs in alignment with our clients best practices
  • Encourage and promote established engineering practices like unit testing, pair programming, test-driven development, and continuous integration
  • Encourage and promote engineering practices that lead to an appropriate level of quality
  • Develop Scrum Master and Product Owner skills in team members
  • Bring industry knowledge from the Agile community to support our teams
Qualifications for agile coach
  • Should help the team to covert from EPIC To user stories
  • Conduct multiple workshop with the product owner to define the product roadmap and release milestone
  • Exposed to distributed and scaled agile teams, and well-versed with at least one major framework
  • Understand unique business challenges surrounding quick client turnarounds and demands
  • Experience sizing, estimating, prioritizing, and creating/defining user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Provide portfolio and program level backlog refinement support
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Agile Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an agile coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for agile coach
  • Individual will be responsible for leading Product Owner and Product Owner teams to effectively apply and improve upon Agile practices
  • Individual will be responsible for teaching and coaching all core roles as defined by the Scrum Body of Knowledge, facilitating the process and meetings, maintaining artifacts, and assisting the Product Owner
  • Coach teams and team members in Agile/Kanban methods appropriate to their work
  • Effective ways of working, team practices, policies and cultural agreements
  • Teach agile techniques and concepts as needed to the larger organization
  • Work across the wider change program (Solutions Delivery and Management) to support and enable the wider change vision
  • Coach and train leads, project and program managers across globally distributed organizations adapt and understand how to apply agile and lean
  • Work with the Product Owner to define the product by identifying requirements and thinking critically about what will make it successful
  • Work collaboratively with Enterprise development team, Technical lead and management to determine technical direction and priority of staff for the supporting systems
  • Assess maturity of the organization and identify how individual teams can increase their agile maturity level
Qualifications for agile coach
  • Define the Agile approach, principles and practices
  • At least 3 years experience in coaching and facilitation
  • 5+ years of recent work experience using agile practices and principles
  • Must have working knowledge of Agile at Scale concepts such as SCRUM of SCRUMS, Agile Risk Management
  • At Least 3 years’ experience as an active member on multiple Agile teams
  • 10+ years of IT experience, including Project Management responsibilities
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Agile Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of agile coach. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for agile coach
  • Coach, mentor, and advise technology, business, and management teams in applying Agile values, principles, frameworks, and approaches
  • Coach, mentor, and guide teams in Agile release planning, kickoff, and sprint planning events
  • Coach and mentor teams in creating, managing, and using product backlogs, identifying project interdependencies, and delivering value using doneness and acceptance criteria
  • Guide teams in using and sharing data to improve outcomes, delivery, and organizational support
  • Guide teams in removing impediments, finding agreement, and resolving conflicts
  • Coach and mentor peer and junior staff members
  • Lead business development activities such as proposals, capture activities, account teams, whitepaper development, speaking events, and other thought leadership activities
  • Assess Agile maturity of the organisation and identify how individual teams can increase their Agile maturity level
  • Coach individuals at all levels of the organisation
  • Support and educate Product Owners and QA Leads on grooming the product backlog and preparing user stories for the sprint (Acceptance Criteria, Use Cases and Test Cases)
Qualifications for agile coach
  • Experience as an agile coach in a large enterprise
  • Must have experience in scaling agile at an enterprise level
  • Ability to coach and mentor the team to reach their potential
  • Demonstrates initiative by anticipating risks, issues and opportunities, and escalating them accordingly
  • Seven or more years of direct experience in aspects of Information Technology (Software design/ development, IT Architecture or other related IT areas)
  • Enabling programs/portfolios in the application of current agile practices­ by providing hands on coaching & support

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