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Kforce Agile Coach in Des Moines, Iowa

Kforce has a client seeking an Agile Coach in Des Moines, IA.Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for establishing disciplined, effective agile teams which embrace and exhibit the agile mindset, by instructing the team or teams in agile principles and practices

  • Effectively leverages and combines different industry standard scaling concepts to specific business problems in a manner that best supports scaled agile values and principles, as well as company vision and values

  • Responsible for guiding teams on the first principle of Agile Coaching to deliver working software

  • Using domain knowledge, offers credible guidance to begin pipeline and team process, structure work, create value streams, and start/growth of scaling activities

  • Develops collaborative working relationships with multiple levels of managers, and steering committees with a focus on scaling agile within an organization or line of business

  • Helps leaders understand associated continuous delivery implications and the structure required to sufficiently support the software

  • Fosters maturation of agile mindset by asking powerful questions focusing on scaled program planning, scrum-of-scrums, identification of cross-program dependencies, scaled release planning, empirical data for decision models, and ultimate delivery of work efforts

  • Objectively informs/assists leaders in a non-biased manner to consider highly complex and long-term implications of transformation to self-governing teams

  • Uses a systems view in facilitating impediment removal at the team/program/value stream level

  • Provides strategic thought leadership during engagements on approaches to overcome impediments to accelerated delivery

  • Skillfully facilitates conflict resolution with and between teams

  • Fosters strong spirit of communication and collaboration between teams to align program goals, deliver final products, and ensure leadership transparency to impediments and progress.

  • 8 years of experience on an Agile team (i.e. Product Owner, Scrum Master)

  • 7 years of leadership experience

  • 5 years as an active Agile Coach

  • 3 years of experience implementing scaled Agile transformation in a complex, silo-driven environment

Start your career off on the right foot with one of 'America's Top 500 Companies', as awarded by Forbes. Our client is known as a place where people feel included, valued, supported and respected. Innovative thinking and industry-leading technology allow their associates to thrive and grow in their careers. And with a priority placed on their culture and company principles, their commitment to diversity, ethics and the communities in which they operate is their driving force. Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours