Agile Coach at Soroc Technology

Toronto, ON

About the Job

Job Description

Enabling programs/portfolios in the application of current agile practices­ by providing hands on coaching & support

Delivering a solution or service that meets the needs of the Line of Business as part of a consultative engagement

Accurately recognizing context of program/portfolio opportunities and making appropriate recommendations or providing solutions

Improving the agile maturity and agile adoption by the program/portfolio

Determining & making recommendations on which delivery frameworks and methodologies are relevant to different complex initiatives (e.g. scrum, Kanban, scaled Agile) in order to deliver highest value

Engaging sponsoring executives, IT and Business leads, to establish trusted partnerships that enable commitment and buy-in to agile practices

Supporting the development of agile coaches, team members and their leaders through mentoring, education, training etc.

Radiating information to sponsoring executives, IT and Business leads, that shows progress, trends & key performance indicators of agile maturity and adoption.

Proactively analyzing and making recommendations for improvements to existing agile organizational practices and patterns across program and portfolio

Preparing and delivering presentations or workshops to business and technology partners, senior management and executives, selecting the appropriate approach based on the audience.

Proactively strive to raise the agile maturity of an organization (e.g. agile program, group, Line of Business, agile leadership team)

Leveraging recommended agile multi-team practices, tools and experience to help teams become more self-sufficient and sustainable

Supporting team through organizational change while minimizing disruption and keeping focus on productivity and morale.

Designing and executing continuous improvement of processes to nurture team productivity

Providing coaching to Team members on agile and other processes and practices


Job Requirements

5+ years of hands on delivery including a minimum of 2 years using Agile based methodologies

3+ years of hands on agile coaching experience

Expert knowledge in Agile core concepts (e.g. stories, story mapping, determining story points, etc.)

Capability assessment and building experience on delivery teams

Driving adoption of methodology, tools, process and templates across delivery teams

Highly developed communication and facilitation skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Superior multi-tasking skills and the ability to work in a fast paced, sometimes ambiguous environment

Strong problem solving skills and the ability to proactively identify risks / issues and recommend solutions

Ability to digest complex information and summarize in a clear, concise fashion

Ability to influence others in a matrix environment along with the ability to challenge and to influence change


Nice to have

Experience with Agile at Enterprise scale and detaining one or more of the following Industry certifications :

Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner



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