VIEW JOBS9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM2022-12-22T00:00<p>TechFlow, Inc. is hiring an <strong>Agile Coach</strong> to provide adaptive coaching and the ability to work hands-on with teams in an IT advisory role, guiding teams toward improving work and facilitating sprint planning. The Agile Coach aids in implementing agile techniques and the execution of Scrum, demonstrating a strong ability for identifying IT waste and helping teams devise streamlined solutions. They are proficient with drawing storyboards and developing IT acceptance criteria. The Agile Coach will be responsible for facilitating meetings and reviews, assisting project/program managers, and departments for continuous improvement, ensuring that agile development practices are followed and adjusted as required. They help facilitate important recurring processes such as work replenishment, risk reviews, service delivery, operations, and strategic planning. Ultimately, the Agile Coach helps ensure that key metrics such as lead time and work-in-progress are maintained and reviewed on a regular basis to facilitate decision-making.</p><h3>Responsibilities</h3><ul><li>Provide coaching and facilitation that support the adoption of Agile and DevOps within teams, across all levels of the organization, with a focus on delivering value</li><li>Work at any level of the organization, ranging from individual development teams, to programs, portfolios, divisions, and executive leadership</li><li>Assist the agency to establish the appropriate processes for managing a portfolio of work in an agile way to drive strategic change across the organization</li><li>Provide continuous improvement of Agile processes, coaching and mentoring of individual scrum teams, and facilitate coordination between teams as well as the sharing of process improvements across the entire program</li></ul><p><strong>Requirements</strong></p><ul><li>Certifications in a development methodology that aligns with the proposed Agile approach (e.g. Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), PMI Agile Certification, Scrum Master, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Practitioner, etc.)</li><li>6+ years of Agile experience including:<ul><li>Experience performing or managing Agile software development within the Government environment</li><li>Expertise in implementing all DM&E activities, including helping the team adopt and maintain best practices for Agile development</li><li>Extensive experience in managing Agile program metrics and SLAs and Agile program management tools including Atlassian Jira and Confluence</li><li>Experience in managing multiple and parallel Agile Release Trains and associated dependencies and risks</li></ul></li><li>3+ years of Agile coaching experience including:<ul><li>Experience leading application development teams on projects of similar scope and size</li></ul></li><li>8 years of people management experience including:<ul><li>Extensive experience consulting with stakeholders about the desired functionality of applications and ensuring systems meet enterprise's technical and business objectives</li></ul></li></ul><p><strong>Benefits</strong></p><p><strong>About TechFlow</strong><br></p><p>Founded in 1995 at the start of the dot-com revolution, TechFlow helped large commercial clients such as Dreamworks, Toshiba, MGM, and others modernize their business systems. Today, with deep operational roots in the bi-coastal innovation hubs of California and Washington DC, TechFlow continues as a leader in applying innovative engineering, technology, integration solutions, and support services to the Federal Government’s most demanding mission and business challenges.</p><p>Our culture thrives on out-of-the-box thinking and the unique powerful entrepreneurial expressions of our employee-owners. As a 100% employee-owned company, we have a shared expectation of commitment, accountability, and responsibility driven by a culture that embraces innovation and new ideas. Our goal is not to do what has been done, but to do it better.</p><p>TechFlow has three principal lines of business: Platform Services, Mission Services, and Digital Services. Our company has a strong track record of successful contracts in both areas and encourages cross-collaboration.</p><p><strong>Benefits</strong></p><p>TechFlow, Inc is 100% employee-owned. Come make a difference in a job that contributes to your future and helps us build an agile workplace!<br></p><ul><li>Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) – Pride in being an employee-owner and annual employer contribution (per plan guidelines)</li><li>401k plan with Roth option.<ul><li>Eligibility for an employer match.</li><li>Immediate vesting</li></ul></li><li>Paid time off</li><li>Holidays – 10 paid holidays per year</li><li>Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans</li><li>Company-paid Life & AD&D insurance plan</li><li>Employee Assistance Program</li><li>Wellness Resources</li><li>Company-paid training and development program</li><li>Voluntary benefits include:<ul><li>Life & AD&D Insurance for employee, spouse, and children</li><li>Short-term and long-term disability (per plan guidelines)</li><li>Legal Shield and Identity Theft protection plans</li><li>Pet Insurance</li></ul></li></ul>Techflow, IncWashingtonDC
VIEW JOBS9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM2022-12-28T00:00<p>Glebewood Consulting is a Boutique Agile Coaching and Training provider where we help engineer Human-Centered Organizations and Products. We specialize in providing Lean+Agile Delivery Methods, Product Management, Organizational Engineering, and Digital Strategy Services. Glebewood Consulting offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission-critical work for our clients.</p><p>We are looking for an experienced Agile Program Coach. As a Program Coach, you will be responsible for coaching entire end-to-end product teams for client organizations using modern delivery practices and leveraging data-driven Lean+Agile practices. Must be able to coach all product areas, including Product Management, stakeholder interactions, management, design, Product Ownership, ScrumMasters, cross-functional implementation, and operations. The Agile Program Coach will provide the service and support needed for a successful and seamless transition to include training and organizational change management, with a close eye on metrics and provable results.</p><h3>Key Responsibilities</h3><ul><li><strong>Coaching & Development:</strong> Leading the client through the mindset shifts necessary to transition to goal-based leadership and continuous improvement in their transformation, inspiring the leaders to change instead of executing the transformation for them.</li><li><strong>Training:</strong> Creating and/or delivering experiential learning opportunites that allow clients to practice Agile principles in a way that’s understandable and sustainable.</li><li><strong>Organizational Readiness:</strong> Together with the customer, asses the current Agile and DevSecOps readiness, catalog current SDLC and product delivery practices, and prioritize the scope of transformation activities.</li><li><strong>Product Strategy:</strong> Counsel and train product leadership on customer discovery, market positioning, and Business Model cultivation.</li><li><strong>Mentorship:</strong> Mentor and pair with organizational change agents and stakeholders in client organizations to help them become Lean-Agile champions, encouraging diversity, tackling bias, and cultivating intrinsic motivation.</li></ul><p><strong>Requirements</strong></p><ul><li>Advise organizations through their Lean-Agile transformation, using scaling frameworks and identifying and optimizing value streams</li><li>Coach and mentor team coaches on how to influence organizational change and remove barriers to transformation</li><li>Assists in managing timelines, resolving problems, and coaching team members on Agile methodologies.</li><li>Demonstrate strong presentation, facilitation, and written communication skills</li><li>Assist clients with program-level methodology strategy, transformation, and implementation (Lean, Agile, DevOps, cloud solutions)</li><li>Oversee the coaching and planning of multiple high-performing Agile development teams</li><li>Teach, lead, and mentor cross-functional business groups to build, sustain, and strengthen Agile values, SAFe and scrum concepts and practices, providing them the necessary tools and guidance to successfully implement across high-impact programs</li><li>Provide best practices for managing organizational change throughout the program</li><li>Provide recommended learning objectives for role-based training for managers, product, and scrum/development teams for review and approval by the client</li><li>Act as a collaborative partner and coach, participate in real-time to provide advice or assistance to teams and team members as they tackle and overcome difficult challenges, and enabling people to fulfill their respective Agile responsibilities, including Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Release Train Engineer roles</li><li>Advise Agile Team coaches and ScrumMasters in their communications and process activities while nurturing their ability to serve</li><li>Coach and promote metrics leading to continuous improvement of the Agile delivery process and proposes solutions to the methodology to enhance it and care for unique situations</li></ul><h3>Qualifications</h3><ul><li>Bachelor's Degree, Masters Preferred</li><li>SAFe Program Coach (SPC) certification</li><li>10+ years of professional experience</li><li>5-7 Years experience coaching and training teams in Agile Value, Principles, and Practices and Mindset</li><li>3-5 years of experience in Federal applications</li><li>Experience leading an agile coaching effort within a Federal environment</li><li>Knowledge of Technical Agility practices and driving programs towards adopting DevSecOps</li><li>One or more Expert-level Agile certification(s) Preferred- SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) etc.- Scaled Agile Framework experience preferred</li><li>Advanced Agile Certification required eg. Certified Scrum Professional, SAFe Program Consultant, Certified LeSS Practitioner</li><li>Agile coaching certification or General Coaching Certification desired eg. ICP-ACC, ICF ACC/PCC, CoActive Coaching, Certified Enterprise Coach</li><li>Prior experience working with managers and product teams and proven ability to effectively communicate and support decisions critical to adoption and implementation of Agile practice</li><li>Strong emotional intelligence and organizational awareness with the ability to challenge organizational norms and influence decisions without formal authority</li><li>Experience assessing agile maturity and communicating recommendations</li><li>Experience in Software Development Life Cycle, e.g., Waterfall, Agile Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scaled Agile</li><li>Strong understanding of Agile Metrics for Teams and Products and able to use them for data-driven decision making</li><li>Strong understanding of Test-Driven Development, and DevSecOps, Design Thinking, and Human-Centered Design</li><li>Knowledge of Technical Agility practices and driving programs towards adopting DevSecOps</li><li>Experience in coaching/consulting customers on transforming delivery process to incorporate automation and DevSecOps Practices</li><li>Technical background with a deep understanding of modern Technical Architecture and DevOps practices</li><li>Knowledge of working within Federal contracting constraints and supporting programs that have a significant contractor presence</li><li>United States Citizen or Permanent Resident</li></ul><p><strong>Benefits</strong></p><p>We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:</p><ul><li>Technology Credit for Bring your own Device or Corporate Computer</li><li>Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits for the employee and dependents</li><li>Retirement Saving plan with employer matching.</li><li>Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays.</li><li>Paid Training and Learning Credits</li></ul><p>Glebewood Consulting is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Glebewood is a Veteran friendly employer.</p>Glebewood ConsultingWashingtonDC
VIEW JOBS9/20/2022 12:00:00 AM2022-12-19T00:00<p>Job Description</p><p>Genesis Consulting has an immediate opportunity for an experienced, forward thinking Senior Agile Coach with a passion for growth and business transformation for a Federal client in the Washington, DC area. Join our team and work on challenging, complex solutions that are driving innovation and technological advancements in the local community. Work with teams that are rapidly delivering value to their customers leveraging concepts of Lean, Agile, Kanban and SAFe. Our clients are some of the world's leading companies and the candidate will be a part of challenging projects to build and support technical solutions for their needs.</p><p>Duties and Responsibilities:</p><p>The Senior Agile Coach is responsible for ensuring that the Agile development practices are followed and adjusted as required. Specifically, the coach is responsible for Facilitation of planning meetings, sprint/iteration reviews, and retrospectives -- the three essentials Agile "ceremonies." The Agile Coach works with the team or organization to establish and adapt to Agile practices that help to ensure high quality results and a high level of customer satisfaction. Duties include but may not be limited to:</p><ul><li><p>Lead Agile transformations in a highly complex multi-vendor environment</p></li><li><p>Coach Portfolio, Program, and Team levels within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)</p></li><li><p>Lead PI Planning and readiness activities while coordinating with the Release Train Engineer and Senior Scrum Masters</p></li><li><p>Support portfolio and program management processes and stakeholders to improve Lean-Agile product management workflow</p></li><li><p>Help Epic owners with capability and feature decomposition, developing acceptance criteria and testable specifications, and provide analysis of common vs. unique capabilities and features across services and benefit types</p></li><li><p>Review current business practices, principles and processes and conduct business gap analysis on programs to define current 'as-is' business practices and outline path toward 'to-be' agile practices to be formulated as recommendations for government implementation</p></li><li><p>Lead release planning activities, including developing capability maps, feature maps, and story maps that support rapid releases of minimum viable products and incremental delivery of enhancements</p></li><li><p>Lead retrospectives and process improvement efforts to improve overall throughput and decrease lead time from prioritization to delivery/release</p></li><li><p>Support senior decision-makers with plans, reports, metrics, analyses, and recommendations</p></li><li><p>Lead the planning for agile transformation and coaching activities, including schedules and coaching implementation plans that incorporate the Coaches' approach of guidance, instruction, and direction provided to ensure implementation and sustainment of the Agile approach, and monthly status reports</p></li><li><p>Deliver workshops and training as required on topics such as Lean, Agile, DevSecOps, Lean UX, Design Thinking, and related topics</p></li><li><p>Provide mentorship and foster growth for the Agile Leaders (e.g, Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers)</p></li><li><p>Assist program personnel in applying and adapting agile processes throughout the programs, identify and report risks and issues that constrain programs and agile teams from effectively and quickly delivering business value, and lead coaching meetings with branch and division managers to support business improvement practices within the organization</p></li></ul><p>Requirements</p><p>Minimum Qualifications/Experience:</p><ul><li><p>Shall have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience working in a software development environment</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of five (5) years of experience as an RTE, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Project/Program Manager</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of three (3) years of Experience with Program/Project Management</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience deploying SAFe Agile Framework</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience launching agile teams and Agile Release Trains, building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and empowering a Lean Portfolio</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs)Demonstrate experience designing, implementing, and leading agile coaching engagements for mid to executive level professionals, and emerging leaders</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience Coaching Portfolio, Program, and Team levels with implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience Supporting portfolio and program management processes and stakeholders to improve Lean-Agile product management workflow</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of two (2) year of experience Leading the planning for agile transformation and coaching activities, including schedules and coaching implementation plans that incorporate the Coaches' approach of guidance, instruction, and direction provided to ensure implementation and sustainment of the Agile approach, and monthly status reports</p></li><li><p>Shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience Delivering and supporting workshops and training as required on topics such as Lean, Agile, DevSecOps, Lean UX, Design Thinking, and related topics</p></li><li><p>Proven leadership ability in dynamic agile environment working with executive and senior-level stakeholders</p></li><li><p>Impeccable professionalism and strong communication skills</p></li><li><p>Humble and results-oriented servant leader with team-first mentality who follows through on commitments</p></li><li><p>Background in process improvement, business process reengineering, and comfortable leading and facilitating backlog refinement, release planning, retrospective, demos, and project status meetings</p></li><li><p>Experience planning strategic initiatives including developing operating models, plans, associated communications and graphics, and related supporting documentation</p></li><li><p>Comfortable consulting with and coaching senior management and executives</p></li><li><p>Experience designing, implementing, and leading agile coaching engagements for mid to executive level professionals, and emerging leaders</p></li></ul><p>Minimum Education:</p><ul><li>Bachelor's Degree Required</li></ul><p>Required Certifications:</p><ul><li><p>Scrum-certified by Scrum Alliance or Scrum.org</p></li><li><p>SAFe Certification Required</p></li><li><p>SPC Strongly Preferred</p></li></ul><p>Other:</p><ul><li>Must be US Citizen</li></ul><p>Benefits</p><br>Genesis Consulting GroupWashingtonDC
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