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Agile Team Coach

Dallas, TX

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Dallas, TX
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Improving is committed to building a great place to work by cultivating an environment that fosters professional and personal relationships. We value open communication, personal growth, and shared rewards, which result in sustainable success. Voted “best place to work” numerous times, Improving strives to create and maintain a culture that exemplifies teamwork, excellence, and fun! We believe this kind of culture encourages both the inspiration and the motivation to achieve amazing things.

Agile Coach

As an Agile Coach you will be responsible for coaching and mentoring with the overall goal of organizational transformation to agility and should be comfortable working at all levels of the organization. The Agile Coach is an expert in lean/agile practices and one or more knowledge domains (i.e. technical, business, organizational) while having developed some skill in facilitation, mentoring, training and/or professional coaching. The Agile Coach’s purview is multi-team and looking out toward the wider organization.

Responsibilities

  • Work with large, small, remote and collocated agile teams
  • Embrace servant leadership and display the behaviors that come with the key mindset shifts associated with agile frameworks
  • Coach teams and management towards improving agile process and metrics
  • Evaluate and mentor multiple new and existing agile teams
  • Work in a hands-on manner, consultant model, or coaching manner with the teams as needed.
  • Deliver introduction training and continued learning classes/workshops for teams, stakeholders, and leadership.
  • Facilitate organization-wide agile adoption strategy and rollout plans
  • Mentor individuals through the agile transition
  • Help identify organizational impediments and work with the leadership team to create effective strategies to overcome them
  • Model good listening skills, asking questions and giving feedback
  • Continually grow his/her craft learning and sharing new tools and techniques
  • Facilitate conflict resolution, teaching and mentoring others in facilitating discussions and alternatives of different approaches
  • Encourage transparency to the organization and grow trust
  • Partner with other Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters across the organization.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have a solid background utilizing an agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban) in software development
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, including coaching and mentorship experience
  • Experience with transitioning software teams to an agile framework
  • Experience working with various levels of leadership
  • Experience in creating agile training/ workshop material.

About Improving

Improving (www.improving.com) is a modern digital services company dedicated to positively changing the perception of the IT professional. We offer innovative solutions through consulting, software development, and training to help thousands of our clients achieve new heights in a competitive and ever-changing market. As our company continues to grow, we are looking for enthusiastic thought leaders to join our team. Improving has a unique mix of passionate professionals who strive to grow and thrive in new ways. We are committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive culture that allows all Improvers to bring their authentic selves to work each day. This is why we work hard to build inclusion and diversity in our workplace, so we can all do amazing things and succeed together.


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