Job Summary
Tamil Nadu,Chennai
10 - 16 years
Assembler, Refrigerator And Air Conditioning Unit
Last Date to Apply
16 Oct 2020
Agile Coach
Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt Ltd
Posted on: 17 Aug 2020
Job Description

Job Description :

Agile Coach / Transformation Lead
Experience- 10- 16 yrs
Location- Chennai/ Bangalore
Job Description
We are looking for a self-motivated, deep skilled Agile coach & Transformation - Change Agent, to work closely with 2-3 of our teams to help them get transformed and to improve their agility to benefit the business. While the role is that of a Coach, we would eventually like to see this person work as a change agent, not just for the team but also help the organization achieve its Agility goals.
Agile experience:
? Good knowledge of Agile implementations - variations like Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe, Spotify and identify what suits best for the team
? Working knowledge of implementing agile at various levels of maturity.
? At least 5 years of experience in working in different agile projects
? Working knowledge of JIRA or any other ALM tool
? Experience in working in multiple teams - facilitating scrum of scrums and its variations in teams
? Help teams realize dependencies early in the day and resolve the same.
? Very rich experience in driving Agile Transformations for large portfolios
? Have a vision for long-term transformation and scaling agile across teams / portfolio of projects
? Extremely good in customizing the transformation paths and Agile framework selection to enable better suitability to the teams / Organizations dynamics
? Able to work independently with various client stakeholders and in multi-vendor environment
Coaching & Facilitating:
? Has helped Identify the training programs for the team members; coach and mentor team members to develop agile capabilities, self-organization etc.; explain benefits and scrum principles to the product owner and team where required.
? Plan for capability development, identify training initiatives needed across multiple teams and organize for the same
? Good experience in helping build a sustainable team - focusing on high performing teams, needs around soft skills.
? Act as a mentor rather than a leader for the team for the current role
? Vast experience in working in different types and combination of scrum teams - being technology agnostic
? Identify dysfunctions within the team and help resolve the same either by the team or by bringing it to the notification of leadership at the right time.
Change Agent:
? Has been the change agent for the team - to identify and implement positive changes in the team
? Help build the morale and enthusiasm within the team
Process Improvements:
? Identify the need to bring in scrum tools or practices to improve productivity and build collaboration; review process to ensure all scrum practices are being followed
? Drive retrospection at the end of each sprint; filter the learning for the next sprint; identify best practices and guide teams under purview to implement them; guide scrum teams to document the learning / outcome of retrospection notes
? Identify interdependencies and how to handle the same
Day to Day engagements with the teams:
? Collate metrics to track progress within the team and also if needed provide an overview to senior stakeholders.
? Effective scrum ceremonies - focus should be to make the teams self-sustaining for all scrum ceremonies.
? Resolve any issues that may arise; escalate critical issues to relevant stakeholders for resolution
Requirements Gathering:
? Facilitate all interactions that the team has with the Product Owner to gather and prioritize the requirements; review documented requirements as shared by the Product Owner
? Check the product backlog to ensure all requirements are captured and weekly reviews on the product backlog are conducted; conduct trainings for the Product Owner on format and need to write user stories, maintaining the product backlog etc.
? Understand the environment and dependencies which can impede the team; facilitate the conversations between the product owner and the team to clarify user stories, priorities and ensure that the team is able to determine the duration and design without any interference
? Facilitate meetings to ensure efficiency; protect the team from external influences
Soft skills:
? Good communication skills - both written and oral
? Coaching and mentoring skills - focus on empathy and engagement
? Conflict resolution skills - and proven track record of working with multi diverse teams
? Motivator and great work ethics
? Very dynamic and open-minded to work with challenging stakeholders
Nice to have:
? Experience working in distributed teams
? Experience working at Client locations
? Experience working with Clients of various cultures
? Working in Insurance or Banking sector
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