Agile Coach

Experis Ltd
Swansea (Abertawe)
£450.00 - £600.00 p day
04 May 2017
13 May 2017
Agile Coach, Swansea, Scrum Master, Digital, Coaching, Government Digital, Services, Prince, Project Management, Manager, Programme, GDS, Public Sector, Wales, Cardiff, Training, Lean, Trained, Trainer, ITIL, Product Owner, Certified Agile Expert, Transition, Change, Scientific Method, Agile Coach Lead an Agile & Digital transformation and provide coaching, mentoring and training to help a team of around 250 master the Agile, Lean and Scientific Methods that will enable them to deliver digital services at pace. To develop at least 3 permanent members of staff to become competent Agile Coaches. Primarily the IT Service Creation team (which includes Delivery Managers, Business Analysts, Software Engineers, Infrastructure Engineers and Testers) but also the ITS Senior Management Team and the executive Team. Reporting progress to Senior management on a weekly basis. The IT Service Creation team must learn and master the values, principles and practices that are used by world class Web development companies. This will include Agile, Lean and Scientific methods. Key pivots will include managing Products rather than Projects, managing for business outcomes rather than task completion, using experiments and data rather than big up front specs and empowered teams that make decisions rather than a command and control structure. The IT Service Creation Senior Management Team is leading the changes. This includes the Heads of Software, Infrastructure, Quality Engineering, Portfolio & Program Management and Business Analysis Key Skills / Experience - Proven track record of delivering substantial productivity improvements in complex organisations by successfully embedding the culture, principles, values and practices that underpin Agile, Lean and Scientific methods - Experience of establishing high performing Engineering squads that can safely release valuable software at will to the web for millions of users using techniques like A/B testing and Blue/Green deployments - Proven track record of establishing effective governance & management systems enabling product delivery at extreme pace. Expertise in transitioning from Project to Product Management and operating Agile at scale - Proven track record of developing deep and sustained Agile, Lean and Scientific method expertise in the client's permanent staff - Proven track record of educating and influencing senior stakeholders to enable them to provide effective support for the transition - Proven track record of managing large and complex transition programmes - Demonstrable and proven mastery of applying Agile and Lean at scale - Proven experience balancing multiple, and often conflicting, priorities and dealing with ambiguity - Experience of applying the GDS Service Manual to deliver digital services - Experience of the especial requirements of government around managing IT investments and a proven track record of meeting these in the simplest manner possible - Sound experience of using data to make decisions - Experience of ITIL and PRINCE 2 - Certified Expert in Agile Coaching - Certified Scrum Master or Certified Product Owner