Uphold and reinforce agile principles, values and best practices
Enable new ways of working through hands on coaching of teams, including technology and business participants at levels of organization.
Engage with agile teams and coach them through a journey of agile adoption and develop self-sufficiency and maturity.
Hands on coaching including how to perform key agile ceremonies such as planning sessions, daily stands ups, retrospectives, and how to effectively utilize agile artefacts such as product backlog.
Lead agile teams through product framing and discovery including defining business KPIs, OKRs, product vision, story mapping and other framing activities.
Identify and raise challenges and obstacles, and work collaboratively with leadership and teams to resolve them.
Enable teams to realize their mission and deliver to their KPIs, OKRs, anticipate, resolve or escalate potential blockers, that prevent team doing their best work, ensure that teams are interacting with dependent stakeholders effectively.
Assess and enhance maturity of teams, observe and engage with individual team members to identify opportunities to improve agile performance, perform maturity assessments to baseline team performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
Providing ongoing training and resources to equip team members with practices to enhance their agile maturity.
Embed a culture of continues improvement with each team - establish self-sufficient coaching expertise.
12+ years of relevant Program / Product / Project Management / coaching / transformation experience
Knowledge about Agile techniques like : User Stories, Continuous Integration, TDD, Continuous Delivery, Pairing, Automated Testing, scaled agile, etc.
Good prioritization, negotiation and communication skills
Experience with Lean / Agile frameworks and methods, i.e. : Kanban, SAFe, XP, Scrum etc.
Strong written and oral communication skills
Decisive but inclusive decision making in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work independently with light supervision
Proficient in at least one agile project management tool : Jira, Confluence etc.
Experience being an agile coach
Facilitating in group situations
Strong consultative approach
Pays attention to detail
Demonstrating a Proactive approach
Strong customer service skills towards stakeholders and end user groups
Driving for results : Demonstrates perseverance and resilience in the pursuit of goals. Confronts and works to resolve tough issues.
Exhibits a can-do attitude and a willingness to take on significant challenges
Decision Making : Quickly analyzes complex problems to find actionable, pragmatic solutions. Sees connections in data, events, trends, etc.
Consistently works against the right priorities
Collaborating and Influencing : Collaborates well with others to deliver results. Keeps others informed so there are no unnecessary surprises.
Effectively listens to and understands what other people are saying.
Motivating and Inspiring Others : Demonstrates a sense of passion, enjoyment, and pride about his / her work. Demonstrates a positive attitude in the workplace.
Embraces and adapts well to change. Creates a work environment that makes work rewarding and enjoyable.
Technical knowledge and skills : Project and Product Management awareness of principles, methods, techniques and tools, to be able to provide guidance to an agreed level.
Nice to have
Previous experience working in financial industry.