Agile Coach (M17)

Job Title: Agile Coach (M17)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: PR/008144_1642639666
Contact Name: Stephanie D'Aloia
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 20, 2022 11:47

Job Description

FinXL is a market-leading professional services organisation with more than 1200 consultants deployed on client sites across Australia and New Zealand.

At present, an outstanding opportunity exists for an Agile Coach to play a crucial role on a large-scale initiative at our client site; a large, well-regarded organisation in the energy sector.

Your key duties and responsibilities will encompass the following:

  • Work with project teams to analyse current systems and processes and design a strategy for the adoption of agile best practices
  • Guide teams to help them stay on track with agile techniques, fine-tuning approaches as needed to ensure the overall strategy is being met
  • Lead agile workshops for both development and functional teams, as well as key stakeholders
  • Promote and advocate a culture of continuous improvement, setting goals and milestones and being accountable for them
  • Drive cultural change by championing an agile mindset and ensure the organization is at the forefront of industry best practices

Key Accountabilities:

  • Facilitate learning and development through individual and team coaching
  • Coach senior management in agile practices to ensure adoption of best practices from top-down
  • Effectively communicate agile principles and practices(SAFe, Scrum, Kanban) and overall operating model across the organization
  • Champion the use of metrics and other objective measures across project teams and within the Agile Transformation team to measure OKRs
  • Undertake daily follow-ups with individual team members to ensure projects are on track and goals are being met
  • Keep an objective perspective on issues and troubleshoot by applying agile principles
  • Hold stand-up meetings with cross-functional teams to review project status
  • Support teams in determining the resource allocation to maintain agile practices and ensure smooth project delivery
  • Prepare and facilitate key agile sessions e.g. Big Room Planning, change workshops, stand-ups, sprint planning etc.
  • Create and execute agile transformation project deliverables including communications plans, agile training plan and materials, delivery toolkits, readiness checklists and adoption plans
  • Work closely with the Head of Transformation designing the new ways of working
  • Take on other key tasks to support business pressures/capacity e.g. scrum master

Skills, Competencies and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience as an Agile Coach
  • Experience in Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe) and Lean
  • Can showcase examples of implementing agile and lean techniques in different cultures and environments
  • Experience running agile projects of varying size and complexity
  • Strong leader, educator, and coach
  • An excellent communicator and motivator
  • Structured analytical skills
  • Change/cultural leadership
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to work in ambiguous situations and provide structure to drive outcomes and course correct when needed
  • Solution oriented with a positive 'can do' attitude and shares knowledge while building capabilities
  • Proficient in Jira and Confluence and supporting collaboration tools
  • Proficient in Microsoft O365

Education or Qualifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master or SAFe Agile certified
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Relevant tertiary qualification, in IT or business

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