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Agile Coach Manager

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00563626

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Agile Program/Enterprise Coach
 
As an Agile Program/Enterprise Coach, you provide guidance, mentoring, and coaching to ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Managers, Executives, and other Agile transformation stakeholders. You’ll bring to bear your experience advising organizations, leading by example and challenging the status quo to promote an environment and culture of continuous improvement, experimentation, and innovation. Your excellent listening, facilitation and conflict-resolution skills will help organizations achieve their targeted business benefits and outcomes. At Accenture/SolutionsIQ you will find a community of like-minded individuals with a passion for Agile, Lean, XP, Kanban and any approach that brings out the best in individuals and teams.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Act as a trusted advisor to organizations when guiding them through their Lean/Agile transformation, including the use of scaling frameworks and able to help organizations identify their value stream(s).  
  • Work with senior leaders to define strategies and roadmaps for transitioning to Lean/Agile practices.
  • Lead the coaching activities across one-to-many functional areas.
  • Lead workshops & training sessions to educate individuals on Agile values, principles, and practices.
  • Mentor and pair with change agents within client organizations on becoming true Lean/Agile champions and creating a sustaining Agile capabilities.
  • Coach and mentor peers Accenture/SolutionsIQ team on influencing organizational change and removing transformational impediments.  
  • Support sales based activities through participation in proposal creation/presentation and on-site visits to perspective clients. 
  • Proactively collaborate with Accenture/SolutionsIQ staff working on your engagement to ensure alignment in the approach for achieving customer satisfaction.
  • Support the internal SolutionsIQ/Accenture Product Development team on refining products and services offered to clients. 
  • Provide feedback and ideas to Accenture/SolutionsIQ operations and leadership on opportunities for improving our organization.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of core Agile experience
  • Minimum of 4 years Agile coaching experience
  • Minimum of 2 years external enterprise/program Agile consulting experience
  • This role requires 80-100% travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Leadership: Building a sense of community among all coaches assigned to the engagement
    • Cultivate shared understanding of customer needs and lead the team to exceed customer expectations.
    • Sense the needs of the team and support them with the tools and resources needed to be effective as well as engaged and confident team members
  • You are a genius at pragmatic problem-solving, resolving interpersonal conflicts, and overall helping groups of people communicate effectively.
  • Once you have a clear understanding of the objective, your proactive and empowering nature make others want to follow your lead.
  • You know when to step in and lead as needed, but are also comfortable stepping back and letting the team determine the best course of action.
  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and/or any other popular Agile practices and frameworks (e.g. Lean, Kanban, eXtreme Programming).
  • Technical acumen and understanding of Agile technical practices and how they operate within an Agile organization (CI, CD, XP, TDD, etc.).
  • High energy and can inspire change at all levels
  • Experience in solution selling and shaping consulting engagement early in the sales cycle.
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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