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Agile Methodology Coach - Project Management

Company: PRI Technology
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

This individual will drive transformation of culture and methodology delivery (Agile, Kanban, Hybrid & Six Sigma) in partnership with business and technology leaders to establish transparency, alignment, quality and execution of teams within the scaled operating model. This builds on Guardian's success to date that has aligned our portfolio, release trains and independent teams across the enterprise, expanding agility and standards to new business areas. This role also supports the overall methodology selection process across ESD portfolio working closely with Enterprise Portfolio team.A successful candidate will be comfortable working in a complex matrix environment, able to drive standard methodology being adopted, demonstrate an understanding of business line initiatives, and has robust knowledge of program or project management methodologies (e.g., SAFe, agile, waterfall, etc.). You Will - Provide hands-on Methodology (Agile, Kanban, Hybrid) coaching to Agile Release Train Engineers, Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and teams on all aspects of Scrum, Lean, and Kanban & Hybrid methodologies practices. - Coach organizational leaders and key stakeholders in Lean-Agile, Kanban, Hybrid practices and mindsets. - Facilitate complex problem-solving sessions with stakeholders and teams to improve flow and value delivery. - Display a solid understanding of agile values and principles and different frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean, etc.) that help achieve agility. Understand when to apply specific practices to solve specific problems identified in the team or at scale. - Evaluate and mentor existing Agile & Kanban teams; identify and launch new, cross-functional teams at a sustainable pace as raised by team and/or organizational need. - Proactively collaborate and communicate with internal/external stakeholders to address Agile knowledge gaps to support all the methodologies (Agile, Kanban, Hybrid & Six Sigma) effectiveness. - Promote and advocate a culture of continuous improvement. Challenges the teams and greater organization to reflect and improve through coaching, mentoring and direct action. - Implement standard measurements that matter for organizational, leader and team Agile success. - Contribute to the evolution of our Agile strategy and transformation journey for the enterprise. Reporting Relationships - As Methodology Coach you will report to our Methodology Adoption Lead, Enterprise Solutions Delivery.
You Have - A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience. A minimum of seven years of progressive project, program, and portfolio management. - A minimum of three years recent experience leading projects through Agile / SAFe / Iterative / Hybrid methodologies, operating as lead working with Epic Owner and key stakeholders, when necessary, to decompose the high-level Epic into actionable efforts that will be determined for Methodology recommendation for execution. (Ex: Agile, Hybrid, Kanban, Six Sigma etc.) - Demonstrated experience successfully providing methodology selection recommendations to a large portfolio or program with multiple business stakeholders. - Highly proficient using Confluence, JIRA, Clarity, SharePoint, and other software for project and task management. - Process Improvement methodology experience preferred (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, SAFe, etc.). - An ability to articulate and clearly communicate complex problems and solutions in a simple and logical manner. - Experience in implementing and maintaining key performance measures related to program, project, and / or portfolio management, including benefits realization. - Excellent problem-solving analytical capabilities with strong attention to detail. - Demonstrated track record in effective vertical coaching, project management, including strong organizational skills, with demonstrated ability for both tactical execution and strategic thinking. - Domain experience in insurance and / or financial industries. Your Location - This position can be in any of our offices (NJ, NY, CT) in the continental United States or can be remote/work from home. Travel - This role requires up to 20% travel. Vaccination - Required

Keywords: PRI Technology, Yonkers , Agile Methodology Coach - Project Management, IT / Software / Systems , Yonkers, New York

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