Agile Team Coach in Salt Lake City, UT at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 10/2/2019

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Job Description

Eliassen Group Agile Team Coaches work with specific software development teams to assist them in the implementation and improvement of their Agile Practices. Agile Team Coaches stand up development teams and work with them to become self-organizing and effective in their use of Agile Practices.

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors; however, due to client requirement, applicant must be local to the Salt Lake City area.

Responsibilities of the Agile Team Coach:

  • Conduct practice observations and communicate immediate feedback (coaching) to teams and individuals
  • Establish rapport and build relationships with teams: create a trusting environment for software development teams and facilitate collaboration
  • Stand up teams including team working agreement, definition of done, definition of ready backlog creation, and refinement
  • Immediately identify impediments and anti (success) patterns and coach on the best ways to resolve
  • Facilitate the creation of an Agile transformation backlog, stand up an Agile Office/Agile Center of Excellence, and engage with internal Agile champions on performing an Agile transformation
  • Collaborate on the best way to address highest priority backlog, own and deliver on agreed action items to ensure agile transformation team success
  • Provide as needed training to executives, Agile teams, and other stakeholders
  • Provide subject matter expertise on a wide range of Agile topics including: Scrum, Lean, Test Driven Development, Retrospectives, Product Ownership
  • Deliver presentations and lunch and learns to help raise awareness of the benefits and impacts of the Agile adoption throughout the organization to create a supportive environment for Agile adoption

Requirements of the Agile Team Coach:

  • 3+ engagements working as an Agile Coach with multiple software development teams (7-10 team members) to mentor on Scrum and Agile best practices
  • Strong understanding and ability to articulate the business value of specific Agile Practices (i.e. answer the question “why do we do it this way?”)
  • Ability to coach and train teams on adoption of “the agile mindset”
  • Strong facilitation skills with the ability to understand organizational challenges, work with key team members & leadership to get impediments resolved
  • Ability to mentor Product Owners and Scrum Masters and help define roles and responsibilities for each on the Scrum team

Keyword: Agile Team Coach, Scrum, Agile Adoption, Test Driven Development, Servant-Leader

Job ID: 329881

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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