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Agile Coach (IT Enablement)

£650 - £675 per day + OUTSIDE IR35
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Zoe Latuszka

Agile Coach (IT Enablement)
£650-675 per day. Outside IR35
6 Months. Likely Extension.
Remote UK Based.
An experienced Agile Coach is required to mature an existing but maturing agile department into a high performing and autonomous delivery machine.
The role mission is to develop a core maturity of Value, Flow and Quality principles/practises across the department, alongside the continued nurturing of departmental cultural, which has been built upon the principles of Mission, Mastery, Purpose & Autonomy
Experienced practitioners of Lean / Agile are required to support senior teams in ensuring:

  • Working with department Product Managers and Agile Delivery Leads, embed and mature a departmental planning, prioritisation, and delivery process, engineered around the core principles of Value, Flow and Quality
  • Working with Product Managers, support their development in stakeholder engagement, outcome defining, prioritisation techniques and criteria defining.
  • Mature the department Leadership groups agile ceremonies, where engagement and return of time investment are valued.
  • Support and coach Agile Delivery Lead, permanent staff, building towards their readiness as competent department level/cross-team coaches.
  • Support and grow our positive culture. Orientating around the core principles of Mission, Mastery, Purpose and Autonomy, you will build a mechanism to measure, analyse and improve our cultural growth.
  • Provide positive challenge to existing processes and activities
  • Support the Product Managers and Head of IT Enablement in working with and reporting to executive stakeholders. Achieve a quarterly executive reporting cadence which helps to articulate business value delivered and business value planned to be delivered.
  • Actively participate in the Agile Coaching Community of Practice, based within Service Design

Essential Skills

  • Deep understanding of different agile and lean approaches and supporting context, such as behaviours, governance, process and culture across portfolio management, programme and project team approaches
  • Evidence of embedding agile tools and techniques and be able to use them as needed
  • Understanding of agile product and service development. And the enablers required to cultivate an agile organisation
  • Broad understanding of product and programme management techniques
  • Deep understanding of complexity theory and the application of complexity informed practices.
  • Experience, in several different contexts, with the application of skill liquidity and capacity planning practices
  • Facilitate Agile events with staff at all levels (including C-Band and directors) ensuring objective of events are met at the conclusion
  • At least 5 years' government and/or commercial experience as an Agile or Lean coach Digital and service experience
  • An excellent understanding of good service design and delivery
  • Application of agile in operational and digital context Coaching and transformation
  • Demonstrable experience of creating lasting change towards agile and lean ways of working.
  • Proven ability to quickly assimilate organisational strategy and operating context
  • Ability to showcase relevant tools and techniques, such as coaching, advising, workshops and mentoring
  • Ability to work with leaders that are undergoing complex change, working in an iterative manner, evolving conversations and understanding how far to challenge and when
  • Excellent stakeholder management and proven ability to engage and influence all levels of seniority
  • Encourage contributions and involvement from a broad and diverse range of staff by being visible and accessible
  • Effectively manage staff and team dynamics when working across Departmental and other boundaries
  • Experience of visualising organisational, team or individual capability (such as capability, Maturity or Wardley mapping)
  • Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating and sharing knowledge and decision making
  • Ability to quickly win trust and coach senior leaders
  • Ability to work flexibly, the successful Coach will need to be able to work in a fluid and responsive environment
  • Ability to work in environments undergoing complex change
  • Be framework agnostic, use the right tools and techniques for the situation

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge about Registers of Scotland and its' processes.
  • Familiarity with Government Digital Services and/or SG Digital First standards