Master Practitioner, Agile

North Highland
Washington, DC
May 16, 2017
May 26, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Job: Master Practitioner, Agile Location: Washington, DC Additional Locations: Travel Requirements: Under 25% Job Number: JO-1703-8412 Share | |Email this job OWN YOUR LIFEOWN YOUR CAREEROWN YOUR FIRMOur employee-owned firm has achieved significant growth and has been named as a "Best Firm to Work For" every year since 2007 by Consulting Magazine. We are a collaborative, entrepreneurial company that takes pride in our people, culture, clients and work-life balance.The Master Practitioner role will fill the role of Project Team Member or Project Manager. This role:Manages teams and projects to deliver high quality deliverables within complex client environments.Applies industry/content expertise to ensure solutions delivered by the team are functional, effective and of lasting value to the client.Develops strong, credible relationships with key senior client stakeholders.Recognized as an emerging expert in by clients and colleagues.Help management at all levels of an organization to understand the benefits of implementing or maturing Agile delivery.Educate employees at all levels, including senior leadership, on agile principles and tools.Teach, guide, and mentor both new and experienced teams on agile principles and activities.Facilitate activities that help foster change and improvement.Maximize agile team productivity and performance by recommending and helping teams to implement good practices and process improvements.Work with leadership to plan and manage releases across projects, programs, and portfolios.Assist teams and management in defining and measuring agile success and maturity.Coach management through the agile transformation as their roles shift.Work with different groups across the agile enterprise (eg, executives, management, scrum masters, teams, product owners, developers) to help them understand and apply agile.Deliver hands-on coaching to individual teams in all aspects of Scrum - daily routines, self-organization, collaboration, iterative development, managing flow, limiting work in progress (wip), etc.Train Agile coach candidates and mentor other Agile coaches.Coach Agile Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Scrum Teams and Executive Sponsors.Assist in the creation and delivery of Agile training for business and IT resources.Advance best practices for scaling agile frameworks.Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships supporting agile product development.Be informed about industry trends and best practices concerning Agile methodologies.Demonstrate Agile mindset and working knowledge of Agile techniques including Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming.Demonstrate knowledge of agile scaling patterns and frameworks.Experience with training development and delivery.Strong collaboration, facilitation and conflict management.Experience with Agile Engineering Practices including Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development, Pair Work, Automated Testing, Evolutionary Design, etc.Demonstrate participation in Agile Community.Qualifications:10+ years of management consulting, advisory, professional services, industry and/or Big 4 consulting experience.Experience in delivering expert solutions and methodologies to existing and new client accountsRunning projects and managing teams; and delivery experience driving desired business outcomes, identifying gaps and omissions, and designing solutions.Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university.Hands on coaching experience and experience implementing and supporting ateam with enterprise Agile approaches is a plus.Agile Scrum Master, Agile Practitioner, and/or Agile coach certifications.Four or more years of experience working with and coaching Agile teams.Eight or more years of experience working with product or software development teams.Understand the different roles an Agile coach can play, and have demonstrated capability in each of these areas.Experience as an Agile change agent - motivating and helping teams and organizations to challenge and transform their existing mindset.Experience supporting organizational software development transitions from Waterfall to Agile frameworks.In-depth knowledge and understanding of Agile practices and principles, and real-world experience in actual Agile organizations.Well-developed interpersonal, facilitation, listening and communication skills.Strong initiative and ability to thrive in challenging environments.Highly motivated with proven capability to quickly learn and work with new technologies in complex technical environments.Has a "toolbox" of approaches and techniques for motivating and facilitating teams.Experience developing software products in a continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) environment.Experience with Agile management tools such as Jira, Rally/CA Agile Central, or VersionOne.Experience in financial or other highly regulated industry.Preferred Skills:Demonstrated track record of successful ability to manage large and complex consulting engagements; including a role in managing and interfacing with senior level client executives.Ability to establish immediate credibility with clients and within the company; can build consensus and achieve goals through influence.Excellent interpersonal/communication skills with professional staff, senior level executives and the community at large.Creative thinking and seeking innovative solutions to complex technical/business problems.North Highland is a global consulting firm with a proven record of enabling great returns on our clients' investment. Our high-caliber consultants offer deep experience and expertise across many diverse industries and service areas. We specialize in solving tough business challenges, being easy to work with, and nurturing long-standing relationships with the most recognizable brands in the world. Ask any of our clients, and they'll tell you.North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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