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Role Summary: The Sr Staff Agile Transformer will provide support to the Power Max Delivery and Design teams by facilitating Agile framework executing principles for delivery efforts within the PowerMax Program. Areas of support will include Agile Planning Tasks (including Release Train Planning, Sprint Planning, and Backlog Grooming), Agile Recurring cadence meetings, beginning and end of phase ceremonies, and Agile progress measurement across multiple scrum teams.
Agile Planning – Responsible for conducting Agile planning events for Release, Sprint Planning, and Backlog Grooming
Manage the consolidated backlog and conduct grooming systems
Collect and organize scope related to upcoming Release events
Collect and organize user stories associated within a release and organize Sprint planning sessions with delivery teams
Agile Cadence Meetings - Responsible for the administration and facilitation of the recurring Agile delivery execution meetings including:
Daily stand up status calls
Scrum of Scrum meetings to facilitate issue escalation
Beginning and end of sprint ceremonies
Agile Progress Measurement – Responsible for administration of the measurement techniques used in Agile delivery management
Measuring delivery team velocity
Facilitates and coaches software engineering team sessions on requirements estimation and alternative approaches to team sizing and estimation. Leads a community of practice around estimation to share best practices among teams
Producing burn-up/burn down reporting
Producing Kanban boards for flow management
Effectively coach organizations on effective Agile practices at scale including Agile Portfolio Management and multi-team programs (i.e. SAFe).
Be able to coach a program on mapping and managing the complete value stream of a program
Experience working in System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) ideally for SAP Projects
Exposure to Program/Project management and Governance of cross-functional IT projects
Knowledge of and competency with Program/Project management tools & techniques (i.e. MS Project, Smart sheet, JIRA, HP ALM etc.)
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Significant technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product OR Master’s degree with significant years of experience OR PhD with some years of experience
Quick and independent learner. Ability to adapt to new situations, learn new tools and procedures
Drives accountability and adoption. Publishes guidance and documentation to promote adoption of design. Proposes design solutions based on research and synthesis; creates general design principles that capture the vision and critical concerns for a program.
Demonstrates mastery of the intricacies of interactions and dynamics in Agile teams. Demonstrates advanced understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles (e.g., Black belt certified). Guides new teams to adopt Agile, troubleshoots adoption efforts, and guide continuous improvement. Provides training on Lean / Agile. Drives elimination of inefficiencies in coding process. Teaches Agile practices to others. Actively embraces new methods and practices that increase efficiency and effectiveness.
Evaluates technology to drive features and roadmaps. Maps technology trends to internal vision. Differentiates buzzwords from value proposition. Embraces technology trends that drive excellence beyond traditional practices (e.g., Test automation in lieu of traditional QA practices).
Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders. Recommends a well-researched recommendation of buy vs. build solution. Conveys the value proposition for the company by assessing financial risks and gains of decisions and return on investment (ROI). Manages the process of building and maintaining a successful alliance. Understands and successfully applies common analytical techniques, including ROI, SWOT, and Gap analyses. Able to clearly articulate the business drivers relevant to a given initiative.
Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, thoroughness. Ability to follow instructions but also question inconsistencies and identify areas for improvement
Bias towards action, able to maintain focus on priorities and drive them to completion in a complex environment
Strong communication (verbal and written). Ability to write/speak in a clear and concise manner.
Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome. Uses experts or other third parties to influence.
Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making.
Understands when change is needed. Participates in technical strategy planning.
Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization.
Communicates and demonstrates a shared sense of purpose. Learns from failure.
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