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Agile Lead

Location : Farmington, CT
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Ridgefield One is a Technology Staffing Agency.  Our client is a major insurance company, seeking an Agile Practice Execution Lead.


 


The Agile Practice Execution Lead will report within Life & Retirement’s Architecture and Software Modernization department. This role will be responsible for establishing Executive Agile coaching, , Scrum Team coaching, best practices & training. The will be responsible to establish a consistant Scrum operating model across L&R with consistant approaches to running scrum projects inclusive of common reporting and KPIs. A close partnership with General Insurance’s Agile Practice team will be essential for success. The Agile Practice Execution Department will help to enable a culture of continuous improvement with the common goal to deliver valuable meaningful solutions rapidly with our business teams.


 


Accountabilities:


Accountable for the standardization of Agile across L&R and partnering with Agile CoP. Responsible to establish Executive coaching, Agile coaching and training for all agile roles needed to deliver. Responsible to provide dashboards and metrics offering insight and transparency of the SDLC processes. Tracks progress against KPIs and drive adoption and compliance with SAFe / Agile.


Develops SAFe / Agile standards and practices


Provides executive coaching and training


Provides training and coaching for Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Scrum Teams


Establishes SOP / Standard Operating Procedure for Agile (DoR, DoD, Pointing, etc.)


Develops training, rollout approach and coaching for onboarding of existing and new Agile work teams to SAFe / Agile


Conducts random spot checks of huddles and other scrum rituals to ensure teams have not reverted back to old patterns/habits


Provides standard KPIs and Metrics to ensure and monitor success


Provides training on new agile best practices and new release of SAFe Agile


Facilitates training on Agile tools; JIRA, Confluence, Jira Portfolio, etc. 


Drive organizational change, in addition to agile best practices and capabilities within the teams and across L&R 


Required Qualifications :

Requirements:



• 12+ years technology, PMO, Large Program and/or Large Project execution experience, with at least 8+ years direct experience in Agile Transformation Delivery and Coaching 
• Experience with Atlassian Suite of tools (Jira, Confluence, Jira Portfolio), Scrum, Kanban and Lean highly preferable
• Experience performing these roles in the insurance/financial services industry, in a multi-national organization highly preferable
• Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) SPC4 Certification, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scrum Practitioner certifications highly preferable
• Knowledge of the software development life cycle
• Experience in Organizational Transformaiton / Large change initiatives
• Passionate about communication, group dynamics and coaching others
• Strong collaboration and influencing skills; Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships


 


 


Ridgefield One provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ridgefield One complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or client worksites. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



 
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