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Federal - Agile SME / Coach

Washington, DC 20020

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, DC

We are:

AccentureFederal Services, helping our federal clients tackle their toughest challenges while unleashing their fullest potentialand then some. What makes our approach so unique? Operating from the nations capital, we bring together commercial innovation and leading-edge technologies to deliver an integrated and interactive experience that far exceeds expectations. How? Our passion meets purpose! Through our diverse culture and inclusive thinking, we embrace our employees' ideas taking them from concept to practical solutions. Not to mention, we sleep well at night knowing our work directly impacts and improves the way the world works. We keep our tech smarts sharp by providing abundant training and certification opportunities. Are you ready to learn and grow in a career, while making a difference?

You are:

A SAFe Program Coach who embodies an Agile mindset and is passionate about empowering an Agile culture. You have experience coaching, guiding, and supporting executives, managers, product owners, Scrum Masters, and othersmainly on the client side but also within Accenture. Your superpower? Using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to help companies apply Lean principles and practices so they can boost performance, accelerate business change, and drive disruption. You do it by challenging the status quo to promote an environment and culture of continuous improvement, experimentation, and innovation. And you lead by example with your top-notch listening, facilitation, and conflict-resolution skills.

The work:

+ Support multiple areas of a federal program as the client prepares for a large-scale agile modernization of its core business applications

+ Implement SAFe agile processes across a program that is more familiar with traditional delivery models

+ Provide a new perspective to the programs existing agile deliverables (Epics, Features, and NFRs) with the purpose of ensuring they meet SAFe standards

+ Support a team of business analysts as they prepare the client for user story development

+ Provide key experiences and lessons learned from past large scale agile implementations

+ Lead executive level agile training

+ Identify opportunities to expand the teams agile footprint across the program and organization

+ Support sales activities by helping create/present proposals for new and existing clients

+ Support senior leaders, business owners, and technical owners understand their roles in an agile governance model

+ Provide cross-training to other internal team members

+ Support the definition of a preliminary PI Roadmap

Here's what you need:

+ Minimum of 1+ years experience with the following:

+ SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) 4.0+ certification

+ Minimum of 5 years Agile coaching experience

+ Minimum of 7 years practical Agile experience

+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Bonus points if you have:

+ Youve worked as an external Agile Coach/Consultant at the Program/Portfolio level

+ You have experience navigating a consulting engagement, managing customer expectations, and ensuring your work is aligned with the goals and objectives outlined in a statement of work

+ You have experience selling solutions and shaping consulting engagements early in the sales cycle

+ You have verifiable experience teaching all courses and workshops that are part of the Scaled Agile toolkit

+ You excel in pragmatic problem-solving, resolving interpersonal conflicts, and helping people communicate effectively

+ You have a proactive and empowering nature that makes others want to follow your lead

+ You know when to step in and lead and when to step back and let the team determine the best course of action

+ You have experience with other popular Agile practices and frameworks (e.g., Lean, Kanban, Extreme Programming)

+ You possess the technical acumen and understanding of Agile technical practices and how they operate within an Agile organization (e.g., CI, CD, XP, TDD, etc.)

Important information:

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture Federal Services.

Accenture Federal Services is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Equal Employment Opportunity: All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture Federal Services is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

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