15 days old

SAFe Program Coach

Houston, TX 77007


We Are:





Accenture|SolutionsIQ is unlocking the creative potential of people and organizations all over the world. We are dedicated to bringing humanity to the workplace and creating a destination where Agilists are able to thrive while improving the way people work and live.





At Accenture|SolutionsIQ we embrace the power of AND. The combination of SolutionsIQs people, passion and experience in Agile transformation paired with Accentures respected global platform and in-depth technology expertise uniquely positions us as the leading business agility transformation consultancy. We drive disruption and accelerate business change with our clients, our partners and our community. With the most experienced Agile coaches and consultants in the industry, Accenture|SolutionsIQ is a place where were uncovering the next wave of what it means to be an Agile enterprise by doing it ourselves and helping other do it too.





We are the destination for Agilists looking to change the world. Join the Movement!





Visit us here to find out more about the Accenture|SolutionsIQ Agile Practice.





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:

+ Advise organizations through their Lean-Agile transformation, using scaling frameworks and identifying and optimizing value streams

+ Work with senior leaders to define strategies and roadmaps for transitioning to Lean-Agile mindsets and practices using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

+ Lead coaching activities, mainly in SAFe, across functional areas

+ Lead workshops and training sessions to educate people on Agile values, principles, and practices, especially as these relate to SAFe

+ Mentor and pair with change agents and stakeholders in client organizations to help them become Lean-Agile champions and build lasting Agile skills

+ Coach and mentor more junior Accenture|SolutionsIQ team members on how to influence organizational change and remove barriers to transformation

+ Support sales activities by helping create/present proposals and taking part in onsite visits to prospective clients

+ Be ready to rack up those air miles with weekly travel to client sites






Heres What You Need:

+ 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 (minimum 12 years) work experience. (If Associates Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience)

+ It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve clients, our employees must be able to travel when needed. This role requires 100% flexibility to travel and work onsite with clients (typically Monday through Thursday).






Bonus Points If:





+ 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.)





Accenture Overview





We are a global collective of innovators applying the New every day to improve the way the world works and lives. Help us show the world whats possible as you partner with clients to unlock hidden value and deliver innovative solutions. Empowered with innovative tools, continuous learning and a global community of diverse talent and perspectives, we drive success in a new business architecture that disrupts conventional practices. Our expertise spans 40+ industries across 120+ countries and impacts millions of lives every day. We turn ideas into reality.








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.





Accenture 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 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.

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Posted: 2019-11-25 Expires: 2019-12-25

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