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CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc. Lean/Agile Transformation Coach in Burlington, Massachusetts

Lean/Agile Transformation Coach

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Lean/Agile Transformation Coach

Category: Project Management

City: Burlington, Massachusetts, US United States

Position ID: J1021-1362

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. As digital transformation continues to accelerate in the New England area, CGI-Burlington is at the center of this change supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities. CGI, founded in 1976 on the concept of creating an organization focused on delivering results and exceeding client expectations.

CGI is looking for a Lean/Agile Transformation Coach to guide enterprises into new ways of working. The Lean/Agile Transformation Coach – Trainer is responsible for collaborating with key resources (including PMO, HR and IT) to develop, deliver and assess metrics-based recommendations, coaching, training, and mentoring throughout the enterprise in support of business and information technology agility. You will coordinate the delivery of lean/agile based activities and own the program team and agile teams to implement new ways of working driven by the transformation. You will provide ‘change agent’ leadership in the area of agile standard methodologies and transformation for the teams in the organization using the SAFe® Framework.

FUTURE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead the coaching of multiple, distributed teams collaborating as ARTs, and lead Agile transformation at a program/portfolio level.

• Provide direct support in larger projects and SME support to all other teams to drive Agile at an enterprise level.

• Coach RTEs, Product Owners/Managers, Scrum Masters, and team members towards performing at their highest level and transitioning away from waterfall processes.

• Follow the latest agile trends and evolutions of agile and articulate a vision; Participate in Agile knowledge communities; continuously share and improve related practices and knowledge.

• Build and drive organization-wide Agile adoption strategy and rollout plans

• Embrace servant leadership and embody the qualities and approaches that are associated with agile methods.

• Enable the continual improvement of software development projects. This includes better predictability of scheduling, improvement of efficiency, emphasis for quality of delivery commitments.

• Coach towards improving agile processes and metrics.

• Help with new Scrum team setup or evaluate and mentor existing Scrum teams.

• Deliver training classes as part of coaching for roles including product owners, developers and testers.

• Develop and evaluate team metrics and make recommendations to teams and management for improvements.

• Gather feedback and continuously improve Agile guidance, training materials and content.

• Guide the organization towards Agile maturity by organizing workshops and presentations.

• Bring disclosure and transparency to the business and earn the trust of the partners.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE:

• Strong Agile PM experience and 2+ years working in an Agility training/coaching role with exposure to large organizational transformations

• Enterprise-level Agile and organizational change management experience a significant

• Solid background utilizing an Agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban, SAFe) in software development

• Strong oral, written, and presentation and interpersonal skills

• Experience independently transitioning software teams to a variation of Agile process.

• Solid technical software development and delivery background, along with experience coaching and mentoring software teams on Agile process transitions.

• Experience in creating and delivering Agile training/workshop

• Able to handle conflict resolution well, facilitating discussion and alternatives of different approaches

• Experience with standing up and guiding Lean Portfolio Management

• Experience with standing up new Agile Release Trains and constantly improving existing Agile Release Trains

• Safe Program Consultant (SPC) certification or Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Certification and SAFe certified

Communication and Leadership Skills:

• Communicate and presents information clearly, concisely and with confidence.

• Presents solutions and articulates their impact to technical management.

• Ability to adjust messaging to fit the needs of a variety of audiences.

• Ability to lead and mentor developers and peers individually or in small teams

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

BS in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Organization Leadership, or a related field and 8+ years in the use of Agile methodologies and supporting tools

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Lead the coaching of multiple, distributed teams collaborating as ARTs, and lead Agile transformation at a program/portfolio level.

• Provide direct support in larger projects and SME support to all other teams to drive Agile at an enterprise level.

• Coach RTEs, Product Owners/Managers, Scrum Masters, and team members towards performing at their highest level and transitioning away from waterfall processes.

• Follow the latest agile trends and evolutions of agile and articulate a vision; Participate in Agile knowledge communities; continuously share and improve related practices and knowledge.

• Build and drive organization-wide Agile adoption strategy and rollout plans

• Embrace servant leadership and embody the qualities and approaches that are associated with agile methods.

• Enable the continual improvement of software development projects. This includes better predictability of scheduling, improvement of efficiency, emphasis for quality of delivery commitments.

• Coach towards improving agile processes and metrics.

• Help with new Scrum team setup or evaluate and mentor existing Scrum teams.

• Deliver training classes as part of coaching for roles including product owners, developers and testers.

• Develop and evaluate team metrics and make recommendations to teams and management for improvements.

• Capture feedback and continuously improve Agile guidance, training materials and content.

• Guide the organization towards Agile maturity by organizing workshops and presentations.

• Bring disclosure and transparency to the business and earn the trust of the partners.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Strong Agile PM experience and 2+ years working in an Agility training/coaching role with exposure to large organizational transformations

• Enterprise-level Agile and organizational change management experience

• Proven background utilizing an Agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Extreme Programming, Kanban, SAFe) in software development

• Strong oral, written, and presentation and interpersonal skills

• Experience independently transitioning software teams to a variation of Agile process.

• Solid technical software development and delivery background, along with experience coaching and mentoring software teams on Agile process transitions.

• Experience in creating and delivering Agile training/workshop

• Able to handle conflict resolution well, facilitating discussion and alternatives of different approaches

• Experience with standing up and guiding Lean Portfolio Management

• Experience with standing up new Agile Release Trains and constantly improving existing Agile Release Trains

• Safe Program Consultant (SPC) certification or Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Certification and SAFe certified

Communication and Leadership Skills:

• Communicate and presents information clearly, concisely and with confidence.

• Presents solutions and articulates their impact to technical management.

• Ability to adjust messaging to fit the needs of a variety of audiences.

• Ability to lead and mentor developers and peers individually or in small teams

Educational requirement

BS in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Organization Leadership, or a related field and 8+ years in the use of Agile methodologies and supporting tools

Est. Salary Range (Colorado Only): $84,000-$160,000*

*Disclaimer: In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, effective January 1, 2021, a good faith hourly or base salary range must be posted for all positions where the work may be performed in the state of Colorado. Therefore, this good faith salary range will only apply where this described position will be performed in the state, and should not be considered the compensation range in other locations or for other positions.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;

• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more

Skills:

  • Agile Coach

  • Communication (Oral/Written)

What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Learn more about CGI at www.cgi.com .

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

CGI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job in the U.S., please email the CGI U.S. Employment Compliance mailbox at USEmploymentCompliance@cgi.com . You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned .

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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records are welcome to apply.

CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.

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