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Agile Coach (Public Sector)

  • Salary: £500 - £640 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 30/08/2017
  • Job reference: J373327A

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Agile Coach, Digital Delivery, Culture, Governance, Scrum, Sprints, Knowledge Transfer, Exit Strategy, GDS, Government Digital Service, Scotland, Motherwell, Waterfall, Public Sector

Agile Coach - Motherwell

Our Public Sector Client based in Motherwell require an Agile Coach to assist in the building of digital capability. The successful applicant will: Help build digital capability; Define, document and work with staff to implement what success looks like (culture, governance, structure and roles);Coach and mentor staff in agile practices during sprints for initial digital services; Establish key processes, documentation, tools and techniques; Knowledge transfer and exit strategy.

Role Profile

As part of this role, you will be expected to:

  • Support the implementation of the client's digital delivery service.
  • Work directly mentoring and coaching staff.
  • Work in partnership with staff and other consultants to embed agile culture and practices.
  • Ensure all teams are using standard agile protocols (stand ups, sprint planning, retrospectives, show and tells) effectively
  • Assess the culture of project teams and identify improvements.
  • Develop delivery manager, product manager and other team roles.
  • Showcase relevant tools and techniques.
  • Ensure knowledge and skills transfer to staff.
  • Plan and deliver an effective handover to "business as usual" team at the end of the assignment.

Key Skills/ Experience

  • Specific skills and experience (minimum 2 years) in coaching, mentoring and upskilling teams in agile methodologies aligned with GOV.UK (Digital) Service Manual and Scottish Government Digital First principles.
  • Evidence of scaling and embedding most relevant agile tools and techniques for successful delivery; managing associated culture changes and defining appropriate delivery structure within a transforming organisation.
  • Proven track record (minimum 2 years) of working in digital transformation of public sector organisation
  • Good understanding of project and programme management methodologies.
  • Be an agile pragmatist and be able to help manage the alignment of agile best practice with elements of waterfall delivery where appropriate
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