Agile Delivery Consultant

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £500.00 - £700.00 per day

  • Contact:

    James Cook

  • Contact email:

    James.Cook@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    5258_1546426542

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    12-24 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-01

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

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Agile Delivery Services, Manager, PM, Scrum, DevOps, Workshop, Training, Trainer, Product Owner, Product Manager, Scrum Master, Head Of, Director, Senior, Strategic, Strategy, Government, Transport, Public Sector, London, Underground, Microsoft, VSTS, Cloud, Technology, Sprint, Jira,


Lead an agile and digital transformation by providing coaching, mentoring, and training. Coach a team adopting agile working practices for pilot projects with a view to rolling out across the whole organisation to deliver digital services. To develop at least three permanent members of staff to become competent Agile Coaches.

Working with:

  • Scrum Master team
  • Scrum Development teams
  • Product Owners
  • Technical Delivery Managers
  • Programme managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Directors
  • Senior Management Teams / Leadership teams

The Role

  • Support agile delivery to increase efficiency of product portfolio outcomes and cross programme consistency
  • Improve quality and consistency in planning, reporting, forecasting and agile ways of working across multiple programmes and teams
  • Advise improvements and support commercial and finance processes (programme side)
  • Build internal capability and mentor teams to improve agile delivery and develop agile culture

Key Skills / Experience

  • Facilitation and coaching of staff in a broad range of Agile workshops within teams and programmes of work
  • Customised Agile training and workshops for staff sitting outside of Agile development teams
  • Team level Scrum coaching to evolve team ways of working incorporating Scrum principles, values and practices
  • Team level Kanban coaching to evolve team ways of working incorporating Lean and Kanban principles and philosophies
  • Strategy for the implementation of metrics at organisational, programme and team levels, including baselining and measurement of transformation progress
  • Evolved a streamlined process that supports and optimised the flow of work through the organisation from idea to delivery
  • Be available onsite during all core business hours
  • Assisted in implementing Agile testing approaches and technology within team and programme settings, including the use of automation for regression testing
  • Applied Agile engineering and DevOps techniques within project contexts including discovery of current practices and creating a staged plan to evolve towards better ways of working
  • Incorporated Business Analysis into Agile ways of working
  • Coached Product Owners/Managers and related stakeholders to successfully shape products/maximise value by application of Agile techniques for Product Strategy, Visioning, Story/User Journey Mapping, User and Customer feedback loops, Backlog Management
  • Helped build a Scrum Master community through community coaching sessions and interactive coaching support of individual Scrum Masters working with teams and workshop facilitation
  • Assisted and evolved the contribution of the programme management function into the Agile delivery approach
  • Multi-team programme coaching to successfully incorporate suitable scaling patterns
  • Coached and supported leaders to incorporate Agile and Lean concepts into organisational design, processes, policies and staff leadership
  • Coached and articulated the benefits of Continuous Integration, Deployment and Delivery. Discovery of current practices and ability to create and implement a staged plan to move towards Continuous Delivery
  • Demonstrable experience coaching and implementing large multi-team Agile programmes of work
  • Use of VSTS to create, manage and keep up-to-date a Product Backlog including the use of Sprints, reporting and capacity planning
  • Use of Jira to create, manage and keep up-to-date a Product Backlog including the use of boards, Sprints, time tracking and reporting
  • Experience and knowledge of the Microsoft Technology including GIT (pull requests) and work items association build definition, creation and maintenance