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Associate Director, Agile Adoption in Short Hills, NJ at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.

WHO OUR CLIENT IS:

  • Fortune 500 Company
  • World leader in commercial data and insight
  • Constantly expanding the size and improving the quality of their global database; currently exceeding 280 million businesses worldwide
  • Focus on valuable relationships allowing customers to succeed

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THIS OPPORTUNITY:

  • Culture: Energetic, forward thinking individuals, passionate about compliance, risk assessment and management
  • Growth: Partake in a learning program with robust curriculum that will enhance the value you bring to your team and the company
  • Opportunity: Extensive international network with offices on five continents
  • Stability: A storied and commanding brand with almost two centuries of experience

WHERE THE POSITION IS LOCATED:

  • Short Hills, NJ

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Act as a change agent and as part of the team of Coaches leading and supporting teams and individuals in their Agile and Lean journey. Be able to make decisions and independently drive any aspect of Agile rollout at a team and management level.
  • Orchestrate transition to Agile and Lean for a large organization as part of the Agile/Lean Coaching team. Act as a liaison with the Lines of Business. Build trust with the business and throughout the organization.
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration, drive highest productivity and better predictability of delivery across organization. Foster innovation and encourage continuous improvement
  • Advise on dependency management techniques between internal teams and third parties, release managers, or between Agile teams.
  • Actively build and contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community and develop Communities of Practice, mentor Agile practitioners. Create training materials and provide training and coaching throughout the organization.
  • Support Agile teams in their development, playbook creation, and in establishing consistent best practices. Collaborate with non-Agile team, educate and support them throughout transformation. Define relevant metrics that help the program see how they are doing.
  • Inspire all stakeholders at any level in their Agile transition. Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career.

HOW YOU ARE QUALIFIED:

  • 10+ years of IT experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach in a large organization
  • 3+ years of leading/managing people
  • 3+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects
  • 2+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
  • Understanding of other processes and methodologies and ability to speak intelligently about them
  • Experience in creating training materials and sharing knowledge at different levels
  • Outstanding presentation and communication record (conference presentation, professional community events)
  • Deep understanding of common Agile and Lean practices and better product envisioning and development practices
  • Superb conflict resolution and consensus building skills
  • Experience with Agile tools such as Rally, Jira, Version One, etc.
  • Experience with various testing techniques such as Test-Driven Development and experience with behavior driven testing is a plus