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Associate Director, Agile Coach

Requisition #: 75004

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; St Louis, MO; Dallas, TX

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Agile Coach to join our Digital Nexus organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Embrace servant leadership and display the behaviors that come with the key mindset shifts associated with agile methods; Create and deliver workshops and training classes for new and existing teams that includes business stakeholders, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, developers, testers and other applicable roles on relevant topics
  • Evaluate/assess and mentor existing Scrum teams to improve agile maturity; provide coaching to teams on all aspects of Agile, with a strong focus on Scrum framework including working in a hands-on manner with the teams as well as in a consultant model, helping the teams leverage Agile and its events, roles and artifacts to reach greater success; work with Scrum Masters and teams to promote adaptability, help achieve self-organization and team accountability, how to identify and reduce technical debt
  • Develop, implement and manage team metrics, evaluate team metrics and make recommendations to teams and management for improvements; coach teams and management towards improving Agile adoption and metrics
  • Improve team collaboration and self-organization, guiding the teams to increase their transparency and effectively track their progress by leveraging burn-downs and other information radiators and facilitating effective and meaningful retrospectives, iteration and release-level meetings; partner to build the trust with Business Stakeholders and Sponsors by promoting Agile values and principles; promote and improve team level and organizational level tool adoption, automation and consistent usage
  • Partner with other Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters across the organization to help the Agile Center of Excellence with the organization-wide agile adoption strategy and rollout plans
  • Capture feedback and continuously improve enterprise Agile guidance, training materials and content; identify organizational impediments to successful Agile transformation and work with the leadership team to create effective strategies to overcome them; Responsible for the growth of new and existing Scrum Masters; mentor and guide multiple teams and the overall organization including leadership / management on agile adoption; provide guidance and support for the teams to work effectively with shared services

Qualifications:

  • Minimum eight years of experience with independently transitioning teams to agile ways of working, coaching and mentoring teams on several Agile adoptions, coaching and mentoring individuals, large, small, remote and co-located agile teams across all levels within the organization including leadership, implementing scaling methods for programs and portfolios as well as in implementing and using various agile tools to promote adoption
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Ability to handle conflict resolution well, facilitating discussion and alternatives of different approaches with an enthusiastic and positive, high-energy attitude
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, analytical and presentation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and teamwork
  • Must be able to set goals and participate in strategic initiatives for a team; and foster the development of high performance teams and interface with all levels of the organization; Ability to participate in development of resource plans and structures and influence organizational priorities

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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