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Agile Coach - September

Ingleheim am Rhein, Germany
For one of our client’s in the pharma industry we’re looking for a freelance Agile Coach:
Project Name
Agile Transformation Coaching within IT EDP for new IT TOM
Project Description
The client’s IT Enterprise Data & Platforms Scrum and Agile Coaching Chapter wants to the build & shape a product centric organization.
The client’s IT EDP Chapter is in a strong position, approaching 2,000 employees, serving ~75,000 users in all businesses around the globe. The client’s IT EDP is successful in delivering IT and technology activities to the client in a very structured way. The focus currently lies in operational excellence.
The client’s IT EDP wants to enter the next stage of IT evolution now - by enhancing existing operating models with more user focus and by adding new operating models introducing Product Teams at scale.
The client’s IT EDP is working towards a product centric organization. The idea behind the product centric organization is to bring business, development & operations closer together. Based on what and who is needed to provide a secure IT solution, there is a need to create a cross functional team that is fully empowered to maximize the value contribution of the IT solution.

The focus of the assignment will be on IT Enterprise Data & Platforms area. The teams have different levels of experience with Agile ways of working. The client’s IT EDP chapter needs external know how to skill up the internal colleagues with the knowledge needed.

  • Gather information from the IT EDP transformation team, the relevant product teams and leaders to prepare and conduct workshops for the product teams & leadership. Information will be presented to the Contractor in the form of initial introductory meetings. The Workshops includes 15+ participants from IT EDP + Business Areas and will be held on site/ virtually.
  • Consulting the IT EDP transformation team and the Scrum and Agile Coaching Chapter on the way forward for the Agile transformation. The Consultancy will be based on the contractor own experience and new best practices as well as new strategies.
  • Consulting the product teams & providing recommendations on improvements of new agile methodologies & implementing this for the product team, explaining to the Product teams how to make further improvements and how to implement new strategies. The Consultancy will be based on the contractor own experience and State of the Art Agile Methodologies. The Improvements will be suggested by the Contractor and approved by the client.
  • Analyzing the outcomes of workshops and defining the next steps and consulting on how to implement the action items. The next steps will be determined based on the Contractor’s analysis of the workshop outcomes as well as his/her experience and expertise.
  • Consulting on existing best practices and standards based on the contractor own expertise in order to shape the transformation.
  • Tracking and documenting action items in the Team’s Backlog in order to have a transformation status. The Contractor will track the implementation of the improvements and submit to the client for further review and approval.
  • Coaching internal Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches individually, via MS Teams virtually, on all the aspects of the Agile Coaching competency framework, as well as Agile frameworks & methods like Scrum, SAFe, Kanban, Lean Agile, Less, Liberating structures.
  • Consulting the leadership teams on the different ways of working & leading people. the Consultancy will be based on the contractor own experience and State of the Art Agile Methodologies.
  • The Contractor will be attending weekly to monthly ceremonies in order to overlook and be able to see how the existing Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches work , but is not included in the Product team itself nor will he/she be attending every Ceremony. After the Contractor has attended the specific Ceremony they are free to leave the meeting and will not be part of any further internal topics.
  • Creating a summary of key session outputs and observations after the workshop and hand over to the client via Teams for review and further usage.

  • Scaling to the big programs and upskilling several teams in parallel is a must
  • Good stakeholder management is a must
  • Certifications are a plus to the extensive practical experience. No preferred framework, pragmatic approach considering the client’s specifics
  • Data Science background is a plus
  • AWS Cloud background is a plus
  • Data Ecosystem background is a plus

Project start: ASAP
Project location: Remote (some onsite workshops)
Project duration: 4+ months

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