Agile Trainer

Rockville, MD

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking an Agile Trainer/Coach Consultant to join our growing team. As an Agile Trainer/Coach you will be responsible for advising and facilitating policy, process, and cultural transformation across a major government enterprise, specifically at the PMO level.  This includes establishing the transformation strategy and planning, working with government program leadership on Agile adoption, facilitating transformation workshops, removing impediments and obstacles programs and teams are experiencing, monitoring transformation status, reporting on productivity improvement, creating standards and processes, and training personnel. The Agile Trainer/Coach will be engaged throughout the enterprise transformation to facilitate a smooth transformation into Agile processes.  

Responsibilities:

  • Assess the Agile process and practice across the enterprise and document the “As Is”.
  • Design and develop Agile processes and practices for Agile adoption across a large government agency for both software development and Program Management
  • Provide oversight and leadership in all aspects of Agile transformation and adoption, including training of federal staff and contractors
  • Lead/direct the Agile transformation approach (in compliance with the contract), its major time frames, and delivery of contractual deliverables and supporting work products while using Agile processes.
  • Identify performance gaps in Agile transformation and implement repeatable, sustainable processes to increase operational efficiencies. Assure processes and practices enable teams or departments operate in an integrative and collaborative fashion.
  • Develop Agile training curriculum and design transformation workshops.
  • Lead Agile training and workshops for contractor and government staff.
  • Develop client relationships based on value and personal interactions by exceeding client expectations throughout the project.
  • Facilitate government transformation of organizational governance functions to enable the adoption of Agile processes and practices by the development teams

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as an Agile Transformation Consultant or Agile Coach leading Agile transformation and adoption within federal and commercial environments
  • 10-15 years professional experience (5+ years in a consulting capacity)
  • One or more Expert-level Agile certification(s) - SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) etc. - Scaled Agile Framework experience preferred
  • Experience transforming large, government programs to Agile
  • Experience implementing and continually improving Agile principles and practices, and coaching the customer on the recommended approach
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate solutions effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Technical background with a deep understanding of modern DevOps practices preferred
  • Innovative thinking – ability to learn new tools and techniques and apply them to the program
  • Agile Thought Leader preferred – written publications on Agile, speaker at Agile conferences, etc.

Education:

  • Advanced degree (MBA, MS, MIS) or equivalent experience

Location:

  • Rockville, MD

 

About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

For more information please visit: 

www.octoconsulting.com

www.octoconsulting.com/careers