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Agile Coach
Job Description:
Cognizant’s Agile Center of Excellence (CoE) is a horizontal business unit within the organization that is comprised of technical and management professionals with deep technology and architecture capabilities who service all of Cognizant’s verticals/industry groups and who specialize in the execution of large and more complex projects.  The Agile CoE has achieved its success through its potent blend of attributes - deep technology and architecture capability, top-notch program management team with experience of deliver large scale and complex enterprise-level solutions, and next-generation delivery processes and expertise in technology.
The Enterprise Agile Coach is an individual who has achieved advanced systems, individual and team coaching, organizational development, cultural change and conflict management, and strong leadership skills to create positive transformational impact to organizations at large. The Enterprise Agile Coach works at all levels of an organization to help the organization use agile as a strategic asset for business value generation which often includes impactful culture change.
This person will be enthusiastically devoted to driving the adoption and optimization of Agile processes, principles and practices.  Typically, the Enterprise Agile Coach also may need to perform the additional responsibilities of the executing Program/Portfolio Management and/or Chief Scrum Enterprise roles along with the Coaching, mentoring and teaching responsibilities.
In addition to being an expert at Scrum or Agile team coordination, we are also looking for this person to have experience with the application of Agile principles in one or more of these development disciplines: analysis, design, development, testing and management; and can relate principles, practices and the 'rules-of thumb' of performing these disciplines in an Agile environment.
The Enterprise Agile Coach typically has the experience to perform as a Project/Program Manager with a strong delivery focus in addition to Agile Coaching capability.
Key Responsibilities
  • Embrace servant leadership and display the behaviors that come with the key mindset shifts associated with agile methods
  • Coach teams and management towards improving Agile process and metrics, evaluate and mentor existing Scrum teams, and deliver training classes for product owners, developers and testers.
  • Develop, implement and manage team metrics, evaluate team metrics and make recommendations to teams and management for improvements.
  • Drive the organization-wide agile adoption strategy and rollout plans
  • Capture feedback and continuously improve enterprise Agile guidance, training materials, and content
  • Enterprise Portfolio Planning and Management
 
Desired Skills and Experience
Education
  • Scrum Coach Training
  • Undergraduate degree – MS/MBA degree strongly preferred
  • Documented recent (last 2 years) Agile training/conference/user group attendance. We are looking for on-going involvement in the Agile community and continuous improvement and growth
  • General Agile training and facilitation across Project Managers and all stakeholders
  • Team Facilitation and/or Conflict Management
  • Highly prefer a Master's degree; otherwise prefer a Bachelor in information technology or related field.
Preferred Credentials
  • PMI: PMP, ACP
  • DSDM: Practioner, Advanced Practioner, trainer/Coach, Consultant
  • Scrum Alliance: CSD, CSPO, CSM, CSP, CSC, CST
  • Scrum.org: PSM, PSD, PPO
  • ICAgile.com: Certified ICAgile Professional (CIP), ICAgile Expert, Enerprise Agilist
  • Other Lean methodology credentials – like Six Sigma, kanban, etc.
  • Published white papers
Practicing Experience
  • 13+ years of relevant IT experience; at least 8 years in a technical software development environment or with IT Project Management.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience using Agile methods, 7 years’ experience is preferred.
  • 2000 hours practicing in at least one Agile approach in the past 2 years
  • 2000 hours Coaching Agile project teams in past 3 years
  • 1000 hours program management in the past 10 years
  • 5000 hours project management in the past 10 years
 
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 218,000 employees as of June 30, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: @Cognizant
 
Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment.
 

Cognizant US Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions in the US, please send an email with your request to CareersNA2@cognizant.com

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Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 218,000 employees as of June 30, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: @Cognizant
 
Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment.

Job

Application Development / Application Maintenance

Primary Location

United States-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations

United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-New Jersey-Teaneck, United States-District of Columbia-Washington DC, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-Colorado-Denver

Employee Status

Permanent

Schedule

Full-time

Job Type

Standard

Job Level

Individual Contributor

Shift

Day Job

Job Posting

Mar 30, 2017, 5:51:33 PM

Organization

IT Services - United States

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