Agile Coach I
UST
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3d ago

Role Proficiency :

Guide Agile teams across accounts in a portfolio / BU to deliver high quality project deliverables within the limits of delivery timelines security quality and performance guidelines

Outcomes :

  • Initiate and drive agile transformation based on an assessment of clients needs
  • Guide the team to deliver on the implementation and coach / mentor development teams client product owners and stakeholders on the agile methodology
  • Measures of Outcomes :

  • Customer awareness on AMM (qualitative)
  • Maturity improvement of the team on agile concepts based on maturity assessment)
  • Target vs. achieved improvement AMM
  • Increase in adoption of agile practices / participation
  • Feedback from the team (number of impediments / action items identified / resolved measured through retrospection notes / survey)
  • Deviation percent from planned roadmap
  • Improvements in program timelines and quality
  • Cost (Target vs. achieved)
  • Reduction in Cost of Delivery
  • Schedule and effort deviations (Target vs. achieved)
  • Product Owner score (Customer Satisfaction score)
  • Release-on-release defect reduction
  • Outputs Expected :

    Framework Customization - Assessment :

  • Understand the customer's needs and expectations (benefits). Interact with executive leadership to understand the goals of transformation projects the business and IT needs business and IT roadmap expected accelerators etc.
  • Conduct a detailed assessment through interviews review of process models current internal discussions review of documentation etc.
  • Conduct a study of the delivery ecosystem enterprise architecture applications at the client location current delivery process etc.
  • Identify the existing structure and tools change and extent of change based on the assessment assess requirements for movement to agile and provide supporting evidence as required
  • Identify vendors with whom UST needs to collaborate sharing the same with the executive leadership
  • Identify the tools required based on engineering practice.
  • Framework Customization - Framework Design :

  • Create the process and delivery framework to bring about the transformation to an agile methodology
  • Create the plan including the following : specific agile methodology collaboration mechanism communication mechanism solution accelerators to be built escalation matrix interactions with CMI interactions between agile and non-agile teams integration tools etc.
  • Create the team structure across all locations identify the best project to be used as a pilot
  • Identify the metrics which can be used to assess the pilot design share the same with the senior management
  • Identify the transformational plan which can then be cascaded to other teams
  • Post the pilot identify the learning's and changes to the framework based on the same. Verify the process to ensure on-ground delivery.
  • Framework Customization - Maturity Assessments :

  • Design the maturity assessment process and parameters conduct maturity assessments at decided intervals to assess the transformation.
  • Agile Implementation :

  • For project assessments
  • Study the models available on the market
  • Identify the agile methodology and mix required for the benefit which the customer is looking for
  • Guide the architect on the various accelerators : tools automation etc. to be leveraged to deliver on customer expectations
  • Facilitate meetings including product backlog creation sprint planning and retrospectives as required.
  • During implementation
  • Identify common patterns across teams and challenges faced during implementation
  • Conduct a retrospective across engagements to identify common threads
  • Identify process changes and revise the process on a continuous basis.
  • Product Roadmap :

  • Participate in product roadmap activities with the client and translate the client vision into an actionable roadmap in terms of features and release schedule
  • Advise and guide the team based on technical expertise (Agile)
  • Break down the requirements into independent programs
  • Identify dependencies between each program
  • Prioritize the programs based on the dependencies business value and criticality to enable smooth and phased delivery.
  • Coaching & Facilitating :

  • Provide coaching to the scrum master and the team conduct training sessions on Agile methodologies and process (including concepts such as daily meetings planning self-organization collaboration iterative development etc.)
  • Identify the challenges that could arise and educate the team on environment process mitigation steps etc. Identify the need to move to new ways of working conduct demo sessions
  • Build samplers which can be used within the team cross leverage artefacts from other projects to build process efficiency and the benefits of implementing the agile process
  • Coach and mentor the client product owner and business stakeholders on the process methodology acceptance criteria use case etc.
  • Provide training on the agile concepts various practices and the value of the same.
  • Business Development :

  • Support BD team in understanding the changes required for Agile transformation and Agile execution projects
  • Showcase Agile capabilities of UST including project experiences credentials etc.
  • Establish relationship with the client and position UST to build credibility.
  • Client Stakeholder Management :

  • Participate in steering committees to review the transformation
  • Communicate the progress in terms of process acceptance maturity assessments etc.
  • Process Improvements and Adherence :

  • For transformational projects proactively identify process improvements to improve productivity
  • Remove impediments based on industry trends new concepts in lean methodology tools available on the market etc.
  • Study the market to stay abreast with agile practices and methodologies establish monitor and report on metrics to ensure productivity quality etc.
  • Leverage project artefacts to create a compelling case for change.
  • Skill Examples :

  • Independently understand capture and fine tune the business requirements and interact with SME at various stages of the development
  • Understand customer's technology landscape and requirements to create a LLD for multiple components / module
  • Implement large scale improvement initiatives for software development process methodology and tools
  • Create the process and delivery framework to bring about the transformation in methodology (e.g. agile)
  • Define design best practices at project level
  • Define the release management process for the project along with the release schedule and plan
  • Manage large and complex projects
  • Create / customize RACI Matrix and Governance Framework for large and complex projects
  • Plan and implement knowledge management program (comprising of creating knowledge artefacts training review and update to the artefacts leveraging existing artefacts) and promote continuous knowledge management
  • An ability to cut through unnecessary work and focus only on essential work
  • Sound judgment under pressure and the ability to remain calm under stress
  • Strong motivation and coaching skill to guide and support teams throughout a project
  • Exceptional organizational abilities to keep everything straight and prioritize
  • The ability to think and make decisions quickly as circumstances change rapidly
  • A high level of adaptability in order to accept change and reduce unnecessary confusion and risk
  • Knowledge Examples : Knowledge Examples

    Knowledge Examples

  • Domain / Industry Knowledge : Working knowledge of standard business processes in the relevant customer domain
  • Tech Concepts : Working knowledge of technology (OS languages applications databases concepts data models. etc.) and technology landscape
  • Configuration items management tools processes
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of end-to-end SDLC processes (e.g. Waterfall Agile XP) variants of Agile process (XP Kanban Lean Scrum) programming principles tools best practices (refactoring code code package etc.)
  • Specialized knowledge of design tools patterns and principles to impact quality of service parameters - availability reliability scalability etc.
  • Specialized knowledge of defect management process and tools (e.g. QC Bugzilla etc.)
  • Specialized knowledge of release management process various schedules of release and its' impact on existing code
  • Specialized knowledge of project management process and concepts (such as project scoping requirements management change management risk management quality assurance disaster management agile concepts - servant leadership etc.
  • In addition tools (MS Excel MPP client specific time sheets client specific tools & processes capacity planning tools Industry Standard Agile ALM Tools - VersionOne Rally project governance framework RACI matrix channels of communication (e.g. escalation matrix)

  • Specialized knowledge of estimation and resource planning techniques (e.g. UCP Estimation model case based scenario based estimation Work Breakdown Structure estimation Story Point Estimation Planning Poker etc.
  • UST Specific Estimation Templates industry level functional sizing methodologies

  • Strong knowledge of various UST internal and external market KM tools
  • Specialized knowledge of various applicable document templates and standards (such as business blueprint design documents and test specifications format / invest model for user stories / epics related roles features and business value conversion of requirements into test cases / acceptance tests)
  • Specialized knowledge of requirements (functional / non functional) requirement analysis tools (such as functional flow diagrams activity diagrams blueprint storyboard) techniques (such as business analysis process mapping etc.
  • requirements management tools requirements traceability requirement elicitation practices (interviews questionnaires user observation workshops brainstorming use cases role playing prototyping etc.)

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