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Company: Lumen Solutions Group Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 8, 2024

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About us:Lumen Solutions Group Inc., a dynamic small and minority-owned, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise headquartered in Florida, USA. As a leading consulting services and solutions provider, we focus on IT Staffing, Business/IT Strategy, Business Process Blueprints, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Transformation for our clients. Our client base includes Fortune 500, Government, non-profit and emerging growth companies.Job Description: PURPOSE:Serves as a strategic change agent, who champions enterprise-wide lean agile enablement and transformation. Drives continuous improvement across the organization through the use of Agile, Scrum and Lean values/practices and servant leadership . Comfortable working at all levels (team, stakeholder, and organizational leadership) to help the organization use Lean Agile as a strategic asset for culture change and business value generation. Creates and nurtures a culture of continuous learning, growth mindset and agile maturity at the enterprise level by partnering with stakeholders at various levels; and through Lean Agile coaching. Influences leaders and associates in the enterprise to be Lean-Agile Leaders demonstrating a Lean-Agile Mindset.This individual will join a team leading a product management transformation. Specifically, the Coach will provide leadership, guidance and best practices as the organization shifts from a project to a product-focused operating model. They will work with various stakeholders at FEP Operation center to enable the transition to a product operating model and ensure smooth integration with the agile operating models.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:40% Champions enterprise-wide lean agile adoption and continued improvement across the organization. Comfortable working at all levels (team, stakeholder, and organizational leadership) to help the organization use Lean Agile and Product thinking as a strategic asset for culture change and business value generation. Works with peers and management to define and refine the enterprise agile vision, drives the organization-wide lean agile enablement/transformation strategy and roadmap. Develops, implements and improves lean-agile metrics, support roll out. Continuously improves enterprise lean agile practices, enhances/develops training materials. Works with stakeholders to understand the flow of value across the enterprise, identifies and removes enterprise level blockers that impact business agility.40% Provides coaching to teams and programs on all aspects of Lean Agile, and helps them decide team and program level frameworks (e.g. SAFe, Scrum, Kanban etc). Works with the teams to mature their agile mindset, product/agile practices, ceremonies, and coaches the key roles to achieve business results. Helps teams improve predictability, productivity, quality, flow etc. Supports and guides efforts to bring transparency across the organization and the stakeholders. Drives the journey towards high performing team/program by creating psychological safety and trusts to enable self managing teams, transparency, team empowerment and continuous learning. Helps identify Value Streams, Agile Release Trains (ARTs), prepares the teams for ART launch, trains teams and leadership, coaches ART execution, and helps drive continuous improvement at the ART level.15% Organizes workshops and presentations that helps promote agile maturity across the organization. Conducts training which includes, but is not limited to, the areas of release planning, backlog grooming, story writing, roles and responsibilities, the ceremonies of Scrum, Kanban and technical best-practices; product management teams, Scrum masters and other roles. Also conduct sessions that include the areas of Product thinking, Lean portfolio management, aligning business strategy to execution, creating, and maintaining portfolio level backlogs, value stream mapping, technical best-practices etc.5% Remains current with industry trends in order to identify characteristics of high performing teams/organizations and to help improve business agility within the enterpriseQualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education Level: Bachelor's DegreeExperience: 10 years or equivalent in the use of Lean, Agile methodologies. Proven success leading large-scale Agile transformation. This is a leadership role, and candidates need the knowledge, talent and enough years of experience at that level.In Lieu of Education: In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.Preferred Qualifications: Seven plus years coaching and training teams in Agile enablement and transformation.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)Expert knowledge of Lean, Agile principles and practices., ExpertExpert knowledge of lean/agile theory, different methodologies like SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, XP, DevOps; practices, ceremonies, etc. ,Expert Knowledge of Product management, DevOps, Test automation, and other supporting functions required for delivering business value like infrastructure, InfoSec, Architecture etc, , AdvancedProficient in Microsoft Office programs and industry standard Agile tools. , AdvancedAbility to organize data and generate comprehensive reports. , AdvancedAbility to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. , ExpertExcellent communication skills both written and verbal., ExpertSelf-starter with an ability to prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines, ExpertAbility to drive change at all levels, manage conflicts constructively., ExpertThe incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes them ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs. Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.Licenses/CertificationsCertified SAFe Program Consultant Upon Hire Req.Enabled to teach various Certified SAFe courses (Req)Certified Scrum Master (CSP) Upon Hire ReqCertified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Upon Hire ReqPMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Upon Hire PrefIC Agile ICP-Client Upon Hire PrefCertified Scrum Professional Upon Hire Pref***Lumen and / or its clients will not provide equipment (Laptop, monitor, etc.) to the selected contractor. The contractor must have their own equipment. Access to a virtual desktop set up (software) will be provided by Lumen s client, allowing the user access to the required systems and technology. ***Lumen Solutions Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of Minority/Gender/Disability/Religion/LGBTQI/Age/Veterans. Program & Portfolio Management - Agile Coach

Keywords: Lumen Solutions Group Inc., Reston , PROGRAM & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT - AGILE COACH, Executive , Reston, Virginia

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