REMOTE: Lean IT Agile Coach

Experis is looking for a REMOTE: Lean IT Agile Coach for a long term contract role. In this role, you must be willing to work EST hours.

Lean IT Agile Coach

  • Responsible for coordinating, facilitating, implementing and enhancing broad and direct Lean activities that are independently identified or identified by management.
  • Lean expert and unique individual contributor to help advise and address challenges related to the client's processes.
  • Drives team behaviors to accept the need for change to Lean the delivery of services and processes for current and future needs.

Required skills:

  • Strong experience coaching others including executive levels of leadership on Lean and Agile principles/practices/tools
  • Experience facilitating process improvement initiatives using various techniques (PDCA, A3, DMAIC, etc.)
  • Proven track record of leading others through significant change & experience with Organizational Change Management frameworks (e.g. ADKAR)
  • Experience leading an organization in adoption of a new Management System (e.g., Visual Management, Stand-Ups/Huddles, Weekly Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Go-Sees, Leader Standard Work)

Preferred skills and experiences:

  • Experience with IT Process Analysis (Agile Coaching), providing leadership and coaching on Enterprise IT Lean Agile practices
  • Coaching on the execution of SAFe (scaled agile framework for enterprises), by applying Lean Agile principles to all processes, Scrum teams, and IT/Business partnerships.
  • Adjustments of IT KPIs, speed of decisions, prioritized work and optimized investments.
  • Facilitating voice of the customer, value stream maps, end user story mapping, MVP, vertical slicing, user stories, writing Gherkin statements, problem solving sessions, and retrospectives

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates Lean improvement activities in IT engaging the business when needed.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to varying levels within the organization on the application of Lean in IT for management systems and improvements.
  • Adjusts methods, tools, messaging and approaches so as to enable evolutionary adoption within the client's culture that meets the Lean Vision and Objectives within IT.
  • Translates Lean concepts into practical business and IT language to ensure ongoing engagement and participation of stakeholders.
  • Provides training using the client's Lean processes, rather than outside materials/processes. Develops and enhances materials and methods for the Lean education and training program.
  • Assists IT Lean leadership in the planning and identification of approaches for implementing Lean broad and direct initiatives.
  • Delivers the cultural and change management strategies required for successful implementation and sustained operation of the Lean culture.
  • Actively participates in communication requirements and activities.
  • Captures, records and tracks benefits of Lean improvement efforts; Articulates findings and outcomes of the Lean process.
  • Maintains professional relationships and involvement within assigned business areas.
  • Identifies and adopts new and innovative tools and technologies that enhance the value of Lean in IT.

    Education and/or experiences listed below are the minimum requirements for job entry.
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in an Information Technology or Business related discipline or related field of study (e.g., Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS, Business Management) and a minimum of eight years of work experience in Lean, Six Sigma, process improvements and/or process redesign within IT.
  • In lieu of degree, a minimum of ten years related work experience in Lean, Six Sigma, process improvements and/or process redesign within IT.
Full time
Cleveland, OH 44101, US