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Agile Coach (Product Management) job

Octo Consulting GroupBaltimore, MD
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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking an Agile Coach to join our growing team. As the Agile Coach focused on Product Management you will be responsible for implementing Product Management and Human Centered Design Best Practices for a large Federal program, including serving as a Player-Coach as Federal staff learn new roles and responsibilities. The Product Management Agile Coach will provide hands-on facilitation of major program ceremonies, specifically Vision and Roadmap workshops to establish strategic direction and system demos to collect user feedback. The Product Management player coach will own the backlog and lead the development of key roll-out artifacts to support a smooth transition to the implementation of the system. Responsibilities: + Manage the product backlog + Facilitate strategic workshops to maintain the program roadmap and key millstones + Establish user feedback mechanism and metrics + Establish standards for backlog items – Epics, Features, User Stories + Translate customer needs and requirement into Epics, Features and User Stories + Maintain requirements traceability and reporting for progress against the plan + Lead Human Centered Design activities + Work directly with the development teams to clarify requirements as a Product Owner proxy + Provide Player-Coaching for Federal Staff in the role of the Product Manager/Product Owner + Develop organizational change strategy and artifacts to support a smooth system roll-out + 5+ years of experience as a Agile Coach, Product Owner, or Product Manager – Federal Agile Experience Preferred + 10-15 years professional experience + One or more Agile certification(s) – Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Agile Coach, etc. + In-depth knowledge of and experience with several Agile frameworks (e.g., Kanban, Scrum, XP, Lean, DevOps). + In-depth knowledge of and experience with several scaled Agile frameworks (e.g., LeSS, SAFe, Scaled Scrum, Portfolio Kanban). + Strong knowledge of DevOps practices and tool chains. + Advanced competence in Agile management software tools (Atlassian in the case of CALM). + Strong facilitation skills. + Expert experience managing a Product Backlog (e.g., prioritizing and negotiating, clarifying requirements, defining MVPs, developing roadmaps, soliciting customer feedback). + Proven capability in identifying and tracking relevant user metrics. + Experienced in defining requirements such as Agile Epics, Features, and User Stories with clear Acceptance Criteria. + Competent in providing HCD leadership and support. + Competent in Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). + Strong knowledge of or experience with government acquisition and contracting practices preferred. + Demonstrated ability to proactively research and learn new subjects required to successfully execute duties needed to support development team. + Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate solutions effectively to technical and non-technical audiences. + Technical understanding to connect technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences + Innovative thinking – ability to learn new tools and techniques and apply them to the program Education: + Bachelor’s degree (BS,BA) or equivalent experience, Advanced Degree Preferred Location: + Primary: Baltimore, MD + Occasional Local Travel to Reston, VA 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: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. 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 + 5+ years of experience as a Agile Coach, Product Owner, or Product Manager – Federal Agile Experience Preferred + 10-15 years professional experience + One or more Agile certification(s) – Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Agile Coach, etc. + In-depth knowledge of and experience with several Agile frameworks (e.g., Kanban, Scrum, XP, Lean, DevOps). + In-depth knowledge of and experience with several scaled Agile frameworks (e.g., LeSS, SAFe, Scaled Scrum, Portfolio Kanban). + Strong knowledge of DevOps practices and tool chains. + Advanced competence in Agile management software tools (Atlassian in the case of CALM). + Strong facilitation skills. + Expert experience managing a Product Backlog (e.g., prioritizing and negotiating, clarifying requirements, defining MVPs, developing roadmaps, soliciting customer feedback). + Proven capability in identifying and tracking relevant user metrics. + Experienced in defining requirements such as Agile Epics, Features, and User Stories with clear Acceptance Criteria. + Competent in providing HCD leadership and support. + Competent in Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). + Strong knowledge of or experience with government acquisition and contracting practices preferred. + Demonstrated ability to proactively research and learn new subjects required to successfully execute duties needed to support development team. + Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate solutions effectively to technical and non-technical audiences. + Technical understanding to connect technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences + Innovative thinking – ability to learn new tools and techniques and apply them to the program Education: + Bachelor’s degree (BS,BA) or equivalent experience, Advanced Degree Preferred Location: + Primary: Baltimore, MD + Occasional Local Travel to Reston, VA 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: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. 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
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