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Job Title: Head of Agile Delivery
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Covent Garden, Greater London
Salary: £85000 - £90000/annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + bens
Company: CV-Library
Category: IT
Benefits: car allowance + 20% bonus + bens

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Job Description:
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Head of Agile Delivery is required by my client who are an iconic British brand.

They have adopted an Agile delivery model leveraging the Scrum framework. High performing, self-organising teams are expected and encouraged.

There is currently an opportunity for a Head of Agile Delivery to join their growing team and to lead the Agile at Scale transformation. This is a senior role with regular exposure to C-suite executives.

As Head of Agile Delivery you will be responsible for championing Agile both inside and outside of my clients Digital capability, providing confidence and trust with executives, business stakeholders and individuals.

With line management responsibility for Scrum Masters, Agile Business Analysts and some subject matter experts this role provides an excellent opportunity to deliver Digital at scale.

Role Specific Responsibilities & Accountabilities

1. Champion of Agile delivery, knowledgeable, practical and enthusiastic about delivery

2. Scale Agile throughout Digital and the business with cultural transformation to ensure people, practices and tools are committed to improving collaboration in order to execute against the clients strategy and ultimately delight their customers

3. Own the ways of working for the team; be the textbook and practical expert on Agile and Agile at scale

4. Leading team of team events

5. Line management for Scrum Masters and Business Analysts

6. Assessing Agile maturity of the teams with a view to develop a suitable improvement plan

7. Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.

8. Supporting the Lead Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

The Individual

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

Required Skills/Experience:

* In-depth demonstrable knowledge of how to deliver Agile at scale with proven experience such as SAFe, LeSS, Spotify etc.

* Practical demonstrable experience of implementing and championing Agile at scale

* Communicating, presenting and influencing to all levels of the organisation

* Mindset of continuous improvement

* Regular exposure to C-suite executives

* Experience in the Scrum Master role for at least five years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

* Expert, proven skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

* Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).

* Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

* Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.

* Expert with the Atlassian suite (Jira/Confluence)

Preferred Skills/Experience

* Gravitas and the ability to lead large teams of people to greatness

* Delivery of Agile at scale at more than one organisation using different techniques

* High level annual, half and quarterly planning

* Both Product and technical experience is beneficial

* The experience in applying a wide variety of well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: various Burndown technologies, many Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).

* Excellent communication and mentoring skills.

Education and Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree

* Scrum Master/Product Owner

* Agile Leadership

* Agile at scale (SAFe/SPS)

his is a fantastic opportunity to secure a permanent role with a prestigious and well respected employer, please send your CV in the first instance and you will be contacted with full role and company information

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