Project Management - Program Manager

Novel Applications of Vital Information - Herndon, VA


Clearance: Current Active TS/SCI w/FS polygraph

Skill Level: Open Level

Time Type: Full-Time, Daytime Schedule

Relocation Fees: No

Company Overview:
Novel Applications of Vital Information Inc. (Novel Applications) is a premier technology services company that provides solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Information Management, Systems Integration. Novel Applications is a business that combines experience, creativity, flexibility, pragmatism, and cost-effective solutions in order to deliver measurable business value to our clients.

Headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, Novel Applications employs engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Novel Applications is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Job Description

NAOVI is seeking Agile Coach for a position in the Northern Virginia area. This position requires an Active TS/SCI with FS Polygraph clearance in order to be considered.

? Primary Responsibilities:
Assesses the Agile Maturity of the teams and coaches to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable.
Conducts ongoing evaluations to ensure the effectiveness of Agile programs and recommends complex and/or highly comprehensive training modifications as necessary.
Establishes new Agile teams and provides interactive initial and ongoing coaching.
Facilitates classroom/workshop training for professional levels through management of Agile frameworks, competencies, and frameworks.
Proactively collaborates and communicates with internal/external stakeholders to address Agile knowledge gaps to support Agile effectiveness.
Works with teams to become effective and efficient in their use of Agile practices.
Coaches teams & leaders on the mindset change required to transform their existing development practices to follow agile methodologies.
Helps teams to adopt and improve agile methods and practices.
Applies lean thinking to team specific issues to bring a holistic approach to maturing a team.
Demonstrates the ability to collaborate effectively with the teams and individuals that they are coaching/training to build trust.
On-boards new teams adopting agile practices such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.
Provides role based support and assistance as required.
Cultivates the capabilities of each team member in their specific roles and enable them to deliver company value rapidly.
Drives the required cultural transformation in adopting the new way of working i.e agile development methodologies.
Participates and contributes actively to continuously evolve processes to align to enterprise agile transformation strategy.
Former experience as Scrum Master or Product Owner

Mandatory Skills:
?Familiar with Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe.
Applicant must have extensive experience with and can seamlessly work at all levels of an organization (from team level resources to senior executive stakeholders) to enable employment of agile methodologies as a strategic asset for business value generation which includes impactful culture change. Strives to instill a cultural change biased towards continuous improvement.
Experience identifying opportunities for customized coaching then developing and delivering successful Agile coaching.
Current experience with common Agile tools, such as Jira, Confluence, etc.
Current Scrum Master certification(s) and experience developing and executing Agile projects.

Desired Skills:
Experience with system requirements, development, test, release management, and project scheduling.
Experience with software development, integration, and maintenance.
Familiarity with coach eXtreme Programming (XP) practices, including pair programming and code reviews.
Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD).
Prior experience working in a Working Capital Fund environment.
CSP, PMI-ACP, SPC, or other advanced Agile credential.