Aetna Agile Coach in Hartford, Connecticut
Req ID: 55677BR
The Agile Coach will be responsible for leading and conducting training and coaching efforts for the Clinical Platform team's transition to/continued path with Lean-Agile methodologies. This individual will also be responsible for documenting and communicating best practices, working with Program teams and leadership; the Agile Coach must be a strong leader and advocate for the adoption of Lean-Agile methodologies, be assertive about adherence to Lean-Agile processes, and enthusiastic about Agile practices and their benefits. Provide thought leadership and expertise across their team to support teams and trains in meeting their commitments. This role will report to the Clinical Platform Head of PMO.
Enable the Program to have one view of all work happening across organizations, using tools like CA Agile Central, SharePoint, Clinical Platform QuickBase and other tools as necessary.
Inform, design and manage Program and Train-level dashboard metric reporting in and out of CA Agile Central to track execution and Release program status
Versed in the agile manifesto, agile methodologies and coaching
Ability to work with teams to identify core issues, provide guidance to the team about how they might tackle those issues and then hold the team accountable for making changes.
Understand how organizational structure, paths of communication, the flow of work all figure into whether agile can be successful.
Adheres to AGILE (Scrum) framework by utilizing internal procedures and tools and identifying areas of methodology improvement
Builds effective relationships to enable collection of accurate feedback and understanding of desired team outcomes
Coach processes to enable work across multiple stakeholders to define quality features and stories and appropriately manage prioritization
Exhibits senior business analyst behaviors
Applies expertise in story writing to coach agile team product owners and support improved definition of acceptance criteria and definition of done.
Support Agile coaching activities across program Trains to elevate the Programs knowledge and execution of the application of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Facilitate groups and meetings. This includes the pre-work, the facilitation during the meetings, and the follow-up. Size ranges from 2-3 to 300.
Engage enterprise Programs in execution of SAFe, sharing industry and internal best practices and aligning programs wherever opportunities exist
Manage Program-wide processes, including:
o Support preparation for and facilitation of program meetings and processes, including Scrum ceremonies and quarterly Program Increment (PI) planning activities in Hartford, CT
o Identify and pursue opportunities to fine-tune and improve Program execution; recommend enhancements related to new and/or existing workflows based on broad view of the organization and a Lean Agile mindset
o Support other functions of the Clinical Platform Program Management Office, as needed
3 or more years working with Lean- Agile methodologies (prior experience as an Agile coach is a plus) in a large organization
1-3 years experience working in project management tools such as Jira, Trello, CA Rally
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience as it relates to the organization, prioritization and multi-tasking skills needed to support a large, multi-year budgeted program
SAFe SPC certification
Additional Product Manager/Product Owner (PM/PO) or Release Train Engineer (RTE) certifications also strongly preferred
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Project Management/Lean Six Sigma is desired
Project Management/Six Sigma Trained is desired
Project Management/Project Management Certification is desired
Functional - Project Management/Project Manager/1-3 Years
Functional - Project Management/Risk Management/1-3 Years
Functional - Management/Management - Data analysis and interpretation/1-3 Years
Functional - Management/Management - Project management (non-IT)/4-6 Years
Functional - Project Management/Cross-functional project management/1-3 Years
General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED
General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/MASTERY
Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED
Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATION
Option for telework will be evaluated after a certain period of employment
Flexible telework / office-based schedule (must live near certain office location)
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Exposure to various levels of the organization and multiple areas of the enterprise
Opportunity to work with various Agile Coaches bringing Agile into the forefront of Aetna's product delivery organization
Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.
We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.
Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.
Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.
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Job Function: Management
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.