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Agile Coach - Enterprise (Remote)

Company: Sentara Health
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Norfolk, VA


Work Shift
First (Days) (United States of America)

Candidates must have a current residence in one of the following states or be willing to relocate:Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


The Enterprise Agile Coach is responsible for training, coaching, and mentoring at the Program and Portfolio levels for scaling Agile. In this capacity, the Enterprise Agile Coach will engage with Information Technology and Business Leadership to guide the transformation to agility. The Enterprise Agile Coach has a broad, solid understanding of, and provides expertise in, the areas of: Lean Thinking; Scaling Agile principles and practices; Systems Thinking; Organizational Design for Agile; Change Management; Lean Budgeting; and Agile Portfolio/Program Management. This individual serves as a role model and change champion for applying Lean & Agile principles and practices. He/she will leverage a variety of coaching, mentoring, and training styles to drive Agile adoption throughout the organization and assist with the realization of organizational transformation success metrics.


  • Leverage various coaching styles to create high performing Agile Program and Portfolio Teams
  • Provide training on foundational Agile and Scaling Agile principles and practices to Information Technology and Business Leadership
  • Coach Program and Portfolio teams in adoption, reinforcement and continuous improvement of Agile and Scaling Agile practices
  • Provide role based training to Release Train Engineers (RTEs), if candidate is an SPCT or upon waiver from SAFe, as well as Product Managers, Epic Owners and Lean Portfolio Managers/Teams
  • Advise Agile Transformation at the Program and Portfolio Levels
  • Provide Strategic Guidance in Program and Portfolio formation, operation, and in overcoming organizational impediments
  • Coach Value Stream Mapping and Agile Release Train Identification
  • Coach Agile Release Train formation, launch and execution
  • Establish and empower Communities of Practice (COPs)
  • Coach, mentor and train leadership in creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Partner with and manage Team Coaches
  • Create Agile training, workshop materials, and job aids
  • Assess Program and Portfolio maturation and provide feedback to teams on progress

    • Must be a Servant Leader
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with Team members, support personnel, clients, and leaders
    • Strong negotiation skills and ability to build common ground
    • Strong organization and time management skills
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Strong presentation, training, and facilitation skills
    • Change agent not afraid to challenge the status quo with proven record of driving change through an organization at scale
      • Skilled at crafting thought-provoking questions to help Teams learn
      • Good listening skills, openly give, and receive honest feedback
        • Emotional intelligence
          • Strong motivational and influential leader, easy to approach and organized in work and thinking

            • 5+ years of experience coaching Agile teams in various methodologies (i.e. Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.)
            • 3+ years of experience coaching Agile transformations at scale in large organizations while working with Program and Portfolio teams
            • BA/BS or equivalent experience
            • Required Certification: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
            • Preferred Certifications: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CPO)
            • Preferred Coaching Certifications: Agile Team Facilitator ( ICP-ATF), Agile Coach (ICP-ACC )
            • Experience in creating and delivering Agile training content, workshop materials, and job aids at the Program and Portfolio levels
            • Experience in Agile and Scaling Agile transformations with proven track record successfully maturing Program and Portfolio teams to independence
            • Solid knowledge and experience in applying Lean Thinking, Systems Thinking and Change Management principles and practices
            • Experience with multiple agile tools and leveraging them to run Agile and Scaling Agile initiatives. (e.g. Rally, Version One, Jira, AgileCraft, etc.)
            • Demonstrated servant and influential leadership
            • Strong business acumen
            • Strong, broad knowledge base in Information Technology planning, development, delivery and operations

              Diversity and Inclusion at Sentara

              Our vision is that everyone brings the strengths that come with diversity to work with them every day. When we are achieving our vision, we have team members that feel they belong and can be their authentic selves, and our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve.

              We are realizing this vision through our Diversity and Inclusion strategy, which has three pillars: A diverse and talented workforce, an inclusive and supportive workplace, and outreach and engagement with our community. We have made remarkable strides in these areas over the past several years and, as our world continues to evolve, we know our work is never done.

              Our strategies focus on both structural inclusion , which looks at our organizational structures, processes, and practices; as well as behavioral inclusion , which evaluates our mindsets, skillsets, and relationships. Together, these strategies are moving our organization forward in an environment that fosters a culture of mutual respect and belonging for all.

              Please visit the link below to learn more about Sentara s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

              For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Sentara Healthcare as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. That's because we are dedicated to growth, innovation, and patient safety at more than 300 sites of care in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, including 12 acute care hospitals.

              Sentara Benefits
              As the third-largest employer in Virginia, Sentara Healthcare was named by Forbes Magazine as one of America's best large employers. We offer a variety of amenities to our employees, including, but not limited to:
              • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
              • Paid Annual Leave, Sick Leave
              • Flexible Spending Accounts
              • Retirement funds with matching contribution
              • Supplemental insurance policies, including legal, Life Insurance, and AD&D among others
              • Work Perks program including discounted movie and theme park tickets among other great deals
              • Opportunities for further advancement within our organization

                Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within avibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For information about our employee benefits, please visit: Benefits - Sentara (

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                Job Summary

                Coordinate and monitor the scrum process from initiation through delivery. Serve as liaison between the product owner, development team, and management to ensure that all targets and requirements are met. Ensure that team members understand project objectives. Maintain product backlog and release plan and facilitate productivity by setting up meetings and removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's sprint goals. Preserve flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes.

                Experience in lieu of Bachelor s Degree or Certification

                0-2 years of relevant experience with a degree

                3 years of relevant experience without a degree


                BLD - Bachelor's Level Degree


                Sentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a guiding principle of the organization to ensure its workforce reflects the communities it serves.

                Per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), some clinical environments require proof of education; these regulations are posted at for further information. In an effort to expedite this verification requirement, we encourage you to upload your diploma or transcript at time of application.

                In support of our mission to improve health every day, this is a tobacco-free environment. Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

Keywords: Sentara Health, Norfolk , Agile Coach - Enterprise (Remote), Other , Norfolk, Virginia

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