Agility Lead - Product & Agility Transformation

JP Morgan

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time


As an Agility Lead in Identity & Access Management, you'll act as a servant leader for your team(s) by facilitating clear communication to management and to the team. Our Agility Leads are open, approachable, collaborative, and enjoy working with passionate people. They're proactive in solving problems to help their team(s) succeed. The Agility Lead drives Agile and Lean frameworks that result in quality product delivery and continuous improvement. They embrace agility as a practice. The Agility Lead is responsible for removing impediments that hinder the team from reaching their goals and has a flexible approach that enables the team to rapidly respond to changes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Product owner to align teams with the product vision, sprint goals, and adapting Agile ways of thinking
  • Facilitates cross team planning and Scaled Agile Events
  • Coordinates the delivery of releases with the Team Agility Leads and Product Owners
  • Champion continuous improvement activities to reduce waste and increase productivity; coach organization to conduct continuous improvement events
  • Communicate organizational impediments to leadership; clear impediments for the team
  • Embrace the concept of continuous learning in your own journey and instill the same in the team(s) you coach
  • Coach product owners in creation and maintenance of the product backlog, including empirical planning, removing impediments and coordinating cross-team dependencies

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills:

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of major agile frameworks and tools (Scrum, Kanban, JIRA, JIRA Align and JQLs) and demonstrated experience in at least 1 of said frameworks
  • Deep Lean/Agile skills aquired through one or more of the agile roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Team Member,
  • Ability to collaborate and influence with people at various levels
  • Ability to leverage skills from coaching, facilitation, conflict resolution, and more to serve the team(s)
  • Experience developing shared internal training and learning materials that apply the principles of Lean, Agile, and product transformation
  • Possess an executive presence and ability to coach multiple teams across the product

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills:

  • Agile Coaching Certification (ICE-AC, CEC, CTC) or Professional Coaching Certification (ICF-ACC, ICF-PCC or ICF-MCC)
  • Demonstrated understanding of SAFe, LeSS, or Scrum @ Scale
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