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Principal Agilist

Company: Cognizant United States, Cognizant Technology Solu
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Principal Agilist Qualification: Science / Engineering graduate Responsibility: Assessment

  • Support for the Assessment.
    • Maturity Assessments.
      • Participate the maturity assessment & Implement recommendations.
        • Thought Leadership.
          • Always aware of what is the current trend in the market for Agile and DevOps.
            • Publish Blog / articles/ participate local conference.
              • Community Contribution.
                • 'Attend and organize internal Agile/DevOps community events.
                  • Ways of working.
                    • Adhere to the agile framework proposed by the Coach.
                      • Ability to setup & influence stakeholders for new ways of working in small and medium programs/projects.
                        • Facilitate meetings (daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective).
                          • Shielding the team.
                            • Conflict resolutions.
                              • Release Forecasting.
                                • Removing impediments.
                                  • Creating a communication channel (team, Product owner, stakeholder).
                                    • Servant leader.
                                      • Enforcing Rules.
                                        • Data driven mindset (Loves math).
                                          • Uses data in retros to focus on process improvements.
                                            • Mastered team level metrics and how to present to clients.
                                              • Product Vision, Strategy and Roadmap.
                                                • * Participate and support Product Owner / Product manager in series of workshop to arrive MVP.
                                                  • * Understand the overall product vision roadmap as articulated by agile coach/product owner and translate roadmap into teamspecific release planning and sprint planning.
                                                    • Product Planning.
                                                      • Accountable and responsible for Release planning, sprint planning and dependency management across multiple teams.
                                                        • Help PO derive MVP and prioritize the backlog items for both technical and functional.
                                                          • Ability to play the role of Release Train Engineer in Scaled agile programs.
                                                            • Requirement Management.
                                                              • * Facilitate the team and Product Owner to maintain a healthy Program & team backlog.
                                                                • * Help PO & Product manager to prioritize the backlog and meet Business outcomes.
                                                                  • * Help the team to define and meet DOD/DOR.
                                                                    • * Help the PO/Product managers to write the requirement (EPIC/US) in an appropriate format.
                                                                      • *Setup and support team to maintain the ALM tool.
                                                                        • Construction.
                                                                          • * Guide the team towards improving the scrum way of working including ensuring cross term coordination.
                                                                            • facilitate daily standup meetings, sprint planning, retrospective, and sprint demos.
                                                                              • * Drive and support the team by removing impediments.
                                                                                • liaise between the team (inclusive of developers, testers) and other practices to ensure focus on each release.
                                                                                  • identify dependencies and ensure no delays in accomplishing sprint goals.
                                                                                    • Encourage & Pilot best engineering practice like Definition of Done, Coding standards and compliance, automation, TDD, pair programming, mobbing, etc as appropriate.
                                                                                      • * Remove interferences to ensure the team is working efficiently (for specific accounts/projects).
                                                                                        • act as a bridge for distributed scrum.
                                                                                          • track the velocity.
                                                                                            • *Make sure user stories delivered incrementally within the sprint.
                                                                                              • *Ensure Tractability across the lifecycle.
                                                                                                • Requirement Verification and Validation.
                                                                                                  • Help the PO/ Proxy PO to validate the completed feature during the sprint.
                                                                                                    • Ability to validate the program increment and facilitate the program increment demos.
                                                                                                      • Configuration and Release Management.
                                                                                                        • Understanding of Source control and branching strategy Continuous integration of knowledge and best practices.
                                                                                                          • Deep understanding of deployment and release management principles.
                                                                                                            • Ability to coordinate release across multiple teams and manage production rollout at the program level.
                                                                                                              • Awareness of industryrecommended tools for Continuous delivery pipeline.
                                                                                                                • Enterprise Architecture.
                                                                                                                  • 'Basic understanding of solution design and Architecture awareness of the project/program.
                                                                                                                    • Ability to articulate technical issues outside team to get quicker resolution.
                                                                                                                      • Ability to support architects in evolving architectural runway.
                                                                                                                        • Stakeholder management.
                                                                                                                          • Able to represent the team/coordinate in Scrum of Scrum and other program governance to provide/update teams outcomes and challenges.
                                                                                                                            • Effectively persuade the team members towards achieving better outcomes, Conflict resolution, and positive synergy within the team.
                                                                                                                              • Participate and contribute to programlevel governance meetings.
                                                                                                                                • Ability to configure program level metric in ALM tool.
                                                                                                                                  • Documentation.
                                                                                                                                    • 'Help team to maintain the right level of documentation required for effective knowledge management.
                                                                                                                                      • Ability to brainstorm the effectiveness of document and secure acceptance across the program to optimize continuouslyBusiness Development.
                                                                                                                                        • Should able to support business development with in the program for any incremental scope or new products/services for the same customer / programProcess Improvements and Adherence.
                                                                                                                                          • *Identify the need to bring in scrum tools or practices to improve productivity and build collaboration.
                                                                                                                                            • review process to ensure all scrum practices are being followed.
                                                                                                                                              • * Drive retrospection at the end of each sprint.
                                                                                                                                                • filter the learning for the next sprint.
                                                                                                                                                  • identify best practices and guide teams under purview to implement them.
                                                                                                                                                    • guide scrum teams to document the learning / outcome of retrospection notes.
                                                                                                                                                      • * Identify interdependencies and how to handle the same.
                                                                                                                                                        • Knowledge Management.
                                                                                                                                                          • *Collaborate with Delivery Leads to set up Knowledge Management processes and practices.
                                                                                                                                                            • *Nominate team members to conduct audits on the same and emphasize knowledge sharing across the engagement.
                                                                                                                                                              • drive the creation of knowledge assets from the engagements.
                                                                                                                                                                • People management.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Support for recruitment activities and ability to mentor guide SM level 1 resources to develop their role to next level.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Ability to resolve conflicts across teams.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Learning.
                                                                                                                                                                        • *Understand the agile framework customized for the current program.
                                                                                                                                                                          • * Understand POD based delivery model.
                                                                                                                                                                            • * Identify and complete Digital eleering and class room trainings.
                                                                                                                                                                              • * Guide team in identifying appropriate learning courses/certifications.
                                                                                                                                                                                • * Complete mandatory trainings and ensure compliance with org mandated learning plans.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Identify the technical skills required by the team to become cross skilled help them acquire it.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coaching & Facilitating.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • *Coach and mentor team members to develop agile capabilities, selforganization etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • explain benefits and scrum principles to the product owner and team.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • *Cross leverage artifacts from other projects to build process efficiency and benefits of implementing the agile process.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • coach and mentor the client product owner & business stakeholders on the process, methodology, acceptance criteria, use case etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Share the best practices across programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Share the process improvement suggestions across programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Training.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Plan for capability development, identify training initiatives needed across multiple teams and organize for the sameLeadership and Self management.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • * Ability to lead multiple teams geography wise and domain wise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • * Empower team and drive towards common practice goals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • * Establish best practices for team activities (project/practice) in the workplace.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • * Manage conflicts of interests and opinion among team members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • *Motivate and inspire people to achieve excellence in practice/project activities. Must Have Skills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Agile

Keywords: Cognizant United States, Cognizant Technology Solu, Dallas , Principal Agilist, Other , Dallas, Texas

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