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Enterprise Agile Coach

Company: Sentara Health
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Virginia Beach, 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

                This role acts as a trainer, consultant and advisor. Works with business partners to identify and implement multiple complex technical systems and/or products of varying sizes. Manages large systems and/or products. Collaborates and stays engaged with the delivery team. Acts as change agent and demonstrates to the teams how the Agile processes and systems work. Guide and mentor multiple teams in the consistent practice of Agile concepts, including roles, ceremonies, processes, compliance, and tool usage within the Agile delivery context. Improves application of Agile principles. Improve team understanding of Agile practice. Promote metrics-led, continuous improvement of the Agile delivery processes and propose adaptations of the methodology to address novel situations. Assists with improving operational metrics in efficiency and quality. Assists with refining the Agile delivery process to reduce areas of uncertainty that become impediments for the team. Ensure that team feedback is disseminated and communicated to IT so that potential changes can be implemented enterprise-wide. Participate in both the internal and external Agile community to stay abreast of challenges, leading practices, and emerging trends. Continue to improve knowledge of Agile activities internally as well as in the industry. Coaches and mentors other Agile Coaches around Agile methodologies; develops training plans; develops requirements documents; develops approval matrix; identifies team training and tool needs; defines, recommends and secures contractual agreements for technical services and products; coordinates requirements, schedules implementation and post-implement actives, and develops service level agreements for vendor partners and global resources firms; defines quality gates for each sprint; defines critical success factors; Subject matter expert for product and program management related tools and processes.

                Requires an BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of
                study with IT focus degree and a minimum of 8 years experience implementing Agile methodologies; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

                Requires SaFE Program Consultant (SA/SPC6) certification or equivalent. SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) and/or experience within small sized Agile implementations (e.g. 7 or more teams) strongly preferred.


                BLD - Bachelor's Level Degree, BLD - Bachelor's Level Degree: Computer Science, BLD - Bachelor's Level Degree: Information Technology


                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.

Keywords: Sentara Health, Virginia Beach , Enterprise Agile Coach, IT / Software / Systems , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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