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Agile Implementation Leader

Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000041837


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Responsible for the enterprise Agile transformation strategy. The role will be based in the Great Oaks Corporate Headquarters and reports directly to the President and COO.
  • Defines the enterprise Agile transformation vision and strategy
  • Defines near-term/long-term goals and drive approaches to ensure realization of business benefits from Agile efforts
  • Works closely with all functional stakeholders to facilitate the WDC Agile transformation, through training and coaching across multiple levels (executive, enterprise, value stream, program, and team) and locations
  • Leads the Enterprise Agile Leadership Council to provide governance and prioritization to all Agile Transformation efforts
  • Provides leadership oversight and governance on all Agile transformation efforts
  • Facilitates organizational learning, change management, and process adoption of Agile via metrics, benefits realization, outcomes, and retrospective findings.
Experiences and Skills:
  • Directly involved in developing enterprise-level corporate strategy
  • Participated in leading and executing business transformation strategy for a large organization
  • Initiated strategic change that resulted in tangible uplift in performance for a large business unit
  • Drove high performance from a team, including members from diverse functions and geographies
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively lead through ambiguity and make sound business decisions in the face of uncertainty
  • Tracked record of improving performance against targets on a continued basis
  • Navigated a senior stakeholder landscape with a need to balance competing priorities to foster alignment behind a specific goal
  • Familiar with Agile transformation methods and cases, as well Scaled Agile Framework Professional Consultant (SPC) certification (External candidates only)
  • Strong business acumen
  • Executive-level communication skills
  • Organizational change management and leadership
  • Track record of taking on new tasks, seeking new approaches to solve problems, demonstrated agility and adaptability
Leadership Capabilities
  • Inspirational Leadership: Defines and projects a clear leadership brand as the ‘figurehead’ of the Agile transformation initiative; rapidly builds followership and uses personal brand to achieve results
  • Execution: Harnesses the potential of senior leaders and teams to drive change at a consistent and rapid pace
  • Influence: Establishes broad support and buy-in for Agile initiatives, by leveraging relationships with key cross-functional stakeholders
  • Collaboration: Collaborates with all cross-functional teams and transformational bodies to ensure the changes required for the Agile transformation can be supported in the targeted timeframe
  • Communication: Aligns teams across the enterprise with a unifying vision of the value of Agile ways of working
  • Business Judgment: Articulates a clear and compelling business case for the Agile transformation, monitors results and adjusts transformation strategy and roadmap to maximize results
  • Building Talent: Identifies, selects, and mentors talent across all levels to ensure a strong pipeline of leaders




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