PwC Agile Coach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Specialty/Competency: IFS - Information Technology (IT)
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
A career in Products and Technology is an opportunity to bring PwC's strategy to life by driving products and technology into everything we deliver. Our clients expect us to bring the right people and the right technology to solve their biggest problems; Products and Technology is here to help PwC meet that challenge and accelerate the growth of our business. We have skilled technologists, data scientists, product managers and business strategists who are using technology to accelerate change.
Our team leverages Agile and Scrum practices for product delivery. Their roles focus on iterative and incremental frameworks for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products. These roles support and coach product and software development teams and ensure that teams are embracing Agile principles and practices.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
High School Diploma
Minimum Years of Experience :
4 year(s) of relevant experience in managing IT project planning, delivery, and execution using Agile methodology like Scaled Agile methodology, Kanban and Iterative.
Preferred Qualifications :
Degree Preferred :
Preferred Fields of Study :
Information Technology, Computer Systems Analysis, Management Information Systems
Certification(s) Preferred :
Certified Scrum Master/Certified Scrum Product Owner, KMP1, KMP2 (Kanban Certification), TFBR (Trainer Certification - optional), Agile Coaching Institute Certification and Waterfall methodology experience.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader:
Engaging with Scrum teams across US Tech to guide and lead them in Sprint-based software delivery;
Facilitating or assisting with workshops on Agile Best Practices for Scrum teams and roles;
Assessing the team’s planning, approach and delivery on a regular basis, and providing coaching that enables improvements and helps to grow US Tech’s Agile adoption;
Coordinating with leadership and teams to guide and coach team’s work, facilitating team decisions when needed;
Working within an environment that is very complex and distributed across multiple business domains and technologies;
Helping to ensure Scrum teams are enabled to deliver quality products every release;
Providing coaching and support to teams and leading by example;
Engaging and/or assisting in release planning, sprint planning, product and sprint backlog refinement, sprint reviews, retrospectives, daily stand up meetings, user story development, estimation, and other related activities when possible;
Leading the teams to improvements through the application of Agile best practices;
Demonstrating proven interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with analysts, Scrum Masters, technical leads, developers and product owners; and,
Communicating and promoting Agile ways of working to others.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
For positions in Albany (NY), California, Colorado, Nevada, New York City, Washington State, or Westchester County (NY), please visit the following link for pay range information: https://pwc.to/payrange-v1-productstechmanager
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