Agile Coach

Grant Thornton 3/22/2018 3:54:45 PM
JOB ID: 039808 Specialty:
Alexandria, Virginia




Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Technology Solutions service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Support and lead the review and analysis of systems documentation to articulate developed business logic and technical processes.
Support the development of business cases and concepts of operations involving IT systems implementation, transformation, and improvements.
Document technical processes, system dependencies, and outcomes.
Support with facilitation sessions with the client and relevant stakeholders to effectively map out the agency's technical processes.
Identify systems process and logic gaps and determine potential improvement opportunities.
Support business process reengineering, process transformation and process documentation support services.
Identify process and systems gaps and determine potential improvement opportunities.
Individual will be responsible for leading clients to effectively apply and improve upon Agile practices. Individual will be responsible for teaching and coaching all core roles as defined by the Scrum Body of Knowledge, facilitating the process and meetings, maintaining artifacts, and assisting the Scrum Master.
Individual will be responsible for facilitating the client product owners to achieve the following objectives:
Ensure common understanding of product/project charter.
Improve backlog management and release planning rigor.
Disaggregate well-written features into constituent user stories.
Provide release plans that offer realistic means of achieving commitments.
Secure development team commitments and accountability for release plans.
Provide means to track/report release plan execution performance and adjust, as needed.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.


Must have an in-depth understanding of the practices and principles of Agile / Scrum and real-world experience on Scrum projects. Must be an experienced Agile / Scrum practitioner. Should have hands-on, in-depth experience in each of the Scrum core team roles, and experience and skills in the following areas: Advisory and consultancy skills, Large group facilitation, Agile leadership, Release Planning and Feature Roadmapping, Feature and User Story decomposition, Data analysis and Lean Six-Sigma based process improvement.
Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
Travel may be required.
Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at

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Requisition ID: 039808

Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia