Kanban Coach

When you see too much WIP does it make you itch? Do you have a Kanban board in your house? Do you have Little’s Law tattooed somewhere?

We are looking for a Kanban Coach to understand the needs of our clients, train teams in the use Kanban, coach them through adoption of new practices, and advise them on ways to continuously improve. You will work with leaders and Agile teams, while partnering with other Agile coaches to improve the flow of work and assist clients in identifying and removing challenges.

You’ll be joining a Hard Yards team with extensive product delivery experience. We fully support your continued journey to improve your own skill through increasing levels of challenge, certification, and responsibility. You will have the opportunity to be mentored by Hard Yards staff that include a Certified Scrum Trainer with over a decade of Agile transformation experience, and a Product Management expert with extensive knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide training/workshops, as needed
  • Teach/Mentor/Coach teams and leaders on Kanban practices, roles, artifacts and ceremonies
  • Advance the understanding of client roles within Kanban across Business, Technology and Operations areas
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvements 
  • Bring industry knowledge from the Agile community
  • Exhibit influencing skills to effectively drive process implementation, standardization and simplification 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Military experience 
  • 5 + Years of Project/Process Management experience 
  • 2 + Years of Kanban Coaching

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree
  • At least 3 Years of Kanban coaching
  • Certified Team Kanban Practitioner, Certified Kanban Coach, or equivalent
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills 
  • Excellent problem solving and influencing skills

Travel Requirements:

  • Work location varies depending on the customer needs
  • This position requires traveling 80% outside of Washington DC's metro area

To apply, visit out application page or write us with your cover letter/resume