Enterprise Agile Strategist

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Job Description

RKCS is a prime government contractor providing IT Services to various state, local and federal agencies since 1998. For one of these agencies, RKCS requires an Enterprise Agile CoachTransformation Consultant who will focus on Agile transformation, excels in developing and implementing lean, Agile, systemic processes and improves adoption across the enterprise through strategic training, coaching and mentorship. Responsibilities Advisement Provide guidance for starting a product-centric operating model transformation, navigating through the transformation process, accomplishing the implementation, and evaluating its success while addressing the cultural environment and leadership engagement needed for enterprise wide digital transformation. Educate business executives and transformation team regarding the value of Agile, DevOps, and other necessary practices and processes to support a product-oriented operating model. Partner with Organization Change Management resources to ensure successful transformation through engaged and informed leadership and a workforce prepared for change through careful attention to cultural indicators. Identify potential pitfalls and risks to successful transformation and potential ways to mitigate them. Identify constraints, including bureaucratic processes that challenge the successful transformation and engage with relevant leaders to overcome them while maintaining compliance. Organizational Realignment Advise agency leaders regarding engagement and alignment across the organization. Advise the team and decision makers in the context of the relevant bargaining agreements regarding organizational size and structure, new roles and their ideal placement among business or IT, and fixed versus variable labor. Identify recommendation for individual, group and enterprise training to facilitate the successful adoption of new roles and processes. Participate in the revision of project and portfolio reporting to align with Agile, DevOps, and product-oriented practices while still meeting all required reporting standards for state government and recipients of enhanced federal funding. Model Design an approach to determining product taxonomy that reflects the 1) existing level of architectural maturity, 2) complexity of existing policy and IT systems, as well as the 3) current state of the partnership between agency and the business. The result will be establishment of a clear definition of ldquoWhat is a Product?rdquo and a listing of the products within the organization as well as a mapping of technologies to products. Define the needed architectural structure to support the transformation across the existing tools, software, and infrastructure components used to deliver software in the organization in a way that will allow the benefits of the transformation to be realized as efficiently as possible. Participate in developing the roadmap to transformation, which may include piloting aspects of the changes and later scaling them across the organization, identifying skills gaps and strategies to close gaps, and identifying indicators of success and strategies to optimize. Identify tools already in place that can be leveraged to support the transformation and ongoing operations in a product centric operating model those that are no longer needed and gaps in the toolset. Coach the team and decision makers to reimagine and effectively implement revisions to planning, prioritization, and governance across technology and business in a product model. Coach the team on how to structure the funding models in support of a product-centric operating model. Contribute to development and ongoing assessment of the transformation communication strategy as well as approaches to tracking and measuring success. Position is located in St. Paul, MN, REMOTE UNTIL COVID-19 PANDEMIC RELATED WORKPLACE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED!!! Basic Qualifications Experience in a leadership role transforming from project to product operating model within an organization of at least 500 people. Experience as a leader adopting AGILE and DevOps within a large organization. Experience defining product taxonomy, and mapping technologies and people to products for a complex business. Deep understanding and ability to explain to both business and technology leaders the strategic drivers and risks of each stage of the transformation and at high level decisions points throughout the transformation. Ability to sustain transformation efforts through executive-level leadership transitions that are commonplace in executive government. Experience developing, adopting andor rolling out necessary forms and templates to capture and sufficiently flesh out inputrequestsideas into a product operating model. Equal Employment Opportunity RKCS is an Affirmative ActionEqual Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All RKCS staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. RKCS is an E-Verify employer. About RK Consultancy Services, Inc. RK Consultancy Services, Inc. a Minnesota based IT Services Provider is a preeminent federalstate and local government IT Solutions specialist that offers best practice methodologies, industry leading technology and knowledgeable, experienced staff. We provide, customer friendly, government compliant services that reflect RKCS own mission, which emphasizes a high level of integrity, professionalism and customer service. RKCS has a significant footprint as an IT service provider to the public sector clients in Minnesota and nationwide. We are proud to be the only Minnesota based federal 8a certified company currently in the program, and with more certifications including GSA Sch. 70, TAPS IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity)!