Agile Coach - Technical Program Director

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/06/17
Norfolk, VA
15+ years experience
Managed Care & Health Insurance
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/06/17

This role will act as a trainer, consultant and advisor. Primary duties may include, but are not limited:

  • Acts as change agent and demonstrates to the teams how the Agile processes and systems work.
  • Guide and mentor multiple teams in the consistent practice of Agile concepts, including roles, ceremonies, processes, compliance, and tool usage within Anthem’s Agile delivery context.
  • Improves application of Agile principles.
  • Participate in both the internal and external Agile community to stay abreast of challenges, leading practices, and emerging trends.
  • Continue to improve knowledge of Agile activities at Anthem as well as in industry.
  • Coaches and mentors otherAgile Coaches around Agile methodologies; develops training plans; identifies team training and tool needs; defines critical success factors; Subject matter expert for program and portfolio management related tools and processes.
  • Works with business partners to identify and implement multiple complex technical systems and/or products of varying sizes.
  • Manages large systems and/or products.
  • Collaborates and stays engaged with the delivery team.
  • Provides strategic planning analysis to ELT concerning staffing needs on short to long term basis based on program projections.
  • Provides strategic direction for developing enterprise project plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risk, contingency plan and allocation of resources.
  • Provides expert knowledge of project management methodology approaches, techniques and tools to senior management.


Requires BA/BS in Computer Science,Engineering, or related discipline with IT focusdegree;15years of enterprise project managementexperience in broad-based information systems, full life-cycle application development and/or building enterprise applications and/or data warehouse planning and development; or any combination ofeducation andexperience, which would provide an equivalent background.

  • 5 years of experience implementing Agile methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience of managing increasing project size and complexity that are transformational in nature for the organization
  • Project management certification is preferred: CSM, PMPO, SAFe
  • Demonstrated application of and proven success of project management methodology, management tools, analysis and research tools, documentation tools, and reporting tools required
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring project team members preferred
  • Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, negotiation, solving problems and issues, resolving conflicts, managing resources in a matrix environment, communicating and influencing effectively at all levels of an organization required
  • Demonstrated application of project management methodology required
  • Experience using portfolio management application and Rational tools preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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