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SaFe 4.5 Implementation Consultant

Job Title: SaFe 4.5 Implementation Consultant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Telford, Shropshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6-mnth rolling
REF: FJS-C-SafeConsul1_AD_1546975296
Contact Name: Alice Davis
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

SaFe 4.5 Implementation Consultant is urgently required by our Global IT Services Client for a rolling 6-month contract to be based in Telford. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Communicating the business need, urgency, and vision for change.

Training executives, managers, and leaders - Socializing the new concepts and provide orientation and overview training. Teach SAFe to leaders, managers, and stakeholders.

Establishing a Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) - building and executing the transformation backlog.

Identifying Value Streams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs) - Working with stakeholders to understand the flow of value.

Creating the implementation plan - Create a plan for the rollout, communicate upcoming changes, and establish metrics.

Prepare for the ART launch - Help the LACE plan and prepare for the ART launch. Coach leadership and help facilitate the creation of new Agile Teams. Train or source training of executives, leaders, development teams, and speciality roles-such as Product Owner, Product Manager, Scrum Master, and Release Train Engineer (RTE). Assess and evolve launch and backlog readiness.

Train teams and launch the ART - plan and execute rollout strategy. Train or source training for teams and participate in initial, critical events like Program Increment (PI) Planning and Inspect and Adapt (I&A). Establish the ART launch date and calendar for ART and Team events.

Coach ART execution - Coach leaders and stakeholders to build and maintain the Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlogs. Coach teams, Product Owners, Product Managers, Architects, and RTEs. Participate in Scrum of Scrums and System Demo, facilitate I&A and follow-up on improvement items. Help teams establish a DevOps culture and mindset, the Continuous Delivery Pipeline, infrastructure, and associated Agile technical practices.

Launch more ARTs and value streams - enable new change agents to increase organisational capacity to support new value streams, start more ARTs, and expand the reach of the LACE. Communicate progress and highlight early accomplishments.

Extend the portfolio - socialise and drive portfolio practices to other areas of the company, including Lean Budgets, Lean Portfolio Management, leaner approaches to CapEx and OpEx, and Agile Contracts. Communicate the value of Strategic Themes.

Advancing quality, fostering a Lean-Agile approach to human resources, supporting enhanced skill development with continuing education, and establishing Communities of Practice (CoPs).

This is an urgent role; please apply as soon as possible if you would like to be considered.

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.