IBM Enhanced Project Launch Agile Consultant in Austin, Texas
As a Application Architect at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients' business environment and achieve business results.
Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.
As the Agile Consultant you will guide, and implement Agile projects while sharing that experience with project teams. You will provide mentorship, feedback, and advice to new project teams and with teams that want to perform at a higher level. You will offer guidance without personal or political consideration, and participate as needed to see to the success of each project team as their mentor.
Provide team training on agile processes and techniques
Serve as mentor and coach only and not as part of the scrum team
Advise on appropriate Agile tools and reporting
Work with process design and ISV teams to help them improve performance to get the benefits of applying agile principles to their work
Understand how to influence people and lead organizational change collaboratively
Help the team to become self-coaching and adept in applying agile then you move on
Primary focus is team performance towards company goals rather than the personal growth of individual team members
Intervene to improve understanding and skills on the team
Champion process improvement by helping the team become more aware of their (mindless) habits
Improve effort by building shared commitment and minimizing free-riding
Improve team motivation by bringing them together to establish shared goals that they believe are achievable and open up team discussion of what’s in it for them
Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.
Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:
Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations
Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.
With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!
Required Professional and Technical Expertise
At least 3 years of demonstrated Agile Trainer expertise
At least 3 years of delivering Agile Training to groups of 20 or less
Demonstrated communication skills such as listening, asking questions and giving feedback
At least 3 years experience delivering processes and ISV functionality iteratively
At least 3 years of demonstrated ability to spend time with a project team to help them become more aware of their workflow and how to collaborate effectively
At least 3 years of running Agile projects of varying size, complexity and with distribution locations on a full time basis
Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.
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Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
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