1+ months

Federal - Agile Practice Lead

Arlington, VA 22212

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. Its what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the worlds leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fastthe first time. So you can deliver what matters most.

The Agile Practice Lead will work across Federal Client Accounts to promote disciplined delivery via adoption of Lean-Agile values, principles, processes and engineering. Core responsibilities include:

Delivery Support

+ Jump-start new Agile projects by helping client teams understand Agile, onboard key roles, execute Sprint Zero. Work closely with project leadership to assess organizational impediments, measure flow and develop strategies for continuously improving.

+ Support Release / Program Increment planning for projects.

+ Conduct Discovery initiatives to gauge project delivery maturity. Work with project leadership to develop improvement roadmaps.

+ Coach, mentor and support account-level agile coaches and delivery leads.

+ Support the staffing projects for Agile practitioners including candidates screening / skills interviews

+ Provide short-term support for the kickoff / initiation of new projects (Sprint Zero)

Sales Enablement

+ Play an active role in supporting business development and proposal efforts for Agile opportunities across all accounts.

+ Support Stage 0 efforts including client-facing BD, shaping discussions and pre-rfp solutioning.

+ Actively engage in and support the B&P with proposal risk assessments, solutioning, color reviews and access to past proposals and references.


+ Provide accredited training to project teams and clients via ICAgile and Scaled Agile (SAFe) curricula.

+ Promote a continuous learning culture throughout the Sector.

Thought Leadership

+ Collaborate with the AFS Agile Institute, Accenture LLP, SolutionsIQ and the industry as a whole to promote local adoption of our corporate capabilities, and industry best practices.

Basic Qualifications:

+ 7 years software development experience with at least three years supporting a Federal customer.

+ 4 years in a Lean-Agile Coaching role supporting multiple projects, programs or product teams.

+ Deep understanding of Lean-Agile principles, practices and frameworks including: Scrum, Kanban, XP and SAFe

+ Extensive knowledge of technical software engineering practices (e.g. BDD, TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, pair programming)

+ Experience leading an organizational change effort in support of a shift to Lean-Agile

+ Familiarity with the Federal contracting process and experience supporting a proposal effort


+ Excellent facilitation and communication skills in a very senior client-facing context

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

+ A passion for cultivating high-performing teams and delivering value

Professional Certifications

+ Required: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

+ Minimum one of the following certifications:

+ ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) or

+ ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) or

+ Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or

+ Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-02-09

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