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Portfolio Coach - REMOTE

Sheffield, England, GB

Company: Empiric

Category: Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations

Published on 2022-05-03 23:55

Portfolio Coach - REMOTE

My client, a US business, are looking for 4 experienced Portfolio Coaches to join the team for an initial contract until the end of the year. These will be working on a fully remote basis, collaborating with Global teams.

The Portfolio Coach is a change agent and servant leader for one or more Portfolios. Representing the Agile Center of Excellence the Portfolio coach coordinates with decision makers, teams, and other parts of the organization to optimize value delivery, act on risks and impediments, and foster a culture of transparency and continuous improvement. The Portfolio coach promotes and models the Agile mindset, and she/he is expected to have excellent communication and facilitation skills. The Portfolio Coach must be willing and able to courageously speak the truth, as well as tactfully challenge assumptions and decisions, including those from senior management.


· Coordinates the launch and optimization of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM).

· Facilitation Techniques & Communication with Senior and Executive leadership.

· Trains and mentors Portfolio Owners to drive strategy through the creation of Epics

· Trains and coaches senior leaders in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets, and how to read and best use common Agile metrics.

· Encourages collaboration across individuals and teams, including those outside of the Portfolio.

· Negotiates solutions to problems, persuades others, and resolves conflicts and challenges within the Portfolio.

· Supports the creation of OKRs and Epics, as well as tracking their progress during Portfolio ceremonies.

· Supports the management of risks, impediments, and dependencies.

· Understands and operates within budgetary and organizational guardrails.


· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent applied experience

· 5+ years working in Agile delivery environments

· 5+ years serving as an Agile Coach, or equivalent experience

· 2+ years working with Executive Management leading an Agile Transformation

· Experience implementing Portfolio

· Demonstrated record of influencing senior leaders, particularly by demonstrating link between corporate strategy and portfolio objectives

· Skilled in presenting information and/or ideas to an audience in a way that is engaging and easy to understand

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills