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Agile is easy to understand, but hard to master. Meaning: many professionals run into problems when making the switch. The same goes for software development teams. It’s easy to loose track of Agile principles along the way. But not when you’re around. You call out the obvious problems and support working through them. You also manage conflict resolution and provide process and behaviour guidance to eliminate waste and focus on delivery.
What do Agile Coaches do at Tobania?
Educate colleagues: you encourage Agile best practices and educate employees – senior and junior profiles alike – as well as clients on Agile principles. You provide all of them with adequate tools for their own work. If necessary, you provide trainings in Agile methodologies.
- Mentor a team: you provide employees with feedback and hands-on support. You also offer emotional assistance, keep standards high and look for ways to continuously improve the results of the team.
Develop an adaptation strategy: you often have to deal with developers who meet Agile for the first time. In other words, you have to create an adaptation strategy for every stage: from the early introduction of Agile until sustained practices.
- Implement an Agile methodology: you apply techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote an innovation culture. This also means you lead by example.
What profile are we looking for?
Besides your obvious drive and motivation, you’ll increase your chances by combining two or more of these criteria:
Studies: no specific degree or training required.
Experience: previous work experience as Project Manager in Agile environments.
Languages: proficient in Dutch and/or French, and a good knowledge of English.
Personal interests: you think Agile from the moment you wake up until you go to bed.
Strengths: you’re diplomatic, hands-on, flexible and a great team player.
Expertise: excellent interpersonal skills are an absolute must.
What do you get in return?
Tobania offers you:
an indefinite contract.
a competitive salary with plenty of fringe benefits, such as a company car, 12 extra vacation days, meal cheques, a group and hospitalisation insurance.
a team of supportive colleagues who’ll make you feel right at home.
a chance to develop your talents in our Tobania.Academy and on-the-job coaching.
a challenging job on location.
So … Tobania, who’s that again?
Tobania is a dynamic and fast-growing Belgian company. We present ourselves as a Business & Technology Consulting partner for private businesses and governments who want advice, expertise, services and solutions to successfully execute their digital transformation process.
In 2019, we had a turnover of 97 million euros and we employed 1000 Tobians. By 2020, we aim to reach the 110 million euro target. Our strategy: keep on expanding and diversifying our services and solutions. But we need more Tobians to make that happen, so click on that apply button already.
It’s a colourful life
“Trying new things adds colour to your life, it provides variety. That is something I wish everyone could do: take control of your life and try something new. Take steps towards what you really want to do. I apply this approach at work: give people the chance to be themselves. Then you can really discover the strengths in the other person and achieve quality together.”
“I am currently working as a coordinator/coach on a project at Partena Professionals. We are working according to a "Try and Hire" principle. We recruit new employees and coach them to be the best version of themselves in their field. After this learning phase, they become a Partena employee. I help them with every challenge they can face on that journey.”
“I don't like labels, so I actually don’t like to call myself ‘coach’. I like to focus on the person behind a role. This employee centricity of Tobania.Business is what really appealed to me. We embrace a non-classical way of thinking and approach projects with a focus on qualitative results. We are not a staffing company, but we develop business solutions for the customer, which we implement at our clients.”
Annelies Smetryns, Change Manager at Tobania
It's like music to your ears
“I am a passionate musician and I have played together with lots of metal bands in Belgium, but also abroad. Not until being a teenager, I learned to play the guitar, but I soon went full on. Wasted Years by Iron Maiden would be the perfect soundtrack for my journey. The title is misleading: it's about looking at the future and persevere in life. That is also very important in my job as a project manager. I enjoy making progress at a project and working together with a variation of teams to achieve it.”
“I actually studied Applied Linguistics, but teaching or translating was not something that appealed to me. Fortunately, good communication is necessary in every company. During my first job, I ended up playing a team leader role and it suited me to manage different teams. I am taking part in meetings most of the day. We work on solutions, both in the technical and business department.”
“Tobania is young at heart and that appeals to me. At the same time, Tobania has a critical attitude, also towards its own operation methods. Moreover, the opinion of the consultants is listened to: they keep your place of residence in mind and take your other preferences into account. HR chooses to conduct a practical and concrete policy, which I really like."
Jef Van De Weghe, Project Manager at Tobania
Scrum master: like oil to the machine
“A Scrum master is at a team’s disposal and thinks about everything that could possibly go wrong. You are their anchor and support. I try to act as a "Servant Leader”. That is an interpretation of the leadership role that not everyone prefers: you need a knack for people management. The classic leader soon lapses into some kind of ‘bunny boiler’ to the team."
“I have always aspired such a management role. Ever since I was a child, I told people that I wanted to become a manager. That my mum was marketing manager, has undoubtedly something to do with this. Slowly, that somewhat vague idea grew into what I am today.”
“As a Scrum master I am often at a crossroads. You understand what the business side of a project expects, but at the same time, you can empathise with the needs of the IT-team. Also with regard to the future, I am on a split. Am I going to grow more into the coaching role or will I support the daily operation further? My role currently includes both, but I will have to make a choice. Fortunately, you can walk both ways at Tobania.”
Sara Van Haverbeke, Scrum Master at Tobania
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