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CDPOO1 - C9614 - Agile Coach

Incomplete applications

15
Incomplete applications
13 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

18
Completed applications
15 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 14 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 16 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 21 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Agile coach
Summary of the work The common data programme is delivering a common data model for the department together with a big data platform for storing and retrieving our data. As part of a Data Products organisation we are building tools and services for the department to make best use of its data.
Latest start date Thursday 7 December 2017
Expected contract length Up to 24 months – initial term 6 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £800.00

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with A mixed team of civil servants and suppliers which will include Product Managers, Devops, data developers and testers. There will be close working with other data products teams and with partner teams on-boarding to the data platform.
What the specialist will work on The specialist will work as delivery manager and coach for a team of civil servant and supplier specialists who are building a shared platform for storing the department’s data.

The specialist will coach the team to continuously improve its goals, metrics and delivery process – driving it to be an exemplar within the department for how agile delivery can be used to reach key outcomes.

The specialist will also contribute to the wider application of agile approaches, tools and techniques within the Data Products and Digital Data and Technology Directorates.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Based in Croydon with some travel to headquarters in central London.

Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Working arrangements The supplier is expected to supply a resource to work on site in Croydon within an agile team. We expect the supplier to be flexible. Off site and remote working can be accommodated, however due to security considerations this would need to be discussed.
Security clearance All staff must be SC cleared. We will ask bidders for details of key personnel, if successful the bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or we will initiate clearance process.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of coaching multiple teams in a range of corporate and public sector environments with working with Agility 15%
  • Expert level delivery planning and tracking skills applied to agile teams – able to use a range of techniques and metrics to improve planning and predictability for delivery. 15%
  • Evidence of embedding agile tools and techniques across multiple teams, be able to use knowledge and experience to help select the right tool for the right job. 10%
  • Experience in the application of metrics in teams that measure effectiveness such as lead time, cycle time, team health etc and knowledge of how best to apply these. 10%
  • Experience delivering a service to the requirements of the Digital Service Standard (https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/service-standard) 10%
  • Expert user of tools to support agile delivery management (for example Jira, Trello, Kanban boards) 10%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience delivering and operating shared platforms for multiple clients (PaaS or SaaS) and operating these as live services.
  • Experience of driving cultural change to support agile transformation

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Customer focused: the data platform is a shared resource providing a service to other teams. The specialist must have a customer centric approach to developing the platform. 5%
  • Transparency: the specialist will be able to drive openness and transparency in the way the team operates. 5%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please could you advise IR35 status of the role This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process.
2. Can you confirm if this role falls inside of the off-payroll working regulations (IR35)? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process.
3. Can you please confirm the expected IR35 status for this position? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process.
4. Does this role fall outside of IR35? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process.
5. Will Security Clearance be sponsored for this position? If needed, Home Office will sponsor the security clearance
6. Just to clarify, are you willing to put candidates through the vetting process or would they need to already have current SC clearance All staff must be SC cleared. We will ask bidders for details of key personnel, if successful the bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or Home Office will initiate clearance process.
7. Just to clarify, are you willing to put candidates through the vetting process or would they need to already have current SC clearance All staff must be SC cleared. We will ask bidders for details of key personnel, if successful the bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or Home Office will initiate clearance process.
8. Can a candidate with DV clearance be considered for this role? Yes
9. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? 5 days after the closing date
10. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role? No
11. What are the other expenses which will be paid? Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy
12. Any specific format (pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later? PDF Format. Details for CV formatting will be sent to suppliers which are successfully short-listed.
13. What is the total number for positions open for this role? One
14. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Exclusive of VAT
15. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Thursday 7 December 2017? No. This is the latest known start date, but is dependent on the candidate having SC Clearance in place.