A Process Lead facilitates and guides agile processes and events within teams and organizations.
Process Leads are responsible for agile workflows within teams, departments and organisations. Process Leads acquire expertise in methods and processes through various certifications. Key activities include training, mentoring and moderation. Therefore, Process Leads require strong communication skills. In contrast to People Leads, Process Leads are no traditional managers and usually do not manage people.
The performance of Process Leads is measured by the efficiency and productivity of the process they are responsible for.
Process Lead roles
- SCRUM MASTER
- AGILE COACH
- AGILE LEADER
- OKR CHAMPION
- RELEASE TRAIN ENGINEER
Process Lead salary
57.000 – 110.000€
Tasks of a Process Lead
The tasks vary significantly depending on the company and environment. Some Process Leads have additional responsibilities for product or technology, while others focus exclusively on processes or agility. Key activities in the role of Process Leads include:
- Facilitation of agile events (daily, sprint planning, sprint review)
- Driving agility (backlog refinement, retrospective, health checks, cycle-time)
- Consulting on processes and collaboration (roles, responsibilities, design thinking, LEAN)
- Training of staff, teams, and business areas (Kanban, Scrum, DevOps, matrix org)
- Developing the organization (agility, collaboration, workflows, processes)
How to become Process Lead?
You become a Process Lead with professional experience in the technology field. A minimum of 2-5 years of work experience is necessary. As a qualification, many people choose a certification in the area of Agile or (Professional) Scrum.
There are no fixed standards for the designation of Process Leads. Certification issuer and companies call positions as Agile Coach, Scrum Master, or Agile Leader. However, the specific position in your company could also have a completely different name.