Toby Rao

Information & Communications Technology

Business & Management

Government, Social Sector & Education

Agile Coaching Agile Transformation Agile Methodologies Agile Mindset Business Agility Scrum Scaled Agile SAFe Agile Retrospectives Agile Leadership

Washington, D.C., United States

Toby Rao

Enterprise Agile Coach

Toby V. Rao is an ICC certified Agile Coach and SAFe certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant with more than 13 years of experience managing diverse projects, leading large cross functional teams, using Agile and traditional models to deliver value and solutions. He has more than eight years of experience as a coach, scrum master, practitioner and trainer in Lean, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe methodologies.

Throughout his career, he has exhibited passion for Strategic Agile Transformation, Agile implementation and Adoption, project management, and organizational development. Through these practices, he has helped clients achieve their strategic goals by driving increased efficiency and quality, and consistently delivering tangible business value.

His project management and Agile implementation services experience includes several mission critical Software development , Digital transformation, Agile Transformation, Healthcare, and modernization projects for Federal Government agencies, Government-sponsored enterprise, Financial and IT organizations.

Toby is passionate about all things Agile and continuously invests in his own learning and in developing agile talent of others. He loves to volunteer, share knowledge and help grow the agile community. Toby has presented at global Agile conferences like Agile Alliance Annual Conference, Global SAFe Summit and several local community meetups.

Toby holds a Master’s of Science in Health Administration and an MBA. He is an avid learner with several industry recognized certifications including PMI certified Project management Professional (PMP)♦ Certified SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC4.0) ♦ Certified Agile Coach (ICP-ACC) ♦ Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA) ♦ Certified SAFe® Practitioner (SP) ♦ Certified SAFe® Product Manager / Product Owner (PM/PO) ♦ Certified Scrum master (CSM) ♦ Six Sigma Green belt (6 Sigma) ♦Total Quality Management (TQM) and ITIL V3

Past and future events

SAFe Summit 2018

Why Your SAFe Transformation Will Fail without OCM!

Culture eats strategy for breakfast! It will eat yours too, if you don’t plan for effective organizational change management (OCM). I will share tricks and tips to drive OCM, user adoption, strategic communications with your SAFe transformation.

1 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Washington, D.C., United States

Agile 2018

A simple tool to help you develop a pool of high performing agile talent

can be a real challenge. This is true for organizations that are new to Agility as well as those with mature Agile teams….
Let’s face it - with highly matrixed teams that are always on the move - it can be difficult to assess, train and develop team members. Hiring, retaining and developing people is not someone else’s job. We are all responsible for developing the ‘right’ talent.
Come join me for a fun, engaging and interactive 45 minute ‘Crash Course’ where I will share with you some pragmatic approaches that you can start using immediately to start identifying, assessing and managing the 'right' talent in your organization.
6 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
San Diego, California, United States