Fair Lakes Luncheon: Agile Transformation - People & Culture over everything else



12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

About The Program

The truth is that Agile Transformation is an extremely complex journey, and despite the best strategic plans, a very number of transformations just fail. People and culture play an extremely pivotal role in any transformation, but leaders often focus a lot more on the technical and financial aspects and neglect the impact of the people side of change.

Through his presentation, Toby will provide his insights on the 9 top factors that impede transformation success. He will also facilitate a discussion on the 4 drivers that define an organization's culture. He will also share his Top 5 Organizational Change management Challenges pertaining to People and will provide pragmatic guidance on how to navigate through the typical challenges to improve your transformation journey.

This fun and interactive session will provide facts, guardrails, and tips to effectively manage the people side of change on Agile projects. It will also provide techniques to efficiently utilize simple changes that can bring the best ROI and impact on the transformation efforts. We look forward to having you join us!

About the Speaker

Toby Rao Headshot

Toby Rao

Toby is an agile leader, speaker and community builder based in the Washington DC Metro. He has helped several US Federal Government agencies and Commercial organizations become more effective and efficient by utilizing digital, agile, and modern software development practices. He is passionate about developing the capability of individuals, teams, and organizations through coaching, consulting, training, and mentoring. He serves as the Senior Director of Agile solutions at Ventera corporation.

Toby is a SAFe SPC 5, ICAgile authorized trainer, CAL1 certified, holds Diploma in NLP, and dual master’s degrees. He is also a certified coach in the areas of NLP, Leadership, Executive, Organizational, Life, and Emotional Intelligence Coaching.

Toby loves to volunteer and help grow the Agile Community. He regularly presents at global, regional, and local agile conferences and meetups. Toby is the founder and co-chair of A20 Agile Conference that is a grassroots driven free/virtual event that commemorates 20th Anniversary of Agile, scheduled for Feb 2021. He co-founded and leads ‘Loudoun Agile Network (LAN)’ and is the owner of ‘Agile Coaches Support Group (ACSG).'

About Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Event Details

Date & Time

2 February 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


0.5 Strategic, 0.5 Leadership