M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings—The Prioritization Conundrum (and how to come out of it!)


About the Program

Let’s face it – we work in a time-constrained and fast-paced work environment. The plethora of urgent, and often competing priorities not only make it difficult to decide what takes precedence but also adds a lot of complexity and stress to the teams. We already know that proper prioritization can help resolve these challenges. But most often the bigger challenge is to be able to prioritize effectively and accurately to achieve the right output.

If you would like to learn about effective prioritization techniques – Join us for a fun, interactive, and informative discussion.

Our speaker Toby Rao will present his 5 ‘go-to’ prioritization methods that are not only practical but are relatively easy to facilitate. He will facilitate a quick simulation exercise during which participants will choose the optimum prioritization technique for the unique needs pertaining to the program (simulated) to help the participants learn. He will conclude the session with a debrief to ensure that there are great ‘take-home’ points!

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 The M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings

PMIWDC holds a free monthly brown bag meeting at the US Department of Agriculture. These meetings are free, and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

Event Details

Date & Time

14 June 2021

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


Virtual Meeting


1.00 Technical