In This Video

Finding high performing team members who are readily available to add to your team can be a challenge. Not only does not having sufficient agile talent impact those who are new to agility, but it also affects mature agile teams. With highly matrixed teams that are always on the move, it can be difficult to assess, train, and develop team members. However, we are all responsible for hiring, retaining, and developing talent.

Not sure how to do it?

In this lightning talk, Toby Rau shared insights on using the “The 9 Box Grid,” a simple, proven tool that will help you to lead, rather than manage, talent in the Agile realm.

About the Speaker(s)

Toby V. Rao is an experienced IT professional with over 15 years of experience in multi-faceted leadership roles spanning Technology, People, and Business Leadership with focus in the areas of information technology, systems analysis and software development using both traditional and Agile methodologies. Toby is a seasoned Scrum Master, Team Coach and certified SAFe professional capable of delivering large-scale software development projects through servant leadership while simultaneously coaching and leading multiple Scrum teams. He has more than 8 years of experience leading Agile transformation and organizational change .He has evangelized Agile transformations in three organizations where he coached stakeholders, mentored team-members, and delivered value / results through Scrum teams. He has demonstrated success in leading large project teams through complex, mission-critical application development and support full life-cycle program initiatives. Toby's experience is backed by dual Masters Degrees (MS / MBA) and several industry recognized certifications including PMI certified Project management Professional (PMP)♦ Certified SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC4.0) ♦ 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 Specialties: Program/Project Management ♦Scaled Agile Framework ♦Agile Scrum methodology ♦Large-scale Complex IT projects ♦Agile Training and coaching ♦Strategic Goal Alignment ♦Quality Assurance ♦Effective Process Improvement ♦ Team Development & Talent Management ♦Customer Relationship mgmt. ♦Facilitation and Communications ♦System Design and Development