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This is a group for anyone interested in learning more about Change Management (CM), growing the CM community in D.C., MD, and VA, meeting other practitioners and champions, and growing your CM Toolkit (e.g. learning how to better communicate change, engage employees, and/or reducing resistance to change).

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Agile + OCM: The Perfect Combination for Better Outcomes

The truth is that Agile Transformation is an extremely complex journey, and despite the best strategic plans, a very large 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 human side of change.

Organizational Change Management (OCM) focuses on the human side of change and should be a pivotal part of any technology change, organizational change, or transformation. Due to the faster pace of Agile projects in regards to delivering value, it is important to include OCM practices to lay the foundation for successful change.

In this fun and interactive session, our speaker Toby Rao, a certified Change Management Consultant and an Enterprise Agile Coach will discuss the complexities involved in Agile Transformation, where People and Culture are the two top factors that can dramatically change everything. He will provide facts, guardrails, and tips to effectively manage the people side of change on Agile projects. He will also share some tried and tested techniques to efficiently utilize simple changes that can bring the best ROI and impact on the transformation efforts.

** Zoom link to be added the day prior to the event**

6:30 - 6:45 Networking

6:45 - 7:15 Presentation

7:15 - 7:30pm Q&A and Closing

About the Speaker:

Toby Rao is a Washington DC-based agile leader speaker and community builder. He is the founder and principal consultant of TORA Solutions, a boutique Agile company that is also an official affiliate of Enterprise Agility University. He specializes in developing the capability of individuals, teams, and organizations through coaching and consulting.

Toby draws on his 25+ years of experience in IT organization development and operations management to better understand his clients' needs, mentor them efficiently, and help them reach their full potential and achieve their objectives. He helps organizations achieve their strategic goals by utilizing modern approaches to drive business agility and deliver tangible business value. He specializes in the areas of Strategic Agile Transformation, Change management, Program management, and organizational development. He is passionate about helping people teams and organizations improve their capabilities through coaching advising training and mentoring.

More about Toby:
Website: https://tobyrao.com/
LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobyrao/

About Excella:

Excella is an Agile technology firm helping leading organizations realize their future through the power of technology. We work collaboratively to solve our clients’ biggest challenges and evolve their thinking to help them prepare for tomorrow. Together we transform bold ideas into elegant technology solutions to create real progress. Learn more at www.excella.com.

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Change Management for Organizational Wellness

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