Are You Really Effective as a Scrum Master?

Are You Really Effective as a Scrum Master?


Toby V. Rao

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About the Presentation

Today a huge number of organizations are making the transition to Agile. Many do it well, but a huge number of organizations struggle and don’t really do it well. The success of an Agile project has a lot to do with the effectiveness of the Scrum Master…. but this role and its importance is often not understood well enough…

Here are some questions that arise often:

  • How is a Scrum master different from a traditional PM?
  • What are the key expectations for this role? What must I do differently?
  • What qualities are needed to become an effective Scrum Master?

Come and join us for an engaging and interactive discussion …..

Event Location

REI Systems
45335 Vintage Park Plaza
Sterling, VA, 20166

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Presentation

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
1 Strategic and Business Management

Event Keywords

Hard Skills


Navigating constraints introduced by a sponsor organization's structure, maturity, fiduciary landscape, etc.


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

About the Speakers

Toby V. Rao

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. (He likes Agile much much better…)

Toby started his Agile journey in 2008 when he took up the role of Scrum master for an OPM IT modernization project. He initiated and actively led Agile transformation in multiple organizations through coaching stakeholders, mentoring team-members, developing capacity and delivering results through Scrum teams. He serves as a Safe Agile Implementation Lead / Senior PM at ICF international and leads a Scrum team at the Veteran’s Affairs program using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

His experience is backed by dual Masters Degrees (MS / MBA) and industry recognized certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP) , Certified Scrum master (CSM) , Certified SAFe® Agilist, Certified SAFe® Practitioner, Certified SAFe® Product Manager / Product Owner, Six Sigma Green Belt (6 Sigma), ITIL V3 and Total Quality Management (TQM). More Info:

About the Loudoun Community

PMIWDC is pleased to announce a new Community in Loudoun County: PMIWDC - LC! PMIWDC’s Loudoun luncheons are a series of free brown bag luncheons hosted at the REI Systems Headquarters, 45335 Vintage Park Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166, conveniently located near the intersection of Route 28 and Route 606, north of the Dulles Airport. The Loudoun Community Luncheons are held every second Monday of the month, unless posted otherwise. In the event of a holiday, the luncheon will be on the third Monday. (Pre-registration is recommended). PMIWDC – Loudoun Community’s goal is to provide members with a convenient forum for learning, discussion and knowledge exchange. The Luncheons will feature presentations by guest speakers who are PMI-recognized thought leaders, educators and Subject Matter Experts. This series is made possible by the generous support of REI Systems, a recognized leader in federal grants management systems, full-life cycle software development, and open government and transparency solutions.

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