Leila Rao is an enterprise Lean-Agile consultant optimizing the ability of organizations to discover, deliver and realize value iteratively. She integrates Lean values and practices, gained from years of Lean experience in the healthcare industry, with Agile principles drawn from years of working within the information technology realm to facilitate sustainable organizational change efforts.
She is the creator of the Compass for Agility framework, which will be published in a book of the same title this fall. The framework integrates principles design thinking, lean, facilitation and agile so that organizations can shape their own compass to adapt to the twin challenges of the increasing rate of change and increasing complexity of challenges.
She has previously consulted with complex organizations including Blackboard by AIG, UnitedHealthcare, IHG as well as several United States government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Courts.