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AMO featured in Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) Case Study

The following article is an extract from the SBMS website. You can view the original HERE. Agile Management Office - Disruption has its benefits Fatimah Abbouchi has found an innovative and disruptive solution for the governance of projects, programs and portfolios. She uses her experience in process improvement, business administration, project management and as [...]

By | 2018-04-29T06:45:11+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

What does Governance mean anyway?

Organisation to organisation Governance can often vary significantly. From governance associated with financials, reporting, resource management and even investment management. Often Governance is in place to ensure teams do what their supposed to do. Governance means different things to different people. There is no single definition that will align to everyone’s view or opinions. According to Wikipedia “Governance refers [...]

By | 2018-04-29T06:11:51+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

I don’t need a PMO!

I’ve been speaking to some clients lately regarding their Project Management approach and structure. Some of the organisations I’ve been speaking to, don’t have a PMO and say they don’t need a PMO (or Project Management Office). My response is ‘have you ever had one?’. They say ‘No’. So then I say ‘how do you [...]

By | 2017-11-29T02:50:46+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

Top tips for introducing Project Management to your business

Project Management within an organisation should reflect the size, maturity and needs of the organisation. The organisation will also need to consider how it wants to implement good project management practices and depending on the size may choose to implement a Project Management Office (PMO), Centre of Excellence (CoE) or something else altogether, perhaps a Project Management Practice or a [...]

By | 2018-04-29T06:12:08+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

What is Agile, PMBOK and PRINCE2?

These are a range of different methodologies which are often applied to project management, with the three most commonly considered being PMBOK, PRINCE2and Agile. Uses of these methodologies across businesses and industries varies from one to the other. Many companies I’ve worked with have even created their own version of the methodologies, most often using PMBOK principles as [...]

By | 2017-11-29T02:58:11+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

What is a Greenfield PMO and how do you build one?

What is a Greenfield PMO and how do we build one? According to Wikipedia ‘In many disciplines a greenfield project is one that lacks constraints imposed by prior work. The analogy is to that of construction on greenfield land where there is no need to work within the constraints of existing buildings or infrastructure’. In [...]

By | 2017-11-29T02:02:28+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

What is the role of a PMO and how does it continue to evolve?

When talking PMO, we need to remember that each PMO is uniquely different.  In some organisations in today’s challenging business environment, the goal of the PMO is to guide project managers so they understand the strategic importance of decisions taken by the organisation and play an active role to improve performance and profits. Whereas elsewhere, the goal of [...]

By | 2017-11-29T02:02:33+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

There’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ PMO!

There's no such thing as ONE size fits all. There is generally NO consensus on PMOs. PMO’s are based on standards. There is NO global PMO standard because there is no consensus. Your experience in PMO is no doubt going to be different to mine. So why do some people think there is a way of having a one size fits [...]

By | 2017-11-29T01:59:42+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

Before starting a new PMO, just do this one thing!

Projects overrun. Missing deadlines. Way over budget. Hundreds of change requests! Sound familiar? If you’re like many organisations, it’s likely you have many Projects which fail to deliver or if they are delivered, deliver late, significantly over budget or not per original requirements. These things are a common occurrence in most businesses, for some its worse [...]

By | 2017-11-29T02:59:09+00:00 November 1st, 2017|