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24 01, 2018

Introducing AMO and how it differs from the Traditional PMO

By | 2018-01-24T23:44:17+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

Ever since establishing AMO about 2 years ago, the most common question I get asked is “what is the difference between an AMO and a PMO?”. Before answering that question, I usually like to point out what AMO is NOT. What AMO is NOT AMO is NOT a project methodology; there are plenty of those that [...]

19 12, 2017

AMO Feature in the Association for Project Management

By | 2017-12-19T23:01:06+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Once again, our CEO Fatimah Abbouchi is gaining interest in the PMO Community. She recently met up with Emma Ruth from the Association for Project Management (APM) to talk a little bit about her history, vision, and passion for Agile Management Office. You can view the full interview by clicking HERE. [...]

4 12, 2017

AMO featured in Small Business Mentoring Service Website

By | 2017-12-04T01:50:47+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

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 a small business entrepreneur to tailor flexible and efficient solutions for client projects, programs and portfolios. [...]

24 11, 2017

What Does Governance Mean Anyway?

By | 2017-11-29T02:49:57+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

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 [...]

24 11, 2017

I don’t need a PMO!

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

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 [...]

24 11, 2017

Top Tips for Introducing Project Management to your Business

By | 2017-11-29T01:59:42+00:00 November 24th, 2017|

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 [...]

24 11, 2017

What is Agile, PMBOK and PRINCE2?

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

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 [...]

24 11, 2017

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

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

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 [...]

24 11, 2017

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

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

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 [...]

2 11, 2017

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

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

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 [...]