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6 04, 2018

Going Agile… and Sacrificing Good Governance

By | 2018-04-10T01:31:59+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Enterprises are recognising a growing need to improve overall agility and responsiveness to customer needs, leading to a mix of approaches in scaling Agile. Going Agile requires a degree of Agile maturity, and reasonable Agile experience at the team level. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development jointly proclaimed they valued: Individuals and Interactions over [...]

23 03, 2018

Top 5 Trends for PMO in 2018

By | 2018-03-27T00:15:57+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|

2017 was an excellent year for AMO! Our observation of PMOs across industries, was also positive, with a greater awareness of the PMO and its place in today’s organisations. If you didn’t already have one, you were either talking about one or had already kicked off implementation activities for your first PMO. Likewise, if [...]

13 03, 2018

The 6 Habits of Highly Defective PMOs

By | 2018-03-22T00:00:51+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

1. NOT HAVING A CLEAR VISION ON THE TYPE OF PMO YOU HAVE Ok, so you’re starting a new PMO, perhaps it’s the first time the organisation is having a PMO or maybe it’s another Program PMO or even a Portfolio PMO. Whichever PMO type it is, you need to define this quickly and be [...]

27 02, 2018

Preparing for Agile – Is your organisation REALLY ready?

By | 2018-02-27T12:32:41+00:00 February 27th, 2018|

So, you want to be Agile! Everyone else is doing it, right? Who wouldn’t want to remove the bureaucracy, deliver projects that customers actually want, and have the ability to make quality progress without excessive constraint? You may be ready, your colleagues and customers may be ready, but is your organisation ready? We believe [...]

24 01, 2018

Introducing AMO and how it differs from the Traditional PMO

By | 2018-03-27T00:11:01+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

Ever since establishing AMO about 2 years ago, the most common question we get asked is “what is the difference between an AMO and a PMO?”. Before answering that question, we 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 | 2018-03-27T00:11:50+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 listen 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 [...]