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What happens when you synergise Governance and Delivery?

2019-03-29T05:02:11+00:00March 29th, 2019|

One of the primary goals of the AMO Method is to harmonise the worlds of delivery and governance; unlocking the potential gains which are dissipating into the ether through unnecessary friction. Over the past five years, it’s been impossible to miss the seismic transition which has swept through organisations, leading to significant repositioning of [...]

Situational Agility – Agile is NOT prescriptive

2019-03-05T22:04:24+00:00February 28th, 2019|

There is a LOT to learn about Agile. There is so much that looks great on paper but falls short in practice of the ideals it is meant to deliver. When we think about Agile, we need to consider that it is NOT a prescriptive solution. So much time is wasted on debating definitions [...]

5 signs your PMO is doing more harm than good

2019-01-31T00:01:55+00:00January 31st, 2019|

Before I continue, allow me to preface this article by saying that very good PMOs DO EXIST, however I believe they are far and few between.  So, what makes a PMO problematic, or bad, even? What are the key contributing factors to a PMO that does more harm than the good that was originally [...]

What Boards don’t know WILL hurt them

2018-11-24T01:07:33+00:00November 24th, 2018|

I should probably start by saying that I’ve never held a Board Member position; at least, not yet anyway. I have, however, spent (a lot of) time preparing papers, reports and governance strategies for Boards. They have been for various activities, such as large transformation programs or (de)mergers / acquisitions. Doing so had enabled [...]

The power of preventative maintenance

2018-11-21T01:46:48+00:00November 20th, 2018|

You’ve likely heard (a lot) about the Financial Services Royal Commission (FSRC). I know, it’s likely your eyes are glazing over already, but stay with me; there are some key learnings that can be applied in any organisation, across any industry. As part of the FSRC’s interim report (Volume 1) into the misconduct of [...]

Delivery teams go Agile. Everyone else is left behind.

2018-10-31T00:13:25+00:00October 30th, 2018|

We’ve spent a lot of time with various organisations and executives alike. Throughout conversations, we’ve noticed something that resonates with many of them; a desire to move to more Agile Ways of Working, an interest in evolving delivery functions and, for the most part, having executive support to head down that path. The problem [...]