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PMI Melbourne Conference 2018 – Our Take

Australia’s Premier Project Management Conference took place this month in Melbourne, hosted by the PMI Melbourne Chapter. This year, the conference was themed by diversity, performance and wellbeing. The national conference, which was first introduced in 2013 and is now in its fifth year, enables professionals, academics and other community representatives to share their [...]

By |2018-05-24T06:33:34+00:00May 24th, 2018|

Scaling with Agile – choosing the right approach for your organisation

We focus a lot of our energy on how an organisation can go Agile and how we, as an enabler, can help your organisation to apply the appropriate support and governance layers to Project Management, regardless of the existing methodologies used. However, once we’re starting to implement Agile, we need to stop to think [...]

By |2018-05-29T05:32:33+00:00May 21st, 2018|

Setting up MS Project for scheduling success

All but the simplest of software applications are designed to function or behave differently depending on the operational settings applied. Once the software is installed, we often forget that these settings exist and use the application in blissful ignorance. However, with the case of Microsoft Project, that ignorance is often not blissful and may [...]

By |2018-05-07T00:30:43+00:00April 29th, 2018|

Going agile shouldn’t sacrifice governance

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 [...]

By |2018-04-24T00:49:37+00:00April 6th, 2018|

Top 5 trends for PMO in 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 [...]

By |2018-04-29T06:10:31+00:00March 23rd, 2018|

The 6 habits of highly defective PMOs

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 [...]

By |2018-04-29T06:10:46+00:00March 13th, 2018|

Preparing for Agile – Is your organisation REALLY ready?

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 [...]

By |2018-04-29T06:10:56+00:00February 27th, 2018|

Introducing AMO and how it differs from the traditional PMO

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 [...]

By |2018-04-29T06:11:06+00:00January 24th, 2018|

AMO feature in the Association for Project Management

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. [...]

By |2018-04-29T06:11:17+00:00December 19th, 2017|

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+00:00December 4th, 2017|