Following on from our introduction to Michael, we thought it best to continue the trend and introduce some more of the AMO Team.
Like Michael, Daniel has been a member of the AMO Team for a long time, contributing some of his personal time to help put things into motion before we won our first large client in 2016. Originally onboarded as a Master Scheduler, Daniel has demonstrated his wisdom and brilliance through his love of learning. We would argue that Daniel is the go to person when it comes to… well… anything!
We asked Daniel the same questions. Here’s what he said:
What is your role at Agile Management Office?
My primary role is as an AMO consultant applying the AMO principles and philosophies across the work that I do. The key areas of expertise that I work in are project scheduling and planning along with project finances, always looking at how execution of the work can be improved and synergized.
Within Agile Management Office, I contribute with the development of processes, tools and techniques that expand on the AMO Method® and supporting frameworks. It is exciting to work on both defining the vision and seeing it to fruition.
Why did you choose to work for Agile Management Office?
I first starting working with Fatimah Abbouchi many years ago and it quickly became apparent that we shared a similar philosophy around implementing continuous improvement, agility and related techniques in our approach to work.
What is most enjoyable about working for Agile Management Office is having a shared vision and being supported to drive that vision and grow new ideas. Seeing those ideas successfully implemented is a great incentive for cultivating new ideas.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Well, there are a lot of things I like to do but the main things include, listening to music, reading, researching/planning for the next holiday, and day trips. Though not a musician myself, I find listening to music very therapeutic.
Reading is a pleasure I have appreciated all my life thoroughly enjoying both fiction and non-fiction. Speculative fiction, history, science and improvement of the mind all take a substantial part of my book case. If it expands the mind and my understanding then I will likely enjoy reading it.
Only in recent years have I become an avid traveller, with my favourite destination being Japan. It is an amazing blend of the old and the new.
Japan is a bit far away, so getting away for a day trip with my wife is the next best thing. The Yarra Valley is our favourite destination but anywhere you can stop off for a nice meal and drink is a treat.
Up early or out late?
I prefer to get up early and get things out of the way, but it doesn’t always work that way and a good night’s sleep is essential. When on holidays I still like to get up early, but admittedly that can be a struggle