E73 Global PMO Leadership discussion with Fatimah Abbouchi
What is the Agile Management Office and how do you use the AMO Method? Hear the backstory and concepts from Fatimah Abbouchi as she shares her journey to becoming one of the leading PMO Influencers in the world.
Fatimah chats with PMO Joe about several topics during this fast paced chat between global PMO Influencers and the partnership they have formed with The PMO Leader global community site. Fatimah shared the story of how she founded the Agile Management Office and the success she has had from the AMO Method White Paper.
We also discussed Fatimah’s history with Anxiety and Mental Health Awareness. We discussed the importance of removing the stigma associated with anxiety, depression or other mental health disabilities. The Project Management profession is a high stress profession and we need to do more to understand and support our team members who are living with mental health challenges.
Listen to the full episode to hear more of our discussion about women in project management, global recognition and rewards for project excellence, diversity and global leadership perspective.
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Agile Management Office (AMO) specialises in helping organisations to identify and effect change using proven agile initiatives & project/program governance best practices.
They provide high impact delivery execution, education, and coaching to help you uplift your organisations project capability and maturity in an agile way using our proprietary methodology; known as the AMO Method™ which is proven to increase maturity and employee engagement scores. As a result, building expertise within your organisation.
The AMO Method was developed to bridge the gap between organisations applying agile techniques, whilst continuing to utilise traditional governance frameworks originally developed in the 1950s. The AMO Method shifts the stance from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to Project Governance to an adaptive approach; enabling customisation that aligns with the nature of the initiative and organisation as a whole.
This is achieved by modularising capabilities to allow for a more tailored approach to servicing organisations’ needs, we develop custom solutions for our clients focusing on the uniqueness of their organisation and its current state.
Their solutions may include a combination of project toolkits (including software tools and templates) and frameworks (such as process maps, guiding principles, roles & responsibilities, and descriptions) to create/uplift the right foundations and support your business in delivering projects.
Their goal is to equip your business with the right structure and framework that will allow your team to plan, build, and implement projects as efficiently as possible – removing all unnecessary roadblocks.
To date, they have serviced clients in 15 countries across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. We want to become the partner of choice for organisations aspiring to reach their transformation goals, by applying best practice principles, engaging in a highly collaborative manner, transferring our capabilities to you.
Fatimah Abbouchi is the Founder and CEO of Agile Management Office; a thought-leader providing governance solutions for organisations to manage and govern projects in the agile era. A successful businesswoman, Fatimah has been supporting businesses from start-ups to enterprise internationally for the past 17 years.
Fatimah’s professional passion has seen her successfully transform how businesses govern change across portfolios up to $1B and over 16 industries globally. Utilising this industry experience, Fatimah’s PROVEN AMO method is showing how business can not only align but enhance agile delivery methodologies with robust governance.
A writer, speaker and host of the ‘Agile Ideas’ podcast, Fatimah has appeared in The Age, UK Business Telegraph, PM Review Magazine China, Business Chick’s ‘Latte Magazine’ and featured on CIO.com.au. Fatimah has been invited to speak at dozens of events globally. She is also a guest lecturer at Aarhus University in Denmark in the International Project Management Programs and acts as a Corporate Governance Advisor to them. Fatimah has previously been named as one of the Top 100 LinkedIn Power Profiles in Australia. Fatimah was also nominated as a Top 3 finalist in the World PMO Global Awards, as voted by her peers.
Personally, Fatimah is passionate about supporting those in the community with anxiety and depression through beyondblue; having spoken at 45 events aimed at raising awareness, reducing stigma and encouraging others to similarly get involved.
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