Agile Management Office
Agile Management Office Pty Ltd (AMO) is a Melbourne based professional services company that provides services in strategy, consulting, governance and operations relating to projects, programs and portfolio management for medium to large scale businesses. AMO was founded by Fatimah Abbouchi in 2016 as an evolution of the traditional Project Governance practices. AMO was developed to respond to current governance frameworks which were observed to be rigid in nature, causing companies to constantly re-invent and re-implement similar strategies, and increasing disconnect between governance and delivery practices across an enterprise preventing organisations from being able to proactively respond to the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment around them.
AMO have adopted lean, agile and proven practice principles to develop a proprietary methodology; currently known as the AMO Method™.
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 1950’s. The AMO Method shifts the stance from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to Project Governance to an adaptive approach; enabling customisation that aligns to the nature of the initiative and organisation as a whole. This is achieved by moving away from the command-and-control model used by Project Management Offices (PMO), allowing for tools, documentation and governance structures to be selected based on their relevancy rather than mandated requirement by the PMO Manager; similar to the Agile Methodology.
The AMO Method has been applied at a dozen companies across Australia.
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.
In 2014, the idea of AMO was created, identifying a need for a more modern approach to project governance because current governance frameworks were observed to be rigid in nature, causing companies to constantly re-invent and re-implement similar strategies.
In 2015, the AMO Model was first applied, leading to the establishment of a Global governance function to support an International Transformation Programme. This resulted in the Programme and governance function being awarded most successful by external post implementation review audit and from stakeholders alike.
In 2016, Agile Management Office was born and saw a team of experts onboarded full-time and successfully won 2 major client projects within 6 months of launching. Then moved to work with academics within Australia and Europe to further develop the AMO method.
In 2018, AMO recognised an opportunity to share information, knowledge, and ways in which we are thinking differently. Agile Ideas was born and rapidly became a shared platform, utilising a combination of podcasts, blog, newsletter and YouTube bringing peoples expertise together.
In 2018, AMO secures additional ASX100 clients, where the AMO Method was applied to their Payment Services Department.
In October 2019, AMO launches a selective work-study programme, Project Empire, in conjunction with the Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. Three years in the making, the programme will be open to a selective number of Masters of International Studies students.
Presently, the AMO Method continues to be applied at a range of companies across industries as diverse as Media, Retail, Financial Services and Government.
AMO provides services in strategy, consulting, governance, operations and training relating to projects, programs and portfolio management for medium to large scale businesses.