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Agile Ideas. Agility in thought. Agility in action. Where amazing things happen. Helping you think outside the box.

Agile Ideas Fatimah Abbouchi

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Agile Ideas. Agility in thought. Agility in action. Where amazing things happen. Helping you think outside the box.

    #133 | Empowering Transformation, Mindset Shifts and Cultural Diversity with Jess Tayel

    #133 | Empowering Transformation, Mindset Shifts and Cultural Diversity with Jess Tayel

    Embark on a journey with Jess Tayel and Fatimah Abbouchi, a seasoned change and transformation thought leader boasting 25 years of global experience. Having worked in 15 countries and collaborated with esteemed organisations such as Google, Boeing, and Apple, Jess brings a wealth of insight into the intricacies of driving change across diverse cultural landscapes. Throughout her career spanning a myriad of industries and cultures, Jess has honed her expertise in empowering transformation leaders and teams to unlock the full potential of change initiatives. With a mission centred around bringing mastery, influence, and growth to change and transformation leaders, Jess's passion for demystifying transformation and up-skilling individuals shines through in her innovative programs and initiatives. 

    Join us as we delve into the fascinating realms of cultural diversity, leadership empowerment, and the art of driving successful transformation with Jess Tayel.


    Why transformation has become such a buzz wordWhat is transformation reallyHow does transformation vary across iconic organisationsHow to shape our mindset to become more empowered leadersAddressing challenges in transformation head on 

    To connect with Jess reach out to her here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/business-transformation-change-coach-mentor/ 


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    This podcast is sponsored by Agile Management Office (www.agilemanagementoffice.com) providing high-impact delivery execution in an agile era for scaling businesses.
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    • 44 min
    #132 | High Performing Teams, Inclusive Leadership, and Women in Projects with Divya Pasupuleti

    #132 | High Performing Teams, Inclusive Leadership, and Women in Projects with Divya Pasupuleti

    Join us for an insightful conversation with Divya Pasupuleti, a distinguished leader in telecommunications, project management, and advocacy for gender equity. In this episode, Divya shares her wealth of experience, touching on topics ranging from her journey working with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to her passion for inclusive leadership and gender balance advocacy. 

    Here's what we discussed:
    Career Journey and Leadership: Insights into Divya's career trajectory, leadership approach, and her impactful work with the Bill Gates foundation.High-Performance Teams and Collaboration: Strategies for fostering high-performance teams and encouraging collaboration in business transformations.Industry Expertise: Evolution of the telecommunications industry, challenges, opportunities, and successful program implementations.Non-Profit Board Roles: Balancing professional commitments with non-profit board responsibilities and motivations for involvement.Gender Balance Advocacy: Dive into gender equity awards, overcoming the double-glazed ceiling, advocating for gender balance, and insights into achieving greater diversity.Mentorship Roles: Divya's approach to mentorship, advice for mentees, and rewarding experiences as a mentor.Where is Divya going: Insights into Divya's future plans and exciting endeavors on the horizon.Divya Pasupuleti is a dynamic leader renowned for her expertise in telecommunications, project management, and advocacy for gender equity. With a track record of delivering impactful business transformations and spearheading initiatives for systemic change, Divya is a sought-after mentor, speaker, and board member for various community-based organizations and not-for-profits. Passionate about fostering inclusive leadership and empowering women in STEM, Divya's career exemplifies a commitment to driving positive change both within industries and beyond.
    Tune in to gain valuable perspectives on leadership, diversity, and making a meaningful impact in both professional and non-profit spheres.

    Get in touch with Divya here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/divyapasupuleti/

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    • 40 min
    #131 | Practical Insights from Experts in Project Management - Panel at The PMO Leader 2023 Conference - with 4 expert speakers

    #131 | Practical Insights from Experts in Project Management - Panel at The PMO Leader 2023 Conference - with 4 expert speakers

    Join Fatimah Abbouchi in this panel discussion about practical insights on project management at The PMO Leader 2023 Global Conference. The speakers included Julie Oliver, Mark Abdelmalek, David Lathbury, and Vladimir Pacheco.

    Key topics included the evolving landscape of project management methodologies, timeless principles for project success, effective risk management through assessment and mitigation, fostering collaboration and communication within diverse or distributed teams, and the value of certifications in advancing project management careers. Additionally, panelists shared experiences of adaptability in navigating unforeseen changes, approaches to resource allocation and prioritisation, lessons learned from project challenges, and perspectives on emerging technologies shaping the future of project management.
    Throughout the discussion, panelists emphasised the importance of adaptability, collaboration, and continuous learning in the project management profession. They offered advice to aspiring project managers, highlighting the significance of embracing change, honing communication skills, seeking relevant certifications, and being proactive in learning about emerging technologies and tools. 

    Reflecting on their own experiences, panelists shared valuable insights into project success factors, ranging from effective risk management to prioritising resources and fostering collaboration. They also provided guidance for individuals at different stages of their project management careers, underscoring the importance of resilience, mentorship, and continuous improvement. Overall, the discussion provided a comprehensive overview of project management best practices and career advice, offering valuable takeaways for both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the field.

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    The Panelists:

    Julie holds over 25 years of portfolio, program and project experience across many industries. With strong leadership and an engaging approach, she has a relationship focused style building high performing teams . She is very active in mentoring and is passionate about development of PM communities.

    Mark Abdelmalek is the Head of PMO APAC (East) at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in Sydney, with over 28 years of experience. Last year Mark was invited and is honoured to be part of the “PMO Global Awards Judging Committee 2023” by the PMO Global Alliance. Prior to his current role at HSF,  Mark held key positions in renowned organisations where he played a pivotal role in optimising project management processes and implementing best practices.

    David is an internationally experienced PMO, Project and Program Manager with expertise in developing and leading functional project improvement initiatives and managing governance and assurance functions across a range of industries and sectors.

    Vladimir Pacheco is currently Associate Professor at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark. His current research interests include socio-economic impacts and governance of non-renewable resource extraction in the Arctic, Latin America and the South Pacific. His latest publication is a chapter in a book titled “Ideology, Post-ideology and Anti-Ideology in Latin America” published by Bloomsbury Academic.

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    • 43 min
    #130 | Stakeholder Success Demystified - Panel at The PMO Leader 2023 Conference - with 4 expert speakers

    #130 | Stakeholder Success Demystified - Panel at The PMO Leader 2023 Conference - with 4 expert speakers

    Join Fatimah Abbouchi in this panel discussion on stakeholder success at The PMO Leader 2023 Global Conference. The speakers included Divya Pasupuleti, Lucy Grierson, Craig Wilson, and Amanda Oakenfull.

    They delved into effective stakeholder management within project management, emphasising the importance of understanding and meeting stakeholders' needs for project success and tangible benefits. Discussions highlighted strategies such as active engagement, clear communication, and proactive stakeholder identification as essential for fostering trust and ensuring positive outcomes throughout the project lifecycle.

    Panelists shared insights into tailoring engagement approaches to address diverse stakeholder interests and expectations, while also exploring the root causes of poor management and methods for re-establishing trust in challenging scenarios. Real-life examples illustrated the consequences of ineffective management, underscoring the significance of techniques like stakeholder analysis and communication strategies to keep stakeholders informed and engaged, particularly in remote or virtual project environments.

    Looking ahead, the panelists foresaw emerging trends in stakeholder management, offering guidance for project management professionals to navigate these changes effectively and ensure stakeholder success in future endeavours.

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    The Panelists:

    Divya is a highly accomplished leader in the telecommunications, project management and not-for-profit industry. She is known for delivering complex business transformations, customer-centric strategies, and commercial results.
    Contact Divya here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/divyapasupuleti/

    Lucy is a Governance and Delivery specialist with expertise in organisational and cultural change. She invests heavily in team culture and loves to simplify chaos and complexity to help individuals optimise performance and feel connected.
    Contact Lucy here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucyjgrierson/

    Craig is an experienced Program Director (AIPM-CPPD) with the ability to adapt to any industry through the application of strong, disciplined practices, leading teams across Business, Construction and Technology.
    Connect with Craig here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-wilson-975963/

    Amanda is an experienced senior executive with over 20 years of professional experience in the public and private sector, where she has successfully delivered large technology transformations in a range of sectors. Delivering the right solutions both strategically and operationally has been key to developing and maintaining successful outcomes and strong relationships .
    Connect with Amanda here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amone77/

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    • 45 min
    #129 | Agile in Governance with Fatimah Abbouchi at The PMO Leader 2023 Global Conference

    #129 | Agile in Governance with Fatimah Abbouchi at The PMO Leader 2023 Global Conference

    At The PMO Leader 2023 Global Conference, Fatimah Abbouchi, CEO of Agile Management Office, presented the transformative potential of using agile principles with traditional governance frameworks under the theme "Putting Agile into Governance." 

    Addressing key questions on the intersection of agility and governance, Fatimah provided insightful perspectives and practical examples. From elucidating the meaning of Agile governance to navigating its integration within diverse industries, attendees gained profound insights into the delicate balance between structure and adaptability.

    Drawing from her extensive experience, Fatimah articulated strategies for fostering cultural shifts, optimising communication channels, and refining metrics to harmonise with Agile project dynamics. As organisations strive to align governance practices with the dynamic demands of the modern landscape, Fatimah's discourse offered invaluable guidance and foresight into the evolving realm of Agile governance.

    Topics discussed during the presentation at the event include:
    Agile in Governance: Exploring the transformative potential of merging Agile with traditional governance.Balancing Act: Emphasising the delicate balance between structure and adaptability in governance.Integration Strategies: Providing actionable strategies for integrating Agile into governance, including cultural shifts and refined metrics.Real-world Impact: Showcasing tangible benefits of Agile governance through industry examples.Future Guidance: Offering foresight and advice for organisations aligning governance with Agile methodologies.

    Thank you for listening, PLEASE share or rate this episode if you enjoyed it. It helps us a lot so we know what content you enjoy most and can create more of it! #AgileIdeas
    This podcast is sponsored by Agile Management Office (www.agilemanagementoffice.com) providing high-impact delivery execution in an agile era for scaling businesses.
    Thank you for listening to this podcast. We welcome any feedback. www.agilemanagementoffice.com/contact 
    Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to receive access to special events, checklists, and blogs that are not available everywhere. www.agilemanagementoffice.com/subscribe 
    You can also find us on most social media channels by searching 'Agile Ideas'.
    Follow me, your host on LinkedIn - go to Fatimah Abbouchi - www.linkedin.com/in/fatimahabbouchi/ 

    • 16 min
    #128 | Transforming Visions: A Journey with Lenka Pincot into Agile Leadership, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Project Management

    #128 | Transforming Visions: A Journey with Lenka Pincot into Agile Leadership, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Project Management

    In this insightful podcast episode, join us as we sit down with Lenka Pincot, Chief of Staff at the Project Management Institute (PMI), to explore the dynamic world of organizational agility, digital transformation, and the evolving role of Project Management Offices (PMOs).


    Prior to joining PMI, Lenka held leadership roles focusing on organizational transformation, Agile leadership, and relationship management. Most recently, Lenka served as the Head of Agile Transformation at the leading European bank, where she defined the organization’s transformation vision and strategy, built a high-performing transformation team, and executed the roadmap while onboarding business and IT talent. Lenka promoted customer centricity, implemented Citizen Development practices, and contributed to their digital leadership in the market.


    In this episode, we discuss...
    The significance of PMO in light of PMI's recent acquisition of PMO Global Alliance.Lenka's Head of Agile Transformation role at a leading European bank, from its inception to success, highlighting key factors and components of achieving organisational agility.Common challenges organisations face in adopting agile approaches and strategies to overcome them.Delve into Lenka's global experience, focusing on leading transformation initiatives in diverse cultural contexts and the impact of culture on these efforts.The integration of predictive and agile methodologies within an EPMO, exploring benefits, challenges, and potential pitfalls.Strategies for initiating and sustaining culture shifts, along with fostering psychological safety within teams during transformation.The alignment of transformation efforts with overall business strategy and the role of customer centricity in successful digital transformation.Stakeholder and customer relationship management in the context of transformation initiatives, with real-life examples of their pivotal role.Leadership principles for influencing positive change and facilitating transformation. Strategies for building and sustaining high-performing teams.

    To connect with Lenka reach out to her here: 
     https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenka-pincot/


    Thank you for listening, PLEASE share or rate this episode if you enjoyed it. It helps us a lot so we know what content you enjoy most and can create more of it! #AgileIdeas


    This podcast is sponsored by Agile Management Office (www.agilemanagementoffice.com) providing high-impact delivery execution in an agile era for scaling businesses.


    Thank you for listening to this podcast. We welcome any feedback. www.agilemanagementoffice.com/contact 


    Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to receive access to special events, checklists, and blogs that are not available everywhere. www.agilemanagementoffice.com/subscribe 


    You can also find us on most social media channels by searching 'Agile Ideas'.


    Follow me, your host on LinkedIn - go to Fatimah Abbouchi - www.linkedin.com/in/fatimahabbouchi/  

    • 48 min

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