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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.

    #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.
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    • 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.


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

    • 48 min
    #127 | Adapting in the Now for the Future: Strategies for Resilience and Change with Brant Cooper

    #127 | Adapting in the Now for the Future: Strategies for Resilience and Change with Brant Cooper

    Embark on a thought-provoking journey with Brant Cooper, a seasoned expert in transforming mindsets and driving change. As the CEO of Moves the Needle and the New York Times bestselling author of "The Lean Entrepreneur," Brant shares over 25 years of wisdom on navigating uncertainties, fostering innovation, and building resilient teams.
    Explore Brant's unique approach to changing outdated mindsets into opportunities fit for the digital age, incorporating agile, design thinking, and lean methodologies. Gain practical insights into human-centred design principles that can be applied in everyday life, fostering innovative thinking beyond the realm of entrepreneurship.

    In this episode, we cover...
    Global Disruptions and Organisational Challenges:The challenges organisations face amidst global disruptions.Emphasis on steering away from reverting to outdated norms.Trends in Disruption:Current trends in disruption and how they impact organisations.Learn from Brant's experiences working with both industry giants and startups.Lessons from "Disruption Proof":Valuable insights and lessons shared by Brant from his latest book."Disruption Proof" focuses on empowering people, creating value, and driving change.Team Management and Resilience:Team management and building resilience.The delicate balance between short-term and long-term goals.Beyond Entrepreneurship: Explore universal challenges and strategies applicable to our ever-evolving world.To connect with Brant reach out to her here: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brantcooper/
    https://twitter.com/brantcooper
    https://www.instagram.com/brantcooperofficial/?hl=en 
    https://brantcooper.com/ 


    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 


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

    • 55 min
    #126 | Transformative Mindfulness: Navigating Anxiety and Building Wellness with Dr. Elisha Goldstein, PhD

    #126 | Transformative Mindfulness: Navigating Anxiety and Building Wellness with Dr. Elisha Goldstein, PhD

    Step into the realm of mindfulness and mental well-being with this reshare of an old popular podcast of ours featuring Dr. Elisha Goldstein, a leading mindfulness teacher, clinical psychologist, and prolific author. In this enlightening episode, Dr. Goldstein shares his insights on a range of topics, from his journey into psychology to strategies for alleviating anxiety in children, and the crucial link between brain science and human behaviour in the path to recovery.

    Whether you're navigating the challenges of mental health or seeking insights into supporting loved ones, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and practical strategies from the expert himself, Dr. Elisha Goldstein. Join us for a journey into the world of mindfulness, mental wellness, and the transformative impact of a mindful living community.


    In this episode ...
    Gain a nuanced perspective on the rise of anxiety, depression, and suicide rates, with a focus on whether it signifies increased prevalence or heightened awareness.Delve into practical strategies for alleviating anxiety in children and understand how eMindful delivers tangible results for businesses while measuring success.Uncover the challenges of mental health invisibility and discover strategies for supporting individuals living with mental health conditions.Explore the transformative power of grounding during anxiety attacks and the significance of reflection in the recovery process.Learn about ROTP's Coping Cards and their three-step process: acknowledge, cope, and reflect, providing practical tools for managing anxiety.Understand the importance of vulnerability and personal experience in addressing anxiety and depression.Discover the broader benefits of engaging with a mindful living community, even for those without personal struggles.
    You can connect with Elisha here:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elishagoldsteinphd/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elisha_goldstein/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElishaGoldstein Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ElishaGoldsteinPhD 

    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/  

    • 58 min
    #125 | Mastering Project Leadership: Insights on Governance, Teams, and EPMO Strategy with Julie Oliver

    #125 | Mastering Project Leadership: Insights on Governance, Teams, and EPMO Strategy with Julie Oliver

    Julie holds over 25 years of portfolio, program, project experience across Utilities (Gas, Water, Electricity, Telco) , Financial Services (Insurance) and Not for Profit. She has also had experience in the design and set up of Transformation programs across various organisations. With strong leadership and an engaging approach, Julie has a relationship focused style building high performing teams and delivering quality outcomes for the business. 

    Join us for a journey with Julie, a 25-year veteran in project management across Utilities, Financial Services, and Not for Profit sectors. Explore Julie's accidental entry into project management, marked by humorous anecdotes and the impact of training on her professional growth. Learn how training shaped her professional growth and discover the pivotal factors that fueled her learning journey.


    In this episode, we cover:
    Delve into Julie's mentoring role for young women in Project Management, gaining insights into handling the challenges of entering the dynamic project world.Understand Julie's relationship-focused leadership style and its role in building high-performing teams.Explore Julie's governance philosophy in overseeing a $300M plus portfolio, emphasizing its pivotal role in achieving successful outcomes.Climax the episode with a discussion on Julie's involvement in designing the EPMO strategy, unveiling key elements contributing to its success and alignment with organisational goals.
    To connect with Julie reach out to her here: 
     https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliecoliver/


    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/  

    • 46 min
    #124 | Leadership Unveiled: Navigating High-Performing Teams, Purposeful Cultures, and Feminine Power with Josephine Palermo

    #124 | Leadership Unveiled: Navigating High-Performing Teams, Purposeful Cultures, and Feminine Power with Josephine Palermo

    In this engaging podcast episode, we sat down with Josephine Palermo, a seasoned leader and entrepreneur. We explored her strategies for leading high-performing teams, the nuances between team and company culture, and practical insights on scaling culture for growth. Josephine shared her perspective on shaping purposeful business cultures, drawing from her diverse ventures and challenging conventional notions of work.
    We also touched on her recently published book, "Rising to Feminine Power: The Lasso of Truth," where she discussed the inspiration behind it and the key message for readers. Josephine candidly shared moments of struggle as a woman in leadership and highlighted the importance of vulnerability in the workplace.
    Find actionable insights as Josephine reflects on the skills contributing to her growth and offers guidance for enhancing leadership, building high-performing teams, and creating purpose-driven cultures. 


    This podcast episode is a valuable resource for gaining insights into leadership, team dynamics, and the transformative power of purpose in the business world.


    In this episode, we discuss:
    Strategies for High-Performing Teams: Josephine Palermo shares her strategies for leading high-performing teams and discusses the nuances of tailoring approaches to different contexts.Scaling and Redirecting Resources: The conversation explores practical insights on scaling culture and redirecting untapped resources within businesses for sustainable growth.Purposeful Business Cultures: Josephine emphasizes the importance of shaping purposeful business cultures through signature experiences for customers and employees, challenging conventional notions of work.Leadership Insights and Vulnerability: Drawing from her academic background in Organisational Psychology, Josephine reflects on how her experiences have informed her leadership approach. She also discusses the significance of vulnerability in the workplace, especially for women in leadership.Book and Personal Journey: Josephine shares insights into her recently published book, "Rising to Feminine Power: The Lasso of Truth," discussing the inspiration behind it and the key messages she hopes readers will take away. The conversation also touches on her personal journey, including moments of struggle and the importance of challenging stereotypes in leadership.To connect with Josephine reach out to her here: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephinepalermo/


    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/  

    • 54 min

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