Press Release: Ammeon Enables Cathx Ocean To Deliver Faster

Ammeon Enables Cathx Ocean To Deliver Faster Through Agile-Lean Consulting

Detailed Agile-Lean case study now available for download

DUBLIN, Ireland – May 31, 2017– – Ammeon, a leading IT transformation company has announced the successful completion of an Agile-Lean consulting programme for Cathx Ocean, which has resulted in significant gains in Research and Development (R&D) delivery speed. Details of this project are now available for download from

Cathx Ocean design, manufacture and supply advanced subsea imaging and measurement systems. Software and hardware R&D projects in Cathx were challenged by lengthy development cycles and a lack of project visibility. In addition, Cathx was developing a business-critical product and needed help to set up new processes to plan and execute its delivery. Cathx selected Ammeon help overcome these challenges.

Ammeon recommended that Cathx undertake an Agile-Lean Start programme. Over a 6-week period Ammeon reviewed development processes and established Agile-Lean work methods. Key improvements achieved at Cathx Ocean during their participation in Agile-Lean Start include:

  • Replaced multiple processes with a single standardised workflow and trained Cathx teams in its use.
  • A 79% reduction in the work backlog in the first week through the use of visual management systems and closer in-team collaboration.
  • A pilot project was brought from ideation to delivery in less than 5 days.

“The Agile-Lean Start has been a huge leap forward for us in adopting Agile practices,” said  Marie Flynn, COO, Cathx Ocean. “Planning and prioritisation of Research and Development work with the new processes and workflows is much simpler and more efficient. We now need to apply these practices to other areas and embed them in the company.”

By managing work in a more Agile way, Cathx Ocean continues to increase delivery speed, project transparency and team collaboration. As Cathx Ocean is a client of Enterprise Ireland, its investment in Ammeon’s Agile-Lean Start was supported by Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business Offer.


For more information contact:

Amanda Campbell, Marketing, Ammeon

E:, M: +353 86 606 9177


About Ammeon

Founded in 2003, Ammeon is a services partner that helps organisations make the most of emerging technologies. Ammeon’s consulting and technology services unlock value from Agile-Lean, DevOps, Cloud and related technologies and approaches. Our consultants are both strategic advisors and veteran practitioners who have a wealth of experience guiding technology transformation projects in some of the most challenging sectors. They draw on a 200-strong team of Architects, System Integration Engineers, Delivery Managers and Test Specialists who have year’s of experience designing and operating high production services for enterprise. Ammeon has offices in London, Reading and Belfast (UK), Dublin (Ireland) and Stockholm (Sweden). Ammeon’s current customer portfolio includes AIB, Ericsson, Eir, Mirantis, Vodafone, Telefonica, Carphone Warehouse, CIE and Cathx Ocean.