MOVING 3975.08 KMS WITH AMMEON’S HELP

Ammeon Admin | October 12, 2019

New country, even new continent, 3975.08 Km’s of distance between Cairo and Dublin. This is the distance I had to take to move from my home country and join Ammeon. If you are making such a transition you are asking yourself a lot of questions: there is always the usual risk of changing your work environment by accepting a new job, how will I get along with the new team, management and team leaders? But moving to a different country …

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION; FAD, FUD OR FREAK’N AMAZING?

Ammeon Admin | October 1, 2019

How many e-mails have you received this week talking about the “digital transformation” going on everywhere around us? Businesses in any sector grow increasingly paranoid over digitally competent competitors, and/or excited about the possibilities. Google “digital transformation” and you’ll find as many definitions as search hits. The most respectable consultancy firms will be happy to help define your strategy (and take a lot of your money). If there has ever been a good time to talk to the geeks about …

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Evolving the 8 Lean Wastes Snake

Ammeon Admin | August 10, 2019

“Snake on the wall” The “Snake on the wall” technique is one that has been used by many Agile and Lean teams in various forms for many years. In its simplest form, the scrum master draws a snake’s head on a post-it on the wall, and as team members run into distractions, impediments and other frictions during the course of their work, they note it on another post-it, and join it to the head … further post-its attach to the …

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HAVE YOU MET AMMEON’S NEW CEO? (Q&A)

Ammeon Admin | July 11, 2019

Ammeon recently appointed its new CEO, Stian Kildal. We are delighted to have him take the reins of Ammeon’s future. Stian has worked with us for over 3 years and he is well known for his passion and his drive for innovation. We sat down for Q&A recently so that you can all get to know him better. How does it feel to be the CEO of Ammeon? It is a humbling experience. On one hand, I feel lot of …

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“AMMEON CARES. I AM NOT JUST ANOTHER NUMBER.”

Ammeon Admin | June 26, 2019

Ireland has always been on the cards for myself and my family for a few years, I just hadn’t gotten the courage to do the big 9000 km journey. I started applying for work from South Africa not expecting to find work easily. Straight away I noticed a trend that companies only saw that I was living in South Africa and completely skipped over me. Ammeon wasn’t one of those companies and they were more personable, I didn’t feel like …

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AGILE HR SERIES: HOW TO TRANSFER AGILE TO HUMAN RESOURCES? (STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE)

Ammeon Admin | June 18, 2019

The HR congress was on this week, I couldn’t attend but once again AgileHR was on everyone’s lips. In my last blog, I spoke about how adapting Agile concepts to HR can bring about some significant changes in the productivity and engagement of HR organisations. It sounds like Agile is great but why are more people not adopting it?  Having spoken to some of my colleagues in the HR community it seems that the difficulty in adopting agile is in …

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AGILE HR SERIES: IS AGILE TRANSFERABLE TO HUMAN RESOURCES?

Ammeon Admin | May 28, 2019

I was delighted to have been asked to talk about my journey into AgileHR at the Agile Lean Ireland event in Croke Park in Dublin in April. Despite overwhelming imposter syndrome talking about Agile to a room full of Product Owners and Scrum Masters, I was happy to see a connection being made with these experts by using language and terms which they were familiar. What was sad from my perspective was how few HR people were at the conference despite the …

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BUSINESS AGILITY WORKSHOP WITH OKALOA

Ammeon Admin | June 21, 2018

This 2 day Business Agility Workshop you will use simulations to engage the intuitive as well as the rational brain while learning about the foundations of business agility. Date: 21st & 22nd November, 2018 Location: Ammeon Learning Centre, O’Connell Bridge House, Dublin 2 It is more than scaling agile (development) practices. It is more than the sum of different organisational units that each implement their own chosen agile method on their own little island, constrained by a traditional management system. It is a …

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SOURCE CODE TO CLOUD DEPLOYMENT IN LESS THAN 10MINS

Ammeon Admin | June 8, 2018

Lately I’ve been working with OpenShift and its source-to-image capabilities and I must say I am impressed. How impressed you ask? Impressed enough to want to write my own “Hello World” app for it. Currently, there is a simple Python app available which is used for most demos/education material. Even though the app does the job, I think that it doesn’t fully demonstrate some of the more powerful capabilities of OpenShift and OpenShift S2I. And then of course there is the result. Let’s face …

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AGILE PLANNING: HOW TO PICK A STORY

Ammeon Admin | March 3, 2018

The Scrum Guide, the official definition of Scrum, created and described the role of Product Owner (PO). The role is described as “responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team” [1]. It’s a challenging role; as it requires someone with technical ability, business analysis ability and authority to make decisions and deal with the consequences. It is often considered to be the most difficult role in Scrum [2, 3, 4]. There are a …

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HAVE YOU MET AMMEON’S NEW CEO? (Q&A)

July 11, 2019

Ammeon recently appointed its new CEO, Stian Kildal. We are delighted to have him take the reins of Ammeon’s future. Stian has worked with us for over 3 years and he is well known for his passion and his drive for innovation. We sat down for Q&A recently so that you can all get to know him better. How does it feel to be the CEO of Ammeon? It is a humbling experience. On one hand, I feel lot of …

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AMMEON OPENS NEW OFFICE IN BELFAST WITH 60 NEW JOBS

February 27, 2018

We are proud to announce the opening of our new Belfast office and the creation of 60 new jobs. The establishment of this new office will expand our Software Engineering and Consulting Capacity as well as taking advantage of the IT talent and experience within Northern Ireland. Our new facility is on the 5th floor, Norwich Union House, Fountain St, Belfast, this office brings us right into the heart of Belfast city centre. Alastair Hamilton, CEO of Invest NI said: “This sizable investment by …

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People & Processes

MOVING 3975.08 KMS WITH AMMEON’S HELP

October 12, 2019

New country, even new continent, 3975.08 Km’s of distance between Cairo and Dublin. This is the distance I had to take to move from my home country and join Ammeon. If you are making such a transition you are asking yourself a lot of questions: there is always the usual risk of changing your work environment by accepting a new job, how will I get along with the new team, management and team leaders? But moving to a different country …

READ MORE
People & Processes

“AMMEON CARES. I AM NOT JUST ANOTHER NUMBER.”

June 26, 2019

Ireland has always been on the cards for myself and my family for a few years, I just hadn’t gotten the courage to do the big 9000 km journey. I started applying for work from South Africa not expecting to find work easily. Straight away I noticed a trend that companies only saw that I was living in South Africa and completely skipped over me. Ammeon wasn’t one of those companies and they were more personable, I didn’t feel like …

READ MORE
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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION; FAD, FUD OR FREAK’N AMAZING?

October 1, 2019

How many e-mails have you received this week talking about the “digital transformation” going on everywhere around us? Businesses in any sector grow increasingly paranoid over digitally competent competitors, and/or excited about the possibilities. Google “digital transformation” and you’ll find as many definitions as search hits. The most respectable consultancy firms will be happy to help define your strategy (and take a lot of your money). If there has ever been a good time to talk to the geeks about …

READ MORE
Technology

Evolving the 8 Lean Wastes Snake

August 10, 2019

“Snake on the wall” The “Snake on the wall” technique is one that has been used by many Agile and Lean teams in various forms for many years. In its simplest form, the scrum master draws a snake’s head on a post-it on the wall, and as team members run into distractions, impediments and other frictions during the course of their work, they note it on another post-it, and join it to the head … further post-its attach to the …

READ MORE
Technology

AGILE HR SERIES: HOW TO TRANSFER AGILE TO HUMAN RESOURCES? (STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE)

June 18, 2019

The HR congress was on this week, I couldn’t attend but once again AgileHR was on everyone’s lips. In my last blog, I spoke about how adapting Agile concepts to HR can bring about some significant changes in the productivity and engagement of HR organisations. It sounds like Agile is great but why are more people not adopting it?  Having spoken to some of my colleagues in the HR community it seems that the difficulty in adopting agile is in …

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