Use Cases

Variety of example applications

What is ammerse?

Think of AMMERSE as a low learning curve framework with profound possibilities. At the most basic level, you can communicate and reason about the values of your business, team, products or features. This provides alignment and improvements in implementing the vision. For advanced usage, AMMERSE provides the tools to build methods and frameworks for your teams.

AMMERSE is flexible. With AMMERSE, you can build a structure for meetings, software design philosophies, processes or your own framework. 

Getting started

To understand the many capabilities and levels of AMMERSE, you must first learn the fundamental value system.

Agile

Agile is being prepared to take actions beyond the plan. Agile is responding to change.

Minimal

Minimal is not the absence of design, instead, it is the succinctness of the design.

Minimal

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Maintainable

Building something that is easily maintained is vital to ensuring longevity.

Maintainable

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Environmental

Fits in the world sustainably, functionally and aesthetically.

Environmental

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Reachable

Reachable in all aspects like culture, budget and time.

Reachable

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Solvable

A solution must have value. A solution that is also long-term solve.

Solvable

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Extensible

Extensibility is a critical factor for expanding solutions and building ecosystems.

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Mapping values

Everything we do is influenced by our “worldview” or our “workview”. We all care about different things in different orders. We can easily be biased by our values when discussing tasks, functions or features. Many methods, even the Agile Manifesto, have axiology, where values are placed over other values. The authors decide the values and place them for you to follow. Phrases like We value X “over” Y, are a proclamation of values. These give rise to a mental model and a communications language. Many practices are aligned with the values. 

The Agile Movement has a set of values and it pushes its philosophy above other values.

AMMERSE does not push a belief system on you. Instead, it is a language for you and your team to build your own.

Your value system

Even though you have the most basic definitions of the values above, can you decide what is more important to you?

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A weighted system allows us to fine-tune our axiology. Instead of saying we value one over another, we can add weights to each value. We must have a mutual understanding of the values. before assigning weights. We call these seven values and their weights an “AMMERSE Set”.

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Use Cases: General Business

You can use AMMERSE together with many existing concepts. 

AMMERSE doesn’t have any opinions on the validity of these ideas, but there are listed to provide insights into how AMMERSE can be used.

Small Business

A small business may look at this and think that AMMERSE is too complicated but not see the most fundamental and simple help it can provide. This short usecase shows how very little you require to get some amazing benefits from AMMERSE. AMMERSE has been designed with a small core, and then concentric circles of […]

Balanced Scorecard

When looking at Financial, Customer, Internal process and Learning you are automatically faced with the complexities of values and outcomes. An AMMERSE Set drastically improves the conversations of each perspective by giving you the seven fundamental system values. By specifying and reasoning about the AMMERSE principles, your alignment of strategy can become a little clearer.

The Iron Triangle

Scope, Budget, Time and Quality is an antiquated two-dimensional view. AMMERSE provides a more relevant model for ascertaining the best attributes for a system, a project or a product. The iron triangle is a well-known concept. It provides a mechanism for thinking about a project and balancing these variables for success. Systems are more complicated […]

Blue Ocean

The market is expressed as a blue or red ocean. An AMMERSE Set can be created after brainstorming what the two oceans mean in your context. It is also possible to expand or create multiple Sets from red ocean to blue ocean as a strategy or roadmap. The most fundamental aspect of the blue ocean […]

CMMI

Capability Maturity Model Integration is a process level system where it guides improvements for processes across the business. There are 5 maturity levels that show the maturity of your processes from 1 being "Initial" (poorly controlled) to level 5 called "Optimizing" (you are focusing on improvements). As a value-driven alternative AMMERSE does not think about […]

Gap Analysis

A gap exists wherever you are and where you want to be, a state in time vs another state in time. As a business, you may compare your business model with a competitor. You may assess a requirement to the reality or a required skill with the current level of skill. Whatever you look at, […]

Roadmaps

Roadmaps are used at a strategic level and also at product level. Roadmaps are used to declare strategy and implementation details alongside vision. Roadmaps done well There are many kinds of roadmap ideas and layouts and all of them are often misused. One example of this, is that a roadmap is often layed out like […]

Use Cases: Software

Software concepts can also be enhanced with AMMERSE.

User Stories

When it comes to understanding the needs of customers and conveying it to developers, a lot of detail is missing. With AMMERSE, you provide different strategic Sets which are evaluated and understood, thereby providing clear gap analysis between different views of the same story. By creating and evaluating the product owner’s vision and the developer’s […]

Architectural Decision Records

An ADR is usually a document which outlines the choices made for an architectural aspect of the system. By documenting the decisions and constraints, it makes it clear why it was chosen over other choices. An AMMERSE Set can be used to express the vision of the design decision. If you made a choice to […]

Definition of Done

The notion of "done done" has had its time in social history, and memes abound. The idea is that someone says, "I am done", and when you ask ", Did you test?" they go back to their desk. This gave rise to the notion that we must declare what done means. How do you typically […]

Our goal is to enable business strategy, implementation and the reaching of objectives by giving you the tools to design your own methods. 

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AMMERSE Levels

Level 1

7 Principles: Agile, Minimal, Maintainable, Environmental, Reachable, Solvable, Extensible.

Level 2

The AMMERSE Set has weights assigned to 7 Principles. eg. “Enterprise Strategy”.

Level 3

AMMERSE Sets in a grouping that work together for a purpose. eg. Modes.

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You can extend AMMERSE by creating your own Sets and Frameworks.