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The Agile Awards 2016 is a global online celebration of Agile achievement

Nominations are now closed

Categories & the judging process

The 2016 Agile Awards has 21 award categories for the UK and the rest of the world.

The award categories break down in to two types; team awards which will be judged by our panel of industry experts, and individual awards which will be voted for by the public. The team awards require a list of criteria to be fulfilled and are judged on the quality of the entry as well as the team. The individual awards offer nominees the chance to submit additional information to support their nomination and assist voters in making their decision. Our judging panel for the 2016 awards is Colin MacAndrew (Lead Judge), Pete Sheppard, Ian Gill, Emma Hopkinson-Sparks, Kelly Waters, Katie Taylor and David Hicks.

To nominate someone for an award you must know the nominee's email address.

Please note: the nomination process for awards that are to be judged can take up to 20 minutes to complete.

Most Valued Agile Professional (UK) Agile Nomination

This award will be presented to the person whom the public feel is the most important overall contributor or leader in the Agile community based in the UK.

2016 WINNER!

Lazaro Wolf from McKinsey & Company

Runner Up

Jonathan Smart - Barclays

Most Valued Agile Professional (Rest of World) Agile Nomination

This award will be presented to the person whom the public feel is the most important overall contributor or leader to the Agile community based outside of the UK.

2016 WINNER!

Daniel James Gullo from Apple Brook Consulting

Daniel also won this award in 2015!

Runner Up

Matthew Heusser - Excelon Development

Most Valued Agile Newcomer (Rest of World) Agile Nomination

This award will be given to the person whom the public feel has burst on to the scene within the Agile community and has had the most impact in 2016. Must be based outside of the UK.

2016 WINNER!

Bryan Soto from The Walt Disney Corporation

Runner Up

Alison Gulston - ABSA

Most Valued Agile Newcomer (UK) Agile Nomination

This award will be given to the person whom the public feel has burst on to the scene within the Agile community and had the most impact in 2016. They must be based in the UK.

2016 WINNER!

Shelby Wilson from Barclays Partner Finance

Runner Up

John Sanigar - Barclaycard

Most Influential Business Leader Agile Nomination

This award will be given to the person whose colleagues believe is the most effective, influential and inspirational business leader or owner when it comes to the promotion and use of Agile values within their company.

2016 WINNER!

Stephen Morris from UK Cloud

Joint Runners Up

Michael Harte - Barclays

Oliver Muhr - Seerene

Most Valued Product Owner Agile Nomination

This award will be given to the person whose colleagues, peers and the public feel has been the most effective Product Owner on any IT or non-IT project taking place within 2016.

2016 WINNER!

Aurelie de Sainte Preuve from Seenit

Runner Up

Tamsyn Dollery - Ordnance Survey

Most Popular Agile Conference Speaker Agile Nomination

This award will be given to the person whom the public have most enjoyed listening to at any Agile or IT conference globally in 2016.

2016 WINNER!

Simon Powers from Adventures with Agile

Runner Up

Jonathan Smart - Barclays

Most Popular Online Contributor Agile Nomination

This award will be given to the person whom the public believe provides the highest quality online Agile content either through their own site or by providing content to others within 2016.

2016 WINNER!

Kelly Waters from 101 Ways

Runner Up

Matthew Heusser - Excelon Development

Person Who Has Done the Most to Promote Agile Agile Nomination

This award will be given to the person whom the public believe has done the most to raise the profile of Agile through any means throughout 2016 and who has achieved significant promotional results.

2016 WINNER!

Simon Powers from Adventures with Agile

Runner Up

Nicholas Carr - Barclays CRES

Most Popular SCRUM Professional (Rest of World) Agile Nomination

This award will be received by the person whom the public feel has been the most effective in their use of SCRUM outside of the UK throughout 2016.

2016 WINNER!

Daniel James Gullo from Apple Brook Consulting

Runner Up

Matthew Heusser - Excelon Development

Most Popular SCRUM Professional (UK) Agile Nomination

This award will be received by the person whom the public feel has been the most effective in their use of SCRUM within just the UK market throughout 2016.

2016 WINNER!

Iain McKenna from Project Success

Runner Up

Shelby Wilson - Barclays Partner Finance

 

Best Use of Agile in Financial Services by a Team Agile Nomination

Awarded to the team (internal or external) who has in the opinion of the business, their peers or their colleagues used Agile to the greatest effect within a financial services, insurance or banking organisation in 2015-2016.

2016 WINNER!

Dun & Bradstreet FATCA & CRS Classifier Project

In one of the most hotly contested categories amongst the judging panel Dun & Bradstreet won because their entry gave clear evidence of reflection upon the key learns and they were impressed with how the project was funded following the initial seed funding itself. There were several strong entries in this categories so the judges would like to thank everyone for their time and effort in entering. 

 

Best Use of Agile in the Private Sector by a Team Agile Nomination

Awarded to the team (internal or external) who has in the opinion of the business, their peers or their colleagues used Agile to the greatest effect within a private sector company in 2015-2016.

2016 WINNER!

Gaydar Beta Website (CPC Connect)

Gaydar won as the judges were clearly able to understand the scale of the challenge from the entry itself and ultimately because the judges were impressed that the project was successfully completed within 12 weeks. They thought that for such a short lived project it showed an advanced level of maturity.

 

Best Use of Agile in the Public Sector by a Team Agile Nomination

Awarded to the team (internal or external) who has in the opinion of the business, their peers or their colleagues used Agile to the greatest effect within a public sector/central government organisation in 2015-2016.

2016 WINNER!

Southampton City Council Digital Transformation

Southampton City Council won as the judges were impressed by the scale of the project as well as the number of people engaged with it. They were also very pleased with the quality of the submission itself and the detailed evidence provided by the team to support their narrative.

The judges would like to give a special mention to a very engaging submission by UKHO which ran a close second and showed a huge spike in innovation from their project.

Best Use of Agile by a Team Outside of IT Agile Nomination

Awarded to the team (internal or external) who in the opinion of the business, their peers or their colleagues has used Agile to the greatest effect within any business but outside the context of an IT project in 2015-2016.

2016 WINNER!

Barclays Corporate Real Estate Services UK/EU

The Barclays CRES team won in this category because the judges were impressed that they managed to reduce the time for business decisions within the property sector so quickly which they acknowledge is a difficult task in this market. The Barclays CRES team demonstrated a huge commitment to Agile within their daily business practices which also impressed the judging panel and overall the submission was of a very high quality.

Most Improved Agile Team Agile Nomination

Awarded to the team (internal or external) who in the opinion of the business, their peers or their colleagues has undergone the single biggest evolution in their use of Agile within any business over 2015-2016.

2016 WINNER!

UK Cloud Customer & Team Self Service

This was a particularly difficult category to judge due to the quality of entries all round. The judges finally agreed on the entry from UK Cloud which they felt could maintain the improvement even if individuals left the team. They were also pleased to see that the change happened organically from within the business rather than engaging externals to help support it. UK Cloud are double winners in the 2016 Agile Awards so double congratulations!

Best Internal Agile Team Agile Nomination

Awarded to the team of employees who has done the most to promote Agile and make it successful within their direct employer in 2015-2016. This can be awarded for projects inside or outside of an IT context.

2016 WINNER!

Barclays Central Agile Adoption Team

Barclays won in this category as the judges could clearly see evidence of rapid onboarding as well as interesting and intelligent governance which allowed the team to achieve this increase in speed without creating any increased risk for the business.

Agile Consultancy of the Year (Enterprise) Agile Nomination

Awarded to the consultancy team which in the opinion of its clients has been the best in their transformation, implementation, promotion and use of Agile within their business in 2015-2016. Projects within businesses over 250 staff or with turnover exceeding £50M.

2016 WINNER!

Radtac working with Barclays Agile Learning Pathway

Radtac won because they were the only entry to "hit all the buttons" and overall the entry had loads of impact! Barclays have had a very successful year at the 2016 Agile Awards which is a testament to their commitment to Agile as a whole business.

The judges would also like to give a special mention to 101 Ways who shwed impact with a range of clients and their entry came a close second to Radtac in this category.

Agile Consultancy of the Year (SME) Agile Nomination

Awarded to the consultancy which in the opinion of its clients has been the best in their transformation, implementation, promotion and use of Agile within their business in 2015-2016. Projects within businesses under 250 staff or with turnover under £50M.

2016 WINNER!

Equal Experts working with HMRC

Equal Experts won because they had a strong all round entry which showed detailed evidence of output from the project including true engagement with cultural change by the end client.

The judges would also like to give a special mention to Unboxed Consulting who provided a very encouraging submission which was an interesting read and had some excellent points. This was a strong category overall and Unboxed Consulting came a close second to Equal Experts.

Agile Event of the Year Agile Nomination

Awarded to the organisational team of any event held in the UK or globally in 2016 which is specifically designed to recognise and promote Agile and its use. This can be voted for by organisers, sponsors or attendees.

2016 WINNER!

Agile on the Beach

Agile on the Beach won what was perhaps the most closely contested category of the whole event. The judges spent a lot of time considering all the entrants and agreed it is great to see so many dedicated Agile events happening around the world. Agile on the Beach was the clear winner as the judges felt they provide an event which has real vigour and represents the true and less commercial spirit of Agile.

The judges would like to give special mentions to the Agile Business Conference which they know is extremely informative in every year including 2016 and has a breadth and depth of content which takes Agile beyond IT.

As an up and coming event the judges would like to acknowledge Agile Cymru and they hope to this event enter again in 2017.