I attended the UK
Agile Innovation of 2012
Won by The 10 Second Build. This award was presented by Brian Henley from emergn who gave quite a long speech about his company. Luckily this didn’t set a precedent for future presenters. Emergn were also nominated in this category for their Value, Flow, Quality tool, and while the award sponsors had nothing to do with the judging and were allowed to enter the category they were sponsoring, it probably would have been a bit embarrassing if he had been presenting the award to someone from his own company.
Won by Emma Hopkinson-Spark from United Health, who was praised for her impact, delivery and leadership skills as well as her understanding of
Best Use of
Agile in the Public Sector
Won by The Ordnance Survey Goose Team for their online e-commerce platform. They seemed very pleased by it. The award was presented by Ian McKenna from Project Success.
Best Use of
Agile in the Private Sector
Won by Red Gate Software who were praised as a ‘truly
Sponsored by Tata, Telefonica UK won this award. They started with a team of 40 and the goal of reducing ‘customer lost hours’ although it wasn’t explained what they are. O2 created a collaborative and learning environment and the team has now grown to 220 people, all working in an
Agile Coach or Mentor
Won by John Wright from Indigo Blue who has 10 years of experience at a range of levels from PMO to CXO. He was praised for his ability to lead by example.
Agile Special Recognition Award
Went to Dave Putman, but I don’t remember why. I’m sure he deserved it.
Agile Player (UK)
This award was presented by Keith Richards, who won the award last year. He talked about Forrester research saying that 27% of companies were
Keith predicted that there will be a meteoric rise in
Keith presented the award to Shaun Smith from Barrens Consulting, who was praised for his coaching, team engagement, collaborative skills and ability as a mentor.
I attended the awards as the guest of APMG.