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KPMG Most Innovative Project

Awarded to the project displaying the best use of innovation.

Judges will be looking for:

  • A project that has significantly advanced the methods and practices of DevOps Implementation.
  • Clear demonstration of the innovative nature of the project – what was the driver for innovation and how was it achieved?
  • An attempt to push boundaries within the DevOps Industry.
  • Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles

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Harness Best DevOps project delivering business value

Awarded for a DevOps Transformation across all functions bringing together both Business and Technology.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of Business funding utilised for Technical development in DevOps Tooling and transformation not solely on feature development.
  • KPI’s and metrics validating true Business value as a direct result on DevOps implementation likes of Increased revenue, Customer retention, satisfaction, Fewer Production Incidents, Increased stability and efficiency
  • Business alignment with technology with the goal of improving the ability to release quickly and safely to Production.
  • Business representatives being empowered to decide when new features are turned on and off
  • Earlier detection and identification of potential risks through pre-production monitoring and increased provision of production like environments

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Best Use of Security in a DevOps Project

Awarded to the DevOps project with the best use of security.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstrate the positive impact of embedding security into a DevOps project or solution.
  • Tangible outcome, demonstrating adherence to a security framework or set of local controls to accelerate delivery and flow
  • Demonstration of how security teams work more closely with developments teams, for a shared outcome across the software delivery lifecycle.
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology, resource choices, project Goals, importance, achievements and Successful result
  • Proof of overcoming project challenges and obstacles

Best DevOps Cloud Project

Awarded for the best use of cloud technologies in a DevOps project.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed discussion around project methodology, resource choices, project Goals, importance, achievements and Successful result.
  • Demonstrate the positive impact of Cloud Adoption into a DevOps project or solution.
  • Elaboration of design, architecture, monitoring of cloud service and performance.
  • Demonstration of Clear and concise requirements and configuration effort supporting Business goals.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges and obstacles.

Test Associates DevOps Manager of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding individual manager or team leader over the last 12 months.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstrate what they did to build, support, nurture, develop and motivate a team to become successful
  • Evidences that are both quantitative (measurable metrics or technical elements that show statically what has been achieved) and qualitative (feedback from the team, project stakeholders, senior’s organisation leaders or customer/users).
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Evidence and evaluation of self-improvement and commitment to high standards

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Infosys Best DevOps Tool / Product of the Year

Awarded to the organisation who receives top marks for their product/tool.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstrate a vendor based or ‘home grown’ tool or solution that clearly evidences quantifiable benefits in terms of accelerating delivery and flow.
  • A tool or solution that is simple and easy to use, developer friendly and easy to implement
  • Detailed discussion of Tool goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Positive impact of the tool in the development community and across the software delivery Lifecyle.

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DevOps Team of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding DevOps team over the last 12 months.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Discussion of targets achieved through effective teamwork.
  • Highlight the ability to work with a dev/business/product owner around potentially changing requirement.
  • Demonstration of strong team ethos
  • Evidence and evaluation of problem-solving and self-improvement within the team

Sandhata Best Use of DevOps Technology

Awarded for the best use of technology in a DevOps project.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Demonstration of Cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose technology was correctly and effectively used
  • Illustration of training and upskilling team & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles​

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Best Overall DevOps Project – Finance Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the finance sector.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles

Best Overall DevOps Project – Communication Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the communication sector.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles

Leapwork Best Overall DevOps Project – Retail Sector

Awarded for the best DevOps project in the retail sector.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed Discussion of project goals, importance, achievements, resources and successful results.
  • Evidence of great vision, forward-thinking & working closely with stakeholders to deliver the project on time and within budget
  • Demonstration of a successful software testing project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges/obstacles

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Best DevOps Automation Project

Awarded for the best use of automation in a DevOps project.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed discussion around project methodology, resource choices, project Goals, importance, achievements and Successful result.
  • Demonstrate the positive impact such as Decrease in Production Incidents, Reduced Risk, Deployment frequency and stability.
  • Proof of Successful automation in a project
  • Elaborate the Defects uncovered through automation, Mean Time to Detect and Resolve incidents.
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges and obstacles.

Most Successful Cultural Transformation

Awarded for the most successful cultural transformation in a DevOps project.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Detailed discussion around current culture and challenges, identifying capabilities to enhance business Success and Creating Sustainable transformation.
  • Demonstration of breaking down barriers, collaboration, transparency and encouraging the sharing of responsibilities.
  • Proof of cultural transformation, Design of Autonomy and Empowerment, Accelerating Growth, Increased productivity.
  • Discuss Key performance indicators and how they have impacted towards success
  • Evidence and evaluation of overcoming project challenges and obstacles.

Leading DevOps Vendor

Awarded to the vendor organisation/service provider/consultancy who receives top marks for their product/service and customer service.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence and evaluation of a commitment to high quality and standards to customers
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement
  • Evidence of Value for money, reliability, flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Proof of thought leadership and drive to excel in the DevOps industry

The Overall Award

The DevOps Industry Award

This main and overall award of the evening will be awarded to the project, individual or team that judges felt has excelled in all areas and surpassed every other individual, project, or organisation within the industry.

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