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Most Innovative Project

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising innovative methods & techniques
  • Verification and metrics of project goals, impact & importance, incremental achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges and obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Proof of commitment to industry best practices and standards, while pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity

Best Use of Security in a DevOps Project

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of effective security planning and implementation, from inception, to maintenance and monitoring in a project
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results, with metrics and empirical evidence
  • Evidence of collaboration with teams to review risks as well as implement and maintain appropriate controls
  • Proof of overcoming project challenges and obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of tooling/resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Best DevOps Cloud Project

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of successful cloud adoption in a project
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Proof of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of tooling/resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Best DevOps Automation Project

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of impactful automation in a project
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of tooling/resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

actices and standards

DevOps Manager of the Year

Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of continued, excellent leadership skills
  • Proof of a commitment to the greater IT community and dedication to furthering DevOps
  • Testament of outstanding communication skills, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Examples of procedures put in place to ensure high quality results
  • Evidence of self-improvement and commitment to high standards

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

DevOps Team of the Year

Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of continued, first-rate communication in-between both team members and with other stakeholders
  • Examples of achieving project aims and targets through effective team work
  • Proof of a commitment to the greater IT community and dedication to furthering DevOps
  • Demonstration of a strong team ethos
  • Evidence of problem-solving and self-improvement within the team

Best Use of DevOps Technology

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of appropriate and successful use of technology in a project
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of technology choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Best Overall DevOps Project – Finance Sector

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Proof of commitment to industry best practices and standards

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 Lifecycle.
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Best Overall DevOps Project – Communication Sector

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Best Overall DevOps Project – Retail Sector

Judges will be looking for:

  • Demonstration of a successful DevOps project utilising a best practice method/technique
  • Verification of project goals, importance, achievements and successful results
  • Evidence of overcoming project challenges/obstacles
  • Detailed discussion around project methodology and justification of resource choices
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Most Successful Cultural Transformation

Judges will be looking for:

  • Proof of cultural transformation throughout a DevOps project
  • Evidence of strong communication and collaboration
  • Demonstration of breaking down barriers and encouraging the sharing of responsibilities
  • Successful integration of teams and processes
  • Evidence of commitment to industry best practices and standards

Leading DevOps Vendor

Judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of a commitment to high quality and standards to customers
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Evidence of value for money
  • Demonstration of DevOps thought leadership and contributing to the wider IT community

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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