I returned from last week’s holiday to an e-mail telling me that the Guardian has been shortlisted in the 2011 Agile Awards. In not one, but two categories: Best Agile Team, and Best Use of Agile in the Private Sector. I’m thrilled, because it acknowledges that success really is a team effort, and while you’re in the middle of the maelstrom it’s difficult to see if you’re making any kind of difference. Clearly the Guardian team has been recognised.
I should also blushingly acknowledge that I’ve been shortlisted for Agile Project or Programme Manager of the Year. “Blushingly” because the crowd I’m among is great indeed. Congratulations to all those people, organisations, and teams.
The awards dinner is on Wednesday 5 October, in London, and if it’s anything like last year’s event it will be a terrific night. And if that wasn’t enough, it also benefits two charities.