WAF Awards Frequently asked questions


Having your nomination accepted or receiving a World Agility Forum (WAF) award is, first and foremost, a recognition of the extraordinary work you have been doing. Recognition by your peers fosters your credibility and gains you visibility on a world stage — improving your brand recognition and reach.

  • You will be invited to participate in the Gala Celebration and Awards Ceremony on September 23, 2022, along with networking events, photo opportunities, and more.

  • You will be able to market your company as a “World Agility Forum Nominee™“ in your category if your nomination is accepted, and as a “World Agility Forum Winner™“ in your category, if you win.

  • If you win an award, you will be invited to speak at next year’s eXperience Agile event.

  • Last but not least, award winners and nominees receive an attractive commemorative plaque that recognizes their achievements.

Organizations can nominate themselves or be nominated by others who believe they deserve international recognition for their Agile journey and the value/benefits they obtained as a result.

In addition to nominations received via our call, we compile a list of global candidates each year and invite them to apply. We will disclose who they are later in the process.

A nomination will only be considered valid when the following criteria are met

  • The nominee must be an organization as appropriate for the category;

  • The basis for the nomination must demonstrate progress between January 2021 and December 2021;

  • The WAF Council may invite organizations to nominate themselves, without guarantee or prejudice;

  • Nominees must complete the nomination form and include all relevant information for validation and confirmation;

  • The nominee's validation of their claim to Agility can be through the Agile Manifesto, the 3 Laws of Agile, the Heart of Agile, the values, and principles of Scrum, or other widely-accepted definitions of Agility.
  • A 4-5 page case study and 2-minute video in English that includes an explanation of their path to Agility along with written references
  • Define their product or service with NABC: Need, Approach, Benefits per Costs, and Competition
  • Depict the value and benefits obtained by becoming more Agile and how they resonate with the Agile Manifesto.

Submitters must:

  1. Complete and submit the candidate nominee form, which includes providing relevant organizational information and details about current/ongoing Agile transformation initiatives along with contact information

  2. Prepare a case study (4-5 pages) and/or a 2-3 minute video explaining the motivation for applying for this recognition and outlining the nominee’s path/journey toward Agility. (Define your product or service utilizing NABC: Need, Approach, Benefits per cost, and Competition.)

If you win, you will be invited to participate in the Gala Celebration.

  1. Since the event is virtual, please record a 3-minute video that we can share with the audience

Please provide a brief introduction to your motivation for transforming to Agile (or furthering your effectiveness) and share some details of your story (e.g. challenges/successes/outcomes, which parts of the organization participated, the number of teams and people involved, etc.).

The video should be no longer than 3 minutes and either be in English or have English subtitles.

Please send them to us via email with the subject line <WAF | Organization Name | Initiative Name>.

All jury members must agree to and sign a strong ethics statement. They are required to recuse themselves if there is any conflict of interest (personal or professional). The President of the Jury, a member of the WAF Council, organizes the jury and only votes in cases where the jury is unable to reach a consensus and a deciding vote is required. If the President has to recuse themselves, the chairman of the WAF Council casts the deciding vote.

Jury members are recognized leaders in the Agile community. The WAF strives for diversity of viewpoint, geography, race, and gender when selecting them.