In 2011, at the Lean Software & Systems Conference, the Lean Software & Systems Consortium awarded Russell Healy and Richard Hensley with the Brickell Key Award. The award is named after the island off Miami that is home to the Mandarin Oriental hotel where our community first met to form the consortium in May 2009.
The intent is that each year the Lean Software & Systems consortium will highlight excellence in our community with giving of the Brickell Key Award to two people who have shown outstanding achievement, leadership and contribution to our community whether online, local, national or global level.
Brickell Key Award
The award itself includes an engraved solid crystal trophy plus an allowance to travel to two international conferences over the next year (valued at up to $5,000 USD). Winners will also join the selection committee for future years as recognition for their achievement and stature in the community.
2012 Award Nomination Process
In 2012, we intend to be as transparent as possible throughout the award process. As a first step on this journey we held an open call for nominations. Anyone who knew someone in our community whom they felt had demonstrated an outstanding achievement in the field of Lean (either with Kanban or not) in the field of software development, systems engineering or IT operations, and that person had shown leadership and had been actively contributing to our community could nominate this person. The deadline for nominations was December 15, 2011.
Once public nominations were closed, the selection committee choose the six most suitable suggestions, which are published here.
During the following month, the selection committee will request further evidence from colleagues, clients, and community associates of the nominees. This evidence will then be evaluated by the selection committee and winners chosen.
The results will be announced at the Award Banquet Dinner on Tuesday, May 15th at the Seaport Boston during the Lean Software & Systems Conference.