Scrum Master and Agile Coach, Amy Thompson from world top-20 translation and interpreting company, thebigword has won the ‘Best Agile Coach or Mentor’ award at the Yoh UK Agile Awards. Amy, photographed at the Awards evening, who joined thebigword from Orange, beat off competition from 36 other entries to take back the award to thebigword’s technology teams.

Agile’ is an alternative approach to traditional software development methodologies that have proven less effective when it comes to managing complex software projects. Agile approaches, such as ‘Scrum’, take accountability out of the hands of a single project manager and instead, encourage empowerment of the whole team to manage the project together.

thebigword develops applications that simultaneously increase the speed, improve the quality, and reduce the cost of language translating (written word) and interpreting (spoken word).