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The GROWS Method® Institute is a think tank dedicated to improving the art of software development.
Founded by one of the Agile Manifesto authors, our principals are veterans of software development with decades of experience each.
We help small to mid-size businesses grow their software development capabilities.
Are you taking advantage of OODA loops, System Thinking Models, and Critical Thinking Skills? Can you grow Psychological Safety and support in your teams? Identify the problem domains with Cynefin to use the right tools for the job? Do you practice true Continuous Development (CI/CD, build pipelines), including Dynamic Models for Budgeting and Accounting?
We'll show you how to create your own high-performing software development organizations.
The Agile movement promised better ways of working together to develop software projects and products, letting you deliver rich, useful systems that are quick to market and resilient in production. However…
Classic blunders persist: Companies still underestimate complexity, cost and schedule. Communication breaks down. Oversight and project management fail to produce results. Unmanaged risks blow up at the worst moment. Organizational ("digital") transformations don't go as expected.
The whole point of a methodology is to make it easier for everyone in the organization to work together, in a rapidly changing, complex environment. Abstract principles alone don't work. Concrete rules alone don't work—they limit you to the beginner level. You have to start with concrete rules, but you can't stop there.
The GROWS Method® provides concrete habits for Leadership, Managers, Developers and Users to help us work together effectively. But that's just the beginning. Our Thinking Guides™ help you take the next steps to mastery.
Watch Andy Hunt, one of the 17 authors of the Agile Manifesto, explain what The GROWS Method® is all about.
Our expert-led workshops will help you and your team better understand and navigate the complex landscape of modern software development.
Dig into the details of The GROWS Method® Habits and Thinking Guides™ at growsmethod.com
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