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Grow Software and Skills with Experiments and Tracer Bullets

The GROWS™ Method is a set of practices and approaches to integrate effective software development within an organization. It's based on several key concepts:

  • skill stages model to guide personal and organizational growth and development
  • experiments that provide feedback loops to answer technical questions and drive practice adoption
  • inclusiveness to ensure that all parts of the organization work together
  • tracer-bullet style development to grow the software project in a steady, robust and responsive manner


"I especially like the GROWS fixed-rate understanding of team velocity. I've used that idea on a project where I was able to show that given our task list and our current velocity (reported daily on a wall calendar), we needed help. We got it, and I was then able to show we were on track."
—Mike Bonar, Victoria, BC

"Best presentation of the conference. Best articulation of the usefulness, right use, and limitations of agile."
—An Introduction to GROWS, Agile Development Conference East

"Spread this information to masses—this is what the real world needs"
—Zemira L, GROWS Tutorial

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