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  • Stop Practicing and Start Growing by Andy Hunt, July 11, 2016

    The agile movement was a great start, but actual agility remains out of reach for many organizations. The GROWS™ Method takes the ideas of agile and modern software development and focuses on an explicitly experimental approach, continuous development, includes concrete practices for executives, developers, and users alike, and steers the organization using a skills model for growth and continual improvement.  [Read the Full Article...]

  • About Estimates by Andy Hunt, January 25, 2016

    Estimations are rarely correct and often abused. Instead of arguing over estimation or the "no estimates" movement, we avoid the whole mess and work with projections instead. In GROWS, Executives gain real-time transparency and accurate projections based on real data instead of insisting on some weak form of low-accuracy predictions. (BONUS: Watch the Video, too)  [Read the Full Article...]

  • All We Need To Do Is... by Jared Richardson, July 15, 2015

    We have a talented core of skilled individuals in development, testing, and various flavors of management. Sadly, we have a much larger number of people who haven't reached that level, and don't know how to get there. Some just don't care, but others are struggling to get improvement, and when they get advice like "keep improving", they don't know how. As the old saying goes, they don't know what they don't know. Welcome to the Dreyfus Model.  [Read the Full Article...]

  • It’s An Experiment by Andy Hunt, June 1, 2015

    While agile methods invite you to inspect and and adapt as necessary, that idea isn’t represented as a first-class part of any method. What happened to the idea of inspect and adapt? What happened to the idea of introducing new practices, of evolving our practices to suit the challenges at hand?  [Read the Full Article...]

  • The Failure of Agility by Andy Hunt, May 1, 2015

    The agile movement provided a jolt of energy, hope of a better way of doing things, of creating software and making the world work better. It was a pivotal turning point, but in the 14 years since then, we‘ve lost our way. Agile methods themselves have not been agile, and for good reasons.  [Read the Full Article...]

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