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Practices by Role

The GROWS™ Method features practices specifically geared toward Individuals, Teams, and Executives, as well as other specific roles, grouped by skill stage. Each practice is listed here by role and skill stage; click on the yellow sticky note to see details for that particular practice.

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The GROWS™ Method Core Concepts:

All Levels:

The GROWS™ Method: For Teams

The Team is a very inclusive concept of System Development, it encompasses anyone directly involved in creating software and related deliverables, including developers, DBA’s, analysts, testers, tech writers, and others.

Stage 1: Safety & Hygiene:

Stage 2: Checklist-Driven:

Stage 3: Fully Working Recipes:

Stories *

Release Planning *

Iteration Retrospective *

Project Retrospective *

Stage 4: Smooth Adaptations:

Kanban Flow *

The GROWS™ Method: For Executives

Executives are the leaders in the organization, which may include the CEO, president, vice-president, etc.: whoever is ultimately and directly responsible for the Business Development that relies on the project and the work being done.

Stage 1: Safety & Hygiene:

Stage 2: Checklist-Driven:

Stage 3: Fully Working Recipes:

R&D vs. Copy-n-paste *

Business Continuance *

Stage 4: Smooth Adaptations:

Optimization *

Stage 5: Replicate, Teach, Invent:

Teal Organization *

The GROWS™ Method: For Individuals

These practices are geared toward the Individuals working in a team, and their Individual Skill Development, which is different from things done together as a team.

Stage 1: Safety & Hygiene:

Stage 2: Checklist-Driven:

Stage 3: Fully Working Recipes:

Set Cues for Task Resumption *

Stage 4: Smooth Adaptations:

Reinforce Values *

Get Mentored *

Stage 5: Replicate, Teach, Invent:

Teach It *

The GROWS™ Method: For Users

Users are the actual folks who are using the software being created. They are using the software for their own purposes, which may include their own business or personal development.

Stage 1: Safety & Hygiene:

Must Be Present *

Critique Don't React *

Stage 4: Smooth Adaptations:

What Don't You Need? *

The GROWS™ Method Architecture Practices:

Architecture may be determined by multiple people in multiple roles, and is a critical part of System Development.

Stage 1: Safety & Hygiene:

Clone Architecture *

Stage 2: Checklist-Driven:

Tracer Bullets *

Stage 3: Fully Working Recipes:

Interactive Architecture *

Stage 5: Replicate, Teach, Invent:

Emergent Architecture *

The GROWS™ Method Testing Practices:

Testing covers a wide range of practices, from programmer techniques to larger scoped activities for dedicated testing and QA staff. It is part of System Development.

Stage 2: Checklist-Driven:

Grid Testing *

Stage 3: Fully Working Recipes:

Defect Driven Testing *

Stage 4: Smooth Adaptations:

Clickable Demo *

Blitzkrieg Testing *

Stage 5: Replicate, Teach, Invent:

Test Driven *

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