“The purpose of training is to reduce variety, to get a group of people tackling tasks in the same way; so training reduces variety. The purpose of learning is the exact opposite. Learning increases the individual’s capacity to respond to different situations; it increases variety.” - Patrick Hoverstadt
You tried an “agile process” but it didn’t help. You talked to users but still had to make assumptions. Then more requirements turned up you didn’t know about. You don’t really know how much the project will cost, or how long it will take, and don’t know how to quantify the business value. You feel like you’ve been collaborated at.
You want success and safety, not more of the same hand waving.
Unfortunately our default human setting is to use the wrong model, the wrong approach, the wrong skill set to solve a problem. The GROWS Method® workshops help you internalize the right tools for the job, especially in complex adaptive systems.
You’ll internalize these concepts with experiential activities and group debriefs. You’ll learn to explain and apply topics including fast-feedback experiments, Tracer Bullet Development, organizational learning habits, and more.
Using our GROWS software development simulation, you’ll have a chance to experiment with different decisions and approaches and see the results for yourself.
Software development professionals facing challenges delivering business value, who want to go beyond current limitations and grow their capabilities.
Managers who have been disappointed by agile, Scrum, Lean, DevOps, SAFe, or other expensive “digital transformation” approaches that haven’t delivered promised value.
Executives who want to take control and grow the organization’s capabilities to succeed in a volatile world.
The GROWS Method® will show you how.
The presenters have a combined 100 years of software development and training experience. Our founders include one of the original authors of the Agile Manifesto, which begins with, “We are uncovering better ways of developing software.” We can help you uncover the better ways that work for you and your company, because as you well know, one size does not fit all.
The GROWS Method® workshop is available in different formats:
The GROWS Method® workshop fee is $1,395.00USD per person, plus actual travel expenses. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants maximum with a 15 person minimum.
To schedule a private workshop, please email us at schedule at growsinstitute dot com with the dates you have in mind.
We have a limited number of public workshops available, follow us on twitter at @GrowsMethod or sign up to our mailing list for upcoming announcements.