The GROWS Workshop: A Modern Software Development Methodology

Track: Workshop (Full Day)
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: WS Room A314
Time Slot: Mon 2/15, 9:00 AM
Tags: agile

Join Jared Richardson to learn about GROWS, a modern development approach created by Agile manifesto author Andy Hunt and Jared Richardson. GROWS is built around the Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition and deliberate experimentation to guide project decisions. Incorporating existing practices, it’s a methodology designed to improve both initial adoption and on-going evolution of your team and organization. Jared describe GROWS in detail, diving into specific steps and practices for managers and executives. Learn techniques to share the company’s vision effectively, and simple tools for managing progress without micromanaging. Know when a project is doing well and when it’s in trouble. Discover how to keep your team on track with the R’s: building on a Rhythm (their iteration cadence), building the Right thing (from the vision), and working the Right way (with craftsmanship and technical practices). Come, learn, and participate as Jared provides an understanding of the GROWS Method and how it can move your company forward.

Jared Richardson

Principal consultant and a member of the core team at Agile Artisans (, Jared Richardson is a process coach who works with software teams to help them build excellent software. He sold his first software program in 1991 and has been immersed in software ever since. He helped create the GROWS methodology and has authored a number of books, including the best selling Ship It! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects and Career 2.0: Take Control of Your Life. He is a frequent speaker at software conferences and a thought leader in the agile space. Jared lives with his wife and children in North Carolina where they, quite by accident, became backyard chicken farmers.