GROWS: A Modern Software Development Methodology

Track: Agile
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Room A406-407
Time Slot: Tue 2/16, 10:30 AM
Tags: agile

GROWS is an empirical, anti-fragile, pragmatic and evolutionary approach for the 21st century. Andy Hunt and Jared Richardson have created a new approach to software development that’s built around the Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition and deliberate experimentation to guide project decisions. This session will present the basics of GROWS and help you get started using this new approach.

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.