GROWs Method Workshop

The Problem
Published research on software project failures* reveals a short and familiar list of the common problems that can hamper or destroy your project, including underestimation of complexity, cost and/or schedule, lack of communications, cultural and engagement issues, lack of risk management and poor quality, buggy software.

Do any of these classic mistakes sound familiar? Have you or your organization been let down by agile, Scrum, Lean, DevOps, SAFe, or other expensive “big digital transformation” approaches? Are you still facing challenges delivering value in a timely manner? Are you keeping up, but need to grow to the next level?

Would you like to learn how to take control and grow your organization’s capabilities to succeed in a volatile world? The GROWS Method™ will show you how.

* (published by the International Project Leadership Academy)

The Real Fix
There’s more to modern software development and digital transformation than you think. Scrum, Lean, DevOps and agile approaches are each only one small part of the picture. To be successful in the new economy, you need more. You need to fill in the missing pieces. You need the GROWS Method™.

The GROWS Method™ helps you and your teams grow skills that will enable your organization to better adapt to today’s constantly changing needs. The current approaches we recommend are based on four underlying seeds, or central ideas:

Loops not Lines which helps teams effectively manage the complexities of the real world—going well beyond simple and inaccurate cause-and-effect thinking.

Actuals not Proxies to help quantify and use realistic data and stop relying on oversimplified proxies that can’t produce needed results.

Organic not Robotic to take advantage of your team and organization’s unique composition and interactions, and stop suffering from a misguided “one size fits all” approach.

Intentional not Accidental to help teams move beyond following a script or random, competing interests to becoming more deeply engaged in the work and experiment to discover solutions that will work for you.

While these abstract seeds are easy to understand, their application is far reaching. To help teams internalize these concepts, our workshop features experiential activities and group debriefs.

You’ll learn to explain and apply topics including fast-feedback experiments, Tracer Bullet Development, organizational learning practices, and more.