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ADAPT TO CHANGE

We help teams learn to inspect and adapt continuously and give them the courage to try new things.

WORK SMARTER

We believe in working smarter not harder. We can teach you how to prioritise and say yes to the right things, so that you get more done.

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COLLABORATE

We can help you collaborate with those around you, to deliver better results together, and have fun while you do it.

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BOOKS

We have published a range of books for agile coaches and trainers. These books include training and workshop materials for a wide variety of agile topics.

COURSES

We offer online courses for individuals and teams. Allowing you to learn at your own pace, no matter where you are in the world.

TRAINING

We offer interactive training courses and experiential workshops, which focus on training whole teams to grow their agile skills.

COACHING

We coach individuals and teams to help them apply agile in their own context. We offer remote coaching and specialise in Product Owner and Scrum Master coaching.

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How does Scrum work with a big team?

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Agile with Families

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Why work with us?

We have a proven track record of improving the way teams work and helping companies get started with agile.
We love our work, and have fun doing it. It’s infectious. We bring enthusiasm and energy into your work life.
We pair work so that you get two coaches, two trainers, and two points of view on any situation. It allows us to observe each other and improve.
We are internationally recognised agile experts. We speak at global conferences and have trained on four continents.
Our training and workshops are developed taking into account how people learn. We ensure people stay engaged and retain information.

Who we are

Karen Greaves

Karen Greaves

Agile Coach

Karen is a recovered project manager who loves the simplicity and fun that agile brings to work. She’s usually the loudest person in the room, and loves anything to do with numbers or excel.

phone: 078 457 7203     email: karen@growingagile.co.za

Sam Laing

Sam Laing

Agile Coach

Sam lives by her tattoo “Be Brave” and embraces new challenges. As a coach she excels at asking powerful questions that help you reflect. She is also the creative genius behind all our hand drawn slides and sketch notes.

phone: 082 457 7840     email: sam@growingagile.co.za

Some of our clients

What people say

Judging from the energy in the team after the training and the subsequent increase in drive and enthusiasm in the office, one could only conclude that using Growing Agile to bring home the principles of Agile was the right choice.

Rob Knight

Managing Director, IMQS

I love your coach’s guide to agile testing! It’s SO wonderful to know other people “get” testing and what people need to know and do!
Y’all truly grok the testing mindset. I hope lots of people will take advantage of your guide!

Lisa Crispin

Co-author of Agile Testing

Sam and Karen paired to facilitate the meeting of two dozen organizers of Agile 2012. In 3 hours, they took a group with differing points of view, to learning from each other, and making decisions. Their design rocked!

Diana Larson

Co-author of Agile Retrospectives

Karen and Sam are great and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the training. I can highly recommend their Advanced ScrumMaster course for any agilists looking to take their abilities to the next level!

Justin Doyle

Scrum Master, Discovery Health