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


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.



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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Latest Blog Posts

Our 5 year birthday!

Growing Agile turned 5 in November 2016! Here is a fun infographic on what we have done in those 5 years. Thanks to those who could join us for our birthday celebration in Cape Town!...

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How I lost my job by implementing Agile #sgza

This was an open, honest and powerful talk by Jan Jaap Cannegieter. He told the story of how he attended AgileTD and realised that he was putting people into boxes as a Vice President and that to be truly agile he needed to stop that. The end result? He got fired!...

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Post Agile Stress Disorder #sgza

A Keynote by the humorous Jim Benson at Scrum Gathering South Africa 2016 (SGZA). This keynote was so good, we decided to attend Jim's impromptu chat in the next slot and then proceeded to highjack him for 3 hours of chit chat. Wow. What a great guy. I learned so much...

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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

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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

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