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Free the Scrum!

We believe that anyone should be able to acquire a basic understanding of scrum for free. In fact, we believe it so strongly that we want to start a new movement #FreeTheScrum ! So often in our work as coaches we find teams have never been trained on the basics of...

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Agile Africa – Unlocking ScrumMastery

Biase De Gregorio gave this talk at Agile Africa about building a Scrum Master academy for a client, along with Agile 42 and Just Plain Agile. Growing Agile is also working closely with all these other coaches at this large client, and were involved in the initial...

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Agile Africa – Is there anybody there?

We gave a talk at Agile Africa on Distributed Agile. Of course because we were speaking we couldn't do sketchnotes, fortunately the Sketching ScrumMaster attended our talk. Here are her lovely sketchnotes...

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Agile Africa – Self Selection

One of the keynotes at Agile Africa was by Sandy Mamoli, author of the book Creating Great Teams. She talked about her experience running self-selection events for large teams and gave some great advice on how you can do it...

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Agile Africa – Minimum Lovable Product

A great talk at Agile Africa by Farai Madzima and Job Mashapa on how we should be building MLP (Minimum lovable Products) rather than MVP which usually ends up being minimum releasable crap...

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Agile Africa – Leader Transformation

This talk at Agile Africa was particularly special for us because it was given by two people we have been coaching for the last 2 years. It was great to hear their story and see how much they have grown. The talk was by Subash Sharma and Felicity Brady, and included a...

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Do you have the courage to be agile? #sgza

This was the closing keynote at Scrum Gathering South Africa 2016 (#SGZA) by Gitte Klitgaard. Gitte spoke about being brave, vulnerable, giving trust, being unique and asking for help. We also all got to do the scrum dance! Basically stand up, put your arms out and...

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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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Agile Economics #sgza

Agile Economics was a talk by Pavel Dabrytski at the Scrum Gathering South Africa #SGZA. I loved the simple way Pavel explained budgeting per sprint. He also gave some ideas on different ways to contract if you are doing sprints. If you are interested in these...

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Personal Responsibility #sgza

Take responsibility and live with freedom, power and choice was a workshop run by Mike Kaufman and Gitte Klitgaard at Scrum Gathering South Africa 2016 (#SGZA). They explained Christopher Avery's Responsibility Process and got people in the room to experience the...

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