Growing Agile Coaches


We are Karen and Sam. We love agile and want to share it with the world. One of the ways we do that is by planting seeds and nurturing them to help grow more agile coaches. That’s why we openly share our knowledge, experiences, successes and failure via books, online courses and our blog. If you are an aspiring agile coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, agile leader or team member let us help you on your agile journey.


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Free Scrum Training


We believe everyone should be able to learn about Scrum for free.

Whether you’re completely new to agile looking for a quick overview or you have been doing it for a while looking for a refresher on the basics – this course is for YOU.


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Our books are easy to ready practical guides on a range of agile topics.


Our online courses allow you to learn at your own pace, and on your own schedule.


We have given talks and workshops at many conferences and local meetup groups.

Latest Blog Posts

Remote Agile Teams

We find more and more people today are working remotely as companies become global and people are prioritising flexibility. So we thought we'd find out a bit more about this. We've had remote meetings which were painful, and we've also had ones that were hugely...

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Coaching Tools

Recently we attended the SUGSA Coaching Day where we presented a session on Coaching Tools. In preparation for this we did a silent brainstorm. When we say 'tools' we mean anything that can help you be a better coach. We quickly came up with 33 tools that we think...

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Feedback: Be useful not polite

We often talk about feedback, it is a crucial aspect of agile. Feedback on our behaviour as team mates, feedback on our product by users, feedback on our approach as leaders. Yet so often when we hear people give feedback or we get feedback ourselves we find people...

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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 Larsen

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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