More with LeSS: A Decade of Descaling with LeSS – Craig Larman

Join us at Ticketmaster on the 6th July 2017 for an evening with LeSS co-founder and one of the top 20 agile influencers of all time, Craig Larman. It’s been an absolute honour and privilege to be able to host Craig in London over the last 3 years, especially as he was one of the very first people and courses we ever organised back in 2015 (see previous talks here. )! We’re really looking forward to hearing more from Craig at this event. What’s more,  we’ll be hosted by the good people at Ticketmaster in their very cool events space in Angel… You can register to this meetup here.



What will Craig be sharing?

After a decade of working worldwide with large product groups in their adoption of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), organizations are starting to realize that the main goal of LeSS is not to enable traditional big groups to “meet their commitment” more efficiently. And they are realising that LeSS is not “Scrum contained within each team, with something different on top.” It seems some scaling frameworks contain Scrum like a fire fighter contains a brushfire.

Then what is LeSS about?

It is to see the ineffectiveness of traditional large-scale organizational design and to change it, by descaling with LeSS towards a simple model for multiple teams that optimizes for agility (flexibility), learning, and flow of value. It is figuring out how, with multiple teams, to apply the simple principles and elements of Scrum that encourage empirical process control, transparency, self-managing teams, and systems optimization.

But any structural change per definition challenges the status quo of middle-management and single-specialist positions, leading to the dynamics of Larman’s Laws of Organizational Behavior.

In this meetup Craig will explore descaling with LeSS.


In addition to speaking at this event, Craig will be teaching the Certified LeSS Practitioner course in London and Toronto  – see dates here.





I work at AWA HQ looking after day-to-day operations, speaking with people, organising events and training, and thinking of the next cool thing we can do. Outside of work I’m probably in one of 3 places – at F45, on the mat practising yoga, or out in the countryside with my husband walking our whippet, Luna.