Certified LeSS Practitioner Training Course

Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, …) explore a deep understanding of LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for lean & agile development with many teams working together on one product.

We explore adoption, new organisational design, systems thinking & optimisation, the role of management, and concretely how to work together in a Sprint at scale in terms of coordination, architecture, planning, and more.

(Course runs until 17:30 on all 3 days, including day 3; for certification, full attendance required)

Skills you will gain

Simplifying & descaling over “Scaling”

Critically, we explore the Big Idea of more with LeSSsimplifying & descaling over “scaling”, or… scaling product development by descaling the organisation.

Perhaps most importantly and interestingly, this course runs mostly as a series of “at giant whiteboards” deep-thinking exercises involving systems modeling in small teams to explore why, so that people can own the ideas by discovering them for themselves, rather than “renting” the ideas. A focus on why and owning not renting are important elements of LeSS and how it’s learned, and Craig emphasises this in the course learning experience.
Join Larman for a deep dive into more with LeSS, based on his long experience with LeSS adoptions.

In addition to course material, each participant will also receive 3 books on LeSS:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite & Offshore Development with LeSS
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organisational Tools for LeSS
What you will receive

Become a Certified LeSS Practitioner

After successful course completion (attending full-time, etc)…

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here you can find:

  • (free) digital versions of the firstsecond, and third LeSS books
  • more LeSS learning (videos, etc)
  • the course handout PDF and photos of everything created within the course that was on the walls
  • contacts of all course participants
  • a course certificate

You will also:

  • gain valuable insights into organisational design and lean
  • immersive learning using deep-thinking exercises and system modelling to explore ideas 
  • understand how to scale product development by descaling the organisation

Join Larman for a deep dive into more with LeSS, based on his long experience with LeSS adoptions.

Course dates & fees

The Certified LeSS Practitioner Training course is available in-person in London.

After successful course completion (attending full-time, etc.)…All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner. You must complete all three days to be eligible for the certification. You will be eligible for 24 SEU points from the Scrum Alliance by taking this course.

26 – 28 June 08:30 – 17:30 £1799 (£1999) +VAT. Craig Larman London SOLD OUT
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The Agenda

Learn LeSS With LeSS
Co-Founder Craig Larman

LeSS Overview

  • descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS
  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge

Local Optimisation & System Optimisation

  • local versus global systems optimization
  • local optimisation in backlogs
  • local optimisation in product definition
  • local optimisation in planning
  • local optimisation in in analysis & design
  • local optimisation in programming

Product Definition

  • redefining the scope of product, and the impact on global optimisation
  • portfolio management

LeSS Huge

  • Requirement Areas
  • Area Product Owners
  • role of Overall Product Owner
  • Area Backlogs
  • adoption

LeSS Sprint

  • preparation before first Sprint
  • Sprint Planning with many teams
  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
  • scaling Product Backlog Refinement
  • scaling the Sprint Review & Retrospective
  • multi-site development


  • pre-adoption: building interest
  • the adoption guides
  • 3 principles
  • getting started
  • scope of first adoption
  • stories of LeSS adoptions

More on LeSS Roles

  • Managers in a LeSS organization
  • Scrum Masters in LeSS
  • Product Owner in LeSS

Why LeSS

  • shu-ha-ri and frameworks
  • empirical control
  • why “More with LeSS”?
  • systems optimization
  • occupational psychology

Meet Your Trainers

All of our trainers are experienced Agile Coaches who actively practice what they teach inside real world agile transformations. As well as being highly qualified, they are fun, approachable and passionate about helping you learn!

Craig Larman

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