Certified LeSS Practitioner Training Course in London

Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative Certified LeSS Practitioner Training course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, …) explore a deep understanding of how to design a simple and adaptive organisation for large-scale product development. 

We explore adoption, new organisational design, systems thinking, 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

Booking your place

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.

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14 – 16 October at 08:30 – 17:30 BST Early bird* £1799 (standard price £1999) +VAT. Craig Larman London BOOK NOW

*Early bird valid until 14th September 2024
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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.

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

Systems Thinking & Organisational Design

  • 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 Framework

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

LeSS Sprint

  • preparation before first Sprint
  • scaling Sprint Planning to PBR to Retrospectives with many teams
  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
  • multi-site development


  • pre-adoption: building interest
  • owning vs renting change ideas
  • the adoption guides
  • 3 principles
  • getting started
  • Parallel Organization 

More on LeSS Roles

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

Why LeSS

  • simplicity
  • systems optimisation
  • adapting to learn 

Meet Your Trainer

Craig Larman BW

Craig Larman

LeSS Co-Founder

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems). He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy-code C and C++ TDD coach, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.

Although one of the very first LeSS trainers and CSTs, he practices and encourages a focus on doing over teaching.
Craig has been named one of the top 20 Agile influencers of all time and is the co-author of several books on scaling lean & agile development with LeSS, including:
Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum
Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide

Craig has served as the lead coach of lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for LeSS and large-scale agile adoptions at BMW (on the autonomous-driving car LeSS adoption), Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS, bwin.party, and Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech, with a division in Bengaluru where together they evolved LeSS for agile offshore development.

His work includes one of the first and best-selling globally popular books on agile methods: Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide.
He was one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers and practicing Scrum Master, starting in the 1990s while at Chevron Research.

In addition to debugging and re-designing organizations, Craig is an expert in designing (and helping people to design) software systems. He is the author of Applying UML & Patterns: Object-Oriented Analysis & Design, one of the world’s best-selling texts on software design, translated to many languages and used worldwide in universities and industry as the standard for introducing software analysis and design, modeling, design patterns, architecture, and OOA/D. Craig holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from beautiful SFU in Vancouver, BC, with research emphasis in artificial intelligence (having very little of his own).

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The delivery was outstanding and the supporting material vast and detailed.
Simone Zecchi
“t was inspiring to discuss LeSS with Craig Larman. The content of the course was top-notch.
Steve Alexander