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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10 – 12 June 202408:30 – 17:30 Early bird* £1799 (standard price £1999) +VAT. Craig Larman London BOOK NOW
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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

Adoption

  • 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 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 BW

Craig Larman

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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