Certified LeSS Training

Certified LeSS Basics & Certified LeSS Practitioner

COURSE DESCRIPTION

During this 3-day highly-participative course we will explore a deep understanding of LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for lean & agile development with many teams working together on one product.

“It was inspiring to discuss Large-Scale Scrum. The content of the course was top-notch.” – Steve Alexander

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 organizational design, systems thinking & optimization, the role of management, and concretely how to work together in a Sprint at scale in terms of coordination, architecture, planning, and more.

Critically, we explore the Big Idea of more with LeSSsimplifying & descaling over “scaling”, or… scaling product development by descaling the organization. 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 the trainer emphasizes this in the course learning experience.

(Aside, but noteworthy: Course runs until 18:00 on all 3 days; for certification, full attendance required)

COURSE DATES

We can arrange discounts for groups of 3 people or more. Speak to the AWA team for more details.

Certified LeSS Practitioner – 16th – 18th October
in London

AGENDA

LeSS Overview

  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge
  • learning resources

Adoption

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

Local Optimization & System Optimization

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

Product Definition

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

Why LeSS?

  • shu-ha-ri and frameworks
  • empirical process control
  • why “More with LeSS”?
  • systems optimization
  • occupational psychology
  • lean thinking & value-driven

LeSS Sprint

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

LeSS Huge Framework

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

More on LeSS Roles

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

 

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE

“It was inspiring to discuss Large-Scale Scrum with Craig Larman. The content of the course was top-notch.” – Steve Alexander

“The delivery was outstanding and the supporting material vast and detailed.” – Simone Zecchi

“The best course I have ever been on. Totally blown away.” – Simon Powers

DURATION

1 Day – Certified LeSS Basics
3 Days – Certified LeSS Practitioner

ENQUIRIES

t: +44 203 369 1125
e: training@adventureswithagile.com

WHY

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • 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 first 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
  • Tasty breakfast and lunch, and teas/coffees/water
  • Membership to Adventures with Agile community for organisational change and agile

PRE-REQUISITES

An understanding of Agile and Scrum.

CERTIFICATION

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.

AWA TRAINING PASS

You can save money when you book multiple courses at the same time with the AWA Training Pass.  We will work with you to create a training pathway that suits you, your team or your department at a cost that’s affordable for you. We can even arrange for training passes to be paid via instalments rather than one upfront payment. Passes are flexible, interchangeable and refundable. FIND OUT MORE

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read our terms and conditions for bookings.