Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams and provides a framework for applying that at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.
The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.
The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster or a Professional ScrumMaster course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.
The course is three days. The first day has the focus on the LeSS Overview, the LeSS Principles and organizational aspects. The second day focuses on managing the product development with Definition of Done, role of the Product Owner and how (line) managements role changes in LeSS. The last day focuses on how the different teams coordinate their work, how LeSS is adopted in organizations and the role of the ScrumMaster.
- Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
- LeSS Principles
- What is your product?
- Definition of Done and its impacts
- Product Owner and Product Backlog
- Role of Management
- LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
- Integration & Coordination
- Consideration on technical practices when scaling
- Feature Team Adoption Map
- Adopting LeSS in your organization
- Case Study: Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase
- Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
DetailsAfter course completion
All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here they can find additional information about LeSS, share course information and stay in contact with the other course participants.
All participants get access to the draft of the new upcoming book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
“Whether or not your organisation adopts LeSS… you will leave this course inspired & better armed to tackle the challenges of implementing agile practices across teams. ”—— John Flower – Datasif
“Ahmad was an excellent trainer. He was engaging from the very beginning and the course was interactive throughout. Ahmad used previous experiences to explain certain principles, which kept us all intrigued and sparked some interesting conversations as a group. As a result of attending this course I learnt all about the LeSS framework and how I can implement real changes back at work. Thank you Ahmad for delivering a brilliant course, I really enjoyed it.”
“Ahmad is the best instructor I have ever had. His knowledge on the subject is vast, his experience is relevant and insightful. This course has given lots of new ideas that I can’t wait to try out back at work. I am extremely thankful that I attended this course”
“Ahmad was really inspiring, he knew how to keep us involved and gave us the answers to all our questions”
“This was one of the best training I have attended; great trainer, great content, well explained ”
“This was one of the best training I have attended; great trainer, great content, well explained ”— Craig Lowdon
“Ahmad clearly knows his stuff (organizational change & LeSS). He is energised, enthusiastic and not afraid to share his experiences. Real world examples help make the theory come to life. Overall, recommended.”
“Fascinating course giving a privileged insight into how LeSS can change an organisation’s behaviour.”— Sam Reed – Ministry of Justice
"Ahmad is not only an expert with the content; he has a great engaging personality that fosters enthusiasm and motivation. His sense of humor made everyone comfortable.”