Certified LeSS Practitioner Training
For development companies who need to scale Scrum for large development groups, LeSS is a set of principles, rules, and guides that provides validated experiments for scaling Scrum in your specific context. Unlike prescriptive & big method alternatives LeSS scales Scrum without adding extra layers and processes and engages people to create the necessary changes themselves.
Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS.works gives an overview. 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 Training
The Certified LeSS Practioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting LeSS to your product development group. This highly interactive course ensures you are ready to start adopting LeSS in your organisation!
The course covers the fundamental LeSS principles and thinking tools, hands-on tools, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.
References & Case studies
Want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS? Please read our case study and our white paper Scale Your Product NOT your Scrum. More references can be found at the left side-bar, more case studies can be found at the LeSS Case Studies page.
Who should attend the LeSS Training
The Certified LeSS basics course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified Scrum Master or a Professional Scrum Master course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum. The Certified LeSS Basics course is often combined with a Scrum course where this will be the last day of a longer Scrum-focused training.
Certified LeSS Trainer
The trainer for this course is Cesario Ramos, Certified LeSS Trainer and Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org. Cesario has a MSc in computing science from the University of Eindhoven, and started working with agile teams back in 2001. Nowadays he works as a management consultant on large scale Scrum adoption and as a certified LeSS trainer, Professional Scrum trainer from Scrum.org and Qualified Innovation Games® Instructor.
In the past he was an agile consultant at Xebia, CTO at codecentric NL, a product manager at Atos, a hard-core developer and the lead software architect at PANalytical. Over the years Cesario wrote numerous papers on agile development and is the author of the book ‘EMERGENT – Lean & Agile adoption for an innovative workplace’ and co-author of the book Scrum Patterns. He is happy to be an active member of the ScrumPloP® community and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world.
Official LeSS Practitioner Certification
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 book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS. Additionally, all participants will be offered to gain Innovation Games(r) Training Credits and have access to its online collaboration platform.
Registration for the LeSS Practitioner Training
Please see our training calender for all our upcoming LeSS Basics trainings. This training is also available in-company
Preparation for the LeSS Practitioner Training
Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Professional Scrum Master Training, Professional Scrum Product Owner Training or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.
In this 3 day training the following topics are discussed:
Day 1 - LeSS Principles & Fundamentals
- Design for Perfect.
- LeSS Principles & Fundamentals.
- LeSS & LeSS huge overview.
Day 2 - Scaling Techniques & Practices
- Organziging for Customer Value & Feature Teams.
- LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Retrospective.
- Product Ownership at Scale.
- How to coordinate teams as scale.
- Overview of development practices when scaling.
Day 3 - LeSS Adoption
- Adopting LeSS in your organization.
- Role of Management & Human Operations.
- LeSS Organizational structure; distributed & multisite development.
- Various Case Studies at Financial and Technology companies.
- Scrum Master practices in a LeSS organization.