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Certified LeSS Practitioner Training

Certified LeSS Basics TrainingFor 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.

LeSS

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

Certified LeSS Trainer badgeThe 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.

Training Impression

 

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 

Training Calender

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.

Agenda

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.

LeSS Testimonials

Certified LeSS Practictioner

Cesario is a very experienced trainer with lots of real-world examples. Besides that he is a nice and warm person with a true heart for SCRUM, LeSS, Lean and Agile. This made the LeSS pratitioner course very inspiring and worthwile!

Aldert Polman - Webcollective

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Brigitte Thie

Inspirational, eye opener. A course I can recommend to everybody working on the transition towards agile working or working within an agile environment.

Brigitte Thie - Delta Lloyd

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Diego Callizo

I am so happy I decided to participate in this training!. Cesario is a rare to find Agile Genius. I got tons of value by responding a lot of my old questions.  
I.e. What are the musts in order to facilitate a successful Agile adoption?   

I liked that the training is not based on prescribing roles and structures but mostly on changing the way we understand and think about complex systems. Some of the concepts explained like i.e. system thinking transform the way I understand big scale software development forever.

Diego Callizo

Independent Agile Coach

 

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Joost Looij

Interessante training van Cesario Ramos van Agilix. Bij dit type trainingen is de dynamiek en het succes in mijn ogen sterk afhankelijk van deelnemers en trainer. Het deelnemer veld was divers en interessant wat leidde tot goede constructieve discussies en verschillende inzichten op dezelfde problematiek. De facilitatie van Cesario was constructief, uitdagend en de focus lag erop om de oplossing in de groep te vinden. Ik ben met een aantal goede inzichten en contacten weg gegaan, ik kan de training van harte aanraden.

Joost Looij - Essent

Certified LeSS Practitioner Training | Wout Jansen

Very usefull and hands-on training; a lot of best practices and many tips and tricks from the real world where discussed by an enthousiastic trainer (Cesario). I feel that I can use LeSS right away in my assignment.

Wout Jansen