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.

The Certified LeSS Practitioner Training

The Certified LeSS Practioner course is an in-depth 3 day 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.

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 a copy of the book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS.

Preperation 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.

Certified LeSS Trainer

Cesario RamosThe trainer for this course is Cesario Ramos, Certified LeSS Trainer and Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org. Cesario started working with agile teams back in 2001. Nowadays he works as a management consultant on large scale Scrum adoption at organizations worldwide. 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, 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.

Who should attend the LeSS Practitioner training

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for management, Scrum Masters and 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.

What is 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.

References & LeSS case studies

Want to learn more about how we have implemented LeSS? Please read our case studies at the bottom of this page inclusing our white paper Scale Your Product NOT your 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.

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Our videos and talks about LeSS

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Common Mistakes when Scaling Scrum

7 June 2016

These days scaling Scrum is a hot topic. How can I use Scrum to deliver a big product with multiple teams? The most common approach I see at my customers is scaling Scrum by adding more Scrum teams with a Product Owner and Scrum Master per team. Scaling using Copy-Paste Scaling is about increasing in […]

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Defining Your Product for a LeSS Adoption

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In this blog I talk about how you could deal with the challenges of defining your product in a LeSS adoption. Why do you need to define your product? In a LeSS adoption you need to have a product definition, because your product definition determines what organisational elements (people; components; processes and systems) will be […]

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I was talking to a company that is implementing the Spotify model and needed some help. They wanted to know the difference between LeSS and their Spotify model. We first discussed what LeSS is. I told them that LeSS is an organisational design that optimises for shortest lead time, flexibility and learning. What single team Scrum does […]

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Scale Your Product NOT Your Scrum

9 March 2016

Scaling Scrum & Agile has become a very popular topic over the last ten years. You can tell by the number of papers, talks, trainings and certification programs around it. Agile has become its own industry, as more and more enterprises want the benefits that Agile can promise. Over the last twenty years we have […]

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What other people say

Certified LeSS Practictioner | Aldert Polman

“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 | Fabio Frascella

Great content and great teacher, the pace was just perfect and the interaction with the other attendees was priceless.

Fabio Frascella

Independent Agile Coach

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Remi Kok

I wanted to thank you again for an inspiring course. It was three long days with a lot of good practices. Loved the discussions and the contribution from Cesario’s experience. I learned that scaling up Scrum is made possible through the LeSS (Huge) Framework without losing the Scrum principles. For me there where a few great eye-openers. Going to use it that’s for sure.

Thanks Cesario for a great time.

Remi Kok – infosupport.nl

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