Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

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Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices Course


 


 
 



 

 


 



Description

Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. 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. 

(Aside, but noteworthy: Course runs until 17:30 on all 3 days, including day 3; for certification, full attendance required)


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 Craig emphasizes this in the course learning experience.

Join Larman for a deep dive into more with LeSS, based on his long experience with LeSS adoptions.



 
 




Agenda:

LeSS Overview

  • descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS
  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge

Systems Thinking & Organizational Design 

  • 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

LeSS Huge Framework

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

LeSS Sprint 

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

Adoption

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

More on LeSS Roles

  • Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owner

Why LeSS?

  • simplicity
  • systems optimization
  • adapting to learn 




Course Audience and Pre-Requisites

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 Scrum Master or a Professional Scrum Master course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.


What will you receive:

  • Attendee workbook
  • All participants get access to the draft of the new upcoming book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
  • Access to exclusive Agile Thinkers Academy Digital library
  • Agile Thinkers Academy Slack community
  • Agile Thinkers Academy Certificate of Attendance 


Attendees will receive the Certification Credential:

  • 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, second, 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 



The LeSS Practitioner Certification will expire after 2 years and will require a renewal fee.


 
PMI Professional Development Units (PDU)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDU towards their continuing education requirements with PMI


Feedback from previous courses

“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

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Date & Time
Monday
May 27, 2024
Start - 3:30 AM
Wednesday
May 29, 2024
End - 12:30 PM Europe/Lisbon
Location

Fundação Oriente, Museu do Oriente

Edificio Pedro Álvares Cabral - Doca de Alcântara Norte
Lisboa 1350-352
Portugal
--Fundação Oriente, Museu do Oriente--
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Organizer

Agile Thinkers Academy


[email protected]
https://www.agilethinkers.academy/
Trainer
Day 1 - 27/05/2024
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Craig Larman


Day 2 - 28/05/2024
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Craig Larman


Day 3 - 29/05/2024
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Craig Larman

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems).

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