Certified LeSS for Executives: Principles, Organization, and Change

Date: October 20, 2016 (2 days)
Time: 09:00 ~ 18:00
Trainer: Craig Larman
Address: Event Arena Bank
Unioninkatu 20
Helsinki Postal Code: 00130

Language: English

Description :

Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 2-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, ...) get a thorough understanding of why and what for LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for scaling agile development to many teams working together on one product. In-depth, we explore adoption, new organizational design, systems thinking & optimization, the role of management, and more. 

The course includes an in-depth Q&A clinic with Craig Larman, based on his long experience with LeSS adoptions.

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

In addition to course material, each participant will also receive 3 books on LeSS:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum


Agenda :

LeSS Overview

  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
  • Why? Benefits


  • organizational design implications on structure, roles, policies, & processes
  • the adoption guides
  • role of management in adoption
  • 3 adoption principles
  • stories of LeSS adoptions 
  • culture follows structure
  • job safety, but not role safety
  • from smallish to huge
  • multi-site adoption

System Thinking & Optimization 

  • local versus global systems optimization
  • systems modeling
  • local vs global optimization in backlogs, product definition, planning, and skills

Product Definition 

  • a broader product definition, and its organizational design impact
  • expanding the product definition
  • product over projects or programs

LeSS Structure & Roles 

  • organizing around customer value and feature teams
  • multi-site implications on organizational structure
  • the ongoing role of managers
  • the business-driven Product Owner
  • typical organizational structures and patterns
  • career paths


In-Depth Special Topics: A Deep-Dive Q&A Clinic

Although there are some constants in a LeSS adoption, there are many variations, due to myriad contexts. And there are many special-topic questions that participants have, usually variations of “When scaling Scrum, how do we…?” These questions range from “contracts to career path.” Therefore, a full half-day to day of this course is dedicated to a structured Q&A session that works through a group-prioritized list of burning issues and questions. Craig Larman, drawing on his many years of experience of actual LeSS adoptions, will dialog and explore solutions with the group.

Details :

After course completion...

All participants will get an account on less.works. Here they can find additional information about LeSS, share information and stay in contact with the other participants.

Price: 2,499 EUR

Early Bird Price: 2,199 EUR (End Date: October 6, 2016)

Additional Price Information: contact Organizer (via the "Register" link) for group discounts