Certified LeSS for Executives: Principles, Organization, and Change

180 Maiden Lane
New York
10038
United States of America

Description :

 

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Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product managers, ...) explore a deep understanding of large-scale organizational design, systems thinking, and LeSS, for adaptive development with many teams working together on one product. We explore adoption, new organizational design, systems optimization, the role of management, and more. 

(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 LeSS: simplifying & 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.


Feedback from previous courses

“It was inspiring to discuss LeSS 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 Development with LeSS
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

 

 

 

Agenda :

LeSS Overview

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

Adoption

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

Local Optimization & System Optimization 

  • 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

Why LeSS?

  • shu-ha-ri and frameworks
  • empirical control
  • why "More with LeSS"?
  • systems optimization
  • occupational psychology

LeSS Sprint 

  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
  • scaling Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review & Retrospective
  • multi-site development

LeSS Huge Framework

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

More on LeSS Roles

  • Managers in a LeSS organization
  • Scrum Masters at scale
  • Product Owner in LeSS

 

Details :

After successful course completion (attending full-time, etc)...

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Executive 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

Price: 2,699 USD

Early Bird Price: 2,299 USD (End Date: 2021-12-01)

Additional Price Information: group discounts available... please ask