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Certified LeSS for Executives: Principles, Organization, and Change

Date: March 30, 2017
(2 days)
Time: 09:00 ~ 17:00
Trainer: Cesario Ramos
Olomouc / CZ
Czech Republic

Language: English

Description :

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams of multi-skilled people, 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.

What’s a key insight for senior managers to understand about LeSS? That it is not a practice or process. Rather, LeSS implies an organizational design change, which impacts group structures, hierarchy, team formation, roles, positions, processes, and basic policies (such as career path).

What is covered in the training?

The Certified LeSS for Executives course is an in-depth course covering the (1) LeSS principles, (2) adoption, (3) the role of management, and (4) broadly, what a senior manager needs to know and do to help. The course includes stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises, and extensive Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

Who should attend?

The Certified LeSS for Executives course is for people in manager roles that support a LeSS effort. And since a change to LeSS involves both Product Management and R&D (or “business” and “IT”) together, senior representatives of both groups will want to attend together.


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 case studies can be found at the LeSS Case Studies page.

Agenda :

Why LeSS: Benefits to Your Company?

Systems Thinking, Organizational Design, and the Contract Game

Principles & Management Implications

  • Empirical Process Control for the Entire Organization
  • Lean Thinking in LeSS: Across All Functions/li>
  • Systems Thinking: From Local to Global Optimization/li>
  • Whole-Product Focus: Group and Role Impacts/li>
  • Customer Centric: Process and Group Impacts/li>


  • The 3 Key LeSS Adoption Principles
  • Getting Started
  • Growing Your Adoption
  • Culture Follows Structure
  • Job Safety, but not Role Safety
  • Multi-Site Adoption

LeSS Structure & Roles

  • What is your product? A LeSS perspective
  • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  • Role of Managers
  • The Business-Driven Product Owner
  • Typical Organizational Structures and Patterns + Multisite Implications

Details :


De price for the training is Euro 1068,- ex VAT per person. The price includes training materials and for all days lunch and coffee, beverages and pastries throughout the days.


You can register for this training at Register for the Certified LeSS for Executives Training or by sending an email to

Certifies Less Practitioner

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on Here they can find additional information about LeSS, share course information and stay in contact with the other course participants.

All participants get access the new book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS


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

Price: 1,068 EURO