Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices
Quickly delivering value and innovating in ever-faster cycle times has become a key differentiator between good and great enterprises. Large product-development organizations are turning to agile principles and large-scale Scrum to sustainably deliver that innovation at a fast pace.
The key questions many large product development organizations face are:
How to apply what works well on a small scale to large scale developments?
What’s the design of an organization that optimizes for learning, agility and customer value?
Can I redesign my organization to create an environment to succeed in the long run?
Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is to organizations what Scrum is to teams: a simple, powerful, large-scale product development framework designed to evolve into something that fits perfectly within any unique context. LeSS builds on top of Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional, self-managing teams, and provides a framework to apply them at scale. It presents simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.
In this 3-day certified LeSS-training you will learn the LeSS rules, the principles, guides and experiments. Key learnings of this course are:
xplain what LeSS is and what LeSS is not
Explain the LeSS roles and their purpose
Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach to scaling
Explain the dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams
Summarize the impact of LeSS on organizational design (structures, policies, etc.)
Understand how your current organizational design influences the agility of your organization
Understand whether and how your organization can benefit from implementing LeSS
xplain how LeSS scales over approx. 8 teams
What is special about this course?
This course has been designed for a great interactive experience with techniques from “Training from the BACK of the Room” by Sharon Bowman and “Learning How to Learn” by Barbara Oakley, PhD. It will allow you to take in information in a multisensory way (hearing, seeing, discussing, writing, reflecting, and teaching it to others) and engage in an active review of your knowledge. At the end of the course, you will create action plans on how to use your new skills in your organization.
In this “Certified LeSS Practitioner” course, participants work in small groups on how to identify and avoid local optimization in a wide variety of areas and instead optimize the overall system. A good organizational design that supports the company's goals is the most important key to success in major product developments. In many practical "systems modeling" sessions, the participants get the answer to the question: Why? By that, they develop a deep understanding of a successful organizational design with large-scale Scrum.
The course includes experience reports from some LeSS adoptions, many exercises on specific questions of the participants, and detailed Q&A sessions to ensure that the interests of the participants are fully taken into account. Robert will also share his experience from working with multiple large, German, and international companies and thus demonstrate the theory with practical examples.
At the end of the course you will receive the CLP certification and an account on less.works. You will also receive a physical copy of the third LeSS book and digital copies of the first and second LeSS books.
In addition, after attending the course, you will be able to claim up to 24 SEUs (Scrum Education Units) under Category C, towards Scrum Alliance CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) credential.
The following topics will be covered in this course:
- Why LeSS
- LeSS and Scrum (what do they have in common and what is different)
- Component Teams vs. Feature Teams
- The LeSS roles
- The LeSS events
- The LeSS principles
- LeSS huge
This course is for everyone in product development: Scrum Masters and agile practitioners, team and organizational coaches, organizational leaders and senior managers, Product Owners and stakeholders, software engineers, hands-on technologists, and others.
The only prerequisite to the course is basic Scrum knowledge. That can be picked up 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.
You need a stable and fast internet connection, a webcam, a headset and an environment where you can concentrate as well as interact with others online as needed.
About the Trainer
Robert is one of 22 certified LeSS Trainers globally and one of the few with hands-on experience in LeSS and LeSS Huge. As a change agent for 15+ years consulting and coaching, he has worked with over 30 companies, including DAX-listed global brands such as Adidas, BMW, BP, Dr. Oetker, Henkel, Hilti, Hugo Boss, SAP, Volkswagen, and ZF.
From 2015 to 2016 he led a LeSS adoption at a Global Player in the Software Industry, scaling development from 3 to 7 teams and coaching the development and the management team on how to lead a scaled agile organization. In 2018 he contributed to significant improvements in product delivery at one of the biggest LeSS Huge adoptions in the world at BMW AG. Working with over 30 teams, including large groups of over 400 employees, he led them to deliver bi-weekly product increments consisting of hardware and software.
You can read more about Robert here.
Price: 2,490 EUR
Early Bird Price: 1,900 EUR (End Date: 2021-05-21)
Additional Price Information: Company discount: 20% off for three (or more) participants from the same company