Certified LeSS for Executives: Principles, Organization, and Change

Date: December 11, 2017 (2 days)
Time: 09:00 ~ 18:00
Trainer: Jurgen De Smet
Address: Gent
Gent
Belgium

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 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.

LeSS is to the organization what Scrum is to the team: a simple, powerful, large-scale product development framework designed to evolve into something that fits perfectly with any unique context.

If you are not moving at the speed of the marketplace you're already dead - you just haven't stopped breathing yet. - Jack Welch

The organization structure in which most of us operate today can be quite an obstacle to respond adequately to a fast-changing business environment. In fact, traditional organization structures are not designed to deal with a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. This leads to employees feeling disengaged from their companies, and to companies being outpaced by their competition.

Consequently, organizations need to redesign their structures to cope with the phenomenon and increase their capability to move faster than competition, incorporate new technology, learn new skills...

LeSS will give you exactly that competitive advantage!


I was impressed with the training and with Jurgen

Beth Kelly
Operations Project Manager SpareFoot

Jurgen was an excellent trainer and facilitator. He answered all questions but first challenged the participants to figure out the answers ourselves. He was able to relate to the developers on a personal level b/c of past experience: this bought him credibility that most trainers do not have. Most of the training was spent doing exercises in groups, which kept me engaged and interested. That also made the content feel real. I was really impressed with the training and by Jurgen


 

Agenda :

The Certified LeSS for Executives course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, adoption and the role of management, and broadly, what senior managers need to know and do to help.

The Certified LeSS for Executives course is for people in manager roles that support a LeSS effort. Since 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.

  • Why LeSS? Benefits to your company?
  • Systems thinking, organizational design and the contract game
  • Adopting LeSS in your organization
  • What is your product? A LeSS perspective.
  • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  • Business Driven Product Owner and Product Backlog
  • Role of Management
  • Typical LeSS organizational structure
  • Multisite and Sourcing Implications

The course is based on group exercises with lots of Q&A. During the 2 days you will get insights from LeSS adoptions at Agfa Healthcare, Base Company, Sparefoot and how to apply that learning in your context.

You will practice a lot with Systems Modelling and apply Innovation Games® during the duration of the course so that you will be able get your organization into a healthier state.

Note: Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster or a Professional ScrumMaster course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.


Highly Dynamic - lots of concrete examples - from experiences in larger and smaller companies - good focus on what we need to implement and learn - good highlight on differences when going large scale.

José Costa Teixeira
Product Manager at Collibra


 

Details :

You will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and receive an account on less.works. Here you can find additional information about LeSS (incl. a copy of “Large-Scale Scrum; More with LeSS” book), share course information and stay in contact with other course participants.

Additionally, participants will have the choice to acquire Certified Collaboration Architect Credits - Innovation Games®


Do you want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS? Please visit the LeSS Case Studies page.

Check out some LeSS related videos from the trainer:

More information can be found on LeSS.Works website.

Do not hesitate to contact the trainer for more information or alternative options linked to your needs and context.


From the Creators of LeSS

Bas Vodde

Jurgen is one if the first Certified LeSS Trainers. He has a broad hands-on experience with LeSS adoptions from medical to telecom. One great thing about Jurgen is his broad knowledge and his ability to strengthen LeSS with other great ideas such as Innovation Games and Management 3.0

Craig Larman

Jurgen has an extraordinary and sensitive ability to help people see, and to own their insights. That quality, combined with his deep experience that spans from large-scale organizational design to startups, is a wonderful and rather unique combination. I am honored that a person of his calibre has joined as one of the first LeSS trainers.

 


Price: 2,150 EUR

Early Bird Price: 1,850 EUR (End Date: November 11, 2017)

Additional Price Information: Contact organizers for group discounts