Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Date: August 1, 2017 (3 days)
Time: 09:00 ~ 18:00
Trainer: Elad Sofer
Address: Hamburg

Language: English

Description :

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course provides the most practical and actionable approach to creating value through the scaling of Scrum related Agile in global enterprises and distributed teams. 

While LeSS is a simple framework to enable empricial process control, LeSS is packed with proven advice and practices for achieving value fast on large and complex projects.

It provides a start-to-finish approach for large initiatives across the entire project spectrum and lifecycle, starting from sprint planning to retrospective. 

Each of the topics includes an exploration of applying the practices using individual and team exercises. The exercises illustrates how to transfer the training into practice.

Every exercise ends with a debrief and a discussion, so that people can relate what they've learned to their own situation, and bring up questions and experiences to be addressed by the whole group. 

Agenda :

  • Day 1

    • Introduction
    • Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
    • LeSS Principles
    • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  • Day 2

    • Defining your product
    • Definition of Done and its impacts.
    • Feature Team Adoption Map
    • Product Owner and Product Backlog
    • Role of Management
    • Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
  • Day 3

    • LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
    • Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
    • Integration & Coordination
    • Adopting LeSS in your organization
    • Case Studies and Q&A : Undisclosed Security company.
    • ScrumMaster role within LeSS

Details :

The trainers

Elad Sofer Certified LeSS Trainer

Elad Sofer is a very experienced Developer, Agile Coach and Trainer, he is one of the Agile pioneers in Israel and have been dealing with Agile in general and specifically agile at scale since 2007. Elad still likes to get his hands dirty and develop software using different languages and agile engineering practices such as BDD, TDD, Pair programming and more. 

Elad is one of the first LeSS trainers in the world and the first in Israel, and refrained for a long time from getting any trainer certificate (You can hear about the reasons over a cup of coffee).

Markus Gärtner works as Organizational Design Consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Agile Coach for it-agile GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. Markus, author of ATDD by Example - A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development, a student of the work of Jerry Weinberg, received the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person Award in 2013, and contributes to the Softwerkskammer, the German Software Craftsmanship movement. Markus regularly presents at Agile and testing conferences all over the globe, as well as dedicating himself to writing about agile software development, software craftsmanship, and software testing, foremost in an Agile context. He maintains a personal blog at http://www.shino.de/blog.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at managers and team members who are involved in large agile project and development initiatives. The course provides certification for practitioners.

Certifies Less Practitioner

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works website and access additional information about LeSS, share course information and stay in contact with the other course participants and LeSS preactitioners.

All participants get access toa digital version of the new book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

Feedback from recent clients


“I hired Elad to introduce Scrum in our 30 developers team and Elad was capable to run an engaging training where every individual developer felt empowered. Later on, Elad provided practical coaching to the team leaders and help us developing our agility. I truly recommend Elad a true Agile and Scrum expert with deep expertise and pragmatic approach.”


“I had the pleasure working with Elad for over a year, helping me and the organization assimilate the Scrum framework. Elad is an excellent coach and teacher that really understands the dynamics and challenges within the organization, and gives very good and productive advice. I can say that his help changed dramatically what I and all team members think about Scrum and the way we practice it today.”


“I had the pleasure of working with Elad for several months. Elad guided us to transform into a strong, united, focused team. Our productivity raised, our quality improved and all my team members are more satisfied. It was a challenging process, and I am very happy Elad coached us throughout it. Elad is very professional and not surprisingly, Elad himself is very agile.”


“Elad is a talented professional both in developing software and in guiding others. I’ve worked and learned a lot from him about managing time and goals, as well as about building good software. He is open minded and always thinks two steps ahead.”

Price: 1,900 Euro

Early Bird Price: 1,700 Euro (End Date: June 20, 2017)

Additional Price Information: Group price is 1500