Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Oslo
Norway

Description :

LeSS is an organizational design approach, aiming at simplifying organizations through reducing complexity. LeSS is optimized for the highest-level adaptiveness (agility) in the service of the highest-level value.

Find out what to expect in this training...

 

LeSS builds on top of Scrum and the Scrum principles such as empiricism and cross-functional self-managing teams. LeSS provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development with multiple teams.

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises, and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

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


"Real eye-opener on scalability of agile. I have learned more than I expected; this class surpassed my expectations. It helped me realize that excellence is all about adaptability." Patryk T.

"Great Job Wolfgang, thank you soooo much, this has been quite a remarkable session!I can defintely recommend this course!" - Andreas O.

"Everyone can see that he is really behind when he represents something." Oliver T.

 

Agenda :

The following topics will be covered in the Certified LeSS Practitioner course:

Why LeSS?

  • Intro
  • Theory “X” and “Y”
  • VUCA
  • Shu-Ha-Ri
  • Empirical Process Control
  • Scrum re-visited

Understanding LeSS Essentials

  • Lean Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Global vs. local optimization
  • Queuing Theory
  • Product Definition

Discovering LeSS responsibilities

  • LeSS roles overview
  • Team & Feature Team
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Coordination between teams

Working with the Product Backlog

  • Product Backlog structure
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Touching Specification by Example

Exploring LeSS Sprint

  • LeSS
  • LeSS Huge
  • Requirement Areas
  • Area Product Owner

Applying LeSS

  • LeSS Adoption
  • Definition of Done
  • Feature Team Adoption Map
  • LeSS Organization
  • Management
  • Technical Excellence
  • Project or Product
  • Case study: German big Insurance company, and many others
  • Q&A

Details :

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

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner 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

LeSS refresh option

The ideas in LeSS are sometimes difficult to grasp for participants. Even though you understood the major ideas, some of the aspects did not click yet, or the devil might be in the details in your environment. With this LeSS refresh option you have an opportunity to refresh your LeSS knowledge by participating in one of my Certified LeSS Practitioner classes for a special price.

This option is valid for anybody who has been in any of the following classes by any of the Certified LeSS Trainers:
– Certified LeSS Practitioner
– provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner
– Certified LeSS for Executives

Please note that the offer is not valid if you have been only in a Certified LeSS Basic class.

More info here.

Trainer

Wolfgang is a passionate, energetic, inspiring, and authentic coach with 10+ years of experience in large-scale Lean and Agile global Product Development. He is a Certified LeSS Trainer, Certified LeSS Coach, Systems Thinker, Scrum Master, and experienced in facilitating large workshops. His learning started in 2005 when he was introduced to Scrum and Agile for the first time. He coached organizations in their LeSS adoption from 2007 onwards and in 2010 a SAFe adoption. Systems Thinking and Systematic Problem Solving workshops are just some of his favorites.

He has 10+ years of experience in Program and Project Management, including the successful commercial launch of products. Further, he has many years of experience as a Development Manager for Program Management at the Business Unit and division level within Nokia, as well as at the company level at Nokia Siemens Networks.

His 3+ years Round-The-World journey on a motorcycle with his dogs has sharpened his problem-solving skills and he started to practice the art of mindfulness.

Besides his long experience in telecommunication with Nokia/Nokia Siemens Networks, his latest assignments were in organizations like insurance, digital automation, retail, automotive, pump systems, electromechanical as well as electro-mechatronical product development organizations. In October 2020 he founded kai kaku Oy in Finland and he continues to provide training and coaching to organizations worldwide.

Price: 2,250 EUR

Early Bird Price: 1,990 EUR (End Date: )

Additional Price Information: All prices are without VAT. Group discounts for 5+ available. Inhouse classes on request. LeSS refresh option for 500€ (without VAT)