Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices
The objective is to understand what it takes to continuously deliver a large / complex product, while reducing organizational complexity. At the same time, being able to bring real improvement without comprimising any of the Agile principles.
Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a simple framework for product development with 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.
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.
Audience & Prerequisite
The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone involved in a software product delivery. 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.
On day one we will focus on the basics of the framework (LeSS rules) and how teams collaborate and deliver by following the framework. The second day focusses on LeSS Principles and organizational aspects. Also, managing the product development with Definition of Done, role of the Product Owner and how (line) managements role changes in LeSS will be discussed. The last day focuses on how different teams coordinate their work, deal with architecture and how LeSS is adopted in organizations.
In more detail:
- Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
- Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
- LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
- What is your product?
- Definition of Done and its impacts.
- Feature Team Adoption Map
- Product Owner and Product Backlog
- Role of Management
- ScrumMaster role within LeSS
- Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
- Distributed teams and offshoring
- Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
- Integration & Coordination
- Adopting LeSS in your organization
- Case Studies from trasport and banking industry
After course completion
All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here they can find additional information about LeSS, share course information and stay in contact with the other course participants.
All participants get access to the draft of the new upcoming book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS