Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Date: April 25, 2017 (3 days)
Time: 09:00 ~ 18:00
Trainer: Jurgen De Smet
Address: Daugherty Business Solutions - 2nd Floor Conference Center, Three City Place, St. Louis MO 63141
St Louis
United States

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 Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework, rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group.

  • Why LeSS?
  • Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
  • LeSS Rules and Principles
  • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  • What is your product?
  • Definition of Done and its impacts.
  • Product Owner and Product Backlog
  • Role of Management
  • Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
  • LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
  • Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
  • Integration & Coordination
  • Adopting LeSS in your organization
  • ScrumMaster role within LeSS

The course is based on group exercises with lots of Q&A. During the 3 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 Co-Creator 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


 

Price: 2,299 USD

Early Bird Price: 1,999 USD (End Date: March 31, 2017)

Additional Price Information: Contact organizers for group discounts