Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Date: February 15, 2017
(3 days)
Time: 08:30 ~ 17:30
Trainer: Greg Hutchings
Address: Conteneo
1296 Kifer Rd., Suite 601, Sunnyvale, CA USA
Sunnyvale Postal Code: 94086
United States

Language: English

Description :

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS.works gives an overview. Innovation Games provide the means to increase collaboration between customers, product management and teams.  The Innovation Games website describes some games and there are many more.  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.  Innovation Games suggest some specific experiments that we can run to empirically understand customer value and needs, at scale.

The Certified LeSS Practitioner with Innovation Games 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, specific exercises including Innovation Games examples, and extensive 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 ScrumMaster or a Professional ScrumMaster course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.

Want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS? Please visit the LeSS Case Studies page.  One of the Instructor's case studies, on bwin.party, goes into detail on the use of Innovation Games with LeSS and how this approached helped the executive management relate to and endorse the use of LeSS for transformation of the company's product portfolio.


Agenda :

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

  • Why LeSS?  And why LeSS with Innovation Games?
  • Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
  • LeSS Rules and Principles
  • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams

  • Increasing Customer Intimacy and understanding via Innovation Games

  • What is your product?
  • real Product Portfolio management
  • Definition of Done and its impacts.
  • Product Owner and Product Backlog
  • Role of Management
  • Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure

  • Product Vision and Roadmaps using Innovation Games
  • LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
  • Retrospectives at scale
  • Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
  • Integration & Coordination
  • Adopting LeSS in your organization
  • Roles of ScrumMaster, Product Owner and Management within LeSS

Details :

This in-depth, interactive course weaves the use of Innovation Games(tm) into the practices of LeSS to improve customer collaboration, multi-stakeholder alignment, better team collaboration, large scale retrospectives and a compelling way to facilitate product roadmap co-creation.  The course is taught by Greg Hutchings, founder of Amelior Services.  Greg is an expert in scaling Lean and Agile using LeSS; he is the first certified trainer after the creators of LeSS, Craig Larman and Bas Vodde.  He is also a certified collaboration instructor for Conteneo and an expert in Innovation Games(tm), and a CSM, CSPO and CSP with the Scrum Alliance.  Greg has 12 years of experience teaching and coaching large scale agile at many innovative products and services companies around the world.  

Greg began the teaching and coaching phase of his career after many years of leading the development of successful software products in Northern California in small and large teams, having adopted early agile and innovative product management methods since the early 90's.  In his training, he shares this experience and centers the course on the context and questions of the students who participate actively.  You can read more about Greg at http://www.ameliorservices.com/contact/ or on Linkedin.

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.

Additionally all participants will be able to receive Innovation Games Certification credits and access to its online platform.




Price: 2,250 USD

Early Bird Price: 1,900 USD (End Date: 2017-01-15)

Additional Price Information: Discounts are available for groups - please contact greg@ameliorservices.com